Fragrant cinnamon-spiced cherry bouquet with a light leafy overtone; succulent red-cherry and strawberry flavours backed by enlivening acidity, lightly firm tannins and a splash of milk chocolate on the finish.
Dark ruby. Black fruits (blackberry, cassis), liquorice and a little oak. Velvety mouthfeel; the barely rough tannins are coated with fruity extract. Finish is long and balanced.
This bottled-young, tank-fermented Chardonnay sparkler exudes fresh, clean-lemon aromas and lively ripe apple and white peach flavours. The yeast lees contact contributes complexity and a round mouthfeel. Finishes crisp and refreshing. An elegant sipper with oysters on the half shell.
The grapes for this Oregon Gris from the Willamette Valley were first planted in the Dundee Hills in 1970. Gris fans will love it. Creamy pear, cantaloupe, pineapple and minerals are showy on the nose. The malolactic fermentation rounds out the lush peach, pear and melon fruits on the palate yet there is vibrancy through the finish.
The in-your-face aromatics signal its Marlborough origins, along with characteristic gooseberry, elderflower and lemon-and-lime zestiness on both nose and palate. The medium-body weight and rich texture, balanced by lip-smacking acidity, lead to a mineral finish. Delightful with a salad course.
A nose of ripe cherry-vanilla, raspberry and wild berry with a savoury touch. The palate shows mature cherry flavours, savoury herbs and woodsy-oaky notes with earth and clove on a smooth and silky frame.
This cleverly packaged Pinot shows ripe red fruits, a note of earthy underbrush, campfire smoke, cedar and spice. It is velvety smooth on the palate with rustic red fruits, and soft tannins through the finish.