Medium-deep yellow. Medium nose with oak forward followed by bread dough, apple and banana. Dry, and refined, a lady in a Chanel gown with, thankfully, less busty oak on the palate than the nose foreshadows. Peach and apple flavours lead to a long finish. Drink now.
Robust yellow colour. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. The aroma is robust but otherwise not typical, smelling more of peaches, apricots, banana and lemon. Very dry, with lots of oak overlying banana and lime flavours with good acidity. Drink now.
Medium-deep gold. Strong nose of canned fruit salad, especially pears and peaches, with some citrus and oak. Full-bodied, packed with citrus and ripe apple fruit so that it tastes almost sweet, but has French restraint from acidity and oak. Made for a roasted farm chicken with rich dark gravy. Drink now.
Typical notes of stone fruit and garrigues with a pleasant rounded and oily texture so often associated with Southern Rhône whites. Full body with soft acid, but leaves an impression of freshness thanks to the slight bitterness and the chalky finish. Simple but extremely enjoyable with seared scallops or baked cod.
Forward black fruit with spicy hints precede a plush, mouth-filling palate of blackberry, mulberry, cassis and anise, with well-integrated tannins and a generous, lingering close.
Blend of 50% Syrah and 30% Carignan (30%) with 15% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre. Forward red berry notes with floral and slate hints followed by a well-balanced palate, generous mouthfeel with seamless tannins above definite schist through the lengthy finish.
A blend of mainly Syrah (78%) with Grenache (15%) and Carignan (7%) from a boutique producer, only four hectacres, grown on south facing slopes in the foothills of Siran in Minervois. Grenache and Syrah with old vines Carignan were hand harvested and cold fermented in stainless steel , 15 months in French oak. Vibrant, inviting notes of red and black fruit with a plush and spicy palate wrapped in approachable and well-integrated tannins, before a lengthy velvet close.