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Taking on other Cinsault's throughout the world! This extraordinary old vine Cinsault comes from 60 year old vines in the Bekaa valley and is wonderfully unique.The nose has an exotic mix of ripe fig, bright red cherry and plum fruit with star anise spice, its lifted and pronounced. The palate has beautifully ripe red fruit characters alongside fig and date notes. The acidity and tannin perfectly balances the generous flavours and leaves a pure, clean finish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Bright and clean dark berry fruit. Not at all confected, but warm, sweet and welcoming. Incredibly drinkable, with the sensation of biting into a ripe strawberry and letting the juice run down your chin. Fresh, bright and superb value" Judges Comments, The Wine Merchant 'Top 50'
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.
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. 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."
This is the first Pinot Noir that we have imported directly to the UK and we're delighted that it comes from Matthew van Heerden along with his superb Chardonnay. Like the Chardonnay, only 3 barrels were produced and we've brought just 240 bottles to the UK. Made with fruit from Elgin which is rapidly establishing itself as one of the cooler climates in South Africa this is a delicious, crunchy Pinot that has an enticing savoury edge.
Lechlade On Thames
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