This impressive Bordeaux-style blend delivers black cherries, cassis, smoke, cedar, spice, liquorice and vanilla. It is a medium-bodied offering with a powerful finish, due to its youthfulness. It should age well for the next 5 years. A nice slab of prime rib should do the trick.
This wild-fermented Chardonnay has a lovely nose of spiced apple, creamy pear and toasted vanilla oak spices. It’s elegant and poised on the palate with quince fruit that’s nicely spiced through a finish that is finessed and vibrant.
Medium yellow. Medium-intensity nose of green apple and hay. Medium-bodied, tastes of Granny Smith apples and lemon zest, with high acidity. Refreshing and versatile food wine. Drink right away.
Honeydew, lemon tart, peach and underlying chalky minerality on the nose of this affordable Spatlese. It has vibrancy on the palate to go with the sweet flavours of lime, peach and honey. Very intense with a whiff of petrol. Will age beautifully.
This is a Rhône wine best cellared for a decade or more but still quite attractive right now, with a nose of savoury and meaty red fruits, cedar, cassis, sweet oak stylings and Asian spices. It’s thick and juicy on the palate with robust red fruits, bramble, liquorice and oak spices, all delivered on a healthy bed of smooth tannins. Drink now with roast duck or lamb or cellar for 10 years or more.
Ruby red with garnet rim. Subtle bouquet, but the 20% Merlot permeates with plum notes on both nose and palate. The 80% Sangiovese makes its mark with scents of forest floor and cherry. The palate is ripe while the finish is warm. Try their suggested pairing of venison with juniper.
This muscular proprietary red is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and the remainder equal parts Merlot and Franc. It delivers in spades: plums, blackberries, dark cherries, tobacco, liquorice and dark cocoa. Extremely full bodied, with impressive concentration and huge tannins, it should slumber in the cellar for another five years and then will easily last until 2030. Patience is required, but the reward will be sublime.