Aromas and flavours of citrus, ripe pear, apple, and pineapple, crisp and salty with good balance between fruit and acidity. Try with ceviche, fish tacos, Thai cuisine and sushi.
Dense purple-black in colour and still holding it for the age. Smoky, cedar-y, cassis nose; medium-bodied, mature and elegant with a tannic lift on the finish. Drink now.
Clear, medium-deep lemon-peel yellow. Faint bouquet of lemon-lime, overshadowed by serious earthy aromas. Tastes soft and full-bodied; good warm-climate Chard typicity, ripe apple and citrus flavours and lots of alcohol. Drink up.
Very pale, fine bubbles. Fresh fruity nose, simple but clean notes of biscuit; vinous. Clean flavour, great balance in the fruity and round mid-palate. Starts to show hints of rancio over time. Ready to drink. A characterful sparkling, worth its price.
From Rugen in the Baltic Sea comes this twist on a Golden Ale. The orchard fruit esters of pear and apple are reminiscent of Belgian counterparts. But the chalky geography lends a carbonate-heavy water profile that punches up bitterness, creating a cloud of dry herbs and sandalwood on the swallow as the dry finish disappears out from underneath. A fascinating experience, especially for devotees of Duvel.
An impressive Syrah that was harvested at a paltry 1 ton per acre. Smoke, plum, dark cherry, raspberry, cassis, black pepper, vanilla and oregano on the nose meet up with purple flowers and graphite on the taste buds. Soft texture with a vibrant personality and long finale.