The nose is ripe and fulsome with purity of black currants, cassis, underlying cherry, leather, vanilla bean, cocoa and herbs that come at you in waves. On the palate, it perfectly demonstrates how a wine can straddle that line between fresh and ripe with concentrated blackberries, currants, cassis followed by herb, anise and spice accents in a textured, complex style from beginning to end.
Aromatic with loads of strawberry, raspberry, citrus and cranberry, juicy acidity, and great balance and weight. Hits far above its price point. A blend of Vinhão and Touriga Nacional. Roasted suckling pig or tandoori chicken are ideal.
Pretty medium pink in the glass, fine bubbles and a persistent mousse with vibrant aromas of strawberry and cherry before a quite vinous, very definite Pinot Noir palate. Cranberry and dark cherry notes and a touch of sweetness in the finish.
Lemon citrus, background tropical fruit and light toasty and buttery notes on the nose open the way for full-flavoured ripe citrus and yellow tropical fruit on the palate. Finishes with fresh acidity and contrasting nutty and lightly buttery notes. Well balanced, harmonious and stylish.
A blend of Pinot Meunier (60 percent) with Pinot Noir sports definite, appealing ‘Pinosity,’ as Ben Stewart used to say. Aromas of red berries with mineral hints before a herb, rhubarb and gently savoury toned, lightly juicy palate with a hint of zest to finish.
From South Australia, this venerable blend shows bright red cherry-berry, mint and light spices on the nose. It gets more complex on the palate with cherry, plum and currant spices with added black pepper, wood spice and soft tannins through the finish.