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There is a wild ripeness of sweet orange-zest scented raspberry fruit twinned with an edgy woodland perfume. The palate is incredibly long and very rich with fleshy fruit flavours counterbalanced by a bitter, woody, character and a thread of honey.
From its vibrant, crimson colour to the wonderful enticing nose, everything about this vintage shows why Good Ordinary Claret is our bestselling wine by some margin. It also amply displays why Red Bordeaux (Claret) is such an endearing favourite with wine lovers everywhere. Aromas of bramble fruit, a touch of cassis and warm woody notes on the nose give way to deliciously rounded, silky fruit on the palate. Immediately enjoyable, this is perfectly balanced with a long, moreish finish.
Lightly oaked, supple, clean-lined Chardonnay with floral and tropical notes on the nose and tropical fruit on the palate typical of the character of this hot vintage. Best drunk within the year while it's still fresh and bright. 85/100
The nose is very expressive. Notes of eucalyptus, mint and liquorice dominate initially and are slowly replaced by cinnamon and juniper in a perfect harmony. The mouth, first very fresh, tightens a bit. The sensation of perfect balance between fineness of the tannins, red fruits and spices give this wine a character and a personality that is directly connected to its biodynamic origin.Syrah (40%), Grenache (30%), Mourvèdre (20%) et Carignan (10%)Alcohol 14 % vol
Elegant nose intermixing black fruits and mild spices. On the palate, very silky texture, abundant raciness. Noticeable substance with a fruit-driven aftertaste.
Du Pin is located in the Entre Deux Mers region of Bordeaux. The 2009 is easily the best wine they have yet produced. The aromatics of sweet cherries, black currants, subtle herbs, cedar, and spice box combined with a long, rich attack and mid-palate result in an impressive, supple-textured Grand Vin de Bordeaux to drink over the next 1-2 years. Delicious and great value for money
The nose give us a rich flavour of white flowers and white fruits such as peach, pear and apricot. The mouth is intense, round, softly structured and lightly perfumed with mineral notes. Elegant, it finishes on minerals and slightly citrus notes. Oru most popular St Veran!
The small appellation of Côteaux de Giennois lives in the shadow of its neighbour, the renowed Pouilly-Fume, its wines often slip under the radar and are hence excellent value. The classic gooseberry fruit on the nose is intense yet restrained, and leads into a palate bursting with flavours of lime and nettle, delivered with a clean and crisp feel.
A wine made from the heart with creativity and respect of our natural environment, bringing together tradition and innovation. This wine represents the diversity of our magnificent region blessed with an incredible variety of soils and climates that gives some of the most exciting wines in the world.Appealingly floral and fruity on the nose. Toasty, stone fruit, mineral with good weight and depth on the palate. Fresh finish.
A wine made from the heart with creativity and respect of our natural environment, bringing together tradition and innovation. This wine represents the diversity of our magnificent region blessed with an incredible variety of soils and climates that gives some of the most exciting wines in the world.Displays an explosive red fruit profile with moderate grippy tannins, surprising acidity and an elegance and impressive longevity on the finish. This is a serious Grenache, with purity of fruit and concentration. Shows real richness and depth whilst keeping the lively fruit expression synonymous with this varietal.
TAir dOc is our tribute to the Languedoc, our beautiful region bathed in warm, Mediterranean sunshine; the rolling hills, the garrigue, the majestic Pyrenees...but never forget the winds! Blowing from East or West; these winds shape the trees and rocks, carving out the character of the landscape and leaving us with all that is familiarTropical fruits and citrus on the nose, with a crisp lively palate. Good acidity with a clean finish.
TAir dOc is our tribute to the Languedoc, our beautiful region bathed in warm, Mediterranean sunshine; the rolling hills, the garrigue, the majestic Pyrenees...but never forget the winds! Blowing from East or West; these winds shape the trees and rocks, carving out the character of the landscape and leaving us with all that is familiar.Red fruit and hints of spice on the nose. Plenty of structure. Soft tannins give this medium bodied wine a classic Syrah palate.
A wine made from the heart with creativity and respect of our natural environment, bringing together tradition and innovation. This wine represents the diversity of our magnificent region blessed with an incredible variety of soils and climates that gives some of the most exciting wines in the world.Pale lemon gold with an explosive nose. Lovely flavours of apricot, peach and acacia blossom give way to an elegance and freshness balancing perfectly the richness of the grape.
The Syrah brings aromatic strength and structure; The Grenache gives lovely red berry flavours. Great pairing for BBQ and can even be drunk lightly chilled.
This is a rather fragrant medium-bodied wine with red berry and blackcurrant aromas and a clean and consistent fruity Pinot Noir appeal on the palate. Smooth and very satisfying !
Soft sultry textures from the south of France. A slight dustiness reminiscent of the warm climate breezes from the glass, where fresh blackcurrant, black cherry and herbal aromas feed into rich plummy flavours on the palate, backed up by hints of pepper and spice. Tannins are soft and supple. A hint of saltiness and chocolate glances the palate towards the finish. Well balanced and easy to drink.
A wine of real character, there is a wild ripeness of sweet scented fruit twinned with an edgy woodland perfume. The palate is incredibly long and very rich, scrumptiously juicy fleshy flavours that are counterbalanced and intertwined with the savoury crunchy rooty character of Cabernet Franc.
Made by the Perrin family who own Chateau Beaucastel, one of the greatest names in Châteauneuf du Pape. his wine is a skilful blend of such grapes as Grenache and Syrah, which find full expression on the elevations of Mont Ventoux.
Lovely - poised - nice spicy, savoury nose, redcurrants. Palate has some fresh fruit but overiding delicious peppery and plummy with some grip, countryside thrown in, with an amazing finish. Actually very feminine - tasty. Very tasty.
Le Fou translates as The Madman, as it has long been thought only a madman would try to produce the perfect Pinot Noir in southern France. Obviously fuller than Pinot Noir from Burgundy, it has warm, ripe cherry fruit, is intense and sweet with a savoury twist. Raspberry and gamey on the nose, it has an almost graphite character with violets and blue berries. Gentle acidity with light and tasty tannins add balance to this smooth, appealing red. Its a wine that gets you thinking
with layers of really lovely fruit, its very drinkable and perfect if you prefer a riper, fruitier style of Pinot.
Francois Lurton makes one of the tastiest Sauvignon Blancs in the Pay d'Oc region of Southern France. It has a vivid, racy elderflower character on the nose and an appealing touch of richness and weight on the palate.
Fresh, juicy, plump fruit with hints of violets and red fruits on the nose and a supple, smooth, lush palate almost southern Rhône in its warm, sweet-fruited style but with a lovely twist of acidity on the finish
Grape Types - Gros Manseng 70% and Colombard 30%. Intensely aromatic nose and creamy palate. You HAVE to try this wine, it's unforgettable! Lovely grassy aromatic nose (reminiscent of sauvignon blanc), with hints of tropical melon and pink grapefruit The palate is softer and creamier than you would expect, given the invigorating nose. Fresh lemon. with hints of nuttiness and a wonderful palate weight, giving the wine real texture.
"This is broad, gutsy red delivers lots of mouthfilling plum, blackberry, roasted fig, bramble, smouldering tobacco and warm stone notes. Dark and dense through the finish, but well-delineated. Drink now through 2016. 90 points" James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
Paler ruby than some earlier vintages due to the extreme proportion of Grenache, the nose is however as explosive, plush and opulent as ever, layered with exotic spice, cracked black pepper and of course streaked with crushed vanillin. The palate is instantly appealing, polished and smooth on entry but steeped in depth and texture as the flavours swirl around, lengthen and delight. The lasting impression is satisfying - a big, oppulent and sweet Grenache driven wine with obvious oak quality, great structure, length and finish.
Rhone-Villages Cairanne (70% Grenache and 30% Syrah) is a dense, rich, full-bodied, impressively constituted effort. This is a sensational new estate I discovered by while tasting through offerings from Philippe Cambies 74 different clients.
This historic Domaine has been producing Beaujolais wines since 1850. The Domaine stretches over 34 ha divided over many of the Cru Classe villages within Beaujolais. The beautiful vaulted cellar is still the hub of the winery. The Sambadier family have owned Manoir du Carra for many generations and take an active role in the vineyards and in the cellar. The vines are tended to by hand and at harvest the bunches are picked by hand, and sorted on entry to the winery to check the individual grape quality. The wines produced show classic terroir and typicity, and have won many awards around the world. Tasting Note: "Ruby red in colour with redcurrant, cherry and flint on the nose. Classic red berry and mineral flavours are well balanced by the medium body and fresh style."
A very pretty Riesling with lots and lots of pretty fruit. True to its name this really is peachy the juicy orange-blush kind. It almost tastes off-dry but there is only 4 g/l of residual sugar. Lime and wet sand minerality providing a frame of reference.
Lechlade On Thames
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