This is the same concept as the Evolution, but made with the red grapes Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Syrah. It’s like Pinot Noir on steroids with juicy cherry and raspberry fruit, spice and earth on the nose. It’s bold and peppery on the palate with a bevy of dark and red fruits and a smooth finish. Serve with veal or burgers.
“Coffee” Pinotage is the latest vinification rage to have taken hold in South Africa, vis-à-vis the country’s signature red grape. The process, which involves placing the juice in stainless tanks, adding new wood staves and fermenting with select strains of yeast, produces dark-coloured wines with a distinct coffee aroma and less sauvage/harsh qualities. Other aromas include cassis, smoke, raspberry and cocoa. Drink now.
Fans will love this robust version of old-vine Baco from Henry of Pelham. It’s meaty, dark and intense on the nose with aromas of plums, smoky spices, cherry liqueur, sweet oak and bramble. It’s quite rich and savoury on the palate with flavours of plum pudding, pepper, anise, campfire smoke and a range of spice with good vibrancy through the finish.
Subtly floral with aromas of salty sea air; a touch of smokiness with a light fruitiness, spice, sweet nuttiness and a long sherry finish. Elegant and very drinkable.
Rich ruby-purple colour with a cedary-sandalwood nose of cherries and a spicy note; medium-bodied, dry, red berry-fruit flavours with balancing acidity. Good length; good mouthfeel.
Strawberry and raspberry nose with some earthy notes before a light- to medium-bodied palate displaying excellent fruit intensity with some charming savoury undertones; well-managed oak and approachable tannins through the close.
This Tempranillo and Mazuelo blend from Spain’s Rioja region is deep ruby in colour with a spicy nose of sandalwood, strawberry and cherry compote with evident oak notes. It’s medium-bodied, dry, with cherry and red plum flavours, balancing acidity and a note of cloves on the finish. It’s got admirable length on the finish.