Hints of cherries and mint with meat-spice and smoky undertones. Softly rounded and accessible wine with balanced tannins for early drinking. Serve with meat dishes, grills and roast lamb.
85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc.
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Classic McLaren Vale Shiraz in every sense. Laden with dark fruits, old spices and woody notes on the nose and backed up with thick liquorice, blackberry, plum and graphite-like characters on the palate.
Striking fruit concentration paired with a bold and chewy, yet integrated tannin structure. Brutish in many respects but somehow manages to remain incredibly balanced.
A wine to please even the most cantankerous wine aficionado.
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Concentrated aromas of red and black forest fruits dominate combined with dried herbs and spicy cedar notes. To taste, the flavour profile is, rich and ripe without losing precise pinot noir detail. Tannins are moderate but integrated, leaving a lasting impression of texture (density), harmony and not least; definitive vineyard and southern Marlborough clays character.
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Dense, deep ruby red colour.
On the nose, intense aromas of ripe fruits of the forest and Morello cherries blend with slightly toasted vanillin notes.
Fresh, full and fleshy in the mouth, this wine delivers superb tannins that highlight its structure and complexity.
A Gran Reserva with an impressive personality that comes through on tasting: richness, body, elegance and intense, long-lasting, balanced flavours to delight the palate.
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Luscious, ripe and juicy berry fruits coat the palate and mingle with brambly spice, hints of black olive and velvety, fine tannins which flow onto the long and fruitful finish. Rich, dark fruits of black currants and black berries dominate the aroma with lifted minty, menthol notes and biscuity hints.
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Colour: A multi-layered wine with a light amber colour
Nose: An expressive nose of soft peaches, fresh pineapple and ripe apricot. These heady aromas are supported by floral orange blossom, jasmine and fynbos honey.
Palate: The mouth-watering sweetness is cut by tangy acidity to provide a lingering after taste.
Pairing: Naturally fermented and unfortified, this wine allows for many delightful treats. These range from foie gras and other savoury entrees to sweet, spicy puddings served with cream. A traditional cheese platter at the end of the meal can also be enjoyed with a dessert wine.
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Limited stock. Straw wellow in colour. On the nose, white peach, citrus and sweet oak aromas, accompanied by a flinty minerality. A refined palate, layered with fresh stone fruit and a distinctive toasted brioche flavour. A lengthy elegant finish. Serve chilled. Pan seared Marlborough scallops are an excellent match.
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