Gorgeous nose of concentrated cherry-kirsch, raspberry, cassis and touches of anise, bay leaves and a range of spices and herbs. It’s thick, rich and flavourful on the palate with good concentration of succulent fruit favours, a balanced approach to spice and tannins and structure through the finish.
Although the price of good Argentinian Malbec is creeping up, there are still some great buys in the $20 range — like this one. Dense purple in colour, it has a cedary, spicy nose of blackberries with a floral top note; it’s medium to full-bodied, dry and fruity with lively acidity. Another terrific BBQ wine for your red meat dishes.
Elegant and warm with an underlying dried-fruit sweetness, orange peel, chocolate, and nutty flavours, a sleek, viscous mouthfeel, hint of spice and long, lingering finish. Great match with chocolate-covered orange segments.
Perfumed nose and dense mid-palate seduces. Wonderful floral and gamey notes with rich, ripe tannins that lead to a long mineral finish. Balance ensured when “finesse with intensity” and “powerful yet delicate” descriptors come to mind. A worthy cellar companion for the next 15 years.
Bright pale yellow. Aromatic nose of white fruits, a touch of asparagus and a nice minerality. Fresh attack; balance is on the acidic side with a light body. An intense and persistent fruity taste finishing on a dry minerality. Very nice on a warm day as an aperitif or with white fish.
Pouring a sparkling copper hue, this Extra Special Bitter is all about balance. Aromas of toasted whole wheat bread, Digestive biscuits and a hint of coffee marry up with floral and citrusy hop notes. On the palate flavours of caramel and toffee shine through. Serve with hearty winter dishes like stew, chicken and lentils or curries.
The deep ruby colour heralds the plum, cherry, vanilla, mocha, herbs and graphite. The palate is a combination of richness and tannin, which will allow for 5 years of aging ahead. Duck confit or a bison burger are perfect partners for this rock-solid Merlot.