The Winery of Good Hope – Bush Vine Chenin Blanc, 2017
The Winery of Good Hope – Bush Vine Chenin Blanc, 2017
The Winery of Good Hope – Bush Vine Chenin Blanc, 2017

Wonderfully lively, intense, fruity and beautifully balanced dry Chenin Blanc. With flavours of pears, sherbet and flint there is plenty of leesy mouthfeel and purity of fruit, whilst finishing with a refreshing lime and mineral length.

As the name suggests, this wine is the product of old bush vines, principally in the Helderberg area of Stellenbosch. They grow on extensively decomposed granite soils, situated on ocean-facing, gravelly slopes that are exposed to cooling sea breezes.

This Chenin is packed with vibrant, taut acidity, bags of fresh citrus fruit and beautiful, ripe texture – though mineral and restrained on the finish. These magnificently resilient, sturdy, old bush vines seem to produce impeccable fruit, year after year.

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Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2017
Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2017
Thierry Merlin-Cherrier – Sancerre, 2017

Thierry Merlin-Cherrier owns 13 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc in the village of Bue, one of the principle hamlets surrounding the old walled town of Sancerre. These soils have a high chalk content and as a result this Sancerre is distinguished by its perfume of citrus and minerals. It has finesse and precision combining typical firm structure with an aromatic, blackcurrant character and an extra richness of gooseberry and lees on a long, zesty finish.

 

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Tindall Vineyard – Pinot Noir, Marlborough, 2013
Tindall Vineyard – Pinot Noir, Marlborough, 2013
Tindall Vineyard – Pinot Noir, Marlborough, 2013

Wonderful fragrance of ripe red cherries and berries with a touch of spice, this has benefitted from a little bottle age. Good concentration of fruit and texture with some gamey spicy oak influence. Mouth-filling wine with sweet fruit and a lingering flavour. Sealed with a screw cap to retain the vibrant fruit characters.

Tindall Vineyard.

Tindall Vineyard is a family owned single vineyard, in the heart of the Marlborough, New Zealand wine region. The name honours Henry Tindall, grandfather of the brothers Clyde and Nigel Sowman who now run the estate.

Tindall Vineyard is renowned for it’s premium Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir grapes, and produces a selection of classical Marlborough wines utilising the talents of the acclaimed winemaker, Dr. John Forrest. The wines are produced from fully certified organically grown grapes

£18.95 Add to cart
Tindall Vineyard – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2016
Tindall Vineyard – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2016
Tindall Vineyard – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2016

Very appealing fresh tropical notes of pineapple and citrus combined with mineral complexity. The palate is sweet and succulent with lively mouth feel.

Tindall Vineyard.

Tindall Vineyard is a family owned single vineyard, in the heart of the Marlborough, New Zealand wine region. The name honours Henry Tindall, grandfather of the brothers Clyde and Nigel Sowman who now run the estate.

Tindall Vineyard is renowned for it’s premium Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir grapes, and produces a selection of classical Marlborough wines utilising the talents of the acclaimed winemaker, Dr. John Forrest. The wines are produced from fully certified organically grown grapes

£13.95 Add to cart
Trenta Picades Vino Tinto Artesano  2015
Trenta Picades Vino Tinto Artesano  2015
Trenta Picades Vino Tinto Artesano 2015

The wine is made from Garnatxa grapes grown near the village of Torroja in the Priorat region of Catalonia. The landscape is arid and the roots of the vines have to dig deep into the earth to find water. this results in very low yields of higly concentrated grape berries. Only 300 bottles of Trenta Picades have been made.

If you like to know the whole process behind making this wine please visit: https://cunninganchovy.wordpress.com/

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Turret Fields DO Jumilla Monastrell & Syrah, 2014
Turret Fields DO Jumilla Monastrell & Syrah, 2014
Turret Fields DO Jumilla Monastrell & Syrah, 2014

The name comes from the turret of Castle Madax which dominates the vineyard of the same name.
Working with the excellent Bodegas Juan Gil, the wine was aged for 4 months in new American oak barrels. The raisin character and warmth of the Monastrell is matched by the spice of the Syrah, all enhanced and rounded off by its spell in oak.

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Unoaked Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyards, 2014
Unoaked Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyards, 2014
Unoaked Chardonnay Seven Springs Vineyards, 2014

Very pale in the glass this Unoaked Chardonnay is bright, light and fresh. With no exposure to oak we have retained the true characteristics of the varietal. Delicate and well balanced with citrus fruit and melon flavours, there are also hints of the natural local flora.

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Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino, Argiolas, 2016
Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino, Argiolas, 2016
Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino, Argiolas, 2016

Aromas of pine and mint coupled with ripe stone fruit and citrus. The palate is at once vibrant and textural and finishes crisp. A  remarkably sophisticated, surprisingly complex, fruit-driven white.

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Verosso Prosecco Spumante DOC Extra Dry
Verosso Prosecco Spumante DOC Extra Dry
Verosso Prosecco Spumante DOC Extra Dry

A classic Prosecco from the hills around Treviso in the Veneto region of north eastern Italy. Light straw in colour with a delicate fizz. Fresh watermelon and honeydew notes with a touch of apple on the gently off-dry palate which finishes clean. Delicious!

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Veuve Clicquot – “La Grande Dame” Brut, 2004
Veuve Clicquot – “La Grande Dame” Brut, 2004
Veuve Clicquot – “La Grande Dame” Brut, 2004

Named after the ‘Grand Lady’ as a tribute to Madame Clicquot, ‘La Grand Dame’ is the flagship and pinnacle of Veuve Clicquot’s style. Elegant, refined and delicate, Grand Dame is the utmost homage to the role she played in the formative years of the Champagne house.

94 points James Suckling
“I drank this in Antibes, France today with some friends and I was pleasantly surprised. I have been pretty underwhelmed with Le Grand Dame recently but the 2004 shows a return to the finesse and balance of the cuvée. A balanced yet dense Champagne with dried apple, pear and hints of bread dough. Very appley and lemony. Pretty strawberry undertones. Full body, bright acidity and a round texture. Refined and flavorful. A little sweeter than some tête de cuvée Champagnes but delicious. One of the more balanced vintages of La Grande Dame. Drink now.” (7/2015)

94 points Wine Enthusiast
*Cellar Selection* “This is a rich and creamy Champagne with a lively mousse, giving it a forward fruit character. Slowly the depth and concentration of the wine come through, with a white fruit flavor and hints of grapefruit and toasty yeast, which all promising good aging.” (9/2012)

94 points Wine Spectator
“Sleek, with mouthwatering acidity and an aromatic base note of chalky minerality, this features well-meshed flavors of black currant pâte de fruit, pastry, candied ginger and almond skin. The finely detailed, creamy mousse lends lasting finesse to the finish. Drink now through 2025.” (11/2013)

93 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
(made from fruit grown in eight different grand crus, mostly Verzenay and Avize; lot 5122815): “Vivid gold. Heady aromas of orange, white peach and smoky minerals, with a note of buttered toast adding depth. Densely packed citrus and pit fruit flavors show chewy texture and a bright mineral quality that adds vivacity. Rich but lively and precise, finishing very long, with notes of candied fig and toasty lees.” (12/2013)

91 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“As with the corresponding (and varietally identical) rose, Clicquot’s 2004 Brut La Grande Dame is vivacious and buoyant, with lemon and grapefruit set in entertaining counterpoint to almond paste and vanilla-tinged, tart-edged baked apple. Saline oyster liquor adds another, savory dimension in a lingering finish, while hints of chamomile and jasmine serve for aromatic allure. This delightful bottling might well achieve genuine profundity over the next two or three years.” (DS) (11/2013)

17/20 Jancis Robinson
“61% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay. Six years on lees. Lovely biscuit and brioche richness. Very pure. Laser-like. Quite saline and taut. Still very simple on the palate, but undeniably super quality. Not heavy, but has strength.” (7/2012)

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Viader Estate – “Liquid Cashmere” Proprietary Red Blend, Napa Valley 1996
Viader Estate – “Liquid Cashmere” Proprietary Red Blend, Napa Valley 1996
Viader Estate – “Liquid Cashmere” Proprietary Red Blend, Napa Valley 1996

Viader Estate
Pronounced via-“dare”, VIADER is a leading Napa Valley wine estate established in 1986 by Delia Viader, and recognized around the world for consistently producing high quality wines.

The VIADER Vineyards are located on the steep rocky slopes of Howell Mountain, 1200 feet above the Napa Valley floor, approximately 3 miles northeast of St. Helena.

 

The Wine

The propriety blend is the estate’s flagship wine and is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure, character and complexity with succulent fruit and rich tannins, whilst the Cabernet Franc adds aromatics and imparts a silky structure, suppleness and elegance.
1996 was a very good year for Napa wine, a warm vintage the wines show good concentration and depth. This prestigious wine is ready for drinking now and has been stored impeccably in our own temperature and humidity controlled cellar.

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Vignerons du Brulhois – Grain D’Amour Rosé
Vignerons du Brulhois – Grain D’Amour Rosé
Vignerons du Brulhois – Grain D’Amour Rosé

Pale pink in colour, the palate is medium-dry with flavours of red fruits, peach and lychee. The perfect party wine or try with spicy food.

£8.95 Add to cart
Vignoble Kennel – Instant K Rosé, AC Cotes de Provence, France 2016
Vignoble Kennel – Instant K Rosé, AC Cotes de Provence, France 2016
Vignoble Kennel – Instant K Rosé, AC Cotes de Provence, France 2016

A lively, refreshing dry rose wine with good minerality, a mouthwatering aroma of citrus fruit, balanced acidity and elegant structure. Very fresh and clear.

£11.50 Add to cart
Villa Antinori Toscana Bianco IGT, 2016
Villa Antinori Toscana Bianco IGT, 2016
Villa Antinori Toscana Bianco IGT, 2016
  • Villa Antinori Bianco was produced for the first time in 1931 by Niccolò Antinori and since that date the label has remained virtually unaltered, as has the production philosophy, one which aims at the achievement of a strongly Tuscan character in the wine.
  • A straw yellow with greenish highlights in color, the wine shows elegant and subtle floral aromas with notes of citrus fruit. The taste is balanced with a fine persistence on the mineral-laced finish.
£14.95 Add to cart
Vintage Port 3-bottle Collection, 2011
Vintage Port 3-bottle Collection, 2011

A delight for any Port lover, this beautifully crafted wooden box houses three wines from the stellar 2011 vintage from the houses of Fonseca, Taylor’s and Croft.

http://viaderwines.co.uk/product/croft-vintage-port-2011/

http://viaderwines.co.uk/product/taylors-vintage-port-2011/

Fonseca Vintage Port 2011

97-99 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
“The Fonseca 2011 is typically more forthcoming on the nose compared to the bashful Croft: a strident bouquet with lifted scents of freshly picked blackberries, kirsch, crushed stone and a dash of Hoi Sin and oyster sauce. It is very well-defined, very focused and direct. The palate is silky smooth with not a rough edge in sight, though not a typically voluptuous Fonseca because of the keen thread of acidity and the structure that lends this mighty Port wonderful backbone. A slight viscosity on the finish lacquers the tongue and indicates a core of sweet fruit is ticking away underneath that will surely explode several years after bottling. A tincture of salted licorice on the aftertaste is very attractive. This will turn out to become an outstanding Fonseca, the growing season taming its exuberance with spectacular results. So much potential, but just 6,000 cases were produced.” (NM) (6/2013)

98 Points Wine Spectator
“Massive, concentrated and powerful, this offers lush, heady flavors of dark plum, blackberry and cherry tart, with touches of anise. Shows plenty of grip as well, featuring a long, rich finish of dark chocolate, toffee and cream. Best from 2040 through 2060.” (2/2014)

97 Points Wine Enthusiast
“A powerful, spicy wine, luscious in its peppered berry fruits and sweet tannins. The structure is dramatic, offering a smooth texture as well as a drier core. With its weight, density and dark, final character. This is a wine for serious aging.” (11/2013)

96 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
“Bright, saturated dark ruby. Spectacularly multifaceted nose combines high-pitched medicinal cherry, briary black raspberry, pungent menthol, dried herbs, incense, Indian spices and a whiff of passion fruit. Boasts great creamy depth and vinosity to its black raspberry and licorice flavors, with huge sweetness buffered by spicy minerality. The note of passion fruit carries through on the palate. Really reverberates on the back end, finishing with powerful tannins and a rising whiplash of flavor. This got better and better with extended aeration, with the tannins making it obvious that it will be extremely long-lived.” (5/2014)

95 Points James Suckling
“Very grapy and leafy with hints of spices on the nose. Full body, medium sweet with fine, chewy tannins. Powerful, long finish with nuts and shaved chocolate. This young Fonseca has grip. 6,000 cases produced of this foot-trodden wine. Try in 2022.” (5/2013)

19.5/20 Points.Jancis Robinson
“Heady, opulent nose. Completely enveloping, Smells as though there is going to be the most fabulous texture. Wow! All stops pulled out for this one. It’s all absolutely gorgeous intensity of sweet fruit on the front palate and then gradually the schist and structure reveal themselves. This is really wonderful stuff. So tempting to sip it decades before it is ready.”  (5/2013)

£249.95 Add to cart
White Castle Vineyard – Sparkling White 2014 Brut, Wales
White Castle Vineyard – Sparkling White 2014 Brut, Wales
White Castle Vineyard – Sparkling White 2014 Brut, Wales

An elegant and wonderfully floral nose with hints of elderflower and gooseberry with some nice toasty notes.

It has a nice delicate mousse with good structure and biscuity flavours indicative of yeast lees ageing.

£25.00 Add to cart