Arché – Sangiovese Rubicone IGT, 2016
Arché – Sangiovese Rubicone IGT, 2016
Arché – Sangiovese Rubicone IGT, 2016

This medium-bodied wine has a pleasant, fresh bouquet with a dark cherry and plum nose. Very easy on the palate with light tannins and a smooth finish.

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Aresti – Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Selection, 2015
Aresti – Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Selection, 2015
Aresti – Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Selection, 2015

This Cabernet Sauvignon has a brilliant and intense cherry colour, with sweet aromas reminiscent of red fruits and touches of vanilla. It has good body and its flavour is balanced and tasty.

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Wine Enthusiast.
“Aresti Winery is a family-owned winery that was founded in 1951 by Vicente Aresti and his father-in-law Alfredo López. Originally known as Bellavista Estate, Aresti believed that the Curico Valley was the ideal place for his vineyards. Over the years the family purchased new land throughout Chile to plant their Aresti Vineyards. By 1999, the brand name and label had switched over to Aresti and a state of the art cellar and bottling plant was constructed. The new winery also included an underground, climate controlled barrel room to house up to 2,000 barrels according to our Aresti wine reviews. Aresti wines are available in 5 different lines from their value Estate Selection to their top tier Family Collection red blend. Nine different grape varieties are used to produce the various wines in the Aresti portfolio, however it is their Limited Release and Family Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenere blends that tend to find the top of our Aresti wine ratings.”

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Aresti – Carménère Estate Selection, 2015
Aresti – Carménère Estate Selection, 2015
Aresti – Carménère Estate Selection, 2015

This Carménère has a deep and intense colour, with sweet aromas of candy and notes of cinnamon. In the mouth it’s juicy and sweet, with a good balance and medium body.

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Wine Enthusiast.
“Aresti Winery is a family-owned winery that was founded in 1951 by Vicente Aresti and his father-in-law Alfredo López. Originally known as Bellavista Estate, Aresti believed that the Curico Valley was the ideal place for his vineyards. Over the years the family purchased new land throughout Chile to plant their Aresti Vineyards. By 1999, the brand name and label had switched over to Aresti and a state of the art cellar and bottling plant was constructed. The new winery also included an underground, climate controlled barrel room to house up to 2,000 barrels according to our Aresti wine reviews. Aresti wines are available in 5 different lines from their value Estate Selection to their top tier Family Collection red blend. Nine different grape varieties are used to produce the various wines in the Aresti portfolio, however it is their Limited Release and Family Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenere blends that tend to find the top of our Aresti wine ratings.”

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Aresti – Merlot, Estate Selection, 2014
Aresti – Merlot, Estate Selection, 2014
Aresti – Merlot, Estate Selection, 2014

This Merlot has a deep red colour with intense aromas of fresh fruits, such as raspberry and touches of vanilla. It’s a medium- bodied wine, sweet tannins in mouth and a pleasant end.

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Wine Enthusiast.
“Aresti Winery is a family-owned winery that was founded in 1951 by Vicente Aresti and his father-in-law Alfredo López. Originally known as Bellavista Estate, Aresti believed that the Curico Valley was the ideal place for his vineyards. Over the years the family purchased new land throughout Chile to plant their Aresti Vineyards. By 1999, the brand name and label had switched over to Aresti and a state of the art cellar and bottling plant was constructed. The new winery also included an underground, climate controlled barrel room to house up to 2,000 barrels according to our Aresti wine reviews. Aresti wines are available in 5 different lines from their value Estate Selection to their top tier Family Collection red blend. Nine different grape varieties are used to produce the various wines in the Aresti portfolio, however it is their Limited Release and Family Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenere blends that tend to find the top of our Aresti wine ratings.”

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Bergerac AC Vieilli en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat (Magnum), 2008
Bergerac AC Vieilli en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat (Magnum), 2008
Bergerac AC Vieilli en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat (Magnum), 2008

Made from 100% Merlot, deep garnet red wine with powerful aromas of black fruits. A round, velvet taste with a rich structure of tannins. Showing some bottle age and drinking very well now.

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Bergerac AC Vieilli en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2014
Bergerac AC Vieilli en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2014
Bergerac AC Vieilli en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2014

Made from 100% Merlot, deep garnet red wine with powerful aromas of black fruits. A round, velvet taste with a rich structure of tannins. Showing some bottle age and drinking very well now.

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Bodegas Escorihuela – 1884 Malbec, Mendoza, 2016
Bodegas Escorihuela – 1884 Malbec, Mendoza, 2016
Bodegas Escorihuela – 1884 Malbec, Mendoza, 2016

Deep red purple colour. Intense black fruit aromas combined with a hint of mocha. Tannins are smooth and sweet. Round and persistent finish.

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Bodegas Escorihuela – 1884 The Presidents Blend, Mendoza, 2013
Bodegas Escorihuela – 1884 The Presidents Blend, Mendoza, 2013
Bodegas Escorihuela – 1884 The Presidents Blend, Mendoza, 2013

Deep red colour with violet hues. Blackberries, plums and red fruit flavours mingle with aromas of coffee and vanilla. Velvety finish with well balanced, ripe and sweet tannins. Persistent in the mouth.

Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards

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Bodegas Escorihuela – High Altitude Malbec-Syrah, 2015
Bodegas Escorihuela – High Altitude Malbec-Syrah, 2015
Bodegas Escorihuela – High Altitude Malbec-Syrah, 2015

Ripe, peppery spicy fruit on the nose. Full flavoured with plum, blackberry and oak characters with soft tannins.

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Bodegas Navajas – Rioja Crianza, 2013
Bodegas Navajas – Rioja Crianza, 2013
Bodegas Navajas – Rioja Crianza, 2013

Navajas get their hands on some of the finest fruit from region’s best vineyards and make an excellent traditional Rioja which combines attractive oaky, leathery flavours with fresh, bright fruit and supple palate.

Harpers (30th Jun 2014) (2010 vintage)
“Textbook smooth and sleek Rioja.”- Heather Dougherty

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Bodegas Navajas

A family winery originally founded in 1918 as Bodegas Arjona but in 1983 the Navajas family become the sole stockholders, changing its name to Bodegas Navajas

The year 2000 was a turning point in the Bodegas history when they invested in enlarging and improving the winery and cellars with a new barrel-aging area and new modern facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The Navajas family believe that the quality of the wine begins in the vineyards and for this reason they monitor and control the vineyards which belongs to their growers in Rioja Alta and Baja.

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Bordeaux AC Elevé en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2014
Bordeaux AC Elevé en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2014
Bordeaux AC Elevé en Fut de Chene Domaine de Mayat, 2014

This classic and well vinified Bordeaux wine has a pleasant nose of ripe red fruits, a very expressive, fruity mouth with a fresh finish. 10-12 months in barrel. Enjoy from 2-3 from vintage up to 8-10 years. Pair with games dishes.

Domaine de Mayat
Family farm for 3 generations, Domaine de Mayat is located on the plateau of Fougueyrolles, and dominates the Dordogne valley at 90 meters altitude.

With a southern exposure, the soil is clay-siliceous and clayey-limestone with a high iron content.
The vineyard therefore benefits from the best criteria for the elaboration of its fine wines.

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Cabernet Merlot Cape Mentelle, Margaret River, 2013
Cabernet Merlot Cape Mentelle, Margaret River, 2013
Cabernet Merlot Cape Mentelle, Margaret River, 2013

Opaque black dark purple colour with dark purple red hue. The nose is a little subdued with aromas of blackcurrant, mulberry, cedary tobacco and spice emerging. Medium weight the palate is a little closed at present with flavours of ripe mulberry, cedar, a touch of tobacco and spice. Fine grained, slightly dryish tannins. Aftertaste of blackcurrant, mulberry, tobacco and spicy cedar.

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d’Oc IGP, Vieille Grange “Les Fines Roches”, 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d’Oc IGP, Vieille Grange “Les Fines Roches”, 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d’Oc IGP, Vieille Grange “Les Fines Roches”, 2015

This wine has a rich nose of ripe blackcurrants and black cherry. The palate is full bodied yet soft and very easy going. Blackberry fruits linger on the palate, whilst soft tannin enable a sense of easy drinking.

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Caleo – Nero d’Avola IGT, Terre Siciliane, 2013
Caleo – Nero d’Avola IGT, Terre Siciliane, 2013
Caleo – Nero d’Avola IGT, Terre Siciliane, 2013

Made from Nero d’Avola grapes, it has a red colour and full body. It is produced in the eastern part of Sicily. Sapid and round on the palate, it has a fruity aftertaste. Excellent with game and spicy cheese.

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Caleo – Primitivo IGT Salento, 2015
Caleo – Primitivo IGT Salento, 2015
Caleo – Primitivo IGT Salento, 2015

Deep in color with a bright berry fruit nose. The palate is rich and spicy, full-bodied with a long velvety finish.

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Calmel & Joseph – Marselan Villa Blanche, 2015
Calmel & Joseph – Marselan Villa Blanche, 2015
Calmel & Joseph – Marselan Villa Blanche, 2015

Deep, dark ruby robe with inky-black hints. Black fruit on the nose, with delightful notes of blackberry, black currant and fig. Intense and full-bodied, with silky tannins, ending with a touch of bigarreau cherries in alcohol. Best matched with red meat and spicy dishes.

Jancis Robinson

16 /20 : Wonderful Languedoc character.

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Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2014
Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2014
Calmel & Joseph – Syrah Villa Blanche, 2014

Tasting Note
Deep purple red colour. This vintage is fresher than the 2013 with aromas of red fruits, blackcurrant, blackbery and spices. The mouth is well balanced, round and fruity. Notes of truffles and gunflint. Tannins are soft with a generous finish of spices. Very nice balance on this vintage clearly elegant.

Ageing
10% of the wine is aged for three months in oak barrels of 2 vintages. The remaining 90% is raised in tanks on fine lees.

 

Top 100 The Wine Merchant
Highly Recommanded by The Wine Merchant

 

Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2016
Gold Medal

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Calmel & Joseph – Vieux Carignan, IGP Côtes du Brian, 2014
Calmel & Joseph – Vieux Carignan, IGP Côtes du Brian, 2014
Calmel & Joseph – Vieux Carignan, IGP Côtes du Brian, 2014

Tasting Note
Ruby red robe with highlights. 2014 was a good, sunny vintage. On the nose, this wine has aromas of fig and garrigue herbs typical of ancient Carignan vines grown on hillsides. The palate is delicate, with a fine balance between taste and tannins, suppleness and acidity. A wonderfully rich, elegant example of this Languedoc grape variety.

 

Jancis Robinson 2016 17 / 20

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Cannonau di Sardegna Costera, Argiolas, 2014
Cannonau di Sardegna Costera, Argiolas, 2014
Cannonau di Sardegna Costera, Argiolas, 2014

Made from the Sardinian clone of Grenache called Cannonau, Carignan & Bovale Sardo, it is a chunky, robust, meaty effort revealing scents of garrigue, kirsch liqueur, white chocolate, pepper, and spice. Full-bodied, with terrific fruit as well as loads of personality.

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