Made with 50-year-old vines, some of the oldest vinifera in the Okanagan, in one of the best of recent vintages. Aromas of plum, raisin and cassis and earthy notes precede a juicy, luscious red berried entry of blackberry, raspberry and mulberry with a pleasing savoury, herbal edge, structured but integrated tannins and clove spice through the mid palate to a lengthy close.
Based on the 2011 vintage with 30% reserve wine, this 65/30/5 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier blend is sourced mostly from premier and grand cru vineyards. Elegant and refined, with light biscuit, lemon pith and cracked-stone savouriness. The focused palate carries green apple, an undercurrent of subtle red fruits, yellow plum, gentle dried apricot and fine salt through to a lengthy, lingering, honeyed finish. Refined, stately and elegant — befitting its royale name. Drink now or hold for 5+ years.
Dark ruby, purple rim. Blackberries and a complex mix of spices, earthiness and minerality. Dense on the palate, the sandy tannins are very present and dominate the imposant fruity extract. Compact finish, aging potential of 10 years.
Light gold in colour with a toasty, apple nose and leesy notes; medium-bodied, dry, very elegant with a lemony, green apple flavour and a long, lingering finish. Just a delight.
Typically vivid Chilean aromatic grassy freshness; gooseberry, pungent green herb and mineral on the nose, and generous sweet ripe gooseberry, citrus and passion fruit with lively acidity and a long fruity finish.
A well-priced aperitif. Deep amber in colour with a nutty nose of dried apricot and orange peel; spicy flavours of orange, caramel and honey fill the mouth. Serve chilled.
Generously ripe lemon citrus and secondary tropical fruit with subtle spicy and buttery notes on the nose. Rounded lemon citrus flavours, hints of pineapple and a trace of banana with good weight in the mouth, finishing with rich butter notes balanced by refreshingly bright acidity.