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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 savory, 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
Cheval des Andes is a New World “Grand Cru” which combines the art of “assemblage” of Bordeaux's Premier “Grand Cru Classé A”: Cheval Blanc and the best Argentine “terroir” with the 1929 Malbec from Terrazas de los Andes.
The result of such magical encounter is a refined, subtle and complex “Grand Cru” of the Andes.
Color-Intense and deep ruby, with light purple accents.
Aromas- Opens with intense red & black fruits notes such as raspberry, redcurrant, and blackcurrant completed by subtle floral hints like geranium, rhubarb jam, andmenthol. Its noble oak aging gives it slight aromas of tobacco and pepper.
Palate- Well balanced, excellent structure in the mouth with silky and delicate tannins. This has a great intensity, complexity and elegance, all underlined by a vibrant freshness. Long and suave finish with deep aromatic persistence. Great aging potential.
The Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reservas from Cousino Macul has an intense ruby red color, its bouquet is clear and fruity, with a perfect balance between fruit and French oak, where prunes, blackberries and spicy notes outstand.
Founded in 1879 in Haro , Rioja. Named Imperial because it was originally exported to the UK in imperial pint sized bottles , this is one of the best Rioja Reservas around. Fine garnet colour with terracotta tinge. Vanilla notes on the nose, with sloes, mulberries and spice. Stewed currant fruit on the palate, dry and elegant with great richness and a fine long finish. Drink with slow-cooked lamb. Decant before serving.
Soft and supple with good integration of wood and attractive fruit character. This Reserva Rioja, from a very well-respected traditional bodega, is made from a careful blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano grapes.
Deep purple in color, this wine (25.5% Touriga Franca/22.5% Tinta Roriz/16.5% Tinta Amarela/10.5% Tinta Barroca/8.5% Tinta Cao/8% Sousaol/6.5% Tinta Francisca/2% Touriga Nacional) reveals plum, vanilla, tobacco and brioche on the nose. The mouth feel has firm, rich tannins yet comes across as approachable and silky. The finish was medium/long with beautifully balanced fruit, acidity and tannins. 12.5% abv.
Gonzalez Byass recognised the quality potential of the grapes from the area and in 2000 they bought Finca Moncloa, a 42 acre estate on clay and limestone soils, with a Mediterranean climate, producing red grapes with great intensity.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tintilla de Rota and Petit Verdot aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels. A cherry red wine with intense aromas of red and black fruits and a balanced palate with notes of fruit, spice and oak.