Appearance: Golden straw.
Aromas: Lifted aromas of citrus and honey.
Flavours: A deliciously rich palate filled with stonefruit and citrus giving way to a crisp acidic backbone culminating in a refreshingly pleasant finish.
The Nectar is made from Coonawarra Riesling from the Wilgha vineyard. The summer of 2015 was a classic with warm days and cool nights due to the upwelling of deep cold water off the coast of the region. This allowed the fruit to ripen and develop intense fruit flavours. Hanging on the vines until late in the season, the harvest was delayed until the botrytis had crept its way throughout the entire...
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With Syrah to the fore, this is full of berry fruit, violet, liquorice, and spices.
It has a generous, rounded palate and a long, elegant finish.
The fruit for Saint-Esprit comes from a small valley in the northern Ardeche, to the west of the river Rhone. The vineyards are south-facing granite, and hence particularly well suited to Syrah, as well as naturally low-yielding.
The grapes were destemmed and then fermented for fifteen days in closed vats, with daily pumping over; temperature was limited to 28-30°C. Malolactic took place in stainless steel, and then thirty percent of the wine was racked to oak barrels...
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Deep, dark, almost opaque with grainy, purple edge.
Rich, ripe berry fruit nose with hints of forest floor, char and touch of dark chocolate.
Big, full, well rounded mouth with layers of flavour including plum, mulberry and fruit cake.
Soft, supple tannins yet good grip. Long, fruit filled finish.
Good drinking now with wide range of foods yet will develop over a few more years in the bottle.
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Dark with a slight purple tinge.
The nose opens with raspberry, blueberry and plum stone with a layer of graphite and rose water, adding interest and elegance.
The palate is darker with cherry and juicy plum, before dark chocolate, mocha and blackberry emerge.
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The verdelho grapes for this wine were harvested from selected vineyards within the Hunter Valley, and the resulting free-run juice was cool-fermented to retain its inherent fragrant qualities. A small amount of residual sugar was left in the wine for added complexity and fruit weight. Soon after fermentation the finished wine was fined, filtered and bottled.
Fresh and lively with an intense sweet tropical nose with lifted spice aromas.
Rich tropical fruit and honey flavours fulfil the palate and are complemented by a crisp lemony finish.
Serve slightly chilled. An ideal accompaniment to seafood, veal, chicken and...
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Youthful and vibrant, offering drink-now appeal along with great cellaring potential. A complex wine with intense cassis aromas, mulberry, cedar and spice plus hints of mint and tobacco. The palate displays a core of rich dark fruit supported by elegant structure, savoury oak and long finish.
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85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano. The great jewel of the winery. The elegance of the Tempranillo grape is very well displayed in this rounded, tasty wine rich in aromas and nuances. Bodegas Valdemar is one of the most prestigious wineries and with more history in making Grandes Reservas of Rioja.
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