Warm and ripe perfumed raspberry, rhubarb jam, forest berries and cinnamon bark fill this fleshy palate, one that is threaded with fine lines of acidity. Though this is generous on the palate, it is kept brisk with a fine grit of tannins and raft of spicing. Drinking very well now.
Purplish. Fresh nose of red fruits (strawberry, raspberry) with a little earthiness. Half-bodied with delicious fruit in the mid-palate. Tender, soft tannins getting barely firm in the finish. Ready to drink. Beaujolais can be really interesting if you avoid the large industrial producers.
This was just being released in Ontario at the time of this writing, so if you can find any anywhere, this is the Italian buy of the year. An exquisite blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Franc with intense and complex aromas blackberries, plums, cherries, cigar box, toasted vanilla and oak, cocoa, eucalyptus and spice. It’s full bodied and concentrated on the palate yet is perfectly balanced between its core of extracted black and red berry fruits, spice and silky tannins. It has grip and power in the mouth and the flavours linger on the finish.
Attractive salmon pink colour. Delightful scents of all manner of red fruit. Bright cherry and cranberry flavours upfront set up lean, lingering mineral notes. A hint of tannin tugs at the finish, too. Superbly suited for Niçoise salad.
Light ruby. Characteristic Pinot nose of small red fruits and earthy notes. Bright acidity; nice pure, fruity taste. Good-quality tannins, finely grained, only slightly bitter with a good grip in the finish. A fine glass of classic Burgundy at a reasonable price. Enjoy now.
This blend of 60% Gamay Noir and 40% Pinot Noir is Thirty Bench’s answer to a Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains — but vastly superior! Cherry, raspberry, pepper, spice, cocoa and earth are built on a soft and easy-drinking texture.