Pale straw colour with hint of green; a nose of struck flint, cut grass and peapods. Medium-bodied, dry with some residual sweetness in mid-palate balanced on the finish with lively citrus acidity.
Fine spice and developed fruit on the nose show Bordeaux breed. Still youthful dark fruit, austere tannins and forward acidity need time to soften, but authentic, earthy Bordeaux terroir comes through. Give it 3-plus years in the cellar.
An attractive Malbec at an equally attractive price. Deep ruby in colour with a floral, blackberry bouquet enhanced by a savoury note. Medium-bodied, dry with a soft, caressing mouthfeel and a floral note.
Rich and full-bodied with dried plum, cherry and fig, slightly bittersweet with a velvety texture, firm underlying structure and lots of concentrated dried fruit flavours on the lingering finish. Needs something rich and flavourful to match like bison with a Saskatoon-berry reduction.
2010 was an excellent vintage in Bordeaux and even the lesser wines show well. Deep ruby in colour, this shows a cedary, blackcurrant nose backed by spicy oak. Medium-bodied and dry, the wine is well balanced and firm. It will also reward cellaring for a few years.
Intense deep indigo in the glass. Leading notes of wild black and blueberries and a hint of pepper precede a seductive, smooth and juicy, plush and plummy entry with blackberry and anise notes supported by well structured but approachable tannins, balanced with good acidity and a complex savoury edge.