Violet, cherry and raspberry aromas with whiffs of forest floor. Medium-bodied with round tannins. Seductive and fresh yet powerful. Well balanced with a finish showcasing finesse, savouriness and minerality. Light-footed for 14.5% alcohol. Serve with rotisserie chicken.
Winemaker Howard Soon and grower Richard Cleave continue their fortuitous collaboration with the country’s sole planting of Barbera. Garnet in the glass with vibrant cherry, smoky and leather notes before an assertive but elegant palate of red berries and earthy hints, excellent structure and good acidity.
Aged entirely in sherry cask which accounts for some of the sultana/fruitcake aromas that intermingle with tar, smoke, dark chocolate and a kiss of vanilla bean. Viscous and fruity with traces of mineral and perfect balance. Very rich — like the malt version of a plush leather armchair.
Pale straw in colour with a buttery, sweet apple nose enhanced by a light oak spice; medium- to full-bodied, with an apple flavour and a touch of oak on the finish. A well-made wine for the price.
Clear medium-deep lemon yellow. Intense and complex nose of mostly apricot and lime, but also caramel, quince, Granny Smith apple, cultured butter, pineapple, even a hint of strawberry. Full-bodied with flavours of peaches, lemon and orange in perfect balance, and a long finish. Sublime. Can keep for several more years.
A blend of native Corvine Veronese with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this is an international-style wine offering fleshy ripe fruit with a dash of cinnamon spice and a splash of chocolate on the finish.
This is robust and generous on the nose with notes of poached pear, baked apple, lemon, mineral and toasted vanilla spice. It has lovely texture on the palate to go with apple, brioche, pear, smoke and a pure vein of minerality. It’s rich, no doubt, but maintains finesse and elegance through the finish.