Duc de Belmonde, Cabernet/Syrah, IGP Pays d’Oc , 2018 Deep Coloured, the nose shows spice, blackberry and cassis and a hint of oak. The palate is round, smooth and spicy. Grape Variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah
2019 ‘M’ Grand Malbec, IGP Pays d’Oc, FranceDeep coloured, the nose shows sweet black berry fruits, violets and a hint of liquorice. The palate is quite full with sweet dark fruits and ripe tannins. Grape Variety: 90% Malbec 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Devlin's Mount Shiraz, South Australia, Australia 2017 Crimson red in colour with an elegant nose of summer fruits with hints of raspberry and toast. Full-bodied on the palate, with blackberry and plum flavours and hints of clove and very juicy tannins.
Chateau Courac, Cotes du Rhone, France, 2016Deep purple coloured with brick tints at the rim. The nose is full of blackberry and spice with notes of violets and a scrape of black pepper. Generous and full on the palate, the finish is elegant and spicy and shows moderate tannins. Grape Variety: 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10%…
2016 Bodegas Ortega Ezquerro Crianza, Tudelilla, Rioja, Spain Intense red cherry colour. Aromas of red fruits, strawberry, raspberry and cranberry framed by fine nuances of spices, vanilla and toffee. Well balanced and full-bodied wine, with very round tannins. Silky and structured on the palate. It has a sweet and very enveloping attack with a long and…
2018 Nebbiolo d'Alba, 'Stërmà', La Bioca, Piedmont, Italy Ruby coloured with pale amber tints, the nose is ripe and highly expressive, with rose petal, dark autumnal fruits and earthy notes. The palate is vibrant and ripe, with a fine texture and firm but very ripe tannins. Grape Variety: Nebbiolo
Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon, Durbanville , South Africa, 2018 Pale lemon coloured, the nose is complex with a distinct grassy capsicum character and flinty notes. The palate is ripe and sweet fruited, yet very steely and bone dry, with capsicum, nettles and hints of gooseberry and fig. Very rounded and balanced with a long crisp finish.…
Domaine Gavoty, 'Cuvee Clarendon' Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France Deceptively pale, the nose is full of crushed summer fruits, whilst the palate is a mouth watering blend of strawberries and redcurrants, allied to a creamy texture, considerable weight and a long crisp finish.
Durona, DO Penedes, Mont Rubi, 2008 Intense purple colour, with a complex nose of wild fruits and warm spices underscored by a subtle minerality. The palate follows with black and purple fruits, Mediterranean herbs and delicate oak. Grape Variety: Sumoll, Garnacha, Carinena
2016 Château Marsau, Cotes de Francs, Bordeaux A nose of black fruit, menthol, evolving into mineral notes when aired (pencil lead, chalk). An elegant palate, voluptuous, supple, silky tannins Grape Variety: 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc "Is this the Petrus of the Cotes de Francs"? - Robert Parker
2015 Vigna Traverso, Schioppettino di Propetto, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy This has a lovely nose of dark plum fruit backed by plenty of black peppery notes. The palate is medium bodied and elegant, with black cherry and plum fruit flavours, fine tannins and a slightly spicy finish. Grape Variety: 100% Schioppettino
La Bioca, 'Bissia', Chardonnay, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy, 2017 The nose is full of apple pastry and preserved lemon notes, backed by oak spice and oatmeal. The palate is rich and very broad, with a thread of fine acidity. Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Chablis 1er Cru, Vau Ligneau, Domaine Louis Moreau, FranceWhite gold with green tints, the nose reveals mint and pineapple. The palate is powerful yet restrained with fine acidity and a creamy texture. Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Diemersdal Estate 'MM Louw' Sauvignon Blanc, Durbanville, South Africa, 2017 Pale lemon coloured, the nose is complex with a distinct grassy capsicum character and flinty notes. The palate is ripe and sweet fruited, yet very steely and bone dry, with capsicum, nettles and hints of gooseberry and fig. Very rounded and balanced with a long crisp…