Beautifully structured and perfectly balanced, Guimaraens Vintage Ports show Fonseca's superb marriage of power and breed.
If you have a decanter, use it for Guimaraens. If you do not, try double decanting, which achieves the same effect: pour the port in to a suitable neutral receptacle, such as a jug. Take especial care towards the end of the bottle- use natural light or a candle to see when the sediment starts to be poured. Without undue wastage, stop pouring at this point. Rinse then drain the original bottle, then pour the decanted port back in to serve. The process also opens up the full depth of tastes and aromas...
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Beronia Gran Reserva 2008 shows a powerful and deep maroon colour. On the nose intense and complex with dried fruits such as dates standing out over a base of chocolate and sweet spice from the French oak. On the palate silky and meaty with pleasant tannins giving structure and complexity. This wine shows great personality with body, elegance and intense flavours.
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Light straw in colour with a fresh, generous perfume with notes of flint and flowers. On the palate it is intense and concentrated with a lovely pure fruit character. Flavours of peach and lime follow through to a long, minerally finish.
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Deep coral pink coloured with refined yet exuberant bubbles. On the nose, the essence of an English Summer with notes of fresh roses, strawberries, extra ageing of 3+ years yeast lees adds delicious toasty characters, than linger well into the finish. 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay from Kent, Sussex and Hampshire vineyards. Limited stock.
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Deep dark crimson purple. Intense, ripe dark fruit aromas, dark chocolate and gentle spice. Mid-weight, this is a supple, super-stylish shiraz. Mouthfilling rich juicy red and black fruits, with hints of savoury spice. Long, fine tannins and beautifully integrated oak round out this age-worthy wine.
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This unique Blanc de Noir was made from 100% Pinot noir grapes, grown on the family owned vineyard. Ripe hand picked fruit and gentle winemaking have given a wonderfully balanced wine.
The elegant Champagne colour resulted from minimal skin contact prior to a gentle whole bunch press. The juice was fermented in stainless steel to retain the varietal and fruit characteristics.
The wine shows delightful aromas of peaches and cream, with stone fruit, pink grapefruit and a hint of honey on the palate. Best served slightly chilled.
Silver medal New ZealandInternational Wine Show 2013
4 Stars 18.5/20 Raymond Chan
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A fine wine, made from Garnacha and Carinena.
Deep ruby colour with a hint of ochre.
Rich complex Mediterranean aromas with exuberant notes of spices and blackberries.
Velvety tannins are noted on the palate with elegant flavours of licorice and small dark forest fruits.
Perfect with stews, game, meat paellas and traditional mountain cuisine. Serve at 18deg C.
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