Dark ruby. There is some depth on the nose of cooked red and black berries, garrigue and faded red flowers. Balanced acidity, chewy tannins and a warm mid-palate complete the powerful mouthfeel that retains a good level of fruit but not much freshness.
Gentle, quite creamy entry with melon, pear and mango; hints of guava, a textured mid-palate and a clean, lengthy close. The oak is understated and well in check thanks to the use of a large oak barrel (foudre) as well as barriques and stainless steel.
Wow. This cooler-climate Limarí Valley Chardonnay will impress those who have mistakenly written Chile off. Here in the Quebrada Seca Vineyard, the cool coastal breezes and the 190 m altitude both contribute to the freshness of this concentrated, full-bodied white. Calcium-clad clay is base for the 3 Chardonnay clones, which were whole-cluster pressed and fermented in oak vats before barrel aging for 11 months. Toast, green apple and cream is laced with bright salted lemon, fine earthy lees and a lingering vibrant lemon pith. This bottle gets even better over the course of the evening, and will also impress with a year or 2 in the cellar. Winemaker Marcelo Papa shows his skill and knowledge of terroir again here, and at a fantastic price.
There is more weight to this wine than in past vintages, thanks to the heat of 2010. Smoke, cream, vanilla, banana, citrus, spice and hints of pineapple work as one, both on the nose as well as with the lengthy aftertaste. It is elegant with just the right amount of acid.
The Agiorgitiko grape is known for producing supple wines with moderate tannins — case in point, this wine. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, plum, tobacco and vanilla are in play. Ready to drink or hold for up to 3 years.
A multi-appellation blend which delivers plum, dark cherry, spice, vanilla and cocoa. It provides immediate gratification with its up-front personality but can go another 5 years in the cellar, if you so chose.
Session-style IPAs clock in at between 4-5% ABVs, and are hugely popular because they pack in big, juicy hop flavour without the soaring ABVs. Welter Weight has beautiful aromas of peach, pineapple juice and some floral notes. It’s light golden, with a bright white foamy head and lots of delicate bubbles dancing in the glass. It drinks like a tropical fruit cup, with pineapple, pear and some juicy sweetness on the finish, and no residual bitterness.