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Chateau De Sancerre 2011
You can taste the limestone soils of Sancerre in this young wine. Yet unlike many austere Sancerres, this wraps its minerality in a silky sheet of ripe fruit with hints of lemon and honeydew melon…
George De Bouef 2011 Beaujolais Village
This famous light red from southern Burgundy is made from Gamay grapes. It's a juicy, refreshing young thing with a surge of sappy, plummy fruit to it, lightest body, very soft tannins and tangy acidity; just the thing for ham, gruyere with crusty bread.
Joseph Drouhin 2012 Beaujolais Villages
Another example of French genius with wine. Light and breezy, the truly typical character with easy-drinking softness and a mouth-watering finish. Joseph Drouhin 2012 Chablis
This is a delicious and precise chardonnay, true to its style and a delight to drink. Attractive golden and shining colour, with a slightly light green hue; its aromas are well defined and neat with floral touches; it offers a good purity of taste, a clear-cut impression, as well as a nice mineral texture.
Paul Jaboulet Les Jalets 2007 Crozes Hermitage
Here's a classic Syrah from the classic and original Syrah-growing region of France in the Northern Rhone. This is a refined and medium-bodied wine with expressive fruit and a nice spice to it.
Calo Rioja Tempranillo
Calo Rioja is a modern and expressive Tempranillo created by third generation winemaker Javier Murua. In the keeping with the new wave of winemaking sweeping Rioja, Javier avoids the traditional long maturation in old oak to focus on fruit vibrancy and purity.
Elefante 2011 Blanco
The aromas are restrained but enticing with subtle stone fruit and citrus. The palate follows the theme with originally delicate mineral and stone flavours building to a textural mid palate that is mouth coating and persistent. Fine natural acidity provides length and finesse Rated: 90 Points.
Torres 2010 Coronas
Luxurious layers of black cherry and plums. A smokey weave of oak on the finish that is satisfying and long-lasting.
Torres Sangre de Toro
Deep ruby colour with a hint of ochre. Rich complex Mediterranean aromas with exuberant notes of spices and blackberries. Velvety tannins are noted on the palate with elegant flavours of licorice and small dark forest fruits. "Sangre de Toro", whose name is inspired by Baccus, Roman god of wine, known in ancient times as "Son of the Bull".
Torres Vina Esmerelda
Excellent with shellfish (a sublime match for an avocado and shellfish salad, for instance), as well as with fish, fresh melon with cured Spanish ham, pâtés, poultry or pork in a sweet and sour sauce. Serve at 11ºC.
Vela Blanca Albarino
Reflecting the vintage, the nose is somewhat restrained and very fresh with aromas of citrus and stone fruit lifted by floral highlights.
Fonterutoli 2009 Chianti Classico DOCG
Selected among Fonterutoli's 120 different parcels, after the master blend of its "big brother" Castello di Fonterutoli. It's the estate's "second vin", the most widely known and distributed. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera, Colorino and Merlot. A well proportioned, elegant body, dark berry, fresh spice flavors, intense, smooth taste
Poliziano Chianti DOCG
Displaying lots of fresh red cherry flavours on the palate with structure and firm acidity holding the wine together. Tannins are modest and ripe, altogether providing a rounded, well made wine.
Argyle Reserve 2008 Pinot Noir
Argyle is a renowned producer of super premium Pinot Noir from their cool climate vineyards in Oregon, upper west coast USA.
The key words for this wine are balance and grace. Rose petal powered red fruit of cherry and raspberry aromas. The mouth-feel is seductive and creamy textured with red fruit, spice, and violet floral perfumed flavors.
Argyle Willamette 2011 Pinot Noir
"Bright, graceful and remarkable for its pure blueberry, plum and white pepper flavours riding exuberantly over a layer of fine tannins. Lingers enticingly on the firm finish." Harvey Steinman Wine Spectator.
Macrostie Sonoma 2009 Pinot Noir
"This is a dry, elegant young Pinot Noir. It’s rich in acidity, and the cherry and cola flavors are sprinkled with zesty white pepper. Seems to be giving its best now." 87 Points Wine Enthusiast.
Macrostie Sonoma 2010 Chardonnay
"Pale straw gold in color, with bright floral and citrus aromas, like lemon custard. In the mouth it is rich and creamy, with crisp apple and ripe pear flavors, spiced up with just a touch of toasty oak. The finish is smooth as satin, but lingers on". Winemaker's notes
Villa Maria Private Bin Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
Bursting with gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus, melon and nettle-dominant herbaceous aromas. This Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus, melon and nettle-dominant herbaceous aromas.
Wither Hills Marlborough 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
“The palate's rolled up nice and tidy, delivering plenty of tropical fruit flavour that lingers nicely through a satisfying finish. On point. 91 points” Nick Stock
2 Trophies 1 Gold 4 Stars Cuisine Magazine “I like to steam mussels in Sauvignon Blanc, so a glass for me and several for the pot. Pineapple, gooseberry, some tomato leaf and spice.
Escarpment Kiwa Martinborough 2009 Pinot Noir
This is an outstanding example of classic Pinot Noir. It will continue to develop for up to 10 years and will always be a wonderful counterpart to any game food.
The Escarpment “Insight Series” allows individual vineyard expression from exceptional sites within the Martinborough Geographic Indication. This wine was grown on the Cleland Vineyard Cambridge Street, Martinborough from 29 year old vines.
Kim Crawford Marlborough 2011 Pinot Gris
An attractive, delicately perfumed alternative, Pinot Gris is all about texture and flavour. Characterised by ripe stonefruit and nut characters, medium in body with an exceptional balance between fruit sweetness and acidity. Matches well with Asian influenced recipes and will leave a lasting impression.
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