Six years in barrel gives Jim Beam Black Label more colour and complexity both in terms or aromatics and flavour than the White Label. The sweet corn notes still show through but are complemented by sultana/fruitcake elements, a touch of charred oak and a kick of vanilla and pepper.
Shows light amber in the glass, with rather delicate yeasty and distinctively smoky aromas. Soft orange citrus and light malty flavours come with creamy smoothness and dry tobacco smoke on the long finish. Certainly, an unusual brew, but worth a try. Kiak, by the way, is a very rare fish, found only in the Springtime in remote parts of Southwestern Nova Scotia.
Very deep plum red, young-looking for its age. Fairly intense nose of dates, raisins and black cherries seasoned with vanilla oak. Built to last, it is surprisingly tannic for its age, which lends a pleasant bitterness on the finish, but quite palatable with spiced cherry and blueberry flavours. Will improve for another couple of years.
Dark ruby. Blackberry, blackcurrant, herbs and spices plus a fresh mint note. Soft attack, fruity, full taste in the granular mid-palate. Yummy finish, round and very fruity. Ready to enjoy.
Deep ruby–coloured with scents of blackberry, raspberry, peppery spice and a whiff of herb. Rich blackberry and raspberry flavours play through on the velvety palate with a splash of chocolate, nicely structured tannins and harmoniously integrated fruit, spice and subtle supporting oak. Richly satisfying and outstanding value.
This is the epitome of the To Kalon vineyard, the benchmark, and a pure expression of single-vineyard Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from 2 To Kalon blocks planted in the 1970s. It is complex and just about as elegant as a Napa Cab can be with aromas of wild berries, crème de cassis, blackcurrants, bay leaves, black liquorice, garden herbs, loam and cocoa. It is full and broad on the palate as the fruit builds in intensity and the elegant oak stylings and array of yummy spices chime in. It is a stunning wine with assertive tannins and verve through the finish. Nicely integrated now but will develop further for years to come.
A blend of 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon from a single site with limestone subsoils beneath the gravel, clay and sandy soils. Fermented and aged in a single 500 litre barrel, the wine is fresh and elegant, with peach, spice and a zippy minerality. Drinking deliciously now, but will benefit with some time in the cellar. Less than 700 bottles were produced. Definitely a producer to watch.