Best Jacques & Francois Lurton - Santa Celina Pinot Gris 2013 75cl Bottle Stockists
This wine exhibits all the classic gingery characters of Pinot Gris from Alsace, but with a ripe New World palate.
Tropical fruit underpins the softly textured, easy-drinking flavours.
Limited stock, 2014 vintage coming soon.
Full and firm, with a deep intense colour and rich and complex aromas of cherries, blackcurrants and truffles with an earthiness and hints of spice. Very firm structure and an excellent balance between tannins, the rounded mouthfeel and a clean fresh acidity.
'Mongeard-Mugneret - Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Plateaux 2014 6x 75cl Bottles Deal' priced at £307.09 => Click for Deal
Colour: Intense ruby red. Bouquet: Hints of small black fruits and spices with evidence of white pepper. Flavour: Well structured and complex, soft and round tannins, very long-lasting finish. Grapes: 100% Sangiovese - A special, limited production harvest selection only made in good vintages. Position: Between 350 and 400 meters above sea level. Training System: Spurred cardon with between 3-5 buds per cord. Harvest: Late, early October, by hand. Vinification Process: 20 days of maceration at a controlled temperature of 28-30 degrees C with soft extraction process and frequent punch-downs. Aging: 11 months in French...
'Molino di Grace - Chianti Classico Riserva Il Margone DOCG 2006 75cl Bottle Deal' priced at £23.58 => Click for Deal
A medium intensity mahogany colour. Delicate on the nose, with intense dried fruits, hazelnuts and walnuts. Notes of spices, vanilla and more dried fruit on the palate. Full bodied and with a long sophisticated finish.
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Excellent tawny colour gained through ageing in small oak barrels. The nose shows layers of mature fruit aromas, beautifully integrated with nuances of nuts and crystallized dried fruits. On the palate very smooth and mellow, with a well-balanced and long finish.
Smith Woodhouse's 10 Years Old Tawny is a perfect match to sweet pastries, such as apple pie with cinnamon. Taste slightly chilled to appreciate the full complexity and sensuous pleasure of this wine. An excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions. Will keep for some weeks after opening.
90 out of 100 points
Another Symington family brand...
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Mango, orange and Turkish delight aromas give this wine an exotic bouquet. Marmalade and grapefruit characters result in an appealing citrus lift. Rounded and luscious with flavours of marmalade and ripe tropical fruits. Grapefruit and honey characters are supported by fresh citrus flavours. A full flavoured, well balanced wine with a velvety mid palate and clean citrus finish. 100% Semillon.
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