Produced at carbon neutral winery by one of new zealand's most exciting winemakers, 3 stones is sourced from single plots in the wairau and awatere valley, to deliver a food friendly savvy, with hints of guava and passionfruit .
The nose offers bright black berry aromas with light floral notes and a touch of toast. The mouth-feel is full and rich, with ripe, concentrated cassis and black raspberry fruit interwoven with a touch of chocolate and sweet spice from light oak aging. The finish shows ripe, silky tannins
Yellow straw in colour with sparkles of brilliant green. the nose displays fresh, clean citrus aroma and a beautiful floral intensity. the palate is dry with crunchy green apple fruit and a refreshing acidity.
Intense, brilliant cherry colour with purplish tints. Complex nose with red and black berry aromas. A smooth wine with fine tannins, harmonious and complete. Ideal for all occasions, from aperitif to cheese.
A great introduction to the louis jadot style of fine red burgundy, medium bodied with a lovely purity of raspberry and cherry fruit and smooth tannins, this carefully oak aged wine is a blend of mainly côte d'or pinot noir backed up by a little from côte chalonnaise.
After agingin oak barrels of different sizes for at least 2 years it refines in bottle for 5 to 6 months. it is most appreciated for its intense ruby red colour with slight garnit reflections, it is intense and persistent in the nose with hints of durmast, elegant and austere in the mouth.
A very subtle hint of oak sets off notes of white orchard fruit, acacia and tidal pool notes that are also picked up by the rich and full mineral-infused flavors that possess good volume on the intense, tangy and punchy finish. This is relatively open and highly complex already and should be approachable young.
A robust and generous chardonnay from vineyards in this most famous of communes in the côtes des blancs, with a good proportion of fruit coming from premier cru vineyards to add depth and minerality to this impressive village wine.
A meaty, toasty nose is balanced with currants and blueberry. The palate is fleshier and more forward than many, with generous fruit but enough tannins to keep everything in check. Plum and cherry fruit is coated by a creamy spice from the oak.
The 2015 Beychevelle is a blend of 47% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot aged 18 months in barrel, 50% of which were new and 50% second fill. Medium to deep garnet-purple in colour, it's scented of smoked meats, scorched earth, garrigue and new leather with a core of cassis, cherry cordial and plum preserves. The medium-bodied palate is a little firm but delicate, with lovely vibrancy and a bit of grip on the finish.
The Chateau Kirwan wine from Margaux displays an intense red colour and gives off quite a grand nose of freshly ripened dark berries. The palate is fleshy, almost juicy (with plenty of scrumptious fruit present), all upon very elegant, distinguished tannins with a refined grain. The tannic structure and balance of this wine reveal Cabernet Sauvignon that is perfectly concentrated and gradually ripened. The fruity finish is persistent. This wine is very nicely balanced on the whole. It is indeed a great Margaux classic.
Deepest crimson. Dark, savoury and spicy black fruit with a lovely balsamic note but also a light vanilla sweetness and a more subdued graphite layer. Complex already. On the palate, this is succulent, firm but polished. Tannins are very fine, definite. A harmonious whole and a juicy finish.
Cranberry, burnt sugar, bitter herbs, graphite and pine bark on the nose. Tight acidity, with red fruits and berries at the forefront, the pine and graphite give backbone, and some big tannins at the finish.
A deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by a classic Medoc nose of tapenade, roasted herbs, liquorice, cedar, black currants, and damp earth. Medium-bodied with moderate tannin, sweet fruit, and surprising softness as well as forwardness for a 2005 northern Medoc.
Merlot, the dominant grape variety gives the wine its roundness and aromatic power. The Cabernet Sauvignon gives it its structure and its silky tannins, the Cabernet Franc delicate and fruity notes. and finally, Malbec adds its vinosity and flexibility.
A deep burgundy colour with a nose of mature fruits, plums, cherries, figs, cinnamon and cloves. the aromas follow through to a palate full of rich black and red fruits, plums and damsons dominate with pomegranate, baked cherries and christmas spices. an intensely concentrated powerful vintage with fine smooth tannins and a spicy, warming finish.
The 2014 Chateau Phélan Ségur is very well-produced. The nose is ample with a strong aroma of black fruits, released with great freshness. Notes of a red petal, fresh liquorice and black pepper. On the palate, this Saint-Estèphe is captivating by the juicy, fleshy and creamy aspect of its tannins.
Pèppoli is ruby red in colour. On the nose Pèppoli features fruity notes of red and black fruit, cherries, strawberries and blackberries accompanied by delicate balsamic and herbal aromas and a spicy undertone. On the palate vibrant, savoury with supple tannins that back up a persistent and pleasantly fresh finish.
Savoury aromas of sesame biscuits and white mushrooms meld with the fragrance of ripe oranges and yellow plums, depicting the combination of wild yeast fermentation and vibrant marlborough fruit. the palate is textural and generous with zesty citrus and nougat flavours, subtle toasty oak, and a long mineral finish.
An enticing wine that will awaken your senses from the very first encounter. leather, boysenberry and sweet spices combine. the supple palate with its transparent flavours of red fruit and earthy textures leads to a finish that is both balanced and intriguing.
The characteristically uplifting aromas of ripe lime and grapefruit, nectarine, papaya and mango and floral notes of orange blossom, gooseberry and sweet fennel are striking. a chalky and weighty texture balanced by a minerally-citrus acid backbone.