A brilliant and clean ruby colour with intense and complex aromas with hints of ripe fruits, plums and savoury notes including toasted nuts. A very well balanced wine with a persistent finish. Food matches: Roasts, grilled meats, legumes and medium and strong cheeses.
The French oak used to age this Castillo Labastida Rioja Madurado imparts a toasted vanilla, chocolate aromas and touches of coffee but the entire bouquet is very well balanced, highlighting liquorice and red fruits on top of a bed of spices.
Pencil shavings filter throughout this denser, riper Rioja Reserva, with bigger sweet tobacco smoke clouding the view of the dark cherry cordial core. Black plum, blackberry jam, medicinal cherry is spread thick on the palate, with dense tannins shouldering this all in to a balsamic finish. Feels su...more »nbaked, especially on the warming finish. From Spain's innovative Vintae project, this is a blend of tempranillo and graciano from terraced soils in the area of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, La Rioja, that has seen twenty months in French and American oak. Ragu would be a fitting, hardy match for this.
Tempranillo is splashed with garnacha and graciano in this youthful Rioja. Juicy red currant, cherry and plum has an abundance of joyful florals and a modicum of tannic grip, perfectly placed to frame the sun-warmed fruit. A dusting of peppery spicing closes out the finish. This spends 18 months in ...more »older American oak, all ably gobbled up by the fruit. This is for drinking now, ideally with sausage/arugula pizza mid-week.
Its short aging, 3-4 months in new barrels, gives this wine complexity, accompanying red fruits and liquorice aromas typical of the variety. A tasty wine, rich in fruity tastes with a sweet tannin structure.
A modern, vibrant, unoaked Tempranillo. Oozing with red fruits, fresh cherries and plums with hints of spicy complexity. Soft and easy to drink with approachable ripe fruit yet well-structured. A great entry level Rioja.
Wonderfully fruited and fragrant, the bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, toasted hazelnut, game and subtle spice aromas, leading to a succulent palate that is fleshy and rounded. The wine is flavoursome and immediately attractive with pristine fruit flavours and spicy nuances, elegantly framed by poli...more »shed tannins
Winemaker Notes: This 2016 Pinot Noir shows vibrant red fruits, with subtle floral and dried spice notes. Gentle tannins, coupled with a cheeky hint of oak, gives the palate a playfulness that exudes mischief. The perfect match for a naughty night out.
The wine combines lovely sweet fruit notes of black cherries and plums with seductive warm spice, game and dark mushroom nuances. It is richly fruited yet elegant, generously textured yet refined, and offers loads of tasty flavours, wonderfully framed by silky tannins.Will match superbly with mushro...more »om risotto, or pair with duck, pork or venison dishes.
Deeply coloured for a Pinot Noir, this wine has a red/purple core and a rim.
High toned floral notes, red cherries, Black Doris plums, hints of tamarillo and a lovely background of subtle oak.
Full bodied for Pinot, with firm, yet ...more »fine grained tannins and masses of sweet fruit in the mid palate.
Wine Orbit comments: Beautiful uplifted berry fruit flavours of ripe cherry and blackberry with spicy overtones lead you into a lovely fragrant filled palate. It’s elegant yet weighty with lovely fruit ripeness which manifests in intense flavour and a sweet impression....more » The finish is long and well structured this wine is ageing wonderfully. 4****
Aromas of liquorice & spice are folowed with flavours of cherry, red fruits & a hint of nutmeg. A medium bodied style with a savoury full palate & rustic tannins . Fresh acidity with a lively mouth fell.
Organic Malbec Varietal: 100% Malbec
Oak Aging: The 30% of the wine goes thru 50% of french oak and 50% of American oak of 2nd and 3rd use for about 10 months. Residual sugar: 2.6 g/l Ph level: 3.7
Vineyard location: Valle de Uco, Mendoza-Argentina.
From different vineyards with o...more »rganic certification. It is expressively fruity and fresh. With notes of plums, cherries, blackberries and currants. These flavors are consistent with the characteristics of this varietal. In the mouth it unleashes its full potential, combining soft tannins with an elegant and personal structure. The fruity notes mixed with a direct style, clinching the qualities of this magnificent specimen.
Fresh tart red fruits bouquet with wild cherry, raspberry and cranberry aromas, red peppercorn spice with mild to moderate oak hard clay mineral layer. On the palate - juicy, fresh, ripe and fruity - red cherry, red plum and cranberry flavours, very light on oak, medium+ (ish) acidity, very mild tan...more »nins and a balanced moderate finish.86 Points- Cameron Douglas
Excellent colour, fine varietal expression, of a wide complexity of red and black fruits, spices such as white pepper and clove in nose. Sound structure and ripe tannins, well integrated to the wood. Long and persistent.
Showing aromas of red and dark berry fruit along with earthy spice, anise and dried mint. The palate has flavours of fresh mixed berries complexing warm toasted spice, soft velvety tannins and a persistence of vibrant fresh fruit.
Food Match: Meat, barbecue flavours, dar...more »k chocolate and fruit.
A rich and full-bodied wine full of dark fruit flavours with lashings of black pepper and a long savoury finish. Food Matches The soft tannins, ripe fruit flavours, black pepper and spice make this wine a great accompaniment to many meat dishes such as lamb, venison, beef and game. The bolde...more »r and more complex style means that it will stand up to richer flavours and accompaniments. Independent Reviewer’s Comment “Dark, with an invitingly fragrant, aromatic bouquet (1.5% viognier) of violets, boysenberry and liquorice. Fresh, with intense, ripe plum and spice flavours, vibrant, silky-textured and long. Fine value.” Michael Cooper Awards
Gold Medal and Trophy for Champion Syrah
2017 Bragato Wine Awards
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Colour : Deep purple red.
Aromatics : Lifted nose of dark raspberry, floral notes and some spice and earth characters
Palate : Lovely vibrant fruit driven palate. Layers of red and dark fruits, a hint of chocolate and coffee. A well balanced wine with a fine lingerin...more »g finish.
Cellaring : Will reward careful cellaring for 5-7 years or more.
Vineyard Notes: 2016 was a strong vintage, the low yields produced concentrated fruit with good stru
Using a combination of estate and off-site fruit has enabled us to produce a Syrah of purity and vibrancy. Suggestions of blueberry and cranberry define the nose along with a savoury complexity from extended barrel aging on full lees. This savouriness also contributes weight to the palate, the textu...more »ral edge comes from suave and supple skin tannins. Enjoy now of cellar for 3-5 years.
Attractive and vibrant primary fruit characters on the nose. Raspberries and red cherry fruit characters mingle with herbal notes of green pepper and black cardamom. On the palate this wine is elegant and subtle with smooth round tannins and a soft yet juicy mid-palate. With a seamless integration b...more »etween oak, fruit and tannins, this wine can age gracefully for up to 8 years but can be enjoyed with a great meal tonight.
Slow cooked beef fillet with red wine braised onions, Jerusalem artichoke and crispy kipfler potatoes.
The Characteristics This is one of the more pure fruited versions of this iconic wine that we have seen in recent times. Highly aromatic in the early stages of its life, the nose is dominated by an array of perfectly ripe berry fruits and spicy notes. The dark, earthy and savoury characters that we ...more »are well accustomed to, whilst present, seem to be taking a back seat. Nonetheless, they play an integral role in adding depth and complexity here. The palate is similarly positioned, showing almost restrained fruit weight but great depth of flavour and wonderful brightness. What hasn't changed is that line of fine, lively tannins that present themselves early and drive the wine from start to finish, drawing fruit flavour along with them.
Cellaring Potential The youthful exuberance and purity offers itself up for relatively early consumption (in Dead Arm terms that is). However, the lovely balance between acid and tannin along with the depth of fruit promises greater things to come. Watch patiently as the earthy vineyard expression grows with time. This wine will reach its full potential with bottle age up to at least 20 years. The considerable structure and depth will ensure that the fruit characters will develop over time revealing more complexity. This wine is best stored in an environment free of direct sunlight and with consistent temperatures between 10°C and 15°C
Certified organic and biodynamic by NASAA, Basket Press, Foot tread, Member First Families of Wine (Aus.), Vegan friendly, McLaren Vale Sustainable Winemaking Program, Recycling 100% of wastewater on site, Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, Gluten Free
Don't let the mischievous name fool you - this is a premium wine with the grapes being gently pressed at night to ensure optimum quality. It has sweet varietal fruit and a lingering dark chocolate promise.
reddish-purple in colour, aromas of sweet baked fruits melding with a touch of smoky campfire. Typical Sangiovese flavours of tart red cherry, a touch of baking chocolate, plum with a light dry finish.
The Apassimento method is used, whereby the grapes are hand harvested and traditionally dried on bamboo or straw mats, prior to fermentation and bottling by Camivini in Verolanuova, Lombardy.
The Primitivo appears intense ruby red in colour with lashings of spiced red berry fruit on the nose....more » The palate displays overwhelming amounts of red cherry, raspberry and redcurrants, lightly toasted with sweet spice, finishing balanced and soft with full lingering red fruit. Excellent and ready to consume now with roasted red meats and mature cheeses and allow to open in the glass.
The Contrade project is built on long-term partnerships with selected local grape growers, Puglia has long been known for its indigenous grapes and has been lately re-discovered as fine wines producing region.
Dark ruby red with violet reflections with aromas of wild berries, cocoa and nutmeg with ...more »slightly vanilla finish from spending 3 months in oak.
A sumptous wine from the Veneto region. This is made using partially dried grapes to concentrate the flavours. This leads to notes of cherry, black cherry and plum, velvety on the palate and soft tannins to finish. Great value for money.
Ruby red with purplish shimmer, on the nose it presents a distinct red berries aroma, from raspberry, sour cherry, to blackcurrant, followed by liquorices, rhubarb and rawhide leather. On the mouth it tastes soft with a good fatness, very elegant and w...more »ell balanced by a tannins party. The long finish on the palate shows a touch of acidity and a great freshness.
ASKOS is the name of the project of rediscovery and selection of ancient Apulian grape varieties that are almost disappearing. Wines are produced by using exclusively these indigenous varietals, cultivated in their most suitable terroirs according the traditional method. We have chosen a Greek “Askos” (=Decanter) as a symbol of the wine making, a practice that in Puglia was started by the ancient Greeks.
Susumaniello is an extremely rare grape variety found only in the Salento region of Puglia and the name means "little donkey" in the local dialect, which refers to the large bunches that hang from the vines like the heavy loads carried by donkeys. It is a gorgeous drop of indigenous loveliness. It's concentrated, but it's not a heavyweight, which is a little surprising given its provenance in Italy's scorching, sun-ripened South, where grapes put on weight faster than a retired footballer. It shows a lightness of touch in fragrance and body. The flavours of the South (plums, warm tomato skins, leather, tobacco, dried herbs) are still there, but carried within a softer frame.
Possibly the best red wine I have had the pleasure of drinking for a long time.
This elegant and splendid red wine, ruby red colour with purple reflections, on the nose, ripe plums and cherries. On the palate it is warm, harmonious and full. An ideal accompaniment to pasta.
The wine has deep ruby colour tending to garnet with ageing. Intense bouqet with berry, cherry and violet aromas and flavours on the palate. It is full round and harmonous with excellent tannic structure.
Try with lamb, beef,venison and well aged cheeses.
Red fruits aroma (strawberry, raspberry) and flower notes match very well. In mouth, we discover a round and well-balanced vintage, freshness is held by elegant tannins. Grape 100% MerlotFood match grilled ham or lamb, roast chicken, grilled ham, beef tenderloin with mushrooms, ...more »Bleu d'Auvergne, St Agur cheese
Garnet red color with sparkling cherry highlights. The nose is expressive, complex with dominant notes of red fruit (blackcurrant, strawberry) that grows to the mouth. The palate is smooth, round with a real sense of sweetness. Supported by fine tannins and a velvety mouth with a lot of persistence ...more »and volume. A successful wine to enjoy without waiting
Food match lamb chops, pork fillets
Immediately warm and appetising, this deliciously harmonious blend of two classical Bordeaux varieties showcases boysenberry fruit enveloped in soft caramel flavours, complemented with spicy leather and earthy musky violets. An excellent choice with lamb or pork dishes. Ready for immediate enj...more »oyment or to reward cellaring.
This delicious Merlot from premium grapes exudes ripe plum and boysenberry fruits with earthy spicy notes, interwoven on a lovely velvety texture. Already appetising it is ready for immediate enjoyment, or will reward judicious cellaring.
Red and black berry fruits of raspberry and black currant provide varietal direction on the nose. Jasmine flower and sinewy oak provide extra aromatic interest. The palate is broad and generous but with a sappy streak providing foil and structure
Gold Medal 2017 Bragato Wine Awards
4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
4 Stars Sam Kim Wine Orbit
This wine is a blend of Merlot and Montepulciano grapes,. Full and mellow, this wine is ideally suited to pizza, pasta and other Italian dishes but most definitely to be enjoyed with friends.The 2013 growing season was excellent and this has been translated into a wonderful wine of nice complexity a...more »nd concentration. The nose is warm, slightly earthy, fruit touched and complex, while the taste impact is warm and mildly fruitful with a core of flavour. Mid palate has some berry fruit moments, a lick of bay leaf and some gentle grip that adds texture to its earthy warmth. Easy paced wine that fades nicely away with a warm, gentle tail of flavour.
The wine has a varietal aromatic lift of blackcurrant, blueberry, mint, thyme and violets which follows through to the palate along with background smokey oak and cocoa flavours. The palate has a lovely depth of flavour and a fine long tannin structure.
Food Match: Sticky Barbeque ...more »ribs, roasted veal chops, Beef Stir fry and roasted vegetable tart
Selected from 2 premium vineyards within McLaren Vale. Sourced from mature vines between 25-45 years of age.Colour:Deep purple crimsonAromatics:Perfumed nose showing dark berry fruit with a hint of chocolate and roasted nuts. Palate:Layers of dark berry fruit coat the palate. Rich and concentra...more »ted, with a beautiful mouth coating texture. Flavours of blackcurrant, bitter dark chocolate, an earthy undertone with roasted nuts and lingering spice.
Colour : Deep purple with crimson hues.
Aromatics : Aromatic nose of concentrated blackcurrant fruit with dark chocolate and violet notes.
Palate : A concentrated wine with layers of dark berry and blackcurrant fruit, mingling with dark chocolate and crushed leaf no...more »tes. Long lingering finish.
Cellaring : Will reward careful cellaring for 5-7 years or more.
This is a wine of great varietal flavour, combining stylish fruit characters along with rich chocolate hints which are typically associated with good Barossa reds. Extended maturation in French and American Oak Hogsheads over two years has helped create a long, soft, silky texture.
The palate's comp...more »lexity of blackcurrant, fruit, integrated oak and fine ripe tannins combine to make this a wine of immediate appeal, whilst its length and structure indicate a cellaring potential of five years or more.
Try this wine and you know you'll have a full house. (We're not bluffing)
A blend of two excellent grape varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon provides the palate weight & the fresh berry flavours. The Merlot whilst adding complexity, softens the palate superbly.
Serving suggestion / Minced veal, mush...more »rooms and ricotta cannelloni, rabbit stew with fresh herbs and black olives, vegetable lasagna.
A delicious and elegant wine that delights the nose and palate with lovely ripe plum flavours with soft tannins and lingering notes of toasty oak characters. A wine that shows a lot of modern styling with the trademark Darling elegance!!.
Combining modern winemaking techniques to regional traditions, this typically Provencal rosé is both light and fruity, perfect for Mediterranean cuisine. This pale pink with blue-grey tints wine is well balanced and has aromas of red fruits with notes of currants. The palate is fine with note...more »s of red currants, and wild strawberries. Grape Grenache, Syrah, CinsaultFood match aperitif, Mediterranean cuisine
The nose of this wonderful Cote de Provence shows initially freshly grass clippings, flowers’ petals and light red berry fruits. The mouth is endowed with roundness, finesse and beautiful, sensual body. A light and crisp acidity on the finish is reminiscent of British candies with aniseed hint...more »s, fennels or ‘Berlingots of Carpentras’.
Grape 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 10% SyrahFood match aperitif, Mediterranean or Asian dishes, mushroom quiche, seafood, soft cheeses
Predominately Pinot Noir with a touch of Cabernet sauvignon and Merlot added. Full ripe bouquet of rasberry and red red berry fruits leads into a mouth watering strawberry meloncharacter, full bodied with balanced acidity and a satisfying finish a wine perfect for all occasions
An off-dry style, predominantly from Merlot, this rosé has sweet strawberry and cream aromas and a vibrant, juicy summer fruit palate. Enjoy lightly chilled on its own or with Asian and Mediterranean dishes.