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.
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.
Belle & Co is a refreshing and well balanced non-alcoholic alternative to a traditional dry sparkling wine. A perfect celebratory drink for when you want a non-alcohol alternative sparkling wine.
Belle & Co is produced from fermented grape juice, like any other wine, but uses a high tech process to create this non-alcoholic product. It is then blended with premium green tea to give it more body. The resulting non-alcoholic wine has notes of apple and pear and a good level of acidity. One could say it's 'trés belle'!
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.
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.
Features a gorgeous core of plum and blackcurrant fruit, deeply inlaid with tobacco notes and chalky minerality. Everything melds wonderfully through to a refined finish. big tannins at the finish.
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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
Georgia is the coming force in Eastern European/Caucasus winemaking. It's interesting, hearty and savoury with thousands of years of winemaking history. It needs herby lamb, vegetable or beef stew to really give is something to work with. Delicious."
Soft oak and vanilla overtones, which are echoed on the mid weight palate.
The soft velvety tannin structure is well balanced with acidity. The wine has an excellently expressed vinosity.
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.
Chateau Sigognac Medoc is an acclaimed Medoc produced from a skilful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Notes of cedar and black pepper with rich black berry fruit, a smooth body and fine tannins.
Situated just outside Saint-Yzans de Medoc and with the estuary immediately to its East, the 47 hectare vineyard of the Chateau Sigognac is planted in clay-chalky and clay-sandy soils which are characteristic of the Medoc region.
This sexy mother of a wine struts forth with an opaque plum/ruby/purple color and terrific notes of creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herbs and smoky barbecue. It is a brilliant effort, with full body, wonderful fruit, a savoury, expansive mouthfeel, sensational texture and a long finish, but no hardness or astringency. This is a fabulous Talbot to drink over the next 20-25 years