A nose of plum, cherry, mint with lovely chocolate and spice. It’s a fruit-forward Cab on the palate with liquorice, spice, cocoa, cherry extract, vanilla and ripe tannins. Another well-priced wine from California.
Floral, tropical and citrus notes before an easy-drinking off-dry palate of grapefruit and zesty notes with a clean finish. Excellent value.
Light golden in hue, this biodynamic Pinot Noir/Chardonnay from Bendigo, Central Otago spent 24 months on the lees, and it is integrated beautifully. That savoury lees is joined by red apple, delicate florals and cherry, all grounded by a subtle brioche nuttiness and lifted by crisp mineral and pink-grapefruit vibrancy. Fresh and complete, with a lingering pithiness on the very lengthy finish.
95% Merlot with 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Syrah. Ruby colour with a mature rim; cedary, wood spice on the nose with strawberry and raspberry-note aromas and a light floral note; medium-bodied, full on the palate with blackberry and black-cherry flavours and a tannic lift on the finish. Good mouthfeel. St Émilion in style.
A blend of Chardonnay and Aligoté. Pale straw in colour with spicy nose of apple; medium-bodied, dry and crisp with crabapple and green pear flavours ending on lemony acidity. A versatile food wine.
From one of the best vintages of the last several years. Merlot with some of the oldest planted Cabernet Sauvignon in the valley yields chocolate and dark berries on top, with toasty notes, before a full-bodied palate of plum, blackberry, red current and raspberry tea with excellent length and well integrated tannins. Aged 15 months in mainly French and American oak and further bottle aged.
A typical Bordeaux Blanc blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle, opening with mellow citrus, delicately honeyed and spicy scents. Smoothly rounded on the palate, presenting citrus and orchard fruit with a touch of stony mineral and a deft trace of oak rounding out the finish.