The initial aromas of black raspberries, creme de cacao and star anise yield to a fragrant core of slow roasted meats, scorched earth and olive tapenade.
Full bodied and tightly structured the palate shows perfect ripeness and brooding richness along with a razor-like spine of beautifully integrated acidity and fine tannin that will greatly reward those with the patience to cellar it.
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Pale gold with fresh lime green flashes around the edge.
Aromas of full tropical fruit, yellow pepper, and herbal fynbos grassiness.
Green pineapple, good balance of fruit and acidity, zippy.
Enjoy with Hot Smoked Trout with Dill mayonnaise, Tuna Carpaccio, Squid Ink Pasta with chili and garlic.
Grapes hand harvested from selected vineyard blocks. Grapes received at cellar, de-stemmed, slightly crushed before pressing, given short skin contact and pressed. Free run juice settles in tank overnight.
The following morning, the clear settled juice, of the individual block selections (some kept separate and some...
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Norton's flagship wine is a selection of their very best vineyard parcels. It shows great depth on the nose, with dark, brooding aromas of toast, mocha and rich black fruit. The palate is dense and opulent, with impressive concentration of fruit and yet a deftly woven structure, leading to spicy complexity on the finish.
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This Pinot Noir is made using the traditional Burgundy method and is made to be approachable throughout their lives - a useful philosophy for Burgundy-philes. It is fruit forward with lots of raspberry, cherry and blackcurrant notes. Intense red ruby with some delicate violet aromas alongside some heartier, riper raspberry and strawberry fruit. The palate is fruit-forward with soft tannins and heaps of blackcurrant, liquorice and black cherry notes. This wine is a Vin de Pays d'Oc meaning it is a Vin de Pays from the Languedoc region. It is made from the Pinot Noir grape and is quite light for a red wine. It is refreshingly...
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LQVR Extra Dry Vermouth has a magnificent bouquet of 27 plants and spices, white wines and white Pineau des Charentes, aromas of flowers and citrus dominate.
Colour: Dappled gold.
Bouquet: Floral - with balanced spiced flavours, blending liquorice and anise aromas.
Palate: Fresh and lively with floral and citrus notes that evolve into a luscious finish provided by the Pineau.
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Harveys Bristol Cream features flavours of roasted nuts and raisins, with a subtly spicy finish. Harveys Bristol Cream is usually served well chilled as an aperitif, as an after-dinner drank straight, or on the rocks with a wedge of lime or slice of orange. The ice lessens the viscosity and the citrus lowers the sweetness to create a refreshing drink. As a dessert wine, serve with cheesecake, flan, bread pudding or creme brulee.
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Bright dark ruby colour.
Complex nose with typical bouquet of sundried tomatoes, smoky black fruits, strawberries, dark cherries, liquorice and spices.
Full body, with rich fruit depth, blackberries, plums, herbaceous hints and oak on the back.
Solid, velvety tannins and long aftertaste with persistent aromas.
Alpha Estate is located in Amyndeon, North West Greece. It is the brainchild of two visionaries, 2nd generation vine grower Makis Mavridis and Bordeaux trained wine maker Angelos Iatrides. Angelos is one of the most talented winemakers working in Europe. This pristine estate in the cool highlands of Western...
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The 2008 is deep red in colour with garnet tints.
The nose is full of mulberry and liquorice notes.
Merlot has given a velvet textured palate, with intense cassis and fine grained tannins from the Syrah, as well as a lingering, complex vanilla and spice finish from 18 months ageing in French oak.
50% Syrah/Shiraz, 50% Merlot.
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