Vibrant and fresh with intense aromas and flavours of wild berries, red liquorice, wild herbs, spice, earth and mineral with great balance, elegant tannins and fresh acidity on the finish. A great value and possesses loads of character. A textbook example of Sicily’s most planted red grape. Ideal with octopus and squid, caponata, grilled tuna, pasta in tomato sauces, or anything coming off the grill.
This is an old-style red with a nose of roasted meats, leather, dried flowers and tobacco all built around a core of blackberry and currant fruit. It's soft and earthy on the palate with concentration of fruit, mingling spice, firm tannins and length through the palate. A superstar. Pair with pheasant and anything that includes truffles.
This Shiraz from McLaren Vale is a one-off. The subsequent vintage will be from the Hunter Valley. It shows refined red berry fruit with suggestions of mint, clove and pencil-box oakiness. Flavours on the palate shift towards rich blackberry, dark chocolate and dry tannins. Can use a bit more cellaring.
Pungent tar and herbaceous aromas so often associated with Chile mingle with dark blackberries, cassis, cedar and tobacco. Full body with firm tannins and fresh acid that balances well the ripeness of fruit. Hard to believe this wine is from the 2013 vintage. Still very youthful. Ribs or hamburger are both a good pairing.
This Argentine blend of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon has a generous nose of thick blackberry, wild raspberry, earth, tar and beautiful oak spice notes. The dark berries on the palate meld perfectly with the spice notes, bramble and liquorice through a smooth finish.
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo and Viura, this low-alcohol (8%) wine offers unusually concentrated lemon and green herbal scents with medium-sweet lemon and ripe yellow pear flavours. Sweetness is balanced with refreshing acidity and gentle spritz. Makes an ideal aperitif.