2015 vintage Chianti Gran Selezione.
80 % Sangiovese, 13 % Merlot and 7 % Malvasia Nera.
Deep dark ruby red.
Perfumed nose with black currants, violets, olives and cocoa.
Ripe black plums, leather, black tea with polished silky tannins.
A long, beautiful finish. — 11 days ago
75 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 % Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Franc.
Grapes are sourced from Tenuta San Giovanni vineyard in Chianti Classico.
Aged 16 months in barriques (70 % new) of which 6 months is on the lees then 12 months in bottle before release.
Rich dark cherry, mocha and cassis on the nose.
Blackberry and dark fruits, earthy, tobacco, dried herbs with robust tannins.
Really smooth and astringent finish.
I don’t normally decant a wine for an hour but this definitely needed it. — a month ago
85 % Garnacha, 10 % Tempranillo and 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon from young vines 15-25 years old in clay-limestone , stoney loam soil.
100 % stainless steel and fermented separately.
Bright red fruit and liquorice on the nose.
Raspberries, currants, kirsch liquor, violets and a touch of tobacco.
It’s medium bodied with bright acidity and really inexpensive. We had kimchi nabe (Japanese hot pot) ….always a favourite.
— a month ago
Deep, dense and concentrated but not a fruit bomb.
Dark cherries, earthy, smoky underbrush and rhubarb on the nose.
Silky tannins with ripe berries and cherries, cola, sweet spices and a creaminess on the finish.
Bold and ripe. — 2 months ago
Dark berry, black plums, a bit of green pepper and hazelnuts on the nose.
Juicy with blackberry, dark cherry, cocoa and hints of vanilla. Soft, velvety tannins.
Grill anything on the BBQ and you’re having a great night.
We had katsu curry. Think crispy pork schnitzel with Japanese curry over top. — 3 months ago
100 % Riesling from Mosel, Germany.
Steep slopes, slate soil and old vines makes great wine.
Lime, lemon, grapefruit and delicate white flowers on the nose.
White peach, apricot, lime/lemon and a hint of slate and minerals.
Juicy mid-palate with refreshing acidity though still off-dry.
This wine is 8.5 % alcohol and is a year round favourite especially with prawns marinated in spicy garlic chili sauce on the BBQ. — 18 days ago
100 % Nerello Mascalese. Archineri vineyard is on the north side of Etna and only 2 hectares/ 5 acres of pre-Phylloxera bush trained vines between 40-80 years old at 600-900 meters.
Extremely aromatic with dried flowers, rose and musky herbs.
Wild berry, red currant, blood orange zest with firm and silky tannins.
Juicy acidity that lasts for days. — 2 months ago