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Hints of spice and red fruits on the nose with clean bright, juicy strawberry compote and cream flavours as well as dry earthy notes on the palate. The wine is well balanced with fine soft tannins and a long dry finish.
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.
Our best loved Malbec is possibly even juicier, freshier and tastier still!. Bright on the nose with ripe blackberry plum fruit and sweet spice. The palate is silky and warming with more black fruit and cherries. The wine is vibrant with an alluring blend of fruit along with clove, pepper and cinnamon spice finished off with well-structured integrated tannins. A great wine with a fresh finish.
A deeply coloured, medium-bodied, spicy red with aromas of ripe plum, black cherry, perfumed, fresh Nero d'Avola. The palate combines warm, juicy red fruit flavours with savoury, lightly smoky characters, a hint of bitter chocolate and nip of tannin on the finish...Brilliant with Lamb and most red meats. Great Value and organic!!!
Lechlade On Thames
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