James Suckling/ Nick Stock 91 points. Organic, soft, supple and Central Otago delicious– everything you want in a Pinot Noir. Awesome value and just the ticket when needing something new and special. Grapes from our Estate vineyards, destemmed, wild yeasts, French oak, no fining nor filtration. Artwork by Callum Robertson James Suckling / Nick Stock – 91 points -if you need any further affirmation, What does Nick say ? ”This is a very plush, fleshy and pillowy pinot that has terrific fruit emphasis and a very velvety and slippery, delicious finish. From organically grown grapes’ #TOP12
Decanter Magazine Gold Medal. Very dark, intense cherry in colour, clean and clear. Of great aromatic complexity, it offers appealing aromas that blend the fruit-bearing bottom of the varietal Tempranillo backed by oaky vanilla and an appetizing whiff of toffee. On the palate, it is long, with an extraordinary finish and a perfect balance between the tannin of the casks and a notable fruit-bearing load. 100% Tempranillo from 40 year old vines. 12 months maturation in French and American oak.
Cherry colour with a touch of brick-red glints. Pure with a strong presence of Tempranillo aromas, liquorice and red fruits in perfect balance with a touch of oak, vanilla and cinnamon. Medium bodied with fresh acidity and soft, integrated tannins. Excellent, lingering aftertaste with balsamic notes. 100% Tempranillo from 40 year old vines. 18 months maturation in French and American oak.
For centuries now, the beautiful red grapes of the Barbera varietal have been grown in Italy, where they are prized for their unusual high acid content and low tannins, brought about by their thin skins. The Barbera grape varietal thrives in warmer climates, and has had some success overseas in the new world, where its strongly aromatic flavors of intense hedgerow fruits make it a favorite with wineries and wine drinkers looking for a grape which offers plenty of interesting characteristics. Interestingly, the differences between young and aged wines made from this varietal are quite significant, with younger bottles holding a plethora of...
Approachable, rounded, plush nebbiolo from one of Monforte's very best producers. All estate grown. WINERY NOTES: Vinification: to bring out the wine’s freshness and fragrance to the full, the maceration on the skins takes place at a controlled temperature of between 25 and 29° C for around 5 days. Maturing: in small oak barrels for 9-12 months. Ageing: for several months in the bottle, at a controlled temperature of 15° C. Colour: bright ruby red. Nose: floral, intense and ample. Taste: warm, savoury and silky due to moderate tannins. #TAVOLO
A star find for us at Vinitaly in Verona last year. We are very happy to show the latest vintage. The unique (patented) bottle design is a standout and thankfully the contents are as well. Vibrant pink colour with hints of cherries and strawberries on the nose, clean fresh fruit on the palate with crisp acid holding it all together for a dry finish. A real crowd pleaser. Conegliano lies in the Valdobiaddene region of Veneto from which the very best of prosecco is sourced.. In terms of prestige in the hierarchy of prosecco this wine sits 2 rungs below the sebregion of Cartizze. There are many other cheaper versions available in the market...
Awarded Gold Medal and "People's Crown" , voted by readers of Vini Buoni d'Italia. Raffaella Bissoni is a remarkable woman whom we first met in 2015. We had been told by the conoscenti that she has been leading a quiet revolution in Romagna to reinstate the region as an internationally reknowned producer of sangiovese. Given that Tuscany has long held the spotlight for all sangiovese wines we were both curious and skeptical. That was until we tried her wines. They are outstanding and represent excellent value. The winery now exports to 10 countries, with the USA being the largest taker. Bissoni's wine-making philosophy is quite plain and...
Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points A blend of 65% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Grenache, it reveals a saturated purple color as well as full-bodied notes of blue fruits, cedarwood, spiced cherries, and peppery herbs. It’s deep, rich, and textured, yet also balanced and beautifully pure. JD. Solanera is a red wine made by Bodega Castaño in the DO Yecla.It's a blend of Monastrell (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Garnacha Tintorera (15%). The grapes come from vineyards with 44-year-old Monastrell and Garnacha Tintorera vines and 19-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines. These vineyards are planted at an altitude of 750 metres, in chalky...
Tim Atkin MW 92 points. Tasting Note: Bright, ripe cherry red. Intense and complex in aromas. Aromas of ripe red fruit, enveloped in white flowers, almond blossom and broom. Touches of cinnamon and resinous notes. Velvety on the attack, smooth and delicate. It is elegant, balanced and harmonious on the palate. A long finish, leaving a pleasant aftertaste that encourages you to take another sip.
Wine Advocate 91 points. Completely destemmed and raised entirely in concrete, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Domaine Nicolas Boiron is a serious Côtes du Rhône. The blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Cinsault is full-bodied and rich, with hints of tar and black olive layered over ripe black cherries. A bit of licorice emerges on the long, silky finish. Drink this beauty over the next 5-7 years. JC Sept 2018.
Wine Advocate 92 points. The pure Syrah 2016 Malpaso comes from vines in Méntrida, not really part of the Gredos Mountains, and not Garnacha either... I don't know why, but they always have a very expressive Syrah that reminds me of wines from the Rhône, I don't know if it's the place, the strain planted, the way they make it or a combination of everything. It's balsamic and smoky with a herbal twist, open and expressive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and good balance. It shows a little more freshness than the 2015 and is consistent with the character of the year. LG Dec 2018.
TASTING NOTES – brilliant ruby red – expressive bouquet of cherries, violets and marzipan – an abundance of cherry fruit on the palate, smooth with fine, elegant tannins RECOMMENDATION This wine is an ideal partner to heavier meat dishes, game and piquant hard cheeses. VINIFICATION Ripe, perfectly selected grapes, fermentation on the skins in large, open wooden casks at 25°C, two-week extended maceration, malo-lactic and 12-month aging in barrique and tonneaux, light filtration before bottling #TAVOLO
Wine Advocate 92 points. Perfumed, delicate and light on its feet, the Cantina Kaltern 2017 Alto Adige Pinot Nero Riserva Saltner delivers that quintessential elegance that comes when this Burgundian grape is matched to the high-altitude vineyards of the Italian Dolomites. This wine offers wild berry, bramble, lilac and other blue flowers, with cola, white licorice and candied apricot. There are subtle herbal and mineral notes mixed in as well. This lean-bodied red wraps over the palate with smooth and silky intensity. Production is 45,000 bottles strong.ML Sep 2020.
TASTING NOTES – intense red – aromas of forest berries and wild cherries, spicey backbone and fresh vegetal notes on the nose – juicy and full-bodied, with a powerfully elegant structure.
Wine Advocate 90+. The Cantina Kaltern 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Nero (with 90,000 bottles made) is a beautiful wine that puts aromatic purity and fresh elegance before anything else. The wine rises bright from the glass with a bouquet driven by mountain flowers, wild violets, honey, candied orange peel, sweet almond and lots of tangy forest fruit. It offers a big dose of Pinot Nero purity over a lean and silky mouthfeel. This is a terrific value buy. ML Sep 2020.
Vinous 93 points. Lively medium red. Pure, very refreshing aromas and flavors of raspberry, licorice and violet on the drop-dead gorgeous nose. Then sweet and pliant, boasting delightful energy and balance, with the red fruits and subtle herbal notes conveying a distinct coolness on the mineral, vibrant and very long finish. A real essence of Sangiovese, this is an absolutely splendid Rosso di Montalcino. Well done. 93 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Apr 2020) BLEND: 100% Sangiovese. VINIFICATION: Alcoholic fermentation with maceration of the skins (18-20 days) at a controlled temperature and spontaneous malolactic fermentation, both in...
WA 91. The 2016 Sant'Antimo Rosso Capanna is a 70-30 blend of Merlot and Sangiovese. Some 4,602 bottles were made. This is a round, soft and soothing wine that plays its ace Merlot card with an expert hand. You get the velvety softness of the French grape and the bright acidity and sharp focus of Tuscany's Sangiovese grape. And the wine is available at an attractively low price. What's not to love here? ML Mar 2019. #TAVOLO
Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge, Paris 2019. Gold Medal, Mundud Vini 2019. Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Tempranillo 15% from 35 year old vines. Aging is done in oak barriques for around 36 months, giving a fine structure and complex aromas. Later, the wine is aged in bottle for many years giving a unique bouquet. Needs time to open in the glass, complex aromas of liquorice, leather and spices, high intensity. On the palate is well balanced, powerful and delicate, extraordinary quality and fresh afterpalate.
DO NAVARRA 2019, Best Tinto Crianza. DO NAVARRA 2018, Best Tinto Crianza. Description: This is the original Navarra Blend of Tempranillo with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged as a crianza for 12 months in oak barriques. Bright ruby color, it is well balanced with an elegant palate. Intense aromas of species, leather, eucalyptus and ripen fruit. Grape: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Tempranillo y 20% Merlot Vineyard: Monjardin Valley, 31 years old Terroir: Calcareous Altitude: 475 m. Aging: 12 months in barrique Alcohol: 14%
DO NAVARRA, Best Tinto. Gold 2018, Mondial of Bruxeles. Description: Our vineyard “Deyo” is named after the old Castle of Monjardin, it grows extraordinary Merlot. Aged for 14 months in new French Barriques. It has a deep ruby color and intense aroma of fruits. It is rounded, well structured with flavors of liquorices and cocoa. Grape: 100% Merlot Vineyard: Deyo, 31 years old Terroir: Clay Altitude: 575 m. Aging: 14 moths in new French Oak Alcohol: 14%
Wine Spectator 90 points. Description: From our vineyard “La Cantera”, 75 years old, we keep growing excellent Garnacha grapes, delicate and with high concentration. Aged during 6 months in barriques, maintains its uniqueness while gives some structure and aromas of cacao. Ruby in color, it has flavors of ripe red berries, well balanced and smooth palate. Grape: 100% Garnacha Vineyard: La Cantera, 75 years old Terroir: Stones Altitude: 500 m. Aging: 6 months in barrique Alcohol: 13,5%
Gold Medal 2019, Bacchus Wine awards. Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge, Paris 2019. Description: Red Wine made form our estate family vineyards in the Ribera Alta de Navarra. Aged for 6 months in oak barriques. It is a great wine, very balanced on the palate with elegant bouquet. Grape: Tempranillo and Garnacha. Vineyard: Ribera Alta, 26 years Terroir: Calcareous Altitude: 500 m. Aging: 6 months oak barriques Alcohol: 13,5%
Description: Rose made as it is traditional in Navarra by the saigne method, “De Lagrima”. Harvested at night, its structure and color are lighter, it is pink with vibrant blue notes. Delicate aromas of wild berries. It is fresh on the palate with nice acidity, incredible depth of flavors. Grape: Lagrima mainly Garnacha and Cabernet Souvignon Vineyard: Campanaldia, Monjardin Valley Terroir: Calcareous Altitude: 450 m. Aging: No oak Alcohol: 13%
Descripción: Selectión of Tempranillo from our highest vineyards in foothills of Monjardin Mountain. Aged for 12 months in oak. Color ruby. Very balsamic with notes of chocolate. It is a powerfull wine, rounded on the palate with fresh after palate. Grape: 100% Tempranillo Vineyard: Los Altos de Monjardin, 31 years Terroir: Clay Altitude: 675 m. Aging: 12 months in oak Alcohol: 14%
Description: Tempranillo slowly fermented with a brief skin maceration and aged for 4 months in oak barriques, makes our Monjardin Clasico. It is bright, well-knit and elegant, with a distinct display of terroir. It has lively flavors and firm structure; it is very expressive with aromas of red fruit. Grape: 100% Tempranillo Vineyard: Las Cañas, 25 years old Terroir: Calcareous Altitude: 450 m. Aging: 4 months in barrique Alcohol: 13,5%
Tim Atkin MW 94 points. Broad, seductive compote of concentrated black cherries, mulberries and cranberries supported by mineral oak tannins. Powerful yet silky texture is seamlessly complex throughout. Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir on Clay Soils, formerly known as the Reserve, comes from heavier clay soils; the resultant berries carry a deeper, more brooding character displaying layered, textured truffle savouriness and earthy forest floor interwoven with concentrated black cherry compote harmoniously supported by mineral tannin. Ageing potential: Although the wine is approachable at its primary stage with fresh cherry and red berry...
Tim Atkin MW 91 points. ORIGIN: Elgin Valley, South Africa TASTING NOTES: Opulent and intense berry core with a fine, elegant and subtle fruit structure supported by well integrated oak tannins. PHILOSOPHY: The focus is on complexity, ripe but restrained fruit by carefully selecting and blending clones and sandstone soils within the cool Elgin area. Emphasis is on maximising layered flavour spectrums balanced with seamless tannin extraction. This is achieved by a minimalist and natural approach with attention to the integrity of the variety specifically cultivated on lighter, sandstone type soils. Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir on Sandstone...
The name Gineprone refers to the aromatic herb Juniper and indicates how this Chianti from the Siena hills reminds the drinker of all the herbs and spices that are typical of the Mediterranean underwood. Complex and full bodied yet approachable and fruity, Gineprone is the Montalcino version of the Chianti wine that has made Tuscany famous around the world. "At first blush on the nose - there is a LOT of herbacious action, so I totally get the Gineprone reference. Its moderately coloured with moderate alcohol around 13%. The really cool thing about the wine is how it evolves in the glass over the fist 10-15 minutes. Every swirl unfurls...
James Halliday 94 points. Medium dark red colour with purple tints. Spicy berry fruit aromas and hints of cedar and oak influence on the nose. The palate is refined and smooth, showing flavours of ripe blackberry and red currant characters. Fine, ripe tannins round out the wine, with lingering dried herb and savoury nuances on the finish.
Gold Medal Royal Hobart Wine Show 2017. Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 95 points. The 2018 Credaro Kinship Shiraz offers rich black fruits with mulberry concentration and vibrancy. Hints of dusty chocolate structure lift the fruit profile. Traces of star anise and Chinese five-spice help drive the palates line and length. Fruit density and spicy savouriness is the key to this palate. COLOUR Deep purple/red in colour NOSE Intense brooding, dark berry fruits and floral characters with hints of spice and leaf. Forest floor earthy complexities; give a savoury tone underlying the pristine fruit. PALATE A rich and concentrated palate, with dark cherry and...
James Suckling 93 points. A Rioja with plum, blackberry, black truffle and hints of chocolate. Some walnut, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold. Wine Advocate 91 points. The popular red 2017 Viña Real Crianza is a gastronomical blend produced with grapes from Rioja Alavesa: 90% Tempranillo and the rest Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano fermented in stainless steel and matured in oak barrels for 13 to 14 months, during which time it was racked every five to six months. The first thing that is going to catch your attention is the new label, which takes things from the past but put in a...
Accolades 2019 Veritas Awards: Gold Gold Wine Awards - Gold Tasting Notes This wine is very expressive and complex on the nose with flavours of red berries, black cherries, vanilla, butterscotch, red plums, coffee and nuances of strawberries. On the palate the flavours follow through with good structure and silky tannins. A really balanced wine with elegance and a lengthy aftertaste.
IWSC Silver. Veritas 2016: Silver Concentrated, velvety and richly flavoured due to 20% appassimento style in the cuvee. Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage offers a vibrant display of a wide range of fruit and flavours that includes Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, red plum and butterscotch (just to name a few….). A perfectly balanced wine whose flavours follow through on the palate with amazing structure and smooth supple tannins. This wine will tickle your taste buds and provide an amazing journey for all, to experience Darling’s unique terroir in a glass. #TOP12
Tim Atkin MW 93 points. This wine has notes of red and black berry fruit, white pepper and spice. The palate is finely structured, showing an array of ripe fruit and floral undertones, with a lingering aftertaste. Winemaker: Carl van der Merwe Varietal blend: 44% Grenache Noir 29% Mourvédre 21% Syrah 6% Petite Sirah
Tim Atkin MW 93 points. This wine has notes of cassis with rich, red fruit, dried herbs, perfume and plums on the nose. The palate is soft and silky with integrated flavours of cigar box and black fruit. Winemaker: Carl van der Merwe Varietal blend: 39% Cabernet Sauvignon 38% Merlot 13% Cabernet Franc 10% Malbec.
Halliday wine companion 2021 95 points....equal highest rated rose (with Turkey Flat). No indication on the information supplied as to the variety or varieties involved here, but no matter, let's just taste the wine. Strawberry, as is often the case with rose, supplies the most obvious fruit character on the bouquet, and you can find watermelon in there as well. In the mouth it's dry and quite savoury, but juicy as well, and beautifully textured. Good stuff. JH. Winemakers notes “Dry rosé is a great wine style – one that we put a lot of work into at Deep Woods Estate. This rosé continues a run of excellent vintages, combining great...
Organic. We selected this fine rose from a lineup of 40 different labels from Provence. It ticks all the boxes for us....lifted aromatics, good acidity, full flavoured with a long, refreshing dry finish. Hard to beat. VARIETALS Grenache - 50%; Cinsault - 30%; Syrah - 20% FLAVOR Light pink in color, with violet shades, this wine possesses a memorable and complex aroma. A lively wine that is smooth and possessing a certain sweetness. Very fruity, this rosé is particularly well suited as an aperitif or with salads and vegetable dishes.
Colour: Ruby red Bouquet: Fine, rich, showing the grape fragrances together with more evolved elements such as ripe red berries and violets typical in a Chianti. Tasting notes: Harmonious thanks to the excellent balance between tannins and fruit. In the mouth, it is full, round, warm, with good persistence. #TAVOLO
60% Sangiovese, 40% Merlot. James Suckling 92 points. Bright, deep ruby red. The aroma is intense, rich in red fruits and earthy tones. This is a medium-bodied wine, with good Sangiovese acidity and a soft and round Merlot texture: good balance between fruit and soft tannins, with good structure, making this a wonderfully complex and elegant wine, with a persistent finish .
Vinous Media (Antonio Galloni) 93 points. This is Brunello’s younger and smiley brother, obtained from the same Sangiovese grapes and the same Montalcino area but destined to be consumed sooner. Montalcino, the land where Sangiovese expresses itself best in the whole world and where wines that can last centuries are born, can also produce a great young red wine. Outstanding quality at this price. An ideal food wine as the freshness and brightness of the acidity cuts through any cheese or fatty foods. Perfect partner for a pizza. #TAVOLO
BLEND 85% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Shiraz COLOUR Deep violet red. AROMATICS Pronounced notes of Satsuma plum, blueberry pudding, mocha and vanilla pod. PALATE The plush palate is layered with plum compote and maraschino cherry flavours. Supple tannins and bright acidity support the vibrant fruit flavours and lingering oak spice. OAK MATURATION 25% new French oak barrels and 20% new French oak staves in tank. AGEING POTENTIAL Drink over next 5-10 years.
BLEND Petit Verdot 47%, Malbec 29%, Cabernet Sauvignon 13%, Cabernet Franc 11% COLOUR Bright violet red. AROMATICS Lifted notes of Turkish delight, mulberry, dark chocolate and star anise. PALATE A rich palate of black forest fruits, delicate florals and vanilla oak spice compliment the fine tannins delivering a poised presence and length. OAK MATURATION 18 months. 19% new French balance in 2nd and 3rd year French. AGEING POTENTIAL Drink over the next 5 – 10 years.
James Suckling 91 points. Rich, full and fruity modern Rioja. Too easy. Edulis Crianza is a red wine from the Rioja developed by the Altanza winery. This winery, founded in 1998, is located in the town of Fuenmayor (Rioja Alta). Edulis Crianza is made from 100% Tempranillo. The grapes come from vineyards planted at an altitude of between 380 and 500m on clay-calcareous soils and ferrous clay. For maintenance and cultivation of vineyards, non-chemical herbicides or pesticides are used. Edulis Crianza development is carried out using a conventional winemaking. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled...
James Halliday Wine Companion 2021 92 points. colour Deep, purple red with a lovely bright purple rim. aroma A pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon - blackberry, olive and a fresh leafy lift makes this wine unmistakably from Margaret River. palate Long, elegant and medium bodied with lovely mid-palate texture and fine, succulent "chamois" tannins. cellaring Drinking well now or over the next 5 years. #TOP12
Gold, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019. James Suckling 91 points. Fine-tannined and easy red with blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of black licorice. Medium body. Delicious finish. Shows finesse and focus. Jun 2019. Ray Jordan 91 points. Blackcurrant, black olive and a light leafy character float from the glass in this cleverly produced cabernet from Margaret River. Has a tight frame and core of fruit supported by savoury tannins and a little hit of oak. Best in the medium term. Cellar six years. 91/100.
WA 91+ The entry-level here is the 2018 Pruno, which follows the line of the 2016. It's mostly Tempranillo with 9% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented for three weeks and matured in French barrels for 11 months. It's clean and quite fruit-driven, approachable and juicy, with integrated oak. Very pleasant, with very good freshness. LG Dec 2019. Finca Villacreces has as its neighbour none less than Vega Sicilia. The total area of 60 hectares of vineyard was in the past half used by Peter Sisseck in his assembly of the Flor de Pingus. This Pruno is therefore an incredible wine for its price. #TOPSPAIN
94 points, Royal Melbourne Wine Show. 94 points, James Halliday. Dark crimson with purple hues. Aromas of blackberries, florals, dark chocolate and bay leaf. The palate is plush and medium bodied with blackcurrant, savoury and spicy flavors. Fine and long tannin structure. #TOP12
93 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine Companion Malbec seems to be quite at home in this region; as a varietal or blended the wines are often very good. Attractive aromas of raspberry and rhubarb are bright and lively. The palate is just medium-bodied, but fresh and buoyant with red fruit and cedary flavours framed by light astringency. Good drinking now and likely to be better with a bit more time in bottle. A very appealing style. Deep red with purple hues. A display of blackcurrant, cherry and hints of cloves. Similar fruit expression on the palate with some mocha flavours followed by soft tannins and lingering finish.
Gold Medal , Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2019. Top 100, Ray Jordan. James Halliday 93 points. Intense bright purple hues. Lifted aromas of blue fruits, satsuma plum with spice notes. Flavours of blueberry and spice. Medium bodied but dense with ripe tannin and well balanced natural acidity. WINERY NOTE: Our Shiraz was picked then de-stemmed into a combination of small open fermenters, maintaining as many whole berries as possible. In addition, we also filled small vessels for 100% whole bunch fermentation. Fermenters were pumped over or plunged by hand twice a day; temperature was held around 25°C. The wine was then pressed to Burgundian oak...
James Halliday 93 points. At Gemtree they farm their estate vineyards organically and biodynamically. This philosophy rewards them with fruit full of flavour and purity; these are the gems from which they craft their fine wines. This medium bodied GSM blend is seamless, a bright and lively wine bursting with delicious cherry and raspberry flavours. Ready for immediate consumption. Certified organic, biodynamic, low preservative and vegan friendly.
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