Pale golden colour. Complex nose, fresh and elegant with notes of white fruits, fresh mushroom underlined by mineral accents and a delicate floral touch. Vinous and quite dry, its taste is reminding of the nose with added notes of toasted bread. Finishes very long with a touch of bitterness for even more complexity. A great Champagne at a reasonable price.
Sasparilla, warm marmalade, cedar, toast, walnut and potent gingersnap warmth in this stunning, textural (and very rare) sweet vermouth (aromitized wine, and the first premium one from Lustau). Amontillado and Pedro Ximeneth, each aged in their own soleras for 10 years, were macerated with 10 botanicals before bottling. This traditional recipe incorporates wormwood, gentian, coriander and rich marmalade, textured with dried and frizzed sage to scent the velveteen whole. So balanced and complete, this vermouth doesn’t even need an ice cube to be brill (though that could elevate it to another dimension).
Sourced from hand-picked grapes planted in 1978. Focused white flowers, Mandarin orange and lime aromas, punctuated by intoxicating petrol notes. Vibrant citrus flavour. Soaring acidity induces salivation, while lingering minerality dries the palate. Sternly textured, so cellar over the next decade to develop nuance and complexity.
Clear deep plum-red. Reserved nose of violets and raspberry with vanilla from oak aging. An old world–style wine, well structured and balanced and made to age. At this time the oak rather overbalances the cherry and blueberry fruit, but a little more time will correct that, and lengthen the finish.
Deep purple colour; cedary, blackberry nose with vanilla-oak notes. Medium-bodied, dry, creamy black berry and plum flavours with fresh acidity; well-balanced and lively on the palate with surprising elegance and length for a hybrid. Lovely mouthfeel.
Very attractive bright fruit with liquorice and blueberry, juicy red fruit, full exploding flavours, great structure, with fine grippy tannins and a clean, beautifully long and fresh finish. Eat and drink with anything and everything. A tremendous wine and an amazing value!