An intriguing wine with fresh floral aromas and a lovely streak of salinity with a touch of bitter nuttiness and a savoury quality. Pair with fresh oysters, vegetarian dishes with lentils or beans and seafood of all sorts.
We don’t see many Shiraz from Western Australia in our market so this is really worth trying, especially at the price. Dense purple-ruby in colour, it offers a cedary, spicy nose of white pepper and blackberries. Full-bodied, firmly structured with fruity blackberry and blackcurrant flavours carried on lively acidity, it’s somewhat high in alcohol (14.7%) with a tight tannic finish. Excellent value.
Clear medium-deep pink tinged with copper. Medium strength nose showing strawberry, apple and orange. On the palate, medium-bodied, tasting like strawberry yoghurt with some mango coulis. Delicious with a BLT sandwich on the deck. Drink up.
This estate lies in the Hérault subregion known for its substantial temperature variations, lending both richness and freshness. The well-balanced blend of spicy Syrah, jammy Grenache and earthy Carignan is a joy to drink, from lively spiced nose to fruit-laden palate to savoury finish. Enjoy with artisanal cheese.
Fresh aromas of dark cherries, blackberries and spices from cloves to cinnamon with soft, ripe tannins; juicy acidity, elegantly balanced, and youthful with a lifted finish.
Made from slightly dried Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, reminiscent of Amarone. Clear, very deep garnet. Nose worthy of Cyrano de Bergerac: black cherries nestled in pipe tobacco and sprinkled with vanilla. Full-bodied; packed with very ripe cherry and plum flavours. The epitome of balance, it holds the high alcohol level very well. May last another couple of years, but why wait? Lovely with lamb sausage flavoured with lemon and thyme and served with a hearty ratatouille.