Lots of dark blackberry, juicy cherry and liquorice, with a touch of well-integrated oak spice character; silky, layered and slightly chewy tannins on the lingering, bright finish. Full-flavoured without being heavy.
Bright, intense nose of dried cherries, prunes and figs with a lovely mixture of dried fruit and spice flavours, hint of cocoa with a tight core, rich yet easygoing mouthfeel, well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh, flavourful finish. Best served with rich meat dishes or strong cheese.
This has aromas of lemon, zesty lime, some tropical fruit notes and a touch of spice. It’s zesty and fresh on the palate with lime, grapefruit, lovely texture and spice with plenty of acidity to keep it lively through the finish.
Dense purple-black in colour with a spicy, cedary plum nose; full-bodied, dry, with a spicy plum and mocha-chocolate flavour. Firmly structured. A great barbecue wine.
Barbera wines from Piedmont are usually quite light in style but in the hands of the Pietro Rinaldi winery, Barbera becomes an awesomely big wine. This is a dense purple-coloured wine with an intense bouquet of black fruits and vanilla oak; rich and spicy on the palate, it really fills the mouth with oodles of juicy fruit. You won’t taste another Barbera d’Asti like it.
Shows good aromatic intensity, revealing floral notes, lime, petrol and a whiff of mineral. Lemon and lime citrus are front and centre on the slightly off-dry palate, deftly balanced by fresh acidity and dry mineral grip. Offers considerable charm and excellent Riesling varietal character.
This skinny Syrah is aptly named and labelled for Africa's famously skinny Nguni cattle. “Beeste” is the Afrikaans word for cattle, and “Wandering Beeste” was sourced from a farm high on Swartland’s Kasteelberg Mountain, sharing the steep, stony slopes with the wandering beestes. Young, lauded South African winemaker Donovan Rall oversees this line of wines from Boutinot, devoted to single-vineyard, terroir-expressive and low-intervention wines from around the Cape. This charming, bright, peppery red is half whole-berry, half whole-bunch, with sapid, resinous notes, perfumed blackberry, black cherry and a slate/stone base. Tannins are gritty but fine and the acidity is brisk. Anise lingers on the end. A lovely, fresh, authentic, charming, medium-bodied Syrah that speaks of place.