Simple, with some light cherry and plum flavours, a touch of espresso and a rather short finish. Neither offensive nor compelling.
From selected rows in Desert Ridge Vineyard in Osoyoos. Lifted aromas of vibrant plum and cherry follow through on the voluptuous, well-structured palate, wrapped in juicy, well-balanced acidity, with raspberry, damson and spice along with vanilla and mocha notes and a hint of mineral as the wine opens in the glass before a lengthy finish.
A mild Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of fruit salad, lime, apple, melon, grapefruit, lilac, grass and white pepper. Dry, with a mineral core and hints of passion fruit and herbs on the finale.
This mildly wooded Chardonnay comes from various plots around Western Australia, specifically from Albany, Mount Barker and Frankland. You can feel the sun-drenched fruit in the shoulders of the palate, though it's held smartly in check by a stream of acidity and bracket of stones on the sides. Ripe pear, yellow apple, orange blossom and lemon verbena quickly yield to a slick of lees and slight wood spice to the shorter finish.
A classic blend of 70 percent Chardonnay with Pinot Noir, whole cluster pressed and cold fermented, held en tirage for 28 months. A stream of fine bubbles precedes appealing toasty and brioche notes before a well textured palate of citrus and red berry notes underpinned by well-balanced acidity and a lengthy finish.
This is a gorgeous wine made from a blend of Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz in the Dão region. The nose shows spicy cinnamon, oak and vanilla notes with prunes, currants, raisins and flowery accents. It’s quite funky and rustic but enthralling in its unique profile. In the mouth look for sweet, rounded fruit with liquorice, cherry, dark chocolate and gritty tannins followed by espresso notes on the finish. Very nice. Try with mushroom risotto.
Loads of lime and petrol but still crisp and lively, a great example of well-aged Aussie Riesling that possesses a tart and focused waxy mouthful of smoky peach, apricot and lime flavours that keep zinging on the long dry finish. The perfect wine with nachos.