Chateau Kirwan, Margaux, 2016
Chateau Kirwan, Margaux, 2016
Chateau Kirwan, Margaux, 2016

Wine Advocate-Parker :
Medium to deep garnet-purple, the 2016 Kirwan is scented of red plums, cassis, redcurrants, earth and cigar box. The palate is medium-bodied, lean, chewy and lively with an earthy finish.

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Chateau Le Doyenne, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux,
Chateau Le Doyenne, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux,
Chateau Le Doyenne, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux,
  • The 2016 La Doyenne, a Première Côtes de Bordeaux, has an understated but pure bouquet with red cherries, boysenberry jam and violet aromas that unfurl nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, fine structure, subtle but slightly tarry fruit and a gently but insistent grip on the finish.
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Chateau Reynon, Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux, 2016
Chateau Reynon, Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux, 2016
Chateau Reynon, Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux, 2016

Hard to beat in terms of value for money, the 2016 Reynon has vibrant, plummy fruit character and notes of dark chocolate on the palate. The higher proportion of cabernet sauvignon (17%) this year lends the wine energy and freshness. 2019–2027.

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Chateau Senejac, Haut Medoc, 2016
Chateau Senejac, Haut Medoc, 2016
Chateau Senejac, Haut Medoc, 2016

Château Sénéjac 2016 presents a deep red colour with garnet reflections. The first nose is very open, precise with notes of black cherries and blackberries. After stirring, the nose takes on its fullness, with complex notes of red fruits, associated with the toasted vanilla from the barrel. The palate is dense and opulent. The texture is very precise, thanks to very good quality tannins and good management of our extractions during vinification. Sénéjac 2016 is powerful while remaining very elegant and is expressed by a good length in the mouth, silky and well-integrated tannins. This vintage is one of the best of the property. It combines concentration and gluttony and it is undoubtedly a very good aging potential.

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Chateau Sociando Mallet, Haut Medoc, 2016
Chateau Sociando Mallet, Haut Medoc, 2016
Chateau Sociando Mallet, Haut Medoc, 2016

“The 2016 Sociando-Mallet has a refulgent purple/black colour. It has a very intense and rich, you might say “ambitious” bouquet with layers of small black cherries, blueberry and a touch of sloe, less tertiary than previous vintages and certainly more opulent. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe tannin that almost disguise the firm structure underneath. I admire the completeness of this Sociando-Mallet, the neatly embroidered new oak and the freshness on the finish. It comes highly recommended as one of the best wines produced at this estate in the northern Médoc. This is an outstanding wine from Mon. Gartreau.”

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Esporao Private Selection Branco, 2016
Esporao Private Selection Branco, 2016
Esporao Private Selection Branco, 2016

– Private Selection White was created in 2001 with a desire to challenge the classic profile of great Alentejo white wines. To achieve this, we decided to base the wine on the underated Semillon variety and the use of new French oak barrels for fermentation and maturation. With growing the vineyard maturity and a careful selection of barrel suppliers the solid, rich and complex style of this wine has been reinforced over the years

– The Semillon grapes used in this wine were planted on the Herdade dos Perdigões estate, which belongs to Esporão, in 1996, using northwest/southwest exposure in order to maximize fruit protection from extreme sunlight.

Colour

Crystal clear straw.

Aroma

Ripe fruits with tropical notes and well integrated discrete toasty french oak, complex.

Palate

Rich and unctuous, with elegance and balance, long and persistent.

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Esporão Tinto Reserva DOC Alentejo 2017
Esporão Tinto Reserva DOC Alentejo 2017
Esporão Tinto Reserva DOC Alentejo 2017

The grapes for this wine are hand-picked. They are vinified in small, temperature-controlled vats and, after being pressed, the wines age in American and French oak for 12 months. This is a wine for special occasions that combines the universal culture of wine and art, via the reproduction of original works of art on its labels.

COLOUR: Intense ruby red.

AROMA: Exhibits hints of wild berries and blueberry fruit jam, enveloped in coffee, black pepper and a faint toasted aroma from the keg.

PALATE: In the mouth, it is intense and dense, but with robust tannins, affording it structure and complexity and suggesting good potential for aging in the bottle.

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La Chapelle de Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes, 2016, 37.5cl
La Chapelle de Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes, 2016, 37.5cl
La Chapelle de Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes, 2016, 37.5cl

La Chapelle de Lafaurie-Peyraguey  is the property’s second wine. It benefits from a blend of 93%  Semillon , 6%  Sauvignon Blanc  and 1%  Muscadelle . Aging is carried out in barrels for an average period of 18 to 20 months. It develops aromas of ripe yellow fruits on the nose, to which are added notes of spices, honey and exotic fruits. On the palate, the wine stands out for its delicacy and finesse, combining freshness and roundness in total balance. This harmonious cuvée reveals tasty fruity and honeyed touches in the continuity of the nose. Beautiful aromatic persistence on the finish.

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Quinta da Alorna – Tinto Reserva, Tejo, 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Tinto Reserva, Tejo, 2016
Quinta da Alorna – Tinto Reserva, Tejo, 2016

A blend of native varietal Touriga Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe blackcurrant notes on the nose and palate with a touch of violet and hint of spice. 12 months maturation in French oak has added complexity and structure. Enjoy with roast beef. Enjoy within 2-5 years of vintage.

In The Press

‘Wild blackberry and heady violet on the nose. On the palate, it’s silky and savory. Juicy fruit, whiffs of vanilla and sandalwood, and hints of cedar and bitter nut skin on the finish. Assertive yet approachable tannins.’ – 91 Pts. Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Wine Challenge 2017.

£15.95 Add to cart
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Sula – Shiraz, Nashik, 2016
Sula – Shiraz, Nashik, 2016
Sula – Shiraz, Nashik, 2016

Sula Vineyards is at the forefront of the Indian wine revolution. The wines are served in the best restaurants worldwide. A smooth, medium-bodied red wine accentuated by ripe cherry and plum fruit, with attractive aromas of black pepper.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast (2012 vintage)
“Aromas of blackberry, cherry preserves, white chocolate and a hint of green pepper prepare the taste buds for flavors of forest-fruit, smoked pork, black pepper, violet and almond blossom. A trio of fruit, savory tones and spice travels across the palate on a layer of smooth tannins, leading to a smoky finish.” M.D.  (12/31/2014)

Sula Vineyards. Situated 180 km northeast of Mumbai, Nashik is India’s largest grape-growing region, but had traditionally never been used to grow wine grapes. Wondering why, an enterprising, Stanford-trained engineer named Rajeev Samant quit his hi-tech Silicon Valley job in 1993 to do some investigating.

 

A little research quickly showed that the Nashik climate was not only perfect for wine grapes, but was also on par with winegrowing regions in Spain, California, and Australia. His determination doubled and Rajeev returned to California in search of a winemaker. In Sonoma County he found Kerry Damskey, an eminent Californian winemaker, who enthusiastically agreed to help start a winery on Rajeev’s 30 acre family estate.
In 1997, the duo took the revolutionary step of planting French Sauvignon Blanc and Californian Chenin Blanc, varieties that had never before been planted in India. The first Sula wines, released in 2000, were widely acclaimed as India’s best white wines.
Since its inception, Sula has rapidly established itself as India’s Leading Premium Wine Producer, helping spark a wine revolution that has seen consumption grow at 25% annually and several new wineries come up in the Nashik area. In November 2002, Wine Spectator – the world’s No.1 wine magazine – did a five-page feature on Sula, a proud first for an Indian winery.
A second winery with three times the capacity of the first was completed in late 2004 to keep up with demand, and a third million litre winery started operations in 2006. Sula has expanded from the original 30 acre family estate to about 1,800 acres (owned and contracted) under plantation, both in Nashik as well as in nearby Dindori, India’s upcoming wine region. Varietals planted include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel and Merlot along with Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Riesling. In addition to having a wide distribution network within India, Sula also exports its wines internationally, as well as importing and distributing wines from leading producers worldwide. In 2005, Sula proudly launched its first reserve wine, the Dindori Reserve Shiraz, as well as India’s first dessert wine, the Late Harvest Chenin Blanc.
The winery and vineyards are open to the public for educational tours, and the beautiful Tasting Room invites visitors to enjoy their favourite Sula wines amidst spectacular views of the vineyards and surrounding lakes and hills. The nearby Sula amphitheatre is an impressive location for events and social gatherings and is available for bookings. Visitors can now spend a few nights in paradise at BEYOND, Sula’s new exclusive accommodation on the vineyards with a beautiful lake view.
Firmly committed to remaining at the forefront of Indian wines, Sula continues to experiment with new varietals, engage in sustainable agriculture, support the local rural economy, and, of course, make wines of outstanding quality and superb value.
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Viña Real DOC Rioja 2016
Viña Real DOC Rioja 2016
Viña Real DOC Rioja 2016

– Ripe and richly fruity wine with rich aromas of fruit cake and spice, smooth and supple in the mouth with perfectly integrated oak, a rounded silky texture and smooth tannins, all supported by a lovely weight of fruit.

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