A blend of Mourvèdre, Carignan, Grenache and Syrah, this is a savoury treat with a funky nose of blueberry, cherry, mocha, cinnamon, plum, roasted coffee bean and earth. It displays sweet, ripe fruit on the palate with added tar, smoke, mint and spice with decent acidity and soft tannins. Try with well-aged gouda and cheddar.
Light tawny ruby in colour with a nose of strawberry jam; medium-bodied, sweet, beautifully balanced flavours of orange, strawberry and honey. Great length.
This is a pure expression of dry Chenin; citrus, white flowers, honey, lime, white peach, red apple and crush rock resonate both on the nose and palate. Lifted acidity and a long finish make for a fine aperitif wine or a partner with freshwater fish. Drink over the next 6 years.
The dense ruby-purple colour stains the glass — always a good sign if you like full-bodied, mouth-filling reds. The nose is a mix of raspberries, currants, spice and mint. It's juicy and fresh on the palate with an underpinning of vanilla oak. A wine for steak if ever there was one.
Pale yellow. The nose is shy, has citrus notes with a little mineral component. A few very small CO2 bubbles appear in the glass. Soft and round on the palate, its taste is pleasant. There is a nice acid tang in the finish. Drink now.
Lambic beer is fermented the ancient way — with wild, airborne yeasts. Then it undergoes a secondary fermentation in large barrels, each populated with its own community of microflora, before being blended together to make gueze. This is one of the only unsweetened offerings from family-owned Lindemans, who have been brewing this style of beer since the 1890s. This gueze (a blend of aged and new lambics) is designed to quench thirst with zingy lemon, sour apple, expressive bubbles and a long, dry finish.
This blend of Syrah (40%)/Mazuelo (40%)/Garnacha (20%) hails from next door to the famed Priorat region in Catalonia. Alluring aromas of smoke, liquorice and red and black fruits on the nose. Juicy black fruits abound on the lush palate. Supple tannins, but with a good grip. Delicious with osso buco.