Cardal – Rose, Tejo 2016
Cardal – Rose, Tejo 2016
Cardal – Rose, Tejo 2016

Red berry fruit notes with a predominance of cherry. Fresh and lively.

Ideal as an aperitif or with sushi, salads and Mediterranean food.

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E. Guigal – Saint-Joseph, Rhone, 2013
E. Guigal – Saint-Joseph, Rhone, 2013
E. Guigal – Saint-Joseph, Rhone, 2013

E. Guigal
E. Guigal is a winery and négociant business situated in Ampuis in the northern part of the Rhône region in France. Founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, today it’s arguably the most famous producer in the Rhône Valley.

The Wine

A powerful nose dominated by red berries and integrated oak aromas. Round and supple in the mouth, medium-bodied with good freshness. Berry fruit is interlaced with nuances of herb and olive.

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E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone, 2011
E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone, 2011
E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone, 2011

E. Guigal

E. Guigal is a wineryand négociant business situated in Ampuis in the northern part of the Rhône region in France. Founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal today it’s arguably the most famous producer in the Rhône Valley.

The Wine

Fruit notes of cherry and strawberry are given a savoury edge with notes of olive and pepper. A touch of vanilla from 18 months oak ageing. Fresh with refined tannins. Enjoy until 2020+. Pair with red meats, game and cheese.

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Famille Perrin – Les Sinards Rouge, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014
Famille Perrin – Les Sinards Rouge, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014
Famille Perrin – Les Sinards Rouge, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014

Famille Perrin

Domaine Perrin is a reputable family owned and run négociant business situated in the Southern Rhone. They are owners of the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate Château de Beaucastel along with other well-known estates such as Mirival in Provence.

 

The Wine
The Family’s other Châteauneuf! Les Sinards comes from the young vines at Beaucastel and from a neighbouring vineyard that they farm.

The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape les Sinards is a solid effort in the vintage and while it functions as a young vine/second wine cuvee for the Perrin Family, it trumps many an estate’s top cuvee. Floral, elegant and perfumed with lively notes of plums, blackberry, underbrush, pepper and licorice, it has good acidity, medium-bodied richness and outstanding length. It will drink nicely for 7-8 years. – Robert Parker, Wine Advocate.

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Quinta da Alorna – Tinto, Tejo, 2014
Quinta da Alorna – Tinto, Tejo, 2014
Quinta da Alorna – Tinto, Tejo, 2014

A blend of Tinta Roriz, Castelão, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet create a medium-bodied, rich and lingering wine with smooth tannins which envelope ripe black fruit. Enjoy with sausages and cheeses. Enjoy over the next couple of years.

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Rio Alto – Syrah, Classic, Aconcagua Valley, 2015
Rio Alto – Syrah, Classic, Aconcagua Valley, 2015
Rio Alto – Syrah, Classic, Aconcagua Valley, 2015

Intense ruby red colour, with violet tinges.  On the nose a mix of red berries and white pepper reminiscent of the northern Rhone.  On the palate the wine is full-bodied and has well-structured tannins providing the backbone, which are in harmony with the black fruit and crisp acidity.

Product Information

Río Alto Wines

The Aconcagua River begins its course in the Andes Mountains, near the highest peaks in America. As it winds down through the valley, the crystal river water flows around our hillside plantings and riverbed vines to nourish and give life to Rio Alto.

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Syrah Seven Springs Vineyards, 2013
Syrah Seven Springs Vineyards, 2013
Syrah Seven Springs Vineyards, 2013

Deep, rich red in the glass, this Syrah reflects the bright fruit flavours of mulberry and blueberry. Perfumes of smoky spices, pepper and woodland undertones, give way to a well structured palate, sumptuous and full flavoured with a smooth, decadent and lingering dark chocolate finish.

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Terrasses du Larzac “les Crus” AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2014
Terrasses du Larzac “les Crus” AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2014
Terrasses du Larzac “les Crus” AOP Calmel & Joseph, 2014

Tasting Note
Ruby-red hue. The nose is as remarkable as ever with pronounced fruity notes of blackcurrant, elderberry and a hint of fruit cake. Slightly woody and liquorice-like aromas then start to come through. On entry to the palate, the wine is clean, with a silky elegance and good balance. The 2014 preserves the characteristic style and attractive personality of the previous vintages. There are notes of menthol and spice on the palate, while the Mourvèdre provides a strong typical character and a nice complexity to the whole. A beautiful vintage with good cellar-ageing potential.

 

Ageing

12 months in oak barrels (30 % new wood, 40 % barrels used for one vintage, 30% barrels used for two vintages).

 

Jancis Robinson 2016

17.5 – / 20 : Glossy intensity spreads across the palate …
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