This complex, deeply scented wine spent 24 months in barrel before release. It reveals blackberry and black plum accented with cinnamon and black pepper on the nose, with rich blackberry and blackcurrant compote and a splash of dark chocolate in the mouth. Drinking quite well now but can benefit from additional cellaring to tame still forward acidity.
An unusual 100% Tempranillo from Rioja. Deep ruby colour; cedary, cherry nose with floral and sandalwood notes; medium-bodied, dry, strawberry and blackcurrant flavours, elegant and savoury with a lovely mouthfeel and lively acidity. Great value
A great buy! Deep amber in colour with a nutty, chamomile nose. Rich and full on the palate, dry and elegant. The perfect aperitif before a gourmet dinner.
Manzanilla is the driest style of Sherry and — to my palate — the best appetite stimulant. Old gold in colour, it has a fragrant nose of chamomile and green nuts. Light-bodied and crisply dry, it has a salty, nutty flavour and firm structure. Chill and serve as an aperitif, or try with tapas (especially shrimp).
Very complex bouquet unfolds developed fruit, subtle vanilla, spice and a discreet whiff of oak. Shows finely evolved fruit and spice on the palate enveloped in smooth, velvety tannins. Harmoniously finished with seamlessly integrated fruit, spice and a deft touch of oak
Opens with developed spicy fruit and agreeable, earthy barnyard aromas. Cherry and redcurrant fruit kick in on the palate, with smooth velvety tannins leading into a long, well-integrated finish. A little hollow on the mid-palate but otherwise very fine.