The nose offers bright blackberry 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 ageing. 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.
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 ageing in 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 garnet reflections, it is intense and persistent in the nose with hints of Durmast Oak, 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 flavours that possess good volume on the intense, tangy and punchy finish. This is relatively open and highly complex already and should be approachable young.
Yellow-green colour, intense aromas of lime, mango, yellow fruit, buttery, violets with mild toasted oak. Rich palate with yellow fruit and lime flavours, lingering integrated oak with excellent length.
Touches of peppermint infusing the citrus fruit. The palate is well balanced with slightly viscous, honeyed fruit rendering this quite rich in style, but nicely balanced with a little fieriness toward the persistent finish.
A nice, earthy, black-fruited, spicy and meaty Gruaud Larose, with medium body, excellent depth, chunky roasted herb and aged beef notes, this wine finishes authoritatively and the tannins are reasonably ripe.
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.
This Grand Cru presents garnet red with purple hues. An intense bouquet that has spicy and fruity notes. The body has a good density and is perfectly supported by its structure. The tannins slowly reveal themselves. They are of the granular type and perfectly pair with the structure.
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 fruit. The palate is textural and generous with zesty citrus flavours, subtle toasty oak, and a long mineral finish.
An enticing wine that shows 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.
Cloudy Bay Te Koko is an individual expression of the Sauvignon Blanc grape, a complex and savoury wine that is both deliciously aromatic and richly textured. Released as a mature wine, it is a full-bodied, alternative style of Sauvignon Blanc from Cloudy Bay.
From a blend of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre. Bunches are gently de-stemmed, lightly crushed and vinified in stainless steel and bottled eight months later, all to achieve a crunchy, bright, seductively fruity wine, packed with red fruit characters, well-rounded tannins and balanced acidity.
The deep purple colour of the Columbia Merlot alludes to enticing aromas of rich, dark fruits and a subtle hint of Mocha. A balanced acidity complements the textured mouthfeel, leading into a bold, lingering finish.