A boldly aromatic Pinot Noir opens with notes of cherry and dark chocolate, giving way to a hint of smoky oak and light rose petal. 12 months of aging in 100% French oak lends notes of sandalwood and cardamon on the mid-palate giving a finish reminiscent of fresh baked blueberry pie. This full-bodied, finely balanced wine marries velvety tannins with crisp acidity.
A concentrated Tignanello with ripe red fruit and spice aromas, as well as vanilla and toasty notes from the oak. The palate, while still youthful, is powerful and complex, expressing a great sense of place as well as the ideal weather conditions leading up to the harvest.
Wonderful crisp and refreshing Sauvignon from this wine hot spot! Showing true and traditional citrus notes on the nose, inviting fresh lemon/lime and tropical fruit flavours on the palate with a long lasting fruit finish.
Acon Crianza Ribera del Duero is a delicious classic Ribera with full deep yet elegant aromas and flavours.
Full tasting note and wine making –
Acon Crianza Ribera del Duero is full of powerful ripe black fruits aromas and with hints of spice, vanilla and liquorice coming through. It has a rounded palate with good backbone of integrated ripe tannins and powerful robust fruit notes and a lingering finish.
The grapes were harvested by hand and placed into small cases of 12 Kg for careful transport to the winery where they undergo a cold pre‐fermentation maceration for 48 h followed by controlled alcoholic fermentation at 28º C and back‐fermentation. They then undergo lees maceration for 18 ‐ 20 days followed by racking and tasting.
Serving suggestion: Brilliant, pale yellow, offering fresh floral aromas with strong fruit undertones & an intriguing exotic note. Light & silky on the palate. Excellent as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to rice dishes, seafood and fish.
A pure fruit driven nose, perfumed with cut limes and a hint of spirit. The wine has a perfumed honeyed palate and is intensely fruity with white peach flavours and mineral complexity. Grapes are sourced from selected prime vineyards and harvesting is by hand or machine, depending on the site. Winemaking is ‘traditional’ and overseen by Jean Michel Lihrmann – pneumatic pressing, temperature controlled fermentation, no finings and light filtration before bottling – all to preserve fruit and aromatic qualities and elegance. His philosophy is to make wines with good acidity and fruit balance.
This limited edition cuvée of Red Red Wine was created through the partnership between Eminent Life and UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey, founding members of Britain‘s biggest reggae band who sold over 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe. Produced from a subtle blend of two grape varieties, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this cuvée represents a perfect expression of the two varieties used in Bordeaux.
Made mainly from traditional tuscan grape varieties, especially trebbiano and malvasia, with a small addition of chardonnay and pinot bianco. the blend of native and international varieties creates a fresh, stylish wine which maintains the typical character of this region.
A garnet red colour with a delicate, appealing, intense bouquet, reminiscent of violets and dry roses, alcohol-soaked cherries, vanilla, tobacco, truffles and pepper. The taste is full, robust, austere but velvety and harmonious.
Vina Albina Rioja Crianza
Bright cherry red colour with fresh fruit and liquorice aromas along with pronouncing notes of spice and toasty flavours stemming from the new oak. Soft in the mouth with pleasant and velvety tannins on a nice long harmonious finish
A red coloured wine with violet highlights which has outstanding aromas of blackberries, plums and black cherries, blended with hints of vanilla. In the mouth there are smooth, rounded tannins and flavours of red and black fruits, enhanced with notes of caramel.
Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache
McLaren Vale, Australia
Red - Rich and Intense
4.5 from 11 User Ratings
92 / 100 from 26 Critic Reviews
Many critics score this McLaren Vale wine highly.
Critic tasting note: Still a medium hued crimson colour, no whole bunches here, nine months in older French oak. Spicier than the previous wines, a little meatier in terms of its aromas. Mouthfilling and ripe fruit, really quite tangy, there's a plummy quality, but a rasp of tannin and souring acidity that gives some grip and real gastronomic appeal." - 91/100, Tom Cannavan
What do you get when you make a plum liqueur with Sake? You get Umeshu! Using Ginjo grade Sake, plum and sugar, Akashi-Tai make an properly classic Umeshu that can be enjoyed hot (like Sake regularly is) or cold as part of a dessert. Once it's opened, you're going to want to keep the bottle in a refrigerator.
A modern, easy drinking rose made from a blend of Regent, (60%), Dornfelder, (35%), Rondo (5%).
Spangly pink grapefruit in the glass, red fruit nose, tasting of mandarin, strawberries, pomegranate, bright acidity, a characterful English rose.
A classic rose made from Pinot Noir.
Luminescent, super pale, fragrant stone fruit nose, linear and austere, peachy, a hint of umami, lingering acidity, a rose with depth, purity and intrigue.
UK WINE AWARDS - SILVER---
DECANTER MAGAZINE 92 points
Best English Rose
The Lady of Charmat is a multi-vintage sparkling brut rosé made from grapes grown at Off The Line vineyard. The fruit was whole-bunched pressed and aged in stainless steel tanks with a secondary fermentation taking place in a tank, a method known as ‘the Charmat method’.
This vivid pink, dry sparkling rosé is easy drinking and fruit driven. It has definition, character and expresses red fruit flavours with character and identity.
Since 1985 Yalumba has been under the leadership of fifth generation family member Robert Hill- Smith who has taken Yalumba from a well-regarded fortified winemaker with a large, cumbersome wine portfolio, to one of the most respected fine wine producers in Australia.
The island of Pantelleria is a curious, rugged volcanic outcrop, situated halfway between the Tunisian and Sicilian coasts, and it is here, in Italy's most southerly appellation, that this Passito Liquoroso is made. It's rather amazing, we think, that this beautiful, rich, baked apricot and marmalade-y dessert wine is made roughly 40 miles off the coast of Africa. But, being an island in a rather windy spot, it gets enough cooling maritime influence to balance the searing sun, resulting in a nuanced, balanced, but still brilliantly swarthy wine.
A beautiful amber colour with a prominent nose of apricot jam. The palate is rich and ripe with sweet velvety texture and flavours of dried fruits, apricots, figs, raisins. The finish has a lick of citrus to keep it fresh.
Deep ruby in the glass, this cabernetSauvignon commands attention from the moment it is poured. Rich, luscious scents of sweet berry fruits entice the nose, opening to wisps of cola, licorice and spice. An intense core of ripe blackberry and boysenberry greets the palate, giving way to notes of cassis, vanilla and earth. Firm tannins and food-friendly acidity balance the plush fruit, leading to a long, pleasant finish.
The intense character and complex nature of this Cabernet Sauvignon is a strong partner for meat dishes such as beef stew and roasted venison. Try it also with a flavourful starter, such as gorgonzola and walnuts, or a simple dessert, like espresso gelato.