Akashi-tai's Honjozo sake is made to be slightly lighter in style than other sakes, using high quality rice and a small amount of brewers alcohol to create a crisp, dry and easy to drink sake that's best served at room temperature.
Yellow straw in colour with sparkles of brilliant green. The nose displays fresh, clean citrus aroma and a beautiful floral intensity. The palate is dry with crunchy green apple fruit and a refreshing acidity.
After agingin oak barrels of different sizes for at least 2 years it refines in bottle for 5 to 6 months. It is most appreciated for its intense ruby red colour with slight garnit reflections, it is intense and persistent in the nose with hints of durmast, elegant and austere in the mouth.
A wine making property in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux. It is classifed as a Troisiemes Crus (Third Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The Chateau has 104 acres (42 hectares) of vineyard planted with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with an average age of 35 years old. The vines are trained useing the double Guyot method and undergo de-leafing, removal of secondary shoots and green harvesting. Grapes are harvested by hand with sorting both in the vineyard and the winery. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with a meceration period of 15 to 20 days, the wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation in barriques. The resulting wine is then aged for 12 to 15 months in half and half first and second fill barrels.
A deep burgundy colour with a nose of mature fruits, plums, cherries, figs, cinnamon and cloves. The aromas follow through to a palate full of rich black and red fruits, plums and damsons dominate with pomegranate, baked cherries and Christmas spices. An intensely concentrated powerful vintage with fine smooth tannins and a spicy, warming finish.
Smooth and dry, Choya Sake is a traditional Japanese drink which is produced with care and attention. Fermented at a very low temperature, Choya Sake has the true fragrance and aroma of cooked rice as well as warmer, fruitier notes. Traditionally served warm in the cold winter or chilled in the warmer months, Choya Sake offers the true taste of Japan. Whether you drink it alone or alongside traditional Japanese food, this is definitely one drink to savour.
The characteristically uplifting aromas of ripe lime and grapefruit, nectarine, papaya and mango and floral notes of orange blossom, gooseberry and sweet fennel are striking. A chalky and weighty texture balanced by a minerally-citrus acid backbone.
Reminiscent pale yellow-green. Seductive scent of spring, white flowers and fresh tropical fruit. Fresh and zingy in the mouth leaving a slight acidity that gives a feeling of freshness. Ideal companion for appetizers, snacks, fish and seafood.
Errazuriz have long helped define the style for Chilean Merlot; it is full-bodied, generous and richly fruity with succulent blueberry and plum characters together with delicate savoury notes of coffee, chocolate and toasty oak, extremely stylish easy drinking.
The Casablanca Valley's near perfect conditions create fruit that is ripe and perfectly balanced, making Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc fresh, crisp and lively with citrus and green apple characters together with light mineral notes on the long clean finish.
Pinot Grigio grapes have rather dark skins and they are left in contact with the fermenting juice for just the right amount of time to give this delicate Rosé wine its pink colour. With a fragrant nose of flowers and fresh fruit, soft and ripe on the palate, with delicate hints of raspberries this is a very easy wine to drink.
An ample with a good tannic structure originating from the Fronsac appellation, the wine of Château Faure-Beausejour has benefited from exceptional conditions of evolution : a rich soil, maximum exposure to the sun, manual harvesting and a careful vinification and maturation process
The grapes, selected from low yielding vines, come from the areas of Carcassonne and the Minervois, in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert.
The two varieties were vinified separately. Both went through a period of cold soak. fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing. There was very limited use of press wine.
The blend of rich blackcurranty Cabernet and brambley, gently peppery Syrah makes this a very distinctive wine. The vanilla character of the oak is present but subtle, and the tannins are softer than in many Cabernets. A very luxurious drink; silky and satisfying.
Good with a range of red meat dishes, but its soft fruity character makes this an attractive wine to drink by itself.
A very distinctive and immediately enjoyable Pinot Noir, this is a very juicy, raspberryish, cherryish wine with hints of strawberry and oak and a refreshing note of pepper.
Great by itself or to accompany a wide range of meat dishes, but could also be enjoyed with fish such as tuna or salmon.
Serving note: Would be good slightly chilled, especially in warm weather.
Fresh, uplifting gooseberry and citrus aromas develop into more exotic guava and mango notes. The palate equally overflows with grapefruit and lush tropical fruits, tangy acidity and just a hint of sweetness to round out the mouth.