Adegas Terra de Asorei – Pazo Torrado, Albarino, Rias Baixas 2016
Adegas Terra de Asorei – Pazo Torrado, Albarino, Rias Baixas 2016
Adegas Terra de Asorei – Pazo Torrado, Albarino, Rias Baixas 2016

At sight, it presents a beautiful colour which sparkles lemon-green, clean and bright. On the nose green apple predominates with notes of citrus and flowers. Fresh, alive and fragrant. Apple and citrus come through again on the palate which fresh and balanced with some texture and a persistent finish. Enjoy with simply prepared white fish dishes or as an aperitif. Enjoy 2-3 years from vintage date to capture its freshness.

 

Adegas Terra de Asorei

Terra de Asorei is an association of six families of top growers belonging to the Rias Baixas Designation of Origin who have banded together to produce premium 100% Albariño wines.

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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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Arché – Trebbiano Rubicone IGT, 2016
Arché – Trebbiano Rubicone IGT, 2016
Arché – Trebbiano Rubicone IGT, 2016

A beautiful tropical fragrance entices you in whilst the palate is fresh and crisp with lovely citrus fruits.

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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 Gascon – 1884 Estate Grown Viognier, Mendoza, 2016
Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon – 1884 Estate Grown Viognier, Mendoza, 2016
Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon – 1884 Estate Grown Viognier, Mendoza, 2016

Fresh white wine with intense floral aromatics and flavours of stone fruits on the mouth.

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Bodegas Goyenechea, Torrontes, Mendoza, 2016
Bodegas Goyenechea, Torrontes, Mendoza, 2016
Bodegas Goyenechea, Torrontes, Mendoza, 2016

Characteristic pale golden colour. Aromas of honeysuckle, roses and lemon. Intense & well balanced fresh finish.

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Cabernet Rosé VdP du Périgord “Mayaret”, 2016
Cabernet Rosé VdP du Périgord “Mayaret”, 2016
Cabernet Rosé VdP du Périgord “Mayaret”, 2016

Deliciously fruity wine, with overtones of strawberries, excellent on its own, or with salads and light dishes.

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Calmel & Joseph – Chardonnay Villa Blanche, 2016
Calmel & Joseph – Chardonnay Villa Blanche, 2016
Calmel & Joseph – Chardonnay Villa Blanche, 2016

Tasting Note
Very expressive with white flowers and fruity aromas of apricot and vineyard peach, along with dried fruit and nut overtones. Straightforward, clean, full and well-balanced on the palate, with a fresh and fruity finish revealing mango and citrus overtones. The oak is subtle and very smooth. This vintage shows lovely acidic tension: elegant.

Ageing

Chardonnay are aged for three months in oak barrels (30% of the vintage).

Top 100 The Wine Merchant

Highly Recommanded by The Wine Merchant

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Calmel & Joseph – Vieux Carignan, IGP Côtes du Brian, 2016
Calmel & Joseph – Vieux Carignan, IGP Côtes du Brian, 2016
Calmel & Joseph – Vieux Carignan, IGP Côtes du Brian, 2016

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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Calmel & Joseph, Corbières, 2016
Calmel & Joseph, Corbières, 2016
Calmel & Joseph, Corbières, 2016

Ruby-red robe and a pronounced nose of black fruit, fresh figs and prunes. Clean and crisp on the palate, with notes of garrigue scrubland, spices and quince. Fine tannins, ending with a hint of truffle. Well-balanced and elegant, with very good ageing potential.

16.5/20 Jancis Robinson.

“Syrah, Grenache and a bit of Cinsault. Pure delicious red fruit on the nose. Sweet rounded cherry and plum swathed in a sinewy, slightly rugged, leather strap of tannins. The taut refined acidity, that is such a hallmark of Calmel & Joseph, strims through the sweetness of the fruit like a blade, leaving freshness and just a hint of earthy spice in its wake. Just a little Cinsault, and yet it brings it distinctive soprano note into the deeper alto and bass tones of the Syrah and Grenache.”

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Cantina di Custoza – Bardolino Chiaretto, 2016
Cantina di Custoza – Bardolino Chiaretto, 2016
Cantina di Custoza – Bardolino Chiaretto, 2016

Pale pink with brilliant reflections and white rim. The bouquet is fairly bright, with sour cherry and wild strawberry fruit. On the palate it’s fairly rich with a moderate mineral acidity.

Product Information

Bardolino is produced in the province of Verona to the east of Lake Garda. Chiaretto is the rosé version.

The blend of grapes here is similar to that of Valpolicella, typically including Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara.

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Cardal – Branco, Tejo 2016
Cardal – Branco, Tejo 2016
Cardal – Branco, Tejo 2016

***Gold – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017***

An easy-drinking aromatic white. Fruity notes of fresh grapes and citrus with a hint of lime flower.

Recommended as an aperitif or with light meals, salads and grilled fish.

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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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Chenin Blanc Klippenkop, 2016
Chenin Blanc Klippenkop, 2016
Chenin Blanc Klippenkop, 2016

An appealing light straw colour. Full bodied wine with powerful varietal flavours of pineapple, granadilla, melon and green apple. Good structure with lovely balancing acidity.

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Cusumano – Merlot IGT Terre Siciliane, 2016
Cusumano – Merlot IGT Terre Siciliane, 2016
Cusumano – Merlot IGT Terre Siciliane, 2016

Rich spicy and plumy flavours on the nose, classic Mediterranean notes on the palate with hints of tobacco and black pepper. Full bodied wine.

85 Points Wine Spectator.
“There’s a wild edge to this medium-bodied red, which sports spicy plum, cherry, underbrush and licorice notes. Drink now. 12,500 cases made.

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Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2016
Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2016
Domaine des Jeanne – Rosé, Luberon 2016

The Domaine

Domaine des Jeanne was formed when Welshman Lord Mervyn Davies of Abersoch was introduced to winemaker Alexandre Samour, whilst sourcing the perfect rosé for his daughter’s wedding in 2011.

The Vineyard in Oppède, in the Luberon region of Provence, is situated between the mountains and the sea, close to the legendary wine-producing commune of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The domaine’s first harvest was in 2012, releasing their first rosé in 2013, named ‘Jeanne’ after his Mervyn’s wife and Alex’s daughter. Jeanne appropriately means ‘divine gift’, and represents the importance of family to both founders.

The Wine

Lovingly produced from grenache, syrah and clairette grape varieties, its rose petal colour precedes a red and white fruit bouquet highlighted with citrus notes; a well-balanced crisp palate, full of freshness, with a subtle fruity finale.

 

This wine works well on its own or partnered with fish, spicy foods and lamb. Enjoy over the next couple of years.

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Domaine Octavie – Touraine Sauvignon, 2016
Domaine Octavie – Touraine Sauvignon, 2016
Domaine Octavie – Touraine Sauvignon, 2016

Full-flavoured and clean Sauvignon Blanc, made natures’ way. The producers strive to keep everything in balance thus limiting the need for artificial controls. The quality rivals most Sancerre but this wine is a fraction of the price-tag.

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Echeverria – Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Curicó Valley, 2016
Echeverria – Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Curicó Valley, 2016
Echeverria – Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Curicó Valley, 2016

Deep black cherry. Intense fruit aromas with notes of spices and delicate toast. Excellent balance and round structure. Soft and mature tannins provide a great finesse to the palate. Spicy and toasty flavours combine with hints of vanilla and chocolate.

89 Points Wine Enthusiast (2012 vintage)

Aromas of cheesy oak, jammy berry and cassis are ripe and a touch raisiny. A wide, full-bodied palate shows scratchy tannins, while core flavors of blackberry and cassis feature mild but present oak in front of a tannic finish. Drink through 2020. M.S.  (3/1/2015)

Product Information (2009 vintage)

Viña Echeverria is a long established Chilean estate winery fully owned and managed by the Echeverria family. Our vineyards and winery are located on the outskirts of the town of Molina, Curicó Valley, the wine heartland of Chile. We produce fine wines with a commitment to quality and excellence attainable only in a truly family run enterprise.

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Echeverria – Unwooded Chardonnay Classic Collection, 2016
Echeverria – Unwooded Chardonnay Classic Collection, 2016
Echeverria – Unwooded Chardonnay Classic Collection, 2016

A Chardonnay unlike any other in the New World. This is a hand-crafted wine without any trace of oak influence. Aromas of tropical fruits and pears intermingle with mouth-watering acidity, while the wine retains a lovely round feel on the palate.

86 Points Wine Enthusiast.
“Apple and peach aromas are dusty and lightly tropical. With no oak, fruit is all you get in this Chardonnay; flavors of apple, nectarine and melon run clean, sweet and ripe, while the finish is mellow and lands smack in the middle of the fairway.” M.S. (8/1/2014)

Product Information (2012 vintage)

Viña Echeverria is a long established Chilean estate winery fully owned and managed by the Echeverria family. Our vineyards and winery are located on the outskirts of the town of Molina, Curicó Valley, the wine heartland of Chile. We produce fine wines with a commitment to quality and excellence attainable only in a truly family run enterprise.

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Esk Valley – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2016
Esk Valley – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2016
Esk Valley – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2016

This is a very intense and powerful wine. True to its Marlborough origins, its flavours are a mix of ripe tropical fruits, citrus and cooler notes of green fruits and fresh herbs. It is rich and full bodied but a crisp dry finish provides freshness and length.

Enjoy with fish, shellfish, salads and oriental dishes.

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Fairfields – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2016
Fairfields – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2016
Fairfields – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2016

A delicious, crisp dry white wine with vibrant fresh herbal aromas and ripe gooseberry overtones.

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Familia Schroeder – Malbec Alpataco, 2016
Familia Schroeder – Malbec Alpataco, 2016
Familia Schroeder – Malbec Alpataco, 2016

Deep, saturated blackish-ruby hue. Ripe licorice and plummy black fruit aromas carry an integrated, sweet-vanilla oak accent. A firm entry leads a structured, full-bodied palate with grippy, ripe tannins and god depth of fruit. A pure, balanced style with a lengthy finish.

86 Points Wine Enthusiast (2011 vintage)
“A purple tint and aromas of black fruits, graphite, toast and minerally crispness set the bar high, but in the mouth and on the palate things are less impressive. There’s a raw, acidic bite despite oaky creaminess, while flavors of wild berry and herbs finish a bit green.” M.S.  (12/31/2013)

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Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Branco, Alentejo, 2016
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Branco, Alentejo, 2016
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Branco, Alentejo, 2016

It is floral, fragrant and delicate, with lime and citrus aromas enhancing a fresh and fruity palate.

Product Information (2013 vintage)

 

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Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Rosé, Alentejo, 2016
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Rosé, Alentejo, 2016
Herdade do Esporão – Alandra Rosé, Alentejo, 2016

A bright blush in the glass the aromas are fragrant with strawberry and raspberry aromas dominating with an attractive hint of peppermint playing in the background. The palate offers a well balanced and elegant affair with minimal sweetness and shows off the strawberry and raspberry notes from the nose. Dry Style with natural fruit sweetness.

86 Points Wine Enthusiast.
“Warm and ripe, this is a full-bodied rosé that has the weight and some of the tannins of a red wine. With its vivid pink color and sweet strawberry fruits, it’s fruity and ready to drink.” — R.V.  (10/1/2014)

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