Dense purple colour with a high-toned nose of cedar and plums and a floral grace note. Medium-bodied, dry, less opulent on the palate than the nose than the palate suggests.
My favorite Riesling from HOP, as it regularly delivers above its price tag. It is delicate and flavourful with lots of tension. There is lime, bergamot, smoky mineral, white flower and green apple. Even though there is some residual sugar, it comes across as dry because of the acidity. Drink over the next 5 years. Pair with Cajun-spiced pork chops topped with an apple slaw.
Malvasia and Trebbiano make up this perfumed, soft Vin Santo, one of the most floral and delicate I've had. honeyed orange, rosewater, citrus cake, marmalade, candied almond drapes along a medium bodied palate, one finishing with cinnamon and dried apricot notes along with a puff of heat. Enjoy now with olive oil cake or biscotti.
A good Riesling from the Mosel region should be light and minerally, with flavours of lime, honey and white flowers. And that’s what you get in spades with this wine — very pale in colour with a clean honeyed grapefruit flavour that dances on the palate. There’s a sweetness to the wine that’s balanced with racy acidity.
70% Syrah and 30% Grenache. Dense purple in colour with a nose of blackberries and vanilla oak spiced with pepper and floral notes. Full-bodied, rich and full in the mouth with a petal-like softness in mid-palate. Its lively acidity carries it to a firm finish.
Hailing from Campbeltown, once the most prolific and now one of the most obscure of all Scotland’s whisky regions, this is a mighty appetizing dram with bright aromas of tangerine and lemon peel mingling with roasted marshmallow, malt syrup and smokey barnyard. A flavour bomb of green fruit, smoke and sea spray firmly backed by wood and a lingering peaty tang. Awesome stuff.