- Kaiken Clásico,
Mendoza Malbec Clásico
Btl £26A smooth, full-bodied Malbec from the Andes mountains, this succulent, smoky wine has aromas of blackberries and plums with chocolate and sweet spice notes.
- El Coto, Crianza,
Rioja, Spain175ml £7
Btl £30The grapes for this wine are sourced mainly from Rioja Alavesa. A fresh and concentrated wine with a core of red and black fruits and a long, juicy finish.
Breede River Valley, S-Africa175ml £6.30
Btl £26Excellent value for money from this Excelsior Merlot. The grapes from these vineyards display greater spice notes in the reds, as is evident in this Merlot. The nose shows lovely ripe cherry characters, backed up by smoky coffee and spice notes.
- 16 Stops,
South Australia175ml £6.50
Btl £27This deep coloured Shiraz is youthful and vibrant, with a lovely dark fruit and spiced plum character on the nose. The oak supports rather than masks the fruit, which is bright and lively yet plush and fleshy on the palate. The tannins are ripe and silky, giving the wine a texture that is unusual at this price.
- 16. Domaine Tollot-Beaut, Chorey-Lès-Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2017£54In the glass, the wine is a bright ruby red. The nose is expressive, with aromas of red cherries and floral notes. The palate is lean with racy acidity and fine, velvety tannins.
- 17. ‘Crimson’, Martinborough Pinot Noir, Ata Rangi, N-Zealand£37The 2017 vintage was cooler than average, delivering wines of complexity and vibrant acid structure. This Pinot Noir has an enticing nose of mulberry and bramble fruits complemented by spicy notes of tamarind paste and crushed sumac berry. The palate is long and textural with a thread of fine tannins.
- 18. Giant Steps, `Applejack Vineyard` Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, Australia, 2018£58This highly acclaimed Pinot Noir from the Yarra is very herbaceous on the nose with smoky, cherry fruit and pronounced green bell pepper. The youthful palate has a refined feel with tight tannins and great length.
- 19. Dawson James, Tasmania Pinot Noir, Australia, 2016£110The Pinot Noir has great delicacy and balance. Aromas of ripe cherries and rose petals are complemented by the savoury oak influence. Complex and layered, with smooth tannins, it has a creamy texture and a wonderfully long finish.
- 20. Bodega Garzon Estate, Reserve Tannant, Uruguay 2017£33Deep purple in colour, with aromas of plums and raspberries and just a hint of spice. On the palate, this is a full-bodied wine, with mature tannins complementing the dark juicy fruit and mineral notes. Striking and powerful.
- 21. Spice Route ‘Chakalaka’ Swartland, South Africa, 2016£34Named after the signature spice blend of South Africa, this huge wine is made from classic Rhône varieties (36% Mourvèdre , 22% Syrah/Shiraz, 13% Carignano/Carignan, 11% Grenache/Garnacha , 9% Petite Sirah, 9% Tannat). This wine is deep ruby red in colour. On the nose, aromas of clove and subtle white pepper are followed by plum, blackberry and cherry. This wine has a full-bodied and rich palate with well-integrated oak and smooth tannins.
- 22. Heirloom Vineyards, Barossa Shiraz, Australia£36This wine is intense purple in colour with youthful highlights. There is a remarkable concentration of spicy black fruits on the nose with a subtle background of balsamic and allspice. The palate is soft and structured with velvety tannins. The finish is long and lingering with dark chocolate notes.
- Winemaker Challenge International Wine Challenge (USA) 2020- Platinum Medal, 94 Points
- San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2020 – Platinum Medal, 94 Points
- Barossa Wine Show 2020 – Gold Medal, 95 Points
- China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2020 – Gold Medal
- China Wine & Spirits 2019 – Gold Medal
- Woman Wine & Spirit Awards UK 2020- Gold Medal
- 23. Balnaves, Coonawarra Cabernet/Merlot, Australia 2013£39Cabernet Sauvignon blended with a small component of Merlot, this is deep red in colour, with a plush nose, round blackberry, elderberry and cassis fruits and toasty oak. The palate has a soft dark plum, cassis fruit character and fine grain tannins; matured for 16 months in French oak (50% new). Excellent crimson-purple; the bouquet is aromatic and inviting, the palate with a balance of blackcurrant, mulberry, black olive and herbs, oak adding its own flavour as a bonus.
- 24. ‘Wild Slopes’ Apalta Slopes, Outer Limit by Montes, (Carignan, Grenache, Mourvédre), Chile£44From Montes’ single vineyard ‘La Finca Apalta’, arguably one of the best sites for grape growing in Chile, this CGM blend demonstrates balance and freshness. Red berries, plums and fig are supported by notes of chocolate and cinnamon from oak ageing.
- 25. Giant Steps Yarra Valley, Light Dry Red, Australia 2018£43An exciting new addition to the Yarra Valley range from 2017. A sensual blend of juicy red Pinot perfume is seasoned with the darker, peppery Syrah component. Sweet fruit, nuttiness and smoky clove spice characters, with a hint of reduction adding savoury complexity. Everything comes together in this fruity, juicy, light-bodied style with a subtle grip and elegant structure.
- 26. Hensckhe, ‘Keyneton Euphonisum’ Barossa, Australia£75Shiraz Bordeaux blend with 66% Shiraz, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc – Deep crimson with garnet hues, this wine is enticing on the nose, with aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and cassis, enveloped by herbal notes of sage and bay leaf that lead to subtle nuances of red fruits, black pepper, vanilla and cedar. The generous palate offers rich flavours of red and blackcurrant, dried herbs and black pepper, with great purity, balance and texture forming a delicious mouthfeel, while velvety tannins provide great length and complexity.
- 27. ‘El Coto, ’Coto de Imaz’, Rioja Gran Reserva, Spain£41The Gran Reserva has a brilliant ruby-red colour with tinges of brick red. Mature and elegant, the wine’s rich aromatic complexity is initially subtle, revealing itself more and more as the wine breathes. Toasted oak nuances and coconut give way to notes of leather and damp earth from bottle ageing. On the palate, silky, rounded tannins accompany fresh red berries, dried raisins and spicy notes. This is a complex wine with exceptional concentration and a long finish.
- 28. Heirloom Vineyards, ‘A’Lambra’, Reserve Shiraz, Eden Valley, Australia 2014£49An extraordinary Shiraz from the Eden Valley that is inky red in the glass, the wine has lifted red fruits on the nose as well as darker blackberry and blueberry aromas. A touch of spice from the new French oak lends richness and complexity to the wine. The palate is fresh and persistently fruity throughout its long finish.
- 29. Grosset, `Gaia` Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc£95Planted at 570 metres, at the highest point of the Clare Valley, the Gaia vineyard is a rocky, isolated, wind-swept two hectare block close planted by Grosset in 1986. From Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
The 25th release of Grosset Gaia has restrained, brooding almost briary, aromatics with violet notes; fine structure with a firm backbone and pleasing supple blackcurrant and bramble flavours; well-integrated, gently gripping tannins that are long and ultra-dry.
- 30. Mitolo, ‘Serpico’, McLaren Vale, Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia, 2017£86Made solely from Cabernet Sauvignon, it is made from lightly dried grapes in an ‘Amarone’ style. This drying gives a richer, fuller style, and a superb wine of great individuality. On the nose, there are intense aromas of rich blackberry and ripe plum complemented by notes of dark chocolate, vanilla and figs. It is a full-bodied wine with mouth-coating, fine grained tannins leading to a long, savoury finish.
- 31. Willunga 100, `The Tithing` McLaren Vale Grenache 2016£43Willunga’s flagship, a single vineyard wine made only in the best years from small parcels of the finest old bush vine Grenache, is matured in old French oak Hogsheads to add complexity and richness to the intense fruit character.
The Tithing is a dark, deep, rich style of Grenache, and shows how diverse this grape can be. The flavours of lifted dark fruit with powerful savoury overtones reflect the winemaking approach, which allows time in oak and bottle before release. Ripe, persistent tannins give the wonderfully balanced fruit great length and intensity.
- 32. Koomilya, `JC Block` McLaren Vale Shiraz (Aus) 2015£105A single block Shiraz from 80-year-old vines. Hand harvested on the 14th of February. The fruit which spent 14 days on skins with the hard pressings removed, was then transferred to stainless steel until early May. The wine was then moved to puncheons for malolactic fermentation and maturation. Bottled on the 28th June 2016, spending a total of 14 months in oak.
It is an assault of many aromas and flavours that sweep together in onefluid motion, bound in the Koomilya signature of split red wood and mahogany. PALATE- Silky tannins play across the back palate, soft yet powerful, enveloping and supple with deep spice and cassis flavours that surprise and delight.
This wine is deep red in colour. Aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and raspberry are complemented by spicy notes from the oak. On the palate, it is soft, yet powerful, with silky tannins. A complex wine with great length and concentration on the finish.
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