Opaquely deep garnet with a purplish edge. Vivid nose of black liquorice and varnish overlaying blackberry and herbal notes typical of Cab Franc. Full-bodied with decent acidity and medium tannins, fruit-forward, tasting of blackberry and black cherry. Drink now.
Dense purple colour; rich, herbal, blackcurrant nose with a touch of smoke and tar; medium to full-bodied, dry, Northern Rhône style; firmly structured with lively acidity.
Clear medium-deep gold. Aromas of peaches, flowers, plums, a bit of citrus and a light touch of oak. Full-bodied, tasting of pineapple, apple and more peach with lemony acidity. A value wine, perfect with roast chicken on Sunday. Will improve with another year.
Made from Pinot Noir grapes, this is appropriately pale, yellowish copper in hue. Medium-intensity nose of strawberry, raspberry and rhubarb. Light-bodied, delicate and crisp, tasting of cranberries, Mandarin orange and lime. Would lend a lot of class to a ham sandwich enjoyed on the deck. Drink now.
Clear pale gold. Emphatic nose of shellac, grapefruit and gooseberry, with a bit of excess sulphur. On the palate it shouts “Sauvignon Blanc!” but with an unusual accent: so pungent it is almost Retsina-like. High acidity and a flinty, alkali bitterness on the finish. Ready to drink now.
Clear medium-deep gold. Full nose of pears, lanolin, pineapple and orange with a hint of resin. Full-bodied, soft and low acidity. Almost sweet with peach and apricot flavours set off by a bit of green stem bitterness on a long finish. Chilean warmth suits this grape. Drink now.
This strikingly unusual wine is quite pale green in colour, showing lively aromatic grassy herbal green fruit, more typical of Sauvignon than Chardonnay. It opens on the palate with limpid, elegant fresh green fruit supported by bright acidity, stony mineral and a delicate splash of buttery vanilla on the finish.