Clear, rich reddish-orange. Nose is laid-back, but shows citrus, floral and green almond notes. Light-bodied, soft and fruity with apple and red berry flavours. Easy-drinking; serve very cold and soon.
A premium vodka worth the coin, Absolut Elyx is distilled in a copper column from single-estate Swedish winter wheat and naturally filtered water. A remarkably creamy and sophisticated spirit with notes of vanilla, spice and, of course, wheat grain. Great in a martini.
What a wowser of an Icewine! The bright yellow/golden colour heralds the huge nose of guava, peach compote, buckwheat honey, dried apricots, dried roses, applesauce and spice. Full-bodied with considerable richness, this wine is ready to drink now, preferably with blue cheeses or foie gras.
Clear pale yellow. Strong aromas of ripe luscious pear. Medium bodied. Completely dry but so fruit-packed, with apples and more pears, that it feels sweet. Long classy finish. Will last another year or two.
Burnished Seville orange, Scottish marmalade and rasped nutmeg glide along a smooth, warming, silken palate, roughened slightly by a grip of wood on the frame. Spearmint, worn tobacco season, while a light Dutch liquorice salt lingers on the warm finish. Each sniff/sip leads to something more to contemplate. This digestif pomace-based Amaro is made in Friuli, infused with a secretive blend of herbs, spices and roots, including gentian, saffron, licorice, rhubarb, sweet and bitter orange, tamarind, quassia bark, cinchona bark, and galangal root.
Year in, year out, this wine is one of Chile’s preeminent Carmenères. This fact, coupled with the fabulous growing conditions in 2007, has produced a black/purple coloured wine with a huge bouquet of cassis, dark cherry, tobacco, spice, smoke, earth and vanilla. The palate is full bodied, yet refined, with great amounts of ripe dark fruits and solid tannins. It will easily last for another 5 years. At this price, it is a steal, so purchase a couple of bottles for the cellar.