Of beautiful violet-red colour, this wine is very attractive and complex in nose, with an expression of red and black fruits, such as raspberries and blueberries, soft hints of violets and a subtle touch of black olives, all tightly knit with sweet spices that come from its aging in oak. The palate matches the nose with flavours that recall ripe black fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel, all along a fresh acidity. It is soft, with ripe and fine tannins that lead to a kind and persistent finish.
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Stunningly ripe and concentrated berry fruit including ripe black cherry fruit, hints of liquorice, violets and spice.
The flavours on the palate are intense and long lasting with soft tannins leading to a clean finish.
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A palo cortado sherry, a rare variety of sherry that is initially aged under flor to become a fino or amontillado, but inexplicably loses its veil of flor and begins aging oxidatively as an oloroso. The result is a wine with some of the richness of oloroso and some of the crispness of amontillado. Only about 1-2% of the grapes pressed for sherry naturally develop into palo cortado. Amber colour. A fruity intensity, mellowed by old oak wood. Well-balanced. Deep, full and harmonious. Aromas of old oak and caramel. Average age of these rare Old Solera sherries is aproximately 30 years, 20 aged as vintage sherry and 10 in the...
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A bright and intense ruby blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvdre. On the nose a powerful wine, full, complete and silky with notes of ripe fruit, liquorice, and gingerbread. The palate is elegant, rich and deep with mature and velvety tannins. The finish is long and fresh with a well-balanced structure.
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Tinto is a harmonious blend of sunny fruits, vanilla and spice.
Ruby in colour the palate has rich jammy fruits with slight hints of sweetness, vanilla and spice on the finish; evidence of the ten months it has spent in new American oak. Excellent with sausages, cottage pie and grilled chops.
Despite its status as a vin joven (young wine), VII Tinto is made with great care from 95% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo grapes and benefits from 10 months in American oak barrels with six months in the bottle.
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Brilliant ruby red in colour with spicy, floral notes on the nose and lots of wild berry character.
The palate is soft and youthful with rounded tannins and plenty of spice and berry character.
Excellent structure and long, spicy finish.
Limited stock, 2012 vintage coming soon.
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Bats Blood is grown, produced and bottled in Banat which is part of the historic region of Transylvania. It is bottled on the same estate where it is grown and picked.
The winery enjoys a Mediterranean climate, cooler than the rest of Romania, and dryer with a longer harvest season, allowing many varieties to ripen easily.
Legend has it that the Banat region of Romania was where Bacchus, the God of wine, spent his childhood certainly the first records of viticulture date back to the Roman Empire when it invaded and annexed the central part of Dacia in 106 AD.
Bats Blood is an award winning Merlot produced and supervised...
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