Grape Varietals: Syrah. Agricultural Method: Organic Sustainable Vegan. Vinification: 25% one year old French Oak Puncheon. 30% whole cluster fermentation. Gravity racked twice. 100% Native yeast fermentation.
Typically Bordeaux but with generous fruit and no harsh tannic characters or astringency that is the feature of many inexpensive wines from the region.
Dark floral and spice scents lead to wonderful red and dark fruits with a lovely seam of minerality supported by supple tannins. A true reflection of the three Central Otago sub-regions that contribute to our Pinot Noir.
2016 Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2016 Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino Aromas of ripe dark-skinned berry, violet, underbrush and warm spice emerge in the glass, along with a whiff of camphor. Full bodied and enveloping, the structured palate of this 2016 delivers raspberry jam, dried black cherry, licorice and tobacco alongside firm fine-grained tannins. [...]
2016 Chateau Les Grands Chenes Medoc 2016 Chateau Les Grands Chenes Medoc Garnet color, This 2016 wine is expressive fruity aromas. Full-flavored, fleshy, tannic, dense, attractive volume and substance. 92 James Suckling: Very attractive red fruit and spices with a background, tarry edge that leads to a palate that offers ample sweet fruit on first [...]
2016 Ceretto Barolo 2016 Ceretto Barolo It’s a stylistic choice, that of trying to interpret the taste of the appellation’s namesake, which gives us a rich and virile wine, able to be enjoyed young or after its evolution, for the passionate. 94 Robert Parker: The Ceretto 2016 Barolo is a great wine to pair with [...]
2016 Pio Cesare Barolo Mosconi 2016 Pio Cesare Barolo Mosconi, This is a very rich 2016 Barolo, dense, with supple tannins, full concentrated ripe fruit, elegant and powerful with an extremely long life. It is produced in small quantities and only in excellent vintages. This vintage has extraordinary elegance, complexity and character. Silky and intense [...]
2016 Stanton Cabernet 2016 Stanton Cabernet: Napa Valley, California Winemaker Notes: This vintage brings a reprise of the last year’s 100% representation of their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon varietal. Everything from its deep purple color to its aromas of dark berries, Creme de Cassis, blueberries, sweet vanilla and humidor spice marks this as an exceptionally ripe [...]
2016 J. Davies Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 J. Davies Estate Cabernet Sauvignon; Napa Valley, California Winemaker Notes; This Cabernet opens with rich aromas of red raspberry and red plum, accentuated by undertones of cocoa powder and cola spice. Supple tannins anchor the wines well-structured palate, where a concentrated entry of baked strawberry and blackberry leads [...]
2016 Luigi Baudana Barolo “Baudana Estate” 2016 Luigi Baudana Barolo “Baudana Estate”; Piedmont, Italy Winemaker Notes; A deep red in the glass introduces aromas of pure cherries and plums accented with spice, graphite, eucalyptus and licorice. Warm and dry character with firm tannins balanced by a fresh and gentle acidity. A unique soil composition with [...]
2016 Celestino Pecci Brunello Di Montalcino 2016 Celestino Pecci Brunello Di Montalcino There’s an inviting mentholated freshness to the bouquet of the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino that draws you in. Bright cherry, strawberry and cedar spice box can be found with further exploration. It’s silky with a refined feel to its polished red fruits, leaning [...]
95pts Parker’s WA 96pts Suckling
2016 Chateau D’Issan Margaux 3Eme Grand Cru Classe 2016 Chateau D’Issan Margaux 3Eme Grand Cru Classe Château d’Issan wines are comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot. Characterized by an opulent aromatic quality that is typical of the Margaux appellation, they possess an outstanding richness. The complex bouquet has notes of black currant, ripe black fruits [...]
2016 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses 2016 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses Les Picasses is the most famous Chinon lieu-dit, close to the village of Beaumont-En-Véron on the north bank of the Vienne River. It is a slope with full southern exposure and chalky clay-limestone soils. Raffault’s mid-slope vines are at least 50 years old [...]
Luscious cherry blackberry and plum jam fruit flavours marry together forming this powerful yet elegant Shiraz. Made from a selection of McLaren Vale’s premier grapes its deep colour and fragrant nose leads to quite a voluptuous palate of fruit intertwined with rich mocha coffee and chocolate with traces of licorice and toffee.
2016 Baron De Brane Margaux 375ML 2016 Baron De Brane Margaux 375ML A tight and focused 2016 red with red currant and berry character. Medium to full body, soft tannins and a straightforward finish. Second wine of Brane. Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending [...]
2016 Chateau Laroque Margaux 2016 Chateau Laroque Margaux The nose of this 2016 wine is both intense and powerful with red fruits, vanilla and toasted aromas. This is a full bodied wine, with good balance and ripe tannins. Red wine Red wine has been prevalent since prehistory (the period before written records) as winemaking originated [...]
2016 Chateau Odilon Haut Medoc 2016 Chateau Odilon Haut Medoc This 2016 wine offers aromas of black fruit, liquorice sticks, and delicate notes of orange blossom. On aeration, roasted scents and vanilla contribute to the nose’s complexity. The attack is direct and lively. The balance is characterized by good concentration with creamy tannins. This wine [...]
2016 Chateau Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien 4Eme Grand Cru Classe 2016 Chateau Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien 4Eme Grand Cru Classe The core of this red is loaded with pure plum, blueberry and black currant fruit flavors. The polished structure is integrated, with alluring ganache, anise and sweet tobacco notes throughout, all in a polished and balanced frame. A very [...]
2016 Ixsir Rouge El 2016 Ixsir Rouge El Clean and elegant. Bold fruit (cherry, blueberry), black pepper, cinnamon, herbaceous mint note, high acidity, firm tannins and a good finish. Solid, and built to last. Look forward to revisiting in 5 years. Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s foremost red wine-grape variety. Though widely cultivated [...]
2016 Quinta Do Crasto Touriga Franca 2016 Quinta Do Crasto Touriga Franca One of a series of single-varietal wines from this producer, this wine celebrates one of the essential grapes of the Douro region. It is a balanced, rich, black-fruit dominated, while also succulent wine. Generous tannins have been softened by the wood aging into [...]