This refined 95% Merlot/5% Malbec blend offers developed dark fruit with subtle scents of cinnamon and clove. Clean, well-defined blackcurrant and black plum flavours are supported by fine-grained tannins with a satisfying, harmonious finish.
A cushion of sweet lees beds this youthful Chenin from Western Cape. Meadow flowers, grasses, yellow apple and tight pear are perfumed with peach blossoms and honeysuckle, finishing bright, clean, but slightly warm. This is a mix of dry farmed bush vines (60%) and trellised vines, as well as a mix of picking times. Fermentation was in a mix of French oak (10%) and stainless steel, resting on lees for 6 months before blending. At this point the wine is a bit knees-and-elbows awkward, but should settle with a little more time in bottle.
Mellow ripe Mediterranean fruit scents with a distinctive whiff of mineral. A luscious mouthful of ripe honeyed citrus and tropical fruit, smoky mineral and vibrant acidity make this a substantial, complex and age-worthy wine.
Medium straw in colour with a high-toned, minerally, smoky nose of tropical fruits and toasty oak; medium bodied but full on the palate; nicely balanced with a fresh acidic core.
Marine salts from first whiff carry throughout this lees-cushioned, medium-bodied Sicilian white. The local Catarratto grape dominates the blend, complemented by other local and international grapes. Herbal blossoms, hay, yellow apples are perfumed with subtle acacia spices and spiced with a rasp of Mediterranean scrub. A friendly white, ideal for white-fleshed fish.
Aromas of dark fruit and spice, a little smoky, elegant, balanced and savoury with silky tannins, smooth texture, a firm structure and lovely freshness. Still has loads of time, the wine, as it is known to do, should continue to age nicely for years to come. A blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo. Think braised meats.
Pale yellow with adequate bubbles. Bouquet of apple, toast and a hint of cherry. Slightly sweet, like a Golden Delicious apple. Drink up.