Clear very deep garnet. Mature nose of dates and raisins, pipe tobacco and vanilla. Lots of tannin left but the wine is still in decent balance, tasting of raspberry jam mixed with cranberry sauce, seasoned with oak and vanilla. Will improve with another year or two.
Opens with bright fresh citrus and floral scents, shifting to citrus and green fruit on the palate, supported by balanced acidity and drying stony mineral on the finish. Clean, light-bodied, food -friendly wine.
Looking for a change from your usual Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc? Try this Albariño from Spain’s Rio Baixas. It’s a small region that borders on northern Portugal. Very pale straw in colour, it has a spicy, minerally nose of lemon. Light to medium-bodied, flavours of apple and green melon fill the mouth – a beautifully balanced wine with a great mouthfeel.
A minerally and fresh white wine with a nose of peach skin and white blossoms; a beautifully balanced wine with apple and lemon flavours and mouth-watering acidity. Match it with shellfish or salmon.
Sourced exclusively from the Finca Timonares estate in the heart of Almansa, this is an unoaked wine, made from a single grape variety: Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet). It shows enticingly ripe fleshy and spicy red fruit with velvety soft tannins, balanced acidity and a rounded, well-integrated finish.
Developed red berry fruit on the nose, with refined sandalwood, cinnamon and subtle oaky notes. Raspberry and red currant flavours come in a medium weight package with moderately firm tannins and still youthful acidity. This is a very good Rioja for the money. Drinking well now with food but will reward further cellaring.
A 50/50 blend of Syrah and Monastrell which spent some time in French and American oak, this one offers stylishly spiced raspberry, ripe blackberry and red plum flavours, harmoniously integrated and deftly balanced, with a light splash of dark chocolate on the finish. Offers tons of flavour and punches well above its weight.