Part of Akashi-Tai's connoisseur range, this edition of Honjozo Tokubetsu was crafted with Gohyakumangoku rice milled down to just 60% of its original size. Enjoyably refreshing and flavoursome, this one.
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.
When crafted by a skilled producer, Chablis is worth the countless column inches and plaudits heaped on the region and its wines. And in this case, it’s crafted by the team at Albert Bichot, makers of fine Burgundy since 1831. Although the family have a proud heritage to look back to, they’re focussed firmly on the future. They practise sustainable agriculture, ever mindful of the legacy they leave for future generations. The care they exhibit in the vineyard follows through to the winery, which in turn shines through to the wine in your glass. This fine Chablis was aged on its lees for 10 months to add creamy complexity to this elegant, pure fruit white, brimming with green apple and citrus. It makes a fine apéritif or partner for seafood.
Cesari has hit its stride with the Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Il Bosco. This is an opulent and layered red wine with savoury notes of saddle leather and exotic spice that drive the wine's dark core. This Amarone manages a careful balance with beautiful precision. In the mouth, it is smooth and rich with a deep textural impact. The blend is 80/20 Corvina and Rondinella.
This côtes du rhône villages is typically full-flavoured, lusciously fruity with a delicate spice in the finish; made without oak maturation principally from grenache noir, syrah with some enriching carignan noir.
Baccolo is a tribute to the ancient wine divinity (Bacco).
Perfect blends of indigenous and noble varietals to obtain complex and fruit-driven wines and to protect the viticulture Biodiversity.
Extraordinary wines: Baccolo Rosso Veneto
Grapes: predominanlty Merlot e Corvina, with partial grapes over maturation (appassimento) and barrique ageing
Denomination: Veneto indicazione geografica tipica
Alcohol: 13% by vol.
Serving temperature: 16°C
Colour: dark bordeaux
Bouquet: intense of spice and ripe fruit
Taste: round and persistent in the mouth
Serving suggestions: game, roasted red meats and hard mature cheeses
Wine of France.This noble white wine is produced from grapes grown in the south-east facing Beblenheim commune in the pretty region of Alsace. Often referred to as the king of white grape varieties, Riesling has exceptional attributes that can produce exquisite white wines. Known for its floral, mineral character and racy, firm acidity, good Riesling has a lightness of touch and yet a very pervasive, precisely defined palate. Alsatian Rieslings have all this, coupled with a rich depth of flavour. Pale yellow in colour, highly aromatic with a lemony character and a crisp, fresh palate, this Kleinfels Riesling has a sublime complexity. Layers of citrus fruit and a steely mineral backbone support the bright acidity right through to a long, ethereal finish. Beblenheim's Kleinfels Riesling is best enjoyed chilled as a refreshing aperitif, or is perfect with crab salads, baked fish, white meat or poultry dishes. Fabulous with eastern cuisine.
After ageing in oak barrels of different sizes for at least 2 years it refines in the bottle for 5 to 6 months. It is most appreciated for its intense ruby red colour with slight garnet reflections, it is persistent in the nose with hints of durmast, elegant and austere in the mouth.
Thanks to some crafty work by a handful of producers, Margaret River Shiraz is coming out of the shadow of Cabernet. Cape Mentelle has pushed the envelope with this intense number. Rich, peppery black fruit and a confident use of vanillin oak.
Valpolicella Superiore obtained from Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes alluring in the vineyards exposed at midday on the hills of Valpolicella. In January following the harvest, the wine undergoes a second slight refermentation on the pomace of Amarone: the result is a full-bodied wine, very fragrant, warm, velvety, to be drunk after two years of aging. Suitable for game and red meats.
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The wine presents a high gustative quality due to the yield and the balance of our blending between merlots and cabernets sauvignons. very beautiful extraction of the skin components to give a rich, structured and deep wine.
Great with many years left of course. Drank in Galway in Ireland where Kirwan were one of the 12 tribal families of the city before later making wine. Mature and elegant, captivating more than fruit delivery. The nose is mature, complex and characterful, floral elements, not surprising of course from this great Margaux. Nose has aged Margaux'ness, berries, red fruit, toasted expresso, mint tinges and layers of wood and wonderfulness.
Saint -Julien is a small but important Haut- Medoc appellation of Bordeaux, in southwest France. Its reputation is based on status: a reliable source of fine wines. Between some of the most famous appellations: Margaux and Pauillac, Saint -Julien makes up for its grand cru chateaux with the production of highly rated wines. The appellation Saint-Julien is generally considered to be one of the very best wine producing areas in the world and Châteaux Langoa and Léoville Barton are proud to be situated in the very heart of this exceptional region.
Very neutral nose that opened out to something pretty savoury. Very attractive, fine, top-quality oak on the finish. Lovely balance. Should just get better and better. Everything seems ripe and in balance here.
Cranberry, burnt sugar, bitter herbs, graphite and pine bark on the nose. Tight acidity, with red fruits and berries at the forefront, the pine and graphite give backbone, and some big tannins at the finish.
Bordeaux Superior..........Intense garnet color with notes of plum and red fruits on the nose. A modern style of claret that benefits from ageing in new wood. Ripe, soft bramble and cassis fruit with supple tannins and a savoury finish