Inspired by Burgundy, yet features Naramata Bench and Okanagan Falls grapes, and accordingly treated to barrel fermentation and lees contact. Embrace its effusive spice, pineapple and vanilla aromas. Enjoy tangy Meyer lemon and tangerine flavours, enhanced by a toasty hazelnut finish. Bacon dishes beckon.
The fine nose of pure red fruits (mostly blackcurrant) has well dosed but noticeable oak. Quite compact on the palate, it shows elegance in its sweet, chunky fruit and silky tannins. Delicious!
Clear, very deep pinkish garnet. Medium intensity nose of candied prunes, mashed berries and cedar. Medium-bodied with quite high acidity. The warm year produced ripe berry flavours and noticeable alcohol and tannins which need another year or two to integrate.
Interesting fleshy dark fruit with spicy, lightly gamey and earthy overtones on the nose. Blackberry and blackcurrant flavours with liquorice, dark chocolate, good structure and balance and a satisfying, full-flavoured finish.
Elegant and layered with complex notes of earth, balsamic, black fruits, and pepper; soft and silky tannins, but has aged remarkably well and will be drinking well for a few years yet. A great example of a relatively inexpensive Chilean wine that has the ability to age well. Merlot/Carménère/Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah.
Pouring a reddish-copper with a tan foamy cap, there’s buttered toast and light toffee on the nose. On the sip, the ale is toasty and smooth, and the malt and hops are perfectly balanced, so it’s not too bitter or too sweet. This classic example of an Irish Red Ale is light-bodied with medium carbonation. It’s lower in alcohol so it’s very sessionable, meaning a couple can be enjoyed over an afternoon in the pub.