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 – Chardonnay Estate Selection, 2015
Aresti – Chardonnay Estate Selection, 2015
Aresti – Chardonnay Estate Selection, 2015

This Chardonnay looks yellow with green tones; it features aromas of sweet fruits such as pears, melon and cucumber, that after a while are also felt in mouth. It’s a medium-bodied wine with a long finish.

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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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Blanc “Excelsium”, AC Côtes de Provence, Vignoble Kennel, 2015
Blanc “Excelsium”, AC Côtes de Provence, Vignoble Kennel, 2015
Blanc “Excelsium”, AC Côtes de Provence, Vignoble Kennel, 2015

Exuberant exotic aromas such as passion fruit and pineapple with grapefruit notes. Good attach with a long crisp finish.

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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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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 – 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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Cantina di Custoza – Val dei Molini, Custoza DOC, Veneto, 2015
Cantina di Custoza – Val dei Molini, Custoza DOC, Veneto, 2015
Cantina di Custoza – Val dei Molini, Custoza DOC, Veneto, 2015

A rich, full bodied wine with flavours of honeydew melon and other tropical fruits. Finish is delightful, with a pleasant length.

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Chardonnay “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2015
Chardonnay “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2015
Chardonnay “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2015

Very beautiful yellow colour with a discreet gold touch, shimmering with green reflections. The nose opens up onto delicate notes of flowers : lime tree, elder, then some fruits appears : peach, fresh grapes, apple. Mineral in the mouth, it’s filled with fat, adorned with a beautiful liveliness highlighting aromas of white flowers. A wine endowed with finesse and complexity that will perfectly match a seafood platter, dessert and fresh fruit.

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

Lightly tropical fruity aromas marry with soft buttery notes. Dry and rounded on the palate with texture, richness and finesse that gives this wine charm and completeness.

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Chocolate Box “Dark Chocolate” Shiraz by Rocland, 2015
Chocolate Box “Dark Chocolate” Shiraz by Rocland, 2015
Chocolate Box “Dark Chocolate” Shiraz by Rocland, 2015

On the nose there are strong aromas of coffee chocolate, blackberries and spice which is supported by sweet vanilla oak. On the palate, this wine is textured, powdery tannins and dark chocolate beneath a pastiche of coffee, apricot and liquorice.

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Domaine de Mayat -Vieilli en Fut de Chene,  Bergerac AC, 2015 (Magnum)
Domaine de Mayat -Vieilli en Fut de Chene,  Bergerac AC, 2015 (Magnum)
Domaine de Mayat -Vieilli en Fut de Chene, Bergerac AC, 2015 (Magnum)

Made from 100% Merlot, deep garnet red wine with powerful aromas of black fruits. A round, velvet taste with a rich structure of tannins.

Enjoy with duck breast, leg of lamb or brie de Meaux.

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Domaine Faiveley – La Framboisiere, Mercurey 2015
Domaine Faiveley – La Framboisiere, Mercurey 2015
Domaine Faiveley – La Framboisiere, Mercurey 2015

Domaine Faiveley

Domaine Faiveley is located in France, at the heart of Viticultural Burgundy, between Dijon and Beaune in Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Historically based in the Côte de Nuits capital, the Faiveley family has progressively extended its domaine and today owns vineyards in the finest climats in Burgundy – Gevrey-Chambertin, Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet, Mercurey and others.
The Wine

To maintain all the freshness and quality of the grapes they were pressed and vinified on site in Mercurey. The wine was then taken to Nuits-Saint-Georges to be matured, in part, in oak barrels for 12 to 14 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The barrels come from high quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

An aromatic nose which mixes red and black fruit with spice and a touch of smoke. Round and fleshy in the mouth (medium body) with velvety tannins and a lively freshness; flavours of raspberry and other very ripe red fruits. An early-drinking style. Enjoy with charcuterie, ham or game.

‘Cask sample. Mid cherry red. Deliciously fragrant with red fruit. It may be auto-suggestion but there’s raspberry fruit in here. A touch smoky but fine with freshness to the end. Juicy, lively.’16.5/20, Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, January 2017

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Dr. Loosen – Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2015
Dr. Loosen – Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2015
Dr. Loosen – Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2015

Bernkasteler Lay (pronounced LIE) is situated between the Dr. Loosen estate house and the village of Bernkastel. The soil is predominantly slate, but is heavier and deeper than in the neighboring villages of Wehlen and Graach. This site also has a slightly gentler slope than the estate’s other vineyards. It produces richly textured, assertive wines.

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Dr. Loosen – Red Slate Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2015
Dr. Loosen – Red Slate Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2015
Dr. Loosen – Red Slate Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2015

THE MOSEL REGION

Located in far western Germany, the Mosel valley’s steep, southfacing slopes create the perfect climate for Riesling, giving the vines ideal exposure to the sun. The cool climate allows the grapes to ripen slowly while retaining bright acidity.

RIESLING DRY RED SLATE

This dry Riesling is produced with fruit from estate-owned vineyards in the red slate soils found in the villages of Ürzig, Erden, Lösnich and Kinheim. It is fermented in the traditional style in 3,000-liter, neutral oak casks and kept on the full lees for 12 months. The extended lees contact stabilizes the wine naturally and gives it time to develop a harmonious balance.

THE 2015 VINTAGE

‘Under close to perfect conditions, we were able to harvest grapes with optimal must weights and acidity levels, producing wines in all quality levels. The vintage also gave us excellent yields, with a beautiful balance of ripeness and acidity. The wines are dense and concentrated, but with the delicate and graceful style of the Mosel.’

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Dr. Loosen – Riesling “Dr. L”, Mosel, 2015
Dr. Loosen – Riesling “Dr. L”, Mosel, 2015
Dr. Loosen – Riesling “Dr. L”, Mosel, 2015

Ernst Loosen is arguably the “King of Riesling” having won too many awards to start listing them. Fresh, clean and sweet white fruit on the nose, with juicy apples and Galia melons to the fore.

This entry-level Dr. Loosen Riesling embodies the elegant and racy characteristics of steep, slate-soil Mosel vineyards at a very reasonable price. It is a bright, vibrant, fruit-driven wine made with grapes from contracted growers throughout the Mosel River valley who work very closely with brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen to achieve excellent quality and superb concentration in every vintage.


88 Points Wine Enthusiast.

“Savory whiffs of nuts and mineral convey elegance to ripe white peach and grapefruit aromas on this off-dry Riesling. Easy-drinking in style, it’s pleasantly tart, finishing on a sweet, lingering kiss of honey.” A.I.  (2/1/2015)

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The Dr. Loosen estate
The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that, with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw mate-rials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve that, Ernst dramatically restricts crop size, uses only organic fertilization, insists on very strict fruit selection, and employs gentle cellar practices to allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling.

 

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Esporão Branco Reserva DOC Alentejo 2015
Esporão Branco Reserva DOC Alentejo 2015
Esporão Branco Reserva DOC Alentejo 2015

Intense aromas of ripe tangerine and apricot with subtle notes of toast and smoke from barrel fermentation. Complex, creamy, well balanced palate showing full fruit flavours and mineral notes with a long and fresh finish.

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Familia Schroeder – Pinot Noir Alpataco, 2015
Familia Schroeder – Pinot Noir Alpataco, 2015
Familia Schroeder – Pinot Noir Alpataco, 2015

Deeply perfumed aromas with notes of black cherry, redcurrant, summer fruit and plenty of power, spice and a silky balance. Sweet tannins and balanced acidity with fine notes of vanilla and cocoa powder.

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