The nose is complex with aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries, redcurrants, plum spices and chocolate. On the palate, there are flavours of dried fruit, a slight raisin character, plums, damsons, garrigue and a hint of spice.
Darker and less fruity than other Ports, Dow's Midnight Port proves to be exceptionally versatile and very good value for money. I believe the dryness makes it a perfect accompaniment to the creamer French cheeses such as Brie and Camembert. Dow's has re-launched its Midnight Port with a completely new, challenging and elegant presentation. The style of the wine is also different. The new Midnight cannot conceivably be seen as an old-fashioned and traditional wine. This wine is radical enough to appeal to new customers and the elegant, streamline presentation is an exciting move away from traditional Port design.
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Golden, of great intensity.
Fruit fleshy notes of apricot and peach followed by a floral bouquet.
The attack is fresh, full of minerality and salinity with great length.
65% Grenache Gris 35% Grenache Blanc.
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Classic Peumo Carmenere with intense aromas of ripe plums, blackberries and dark chocolate.
On the palate, fine tannins and concentrated aromas of forest fruit and spicy oak combine to create a deep and balanced wine.
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At bottling the wine was very pale with light green tints. With time we expect that it will develop some pale gold hints. Like a Chameleon! Sometimes it's lemons and grapefruit, then it's marmalade, then it's peachy and sometimes a hint of feijoa is lobbed in. Surprisingly rich, full and textural. The stonefruit character fills and the mid palate and gives the wine length and breadth.
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Light gold in colour with coppery highlights from the brief period of skin contact.
Fresh and floral on the nose, with perfumes of jasmine and magnolia giving way to apricots and freshly cut pear and bread crust on the palate.
Lovely balance between sappy, ripe fruit and a lively, fresh acidity.
Long and elegant with good minerality and spicy notes on the finish.
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Aromas of black fruits such as blackberry and blackcurrant dominate with notes of pepper, nutmeg and earth.
These flavours continue through the palate complimented by black plum flavours, acidity and fine tannins.
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Light yellow in colour, our 2012 Wild Ferment Chardonnay expresses an elegant blend of tropical fruits and citrus characters on the nose, along with aromas of toast and untoasted hazelnuts. The palate presents good lushness and lively acidity that pairs with its creamy texture to guarantee good aging potential.
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