Deep ruby in colour, it has a complex, intriguing array of aromas: toasted bread, cigar box, fresh tea, plums and Eastern spices. On the palate, there are mature fruits: plums, figs and cherries with hints of tea leaves and dark chocolate. The wine is intense; the first taste releasing complex notes of currants, cherries and spice, with a hint of game and finishing with a cleansing acidity. Their first indications were that the 2003 vintage would be full-bodied, powerful with great length and 7 years later upon release in 2010, they were proven right: these are the defining characteristics of 2003.
The 2003 harvest was a unique experience and two words can aptly summarise it: Alcohol & Acidity – this vintage is rich in both. After a rainy winter (records show that it was the rainiest year in 15 years), from mid April onwards not a drop of rain fell and it became hot and sunny. In May when flowering started, a 10 day heat wave reduced the harvest quantity by about 30%. This phenomenon was responsible for the concentration of sugar and acidity in the grapes. July and August were not as hot as they used to be in years gone by and certainly not as hot as it was in Europe in 2003. The harvest started on the 4th September and the grapes were very healthy with good maturity and ripeness.
It is more than three decades since this mysterious Spanish wine was born. The label: Black. The bottle: Burgundy style. The variety: Cabernet Sauvignon. Few had much faith in this project. Certainly, nobody back in 1979, could have dreamed that it wou...
Amarone Della Valpolicella 2016 La Colombaia 75cl
Ripe, warm and generous on the nose with plum and cherry aromas and hints of dried fruits. Full bodied and richly flavoured with rich berry and plum fruit, supple tannins and a spicy finish, with the characteristic dry bite of good Amarone
El Infiernillo Pinot Noir 2019 75cl
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Pulenta Estate Gran Cabernet Franc XI 2017 75cl
This Cabernet Franc from Pulenta is made in limited numbers. Deep aroma of roasted pepper ad eucalyptus, on the palate it is smooth with a little grip. A beautiful ad complex Cabernet Franc.
Many of the vineyards are situated at the altit
Pulenta Estate Gran Corte VII 2018 75cl
This bottling is made from 44% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 5%Tannat and wow is it a fantastic red blend. A great nose full of prunes and dark berried fruits. On the palate it is well balanced with tannin
Domaine de Tholomies Minervois La Liviniere 2016 75cl
This is an exceptional wine. Its presence is a deep dark colour and carries an ample aromatic bouquet of pepper, vanilla, morello cherry and prunes. In the mouth it is generous, smooth and concentrated. With matured tannins and notes of roasted coffee and
Punica Barrua 2016 75cl
With complex scents of mature red fruits like black cherries, spices and notes of liquorice you are going to be seduced from the start. On the palate it is an elegant red wine that shows exceptional craft.
Produced with 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauv
GE Organic Wine 2015 Emiliana 75cl
GE Organic Emiliana is a certified cabon neutral wine. Made from a blend of Carmenere, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon that is the biodynamic flagship wine Emiliana Orgánico.
It has an inviting black fruit, truffle and spice nose and the palate is velvety