Big, rich and full-bodied, the 2009 Fonseca possesses a saturated colour and a bouquet of crème de cassis, plums, raisins, spice, violets, dark cherries and earth. There is a concentrated palate, superb tannic structure and a long finish, which equates to 40-plus years of longevity.
Opaque purple in colour with a cedary, blackcurrant nose enhanced with vanilla oak notes; medium to full-bodied, dry, richly extracted, creamy, plum and blackberry flavours; firmly structured, velvety mouthfeel with a mocha chocolate note on the finish.
Sourced from fruit grown in the Black Sage Bench vineyard from the classic 2012 vintage in the Okanagan Valley, the nose shows rich cherry, mulled plums, anise, currants, saddle leather and layers of oak spice. It’s juicy on the palate with rich red fruits, firm tannic structure and lovely toasted baking spices all balanced out by a firm beam of acidity.
Slightly hazy blond appearance, with nutty malt aroma and a whiff of dry astringency, shifting to surprising red cherry and smooth creamy malt flavours vaguely reminiscent of cream soda. Finishes with a pinch of cinnamon and contrasting dry bitterness.
Bright and refreshing, a zinger of a rosé with aromas and flavours of strawberries, cherries, citrus and dried herbs, with great acid to balance the sweet ripe fruit; lightly grippy tannins, finishing with a creamy texture balanced by a pleasant zippiness. Gamay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris. Grilled salmon is a natural, as is tandoori chicken.
Neon yellow in colour, this wine offers a toasty, nutty nose with barnyard notes. Medium- to full-bodied and dry, the lingering flavour of creamy pear purée fills the palate, nicely balanced with lemony acidity.