On the nose, this Gran Reserva shows spicy aromas of black pepper and vanilla combined with ripe black fruit. Round and full-bodied, with exceptional balance between fruit and oak, leading to a persistent finish.
Intense black-cherry colour with good depth of colour. Very expressive aromas on the nose with notes of liquorice, cinnamon and black pepper, with just a subtle hint of the long cask-ageing and ripe, concentrated blueberries and blackcurrants with balsamic notes. Good backbone and lovely, polished tannins leading to a long, persistent finish.
Bideona Rioja Alavesa Villabuena V1BN4 shows precise and pure red berry aromas leading to a supple and elegant palate, with spicy nuances, finely grained tannins and an amazing flow through to the finish.
A complex nose of rhubarb, cassis and blackberry preserve are combined with subtle overtones of allspice and hazelnut and an intruiging note of pine forest. A delicate and subtle palate, full of high toned red fruits, balanced, with silky tannins and a long, elegant finish.
A real purity of fruit is showcased in this elegant Margaux, with abundance of blackcurrant, black cherry and fruits of the forest, complemented by subtle hints of cedar, toast and cinnamon. Elegant with silky tannins, it is perfectly balanced through to a lingering finish.
A touch of earthiness on the nose is followed by a palate showing real freshness and purity of the black cherry and strawberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, there is a fine tannic grip and lingering mineral notes on the finish.
Nussbaumer Gewurztraminer from Cantina Tramin is one of Italy's most awarded and elegant wines, with intense and complex aromas of rose petal, smoky lychees and a rich and full bodied texture. The palate is aromatic and rich, with fine juiciness, a salty minerality and an endless finish.
An elegant single vineyard Pinot Noir, showing notes of wild red fruits complemented by delicate hints of violet. Charming on the palate, with supple tannins and layers of truffle, liquorice and tobacco underpinning strawberry and raspberry notes.
An elegant Pinot Noir delivering a complex bouquet of crushed rose petals, wild jasmine and fresh French herbs. The palate shows beautiful purity with layered red fruits, cranberry, raspberry, silky tannins and a long, savoury finish.
Saint Joseph 'Les Royes' is Domaine Courbis' flagship single vineyard Saint Joseph. It is an intense, oak aged wine from one of the appellation's oldest and finest terroirs. Its aromas are of plums, chocolate and leather; on the palate the wine is soft and ripe, with fine, grainy tannins.
Showing all the classic Clare Valley Riesling characters of lime and lemon juice, wet slate and mineral notes, the mineral backbone is framed with citrus rind and moreish sorbet. Elegant with beautiful balance.
The bouquet has a complex floral lift of citrus and stone fruit, with some secondary barrel ferment lees aromas. The palate has cool climate white fleshy stone fruits, citrus and savory nutty barrel ferment flavours. The wine has good palate weight and fine natural acid that leads to a long persistent finish.
Groot Constantia’s flagship red shows beautiful complexity on the nose, with ripe, rich flavours of blackcurrant, dark chocolate and graphite, enriched by notes of cinnamon and cedar wood from the generous use of new oak. The black fruit and sweet spice follow through to the palate and the firm structure promises excellent ageing potential.
This full-bodied, layered and rich wine has intense flavours of warm fig, dark chocolate and spicy fruit cake. Complex and powerful on the palate with fine-grained tannins and a deliciously long finish.