Juicy and fresh with cherry, plum and raspberry flavours; fine length and intensity with pepper and a hint of earth on the balanced, lifted finish. Chill slightly and serve with charcuterie.
Winemaker Dan Sullivan sources his fruit from the Fieldstone Vineyards planted by Dick Singer in 2002, the only commercial planting of this Rhône variety in Prince Edward County. The nose is earthy with savoury cherry fruit, white pepper, raspberry and rousing roasted meat and spice notes. It is lighter in colour than you’d expect, but surprisingly ripe in the mouth with lovely texture and a balanced attack of spice.
Starting to show mature notes of crème brûlée, which melds with hazelnut, vanilla, apple, pear, baking spice and quince. Medium body with a creamy texture. Butter-poached lobster would be nirvana with this wine.
Elegant and nicely restrained with spice, cherry, black pepper and plum flavours, mineral and fresh with round, supple tannins. Great with everything from salmon to barbecue to slightly spicy meat dishes.
Sourced from 90-year-old vines from the Don Angelino estate in Medrano, Mendoza, this dense Malbec is threaded with sunbaked red fruits and leather, as well as fine dusty spices, and bound by sticky tannins. Though the word “oak” is on the label, and this indeed spent 10 months in wood, it's barely noticeable in this wine, lending some much-needed boning to the velveteen, ripe and concentrated palate.
A gorgeous wine with a nose of stone fruits, melon, pears, citrus and vivid stony minerality. It shows fruit intensity on the palate with a fine bead of flinty minerality, all balanced out by racy acidity. Just add oysters.
Full body, fresh acid and firm tannins with opulent notes of plum, cassis, coco and vanilla support well the slightly elevated alcohol of 14%. A testament that it is still possible to find a well-made Bordeaux that offers typicity under 50$. A delicious pick for lamb lovers.