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Tempranillo, Radio Boka Valencia, Spain’15
Ruby red colour; modest aromas of dark cherries, ripe strawberries, plums with hints of sweet spice; the palate is medium-dry, full-bodied with balanced flavours that reflect the nose.
Carménère, Valle Andino, Chile’15
A delicious combination of dark fruits, mocha coffee & herbal savouriness. Mid-weight with a soft texture& Old World structure.
Côtes du Rhône Domaine Lafond ‘Roc Epine’ ’15
‘Organic Rhone wine offers up an earthy, mineral driven style w/pepper, leafy herbs & dark fruit showing on the nose & palate.’ Robert Parker
Malbec, Toneles Tonel 22 Argentina ’14
Pure ripe red fruits abound on the nose supported by a complex violet & rose-like perfume. Intense berry, chocolate & sour cherry on the palate with a hint of oak.
Pinot Noir Castle Rock, Mendocino, California ’13
Elegant and medium-bodied offering aromas of cherry, tea and herbal spice. On the palate, the wine gives flavours of black cherry, plum, and spice. It is smooth with a silky texture and mild tannins.
Petit Sirah, Bogle, California ’13
Voluptuous & full bodied with aromas of intense blueberry & plum. Jammy & inky in appearance with nutmeg, fruit compote & vanilla in the mouth.
Barbera d’Asti, La Villa Tenuta Olim Bauda, Italy’16
A ripe, modern take on Barbera from one of Piedmont’s top producers. Rich blackberries sprinkled with oak spice start you off, followed by intriguing asppy flavours coated in delectable creamy oak. 92 pts. Decanter
Cabernet Sauvignon, Rodney Strong, California ’14
Small French & American oak barrel aged, rich with cassis, plum, spices and bell pepper. The palate is full with medium tannins & a lush finish.
Chateau Roudier Montagne-St.Emilion, Bordeaux ’11
Show a superb, deep cherry red hue and dark purple tinge on the disc. Fresh, fruity aromas are accompanied by a touch of menthol and pepper. Supple and round on the palate, with excellent structure on the finish.
Gigondas, Chateau de Montmirail AOC, Rhone Valley ’14
“the more affordable Chateauneuf du Pape” This GSM has a big complex nose loads of red & black fruit, spice, leather & garrigue. Full-bodied, creamy & rich.
Amarone della Valpolicella, Alpha Zeta, ‘A’ DOCG Italy’14
Deep and intense on the nose with perfumes of dried cherries and blueberries, with notes of spiced autumn fruit compote. It’s powerful but modern, with a lovely balance of ripe tannins, spices, and a concentrated savoury cherry fruit character. A touch of wood smoke completes the long finish.
Pinot Grigio, La Delizia, Friuli, Italy ’15
Bouquet of wild flowers & acacia. Full, dry & well balanced.
Riesling, Tawse, Twenty Mile Bench VQA ’15
A very fruit-forward organic & bio-dynamic wine with ripe fruit aromas of peach & sweet mandarin. The palate is both zesty & sweet with wonderful peach notes.
Frascati Superiore DOCG, Casale Marches, Italy ’16
Hints of tropical fruit are immediate, nuanced with light, herby floral notes. Melon, almond, acacia flowers, apples and citrus with a hint of aromatic mint come to mind. A zesty wine, that is robust, with a soft, elegant, mouth filling finish.
Chardonnay, Rodney Strong, California ’15
This wine exhibits all the positive attributes of barrel fermentation - a fullness of aroma, creamy texture and layers of complexity. Very rich & complex, with concentrated fig, melon, apricot and light lime citrus hints
Grüner Veltliner, Eschenhof Holzer Wagram, Austria’16
The deep humus-rich soil of Wagram produces an intense bouquet of floral notes, honeysuckle and acacia leads into a palate of ripe green apples and peaches, with a long and persistent finish.
Sauvignon Blanc, Tinpot Hut, Marlborough, New Zealand ’15
Intense aromas of blackcurrant, crushed lemongrass and thyme mingle with passionfruit and melon highlights. A complex and elegant wine with underlying ripe fruit and mineral notes 98pts. Decanter Magazine ‘Exceptional!’
Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, Iconoclast, Creekside, Niagara ’15
An homage to white Bordeaux, highly intrigiong with notes of sweet grass, honeysuckle & lemon thyme. Beeswax undertones from the Semillon add complexity and weight.
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La Delizia, Prosecco DOC Spumante NV
A fragrant wine with intense green apple, pear, light peach and floral aromatics. A pleasant and fine sparkling wine that is fresh and well balanced.
Patrick Bottex NV Vin du Bugey-Cerdon “La Cueille” Rosé
This gently sparkling, off-dry Rosé is an incredibly fragrant and fresh blend of Gamay & Poulsard bursting with charm & refreshing berry flavours. Bottled after primary fermentation, it goes through secondary fermentation in bottle with no dosage
Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne, France
Tightly knit, focused by robust acidity and a streak of minerality, this offers subtle notes of white peach, anise, biscuit & kumquat. The refined finish echoes a smoky note.
Muscat NV, Cambell, Rutherford Australia
“This russet-amber dessert wine has a glorious nose of semi-dried dates, apricot, honey, lavender and molasses. Warning - it is very sweet, thick and hot, but the rich almost chocolaty fruit powers through. Flavours unfurl for several minutes on the finish.” 93 pts, David Lawrason, winealign.com