Serious quality. Beautiful wine. Named after the Bruce Springteen song "Promised Land". A wild-ferment wine made from Macabeu, Grenache gris and Carignan blanc. Fermented and aged on lees in barrels for 9 months. It has a complex nose of river stones, quince and buttered toast. The palate combines flavours of pears and citrus with a long, spicy finish. Just brilliant. Top marks.
Superb deep-purple colour. The powerful and complex nose develops notes of 'Garrigue', cocoa and black fruit. Its rich and smooth mouth offers aromas of blackberry and violet with a slightly minty finish and great length.
Explosion of red fruits on the nose, including raspberry, cherry and ripe strawberry. The palate is smooth and rich with very soft tannins and clean acidity. This is medium bodied with a pleasing finish.
This Bourgogne is cherry red in colour, with ruby red reflections. The nose expresses notes of raspberry, blackcurrant, liquorice, with notes of violet. The palate is soft with crisp tannins. The fresh and saline finish is accompanied by aromas of liquorice and pepper. This is a delicate style and so much better than your average Bourgogne Rouge, punching way above it's weight, it is a very stylish and classy wine indeed,
Alexia Russo and Caroline Fyot pursued careers in the luxury industry for one and in insurance for the other before decided to reconnect with nature and fulfill a childhood dream: to create a wine estate.
The pair chose Burgundy, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Château de Garnerot to create the estate because of its deep historical roots in the winemaking tradition.
At this price point Ben Glaetzer starts to get his mitts on some really mature vine fruit. This is 100% Barossa shiraz sourced from vines that are between 35 and 120 years old. Its remarkable that such old vine fruit could be included in a wine at this price, but hey, whos complaining. In this hot year those old vines kicked in and provided some excellent fruit that doesnt have a hint of being cooked or out of whack in that important flavour sugar trade-off. It gets a reasonable amount of oak with about 40 % new and largely French for about 16 months. Loaded with that mix of black fruits and dark plum with a typical Barossa coffee grinds character. Generous grainy mouth feel with a sustained finish. Another cracking good wine at a mighty good price.
The Montesquiou family have been a source of Jurancon wines for generations, today it is run by brothers Sébastien and Fabrice who have raised the quality of the estate to a new level. The brothers employ many of the techniques of biodynamic viticulture so that no insecticides and herbicides are used.
Superb value dessert wine. The vineayrds of Jurancon are blessed with a very dry autumn allowing grapes to be left on the vine well into November, by which time they have begun to dry, concentrating the sugars and the flavours, whilst retaining all of the bracing acidity which is the hallmark of Petit Manseng. The palate hits you with a mouthful of rich apricot and peach flavours, as well as significant sweetness from 120grams+ residual sugar. Still you have great acidity, length and richness. A joy and terrific value.
The Saumur Champigny appellation covers red wines made in the 8 communes closest to Saumur. The name Champigny supposedly derives from the Latin campus igni (field of fire), named for the areas exceptionally warm microclimate. 100% Cabernet Franc, this Saumur Champigny sees no oak giving a light, fresh style with abundant red cherry fruit. This is from the same producer as our superb Crémant.
A delicious blend of four white grapes, traditionally grown in the Alsace region: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Muscat. Very pretty aromatic nose (flowers and turkish delight) with great structure from the ample acids and delicious clean, crisp fruity flavours. Plus theres a hint of sweetness to balance the acidity and complement the sushi rice and soy sauce.
Fresh, delicate aroma of apple blossoms and a hint of citrus and slate. An animating, enjoyable and juicy Riesling with crystal clear mineral texture; excellent balance of aromatic sweetness and racy fruit acid.
This Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc offers complexity of texture and a mineral drive that summons river stones and sea spray. Blackcurrant, guava and passionfruit are captured alongside the subtlest hint of oyster-shell. This wine is focused and explosive on both nose and palate yet remains elegantly balanced and distinctly saline.
Rich, fruity and intense, it is loaded with raspberry and black cherry aromas, cedar chips and pretty violet notes and a hint of vanilla. The vanilla pops back again on the palate with caramel and supple grapey flavours.
This domaine's showpiece wine is made using the best Chardonnay grapes, fermented and matured in French oak. Burgundian and silky in style, Odyssée featured on the dream wine list of three 'Best Sommelier in the World' winners.