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Vouvray brut NV , Domaine Champelou Delightful nose of honey, sweet hay and quince, lively acidity supports the apple fruit.
2004 Mayfield Vineyard, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Orange, Australia Made in the traditional “Methode champenoise” manner, the salmon pink tinge was achieved by brief contact with Pinot Noir skins. This is a classically balanced brut style wine, complex and elegant with a crisp dry finish.
Cellier beaujardin, Touraine methode traditionnelle N V Made exclusively from the Groslot grape, this is rich and fruity with hints of ripe red berries and smooth finish. This wine has been allowed to mature or bottle age for 18 months just like in champagne. The bubbles are small, lively and persistant.
Non Vintage Jean Paul Deville Carte Noir Jean Paul Deville is a small Champagne grower of the type that only those in the know are in the known about! Carte noir is a lush wine with a relatively high proportion of pinot noir.
2002 Jean Paul Deville Vintage brut A fresh, elegant champagne with beautifully balanced fruit. A perfect aperitif. Pinot Noir predominant.
“R” De Ruinart This is a fine introduction to this classic range of Champagnes. It has golden yellow colours with a beautiful brilliance, a fine bubbles mousse, a delicate fresh and fruity nose showing note of white fruits and harmonious, lively and vivacious palate
1998 Taittinger A light golden straw colour with fine bubbles and a persistent mousse. Slightly mineral on the nose followed by intense fruitiness. Initially full bodied on the palate leading to a rich well rounded and supple mid-palate with a range of fruity and cakey flavours includeing fresh apricot and brioche. A long and elegant finish.
Non Vintage Jean paul Deville, Rosĕ A very light, fresh and fruity easy on your purse Champagne rosĕ.
2008 Bergerie de la bastide, vin de pays de Mediterranee Pale colour with rubis tints. Elegant nose of wild red berries complement by notes of Mediterranean flowers. Round and soft on the palate this wine has perfect balance between the rich aromas of fruits and a fresh acidity which gives a long lasting finish
2007 Cuvee sixieme sens rose, Dom Bertrand pays d’Oc Typical Syrah-Grenache blend in true style of rose de Provence, dry and fruity to sip on the terrace
Sweet and Fortified
2007 Muscat de Rivesaltes, Chateau Jau Complex, possesses floral, mineral-like notes, nice perfume, and a rich palate.
2006 Muscat de Rivesaltes, Jean de Cascastel. Pale gold in colour with aromas of lime, grapefruit and tropical fruit, The palate is rounded, rich and sweet without being cloying as the honey and apricot fruit is balanced with a limey acidity that keeps it fresh through to the soft finish
2004 Chateau Gres Saint Paul- Sevillane Muscat de Lunel This is one of the finest sweet Muscat I have ever come across. Produced from small yields of20 Hectolitres per hectare of late harvest grapes hand picked and hand selected from botrytis laden fruit. This wine is beautiful, refined, elegant, precise, graceful and above all feminine.
Whites - Fresh & Crisp
2007 Bergerie de la bastide, Grand vin du languedoc A good quality every day House wine
2009 Stonedale Chenin Blanc, South Africa A fragrant, dry Chenin Blanc with fresh citrus and pineapple fruits flavours that mingle with apple and lime on the palate. It is well balanced yet lively, finishing with typical and mineral nuances and zesty acidity.
2008 Duc de Chapelle Sauvignon Blanc This wine come from the Toulouse area, it is a blend of sauvignon blanc from the local produceur. It is a aromatic Sauvignon, tipically grassy with zesty lemon and lime character. Exotic gooseberry and grapefruit flavours develop on a well balanced palate.
2008 Caves de Gaillac, Mauzac Sauvignon “terres Rares” This blend from the Cotes du Tarn is ripe and round with barley sugar and citrus fruit flavours.
2008 Es Vino Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina Finca Sophenia is situated at the foot of the Andes mountain with an elevation of 1200 meters giving benefit to the vineyards from a much cooler climate, abundant sun and sharp contrast between day and night temperature. This give us this intense citric aromas of pink grapefruit and lime. In the mouth it is fresh and citric with intense and concentrating flavours and a lingering aftertaste.
2008 Domaine de verger, Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Light yellow with green tints, fine nose with floral and mineral notes, and nice weight in the mouth with good clean lazy feel
2007 Sauvignon Blanc “Carta Vieja” Loncomilla Valley, Chile Mouth watering flavour of gooseberry, lime and lemon dominate this opulent, tropical Sauvignon blanc.
2008 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc Benjamin d`Octavie This wine is pale yellow in the glass with a clean lively aromas of citrus and grass. Mouth wateringly fresh with lingering gooseberry flavours and a distinctive `zing`, an archetypical Loire Souvignon
2007 Ribeiro, Gran Reboreda This wine is made from the Treixadura grape much lesser know that the more widely available Albarino from the same north west Spanish region This wine shows an intense floral bouquet with a clean and fruity aromas.
2007 Pisano Rio de Los Pajaros Torrentes from Uruguay Pale golden yellow in colour, a complex and generous bouquet with suggestive honey and spice aromas. Fresh, crisp and well balanced on the palate. It was recently awrded the trophy for “best Torrontes produced in South America”
2007 Bourgogne Aligote, Hugues Goisot Beautiful green-gold colour, lively mineral nose and firm palate with concentrated smoked fruit and good length. This would be superb Chablis substitute
2007 Wairau River Pinot Gris from New Zealand This trendy mineral influenced Marlborough white, captures the very essence of the regions clean and pure climate. Succulent ripe pear on the nose, with melon, apple and apricot flavours. A lingering finish complements the exotic spice and fleshy character, with well-integrated lemon notes.
2005 Sancerre, Domaine Les Chanterelles. This is an intensely aromatic and concentrated Sauvignon Blanc which has spent extra time maturing on its lees imparting more deph to this classic wine. Vibrant floral, freshly-cut grass and herb scents with crisp lemon citrus notes.
Whites - Succulent & Aromatic
2006 Vin de pays de la vallee du Paradis, Jean de Cascastel This blend of Maccabeu and Grenache is a pale straw colour, showing some hints of exotic fruit and ripe pear on the nose. Lively and zesty flavours in the mouth shows enough body to match a strong fish or a white meat.
2004 Redvale rivergum chardonnay from Australia Rich peach and pear character are balanced with tight acidity and generous flavours from malolactic fermentation. Sweet oak give this wine a well integrate, lingering finish.
2007 Castilla La Mancha, Marques de Castilla Made from the traditional Airen variety, the most widely grown grape on the plains of La Mancha, this exciting white is brimming with vibrant character. It offer delicious herbal freshness with light, lemony apricot notes
2008 Viognier, Dom Bertrand pays d’Oc Classic Viognier from south of France, bursting with apricot, peach and flowery aromas, full flavoured and very round on the palate.
2007,De Feudis verdeca, Italy Harvested from vineyards in the hills near San Marzano and Taranto in the Puglia region of southern Italy, Brilliant gold colour, Rich and Voluptuous on the palate with refreshing and clean finish.
2005 macon village, la vigne blanche This unoaked Chardonnay is fresh and floral with enticing pineapple aromas and lashing of tropical fruits note.
2006 Domaine Guerrin, Macon Vergisson Vergisson is one of the highest village in the Maconnais region of southern Burgundy and is located next to the famous Pouilly-Fuisse appellation. Therefore the styles of wines are not dissimilar. This wine displays the soft fresh fruit appeal characteristic of the area with citrussy notes and a refreshing underlaying minerality.
2006 Domaine Guerrin, St Veran At the very south of the Maconnais and just above the Beaujolais area lie the St Veran appellation. This wine is bright. The nose is floral with yellow fruit tones. The palate has ripe almost Tropical fruit note with just a hint of nuttiness and a refreshing finish
2006 Chablis, Domaine l. Chatelain This Chablis from the small domaine Chatelain shows ripenes of fruit but retains its refreshing tingle. This wine his the perfect partner for shellfish or white meat
2007 Pisano RPF “Family Personal Reserve” Chardonnay From Uruguay Subtle aromas on the nose with abundance of fresh and exotic fruit flavours. Velvety and fresh in the mouth, with apple, pineapple peach and a hint of lemon. Creamy, good natural acidity and delicate oak character, follow by an elegant finish
Whites - Rich & Structured
2006 Simon Hackett, Chardonnay, South Australia Fermented in French and Americaine oak. Melon aromas with white peach notes. Cremy, toaty oak in the background. A big, rich wine melons and stone fruits integrated with spicy oak. A delicious butterscotch and crisp citrus finish
Half Bottle £13.50
2008 Viu Mament, Chardonnay , Chilie The new world Chardonnay aged in new oak as the reserve adjective indicate is a modern classic in England for the last few years and we looked hard to find a amazing example, bursting with Moorish fruit, packed to the lee with refreshing citrus and exotic flavours, if you like dry wine, look away now but if you like your fruit in the wine this is firework.
2006 Camillo Chardonnay, Monterey County Lightly buttery Californian Chardonnay with rich tropical fruit and crisp lemony acidity
2004 Esk Valley, hawkes Bay Chardonnay from New Zealand The warm climate of north Island ripens Chardonnay to give a rich and complex array of aromas and flavours, including grapefruit and melon. A brief maturation in barrel softens the acidity and adds subtle oak and buttery tones.
2003 Domaine Vecten, Bourguogne Blanc Highly seductive Chardonnay from the central Burgundy area of AuxeyDuresses. The very ripe 2003 vintage deliver bag of character and a bold rich style with exotic fruit and citrusy notes at the forefront, backed by oak-induced vanilla notes and an appealing creaminess. All without losing its distinctive elegance.
2005 les Caves des Sieurs d’Arques, “Toques & Clocher” A kind of “petit Meursault”. The elevage of the wine is in new oak, which confers complex flavours of melted butter, nuts, caramel and toast, with a delicious lemony twist in the finish
2004 Crittenden, Chardonnay from Mornington peninsula Mornington Peninsula has the coolest climate among all Victoria wine growing areas. This Chardonnay reveals lovely nutty notes and fine spice. The toastiness opens out in the glass (or decanter) toward flavours of citrus (ripe orange and mandarin) then a suggestion of apricot
2004 Vasse Felix Chardonnay, Adam Road This competitively priced Chardonnay has a wonderfully honeyed citrus, white flower, pear, and lanolin-filled personality. Ripe medium-bodied, nicely textured, clean and crisp, it will provide plenty of enjoyment.
2005 Meursault, “Les Grands Charron” Domaine Michel Bouzereau From one of undoubtedly great vineyards on the cote de Beaune “Les Charrons” is bright golden yellow, with a clean bouquet, accentuated by mineral and caramel aromas. Jean-Baptiste has now taken over the running of the domaine and while respecting the traditional practices established by is father, he has introduced a fresher, livelier element to the wine.
Reds - Pinot Noir & Lighter Reds
2008 Bergerie de la Bastide, Grand Vin du Languedoc A good quality house red
2008 Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir “Roaring Meg” New Zealand The stunning alpine landscape of central Otago produces grapes that are expressive with lovely mix red and black berry fruits. Further complexity is gained from oak ageing. Tannins rise gracefully out of the mid palate to finish the wine.
2005 Valpolicella Zonin from Italy Intense and deep ruby red colour. A blend of corvine, Molinara and Rondinella grapes. Shows vinous and fleshy tones and well defined scents of cherries. Dry on the palate with a fine and armonious balance. Great strength and strudy body. The aftertaste is highly persistent and delectably clean.
2007 Tempranillo-bonarda, villavieja, Argentina A very exiting new blend from Argentina, fresh, light, packed with mixed red fruit and very smooth in the mouth.
2007 Rioja Navajos Tinto Savoury aromas, fresh and floral, rosehips and ripe red cherries, easy fruity palate with cocoa-butter texture and ripe spicy finish.
2007 Touraine Gamay, Benjamin d’Octavie Lot of fragrant red berries and morello cherries notes, lively purple colour. Approachable Gamay from Loire valley straight forward “quafability” appeal.
2005 Domaine des quat’zarts, Vin d’1 jour vin du jour. This wine which is 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache shows plum, blackcurrant and wild strawberry aromas. Rich and fruit packed but well balanced with soft tannins and peppery finish
2008 Brouilly, Domaine Cret des Garanches Dark red colour, dominant nose of strawberries, raspberries and ripe plums, supple on the palate but with sufficient weight and structure to carry it with food
2006 Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Domaine Heresztyn Rich burgundy colour. Fragrant nose of raspberries, ripe redcurrant, and sweet beetroot, lovely savoury palate with fresh attack yielding flavours of red fruits, liquorice and menthol. Medium-bodied with appealing tannins. Aged in Allier oak barrels for 16 months.
2007 Givry, vieilles vignes, Domaine Parize Bright floral Pinot. Lavender and fresh mint on the nose, Bilberries, raspberries etc… Silky body, clean, lip-smacking finish
Reds - Weird and Wonderful
2004 Faugeres, Domaine Valambelle “millepeyres” A pure terroir wine this estate from Narbonne where the grapes are hand-picked and carefully sorted before vinification can begin. This is a ripe, garrigue scented, juicy, fruity and medium bodied wine.
2005 Fitou, Domaine des Moulin Deep, dark and intense colour. Rich and full bodied wine with ripe red fruits and spicy characters. Long finish displaying liquorice and vanilla notes. Partial oak-aging bring extra weight.
2002 Anjou Village, Chateau de plaisance (organic) This Anjou blend, 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc (oak aged for 12 months in old barrel) exhibits a dark red appearance and intense black fruit aromas. Dense and full of flavours it has velvety tannins and a great balance.
2005 Pisano RPF “family Reserve” Tannat from Uruguay Seductive purple colour, with concentrated and complex aromas of ripe dark plum and spiced wood. Great density in the mouth with robust jammy wild fruit and ripe berry flavours.
Reds - Smooth and Silky
2005 Parri Estate Shiraz Viognier Picked from very low yielding parcels, the Shiraz was harvested from the Ironstone Block and the Viognier hand picked from the Misty Block. This fashionable blend shows the elegant character of cool climate shiraz along with the lifted subtle influence of viognier creating an intriguing trend setting red wine with excellent colour. Aromas of rhubarb, red cherry and pepper are evident, followed by red currants and a hint of cinnamon on the palate
2005 Pauletts Polish Hill River Shiraz Aromas of blackberry, plum and chocolat are given an element of spice from 18 months maturation in American oak barrel. It is a powerful Shiraz, richly flavoured with candied fruits, game and mineral nuances, long and satisfying
2008 Stonedale Shiraz, South Africa This attractive spicy red is maybe a bit to big to be in with the smooth and silky but as far as I am concern way to smooth to be with the big and bold. This Shiraz from the Robertson region is soft and appealing with ripe berry fruits, a touch of pepper and a hint of toasty oak. The palate is supple, well balance and concentrated.
2007 Cote Du Rhone, Terre De Mistral Grenache and Carignan blend, This cote du rhone is a medium bodied and fleshy wine, Soft, fruity and showing attractive sweet currant notes, balanced by mellow tannins, As natural as can be. Wild natural yeasts are used for the fermentation and the wine is unfiltered for added character and enjoyment
2006 Barbera d’asti Superior A brilliant fresh and full bodied wine exhibits round sweet fruit flavours and extraordinary length. It is a delicious modern style Barbera with both elegance and complexity supported by supple, moderate tannins. Barbera gives intense mouthfilling berry fruit, velvety texture and acidity softened by age in barrel
Reds - Cabernet & Merlot
2006 Navarra, Alamara finca Linte Fragrant, intense and expressive blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo showing hints of blackcurrant and raspberry syrup. Well balanced by ripe tannins and good structure. Great value and a fantastic alternative to the Rioja wines produced on the opposite side of the Ebro River
2008 Osaado, Shiraz Cabernet from Agentina Syrah-cabernet sourced from grapes in the warm San Juan region, a juice red with plenty of poke, a full bodied crimson wine with rich plumy fruit, notes of bitter orange, coffee and pepper.
2007 Merlot, Domaine des Moulines. This merlot 2007 is much more fruitier and lighter than last year, it is almost like a Grenache. Perfect light and fruity with just enough acidity to balance this merlot
2006 Chateau La Galante, Bordeaux Superieur A traditional Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc blend, oak-aged for six months and offering appealing ripe red berries and leathery aromas balanced by soft tannins and spicy note.
2005 Chateau Peybonhomme les Tours, Organic Cotes de Blaye Situated on the right bank of the Gironde on the best limestone and clay soils of blaye, this is Bordeaux most extensive organic vineyard. The wine is supple blend of 75% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, which achieves a ripe palate of lush red summer fruits with a core of minerality.
2005 Pauletts Polish Hill River Cabernet Merlot This Cabernet dominated Bordeaux blend shows the depth and intensity gained from a cool micro climate. Rich and spicy with truffle and vanilla on the nose, beautifully balanced palate with cherry and liquorice, firm tannins and a long intense and satisfying finish.
2004 Chateau Abelcy St Emilion Grand Cru Abelyce occupies a tiny 3ha of gravelly clay and sand soils in Saint Emilion..Unusually for the region this wine is made from 100% Merlot. This extraordinary wine exhibits very ripe fruit. Intense aromas of blackberry and toasted oak yet the tannins are silky and combine with lingering black cherry and coffee finish. It is full bodied and round on the palate with integrated toasted oak giving depth and structure. To enjoy this wine I recommend to decanted it to give the oxygen it need to really reveal itself.
2005 Les Haldes de Luchey, Pessac-Leognan Huge wine, fine grainy tannins, although layers of fine plumy fruit, spice, tabacco and leathery notes. Firm and powerful back palate. Leaves long mouthfeel.
2001 Chateau Coutelin Merville, Saint Estephe, Crue Bourgeois The terroir is typically limestone-clay. A very hand-on approach in the vineyard included green harvesting. The vinification in cement tanks is traditional with long maceration and daily pumping over. Thereafter the wine is aged on barriques for 12 to 18 months. The blend is quite unusual with high proportion of Cabernet Franck giving compelling fragance to the wines. Complex and very enjoyable. This wine need a bit of breathing time to get to his best.
1999 Chateau la Peyre, Saint-Estephe, Cru Artisan A nose of undergrowrh vegetation or autumnal mushrooms doesn’t prepare the taster for the rich flavours of Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Merlot 45% and petit Verdot 5% : Raspberry, plum, cassis and leathery/cigar box notes. The gentle grip of tannins, aromatic dept and long finish make this wine classic Claret from the Medoc area.
2002 Chateau paveil de luze, Margaux Chateau Paveil de Luze is a small family estate in Soussans in the Medoc. It is an old property dating back to the 17th century. The Baron Alfred de Luze purchased the estate in 1862 and his descendants have held it ever since. It lies on deep well drained soils that are ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine are an average of 20 years old. This wine spent 18 month in new French oak barrels. It is a classic Margaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (30%) and Cabernet Franc (5%). Beautiful garnet colour. Supple noise of black fruit and herbs. Ripe, juicy fruit across the palate with good underlying acidity. Some gentke spice and herb flavours. Velvety tannins and a long smooth finish. It is not what you would call a Parker wine
2001 Classic McLaren La Testa Cabernet Sauvignon It doesn’t get much better than this 2001 La Testa Cabernet sauvignon, one of the most awesome, potentially perfect young reds I have ever tasted; it is almost pure black in its purple colour, with a seamless texture, and unreal levels of intensity, blackberry jam infused with expresso bean chocolate, liquorices and vanilla aromas and flavours that are flawlessly presented. Full-bodied and massive, sweet, mammothly rich, but strikingly elegant too, floral notes shine through on both the aroma and palate presence, with no hard edges, the tannins are there, but currently obscured by the fruit. This is a fascinating, sexy, explosively rich, highly extracted, beautifully balanced Cabernet as one could ever wish to find
1999 Quinault L’Enclos, Grand Cru, St Emilion The 1999 offers a dense purple colour as well as super rich aromas and flavour of blueberries, blackberries, prune and smoky oak. A silky character is undoubtedly due to lower acidity and more glycerine.
1995 Sociando Mallet. Cru Bourgeois, Medoc This accessible, yet tannic example of Sociando Mallet possesses a deep ruby/purple colour and excellent aromatic’s consisting of jammy black cherries, blackberries and cassis as well as subtle note of minerals, earth and new oak.
Reds - Big & Bold
2005 Amon Ra Amon Ra The profound 2005 Shiraz Amon Ra is fashioned from a dry grown, 100 to110 year old vineyards, and spends 14 months in a combination of 100% new French and American barrels as well as 300 liter hogsheads. A saturated purple colour is followed by scents of crème de cassis, incense, liquorice, black raspberries, graphite and sweet wood. It unfolds beautifully on the palate to reveal terrific richness, full bodied power, great definition and lovely elegance. This exquisite Shiraz is still young but it possesses a degree of accessibility. It should age for two decades. It is a superb example of cutting edge winemaking being utilized on ancient Shiraz vines in the Barossa
2008 Chateau d’aydie, Cadet de Gascogne, South West, The colour of this Tannat-Cabernet is a vivid purple and the nose playfully confidencial revealing depth behind the aromatic primary fruit and suggesting notes of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, with black currants and plum. The wine is ferm and fresh, smoky and definitely Moorish. The finish has firm gripping tannins that linger.
2007 The winery of good hope, Stellenbosh S A Shiraz Hand-harvested Shiraz from the Western Cape (sourced from two mature vineyards). Plenty of natural ripeness here, blue and blackberry fruit, refreshing acidity and a lick of spice.
2004 Corbiere, Domaine de la Begou Deep and bright red colour with pepper and ripe red berries on the nose. The palate is silky and well balanced. Medium weight with lashing of red fruit note and pepper on the finish. An unoaked, straightforward and easy-drinking wine from the upper Corbieres range in Southern Languedoc region
2007 Domaine de Chapoton, cotes du Rhone Village Syrah dominates this lively, brilliant Cotes du Rhones, although there are varying quantities of Grenache and Mourvedre. Aromas of violets and soft black fruits dominant and silky ripe tannins lubricate the transition to the mouth. Low yields (less than 40hl/ha) give the wine is sturdy yet elegant structure.
2005 Geoff Merril Shiraz A special winemaking project for the U K restaurant trade, this fantastic wine is great value and delivers an aroma and palate to show off the full spectrum and complexity of this vatietal. Ranging from plum and mulberry fruit with a hints with hints of mint and eucalyptus, the flavour is enhanced with cedar and vanilla overtones, from ageing in American oak barrels.
2006 Memsie Waterwheel The vine are hedged trellised, exposing the grapes to the sun to achieve maximum ripeness. In the glass the wine is deep red, dark cherry in colour. There are spicy, fruit cake aromas and light toasty oak. The palate is soft, full and sweet with plum, blackcurrant and hint of cloves. It has a long finish which is balanced by fine tannins
2005 Houghton Shiraz from Western Australia This Shiraz wine has notes of raspberry, plum and spice. The fleshy fruit flavours are given complexity on the palate by spicy toasted oak. If you looking for a powerful on your face Shiraz from the new world this is the one.
2004 Shiraz, Simon Hackett from McLaren vale in South Australia 8 months maturation in American oak. Peppery aromas coupled with luscious, sweet berry and toasty vanilla notes. Soft tannins and balanced by plum and cherry flavours and herbaceous eucalyptusnotes. Robust yet elegant.
2002 Chateau Musar Lebanon This wine carries considerable sediment and has a volatile nose. That is the nature of the beast. The nose is aromatic, fragrant, warm and mellow and it prepares the palate for fruits of cherries, strawberries and redcurrants. The wine is very well balanced. The Hochar has some Carignan and is characterised y spices and brambly Christmas cake fruits
2002 Simon Hackett “Anthony’s Reserve” Shiraz Intense plum, spicy strawberry, lemon and eucalyptus jump out of the glass. Beneath they are aromas of toasty vanilla and smoky bacon. Ripe plum and blackcurrant flavours are throughout the palate
2001 Chateauneuf du pape, Jacques Mestre “Cuvee des Sommeliers” The blend is reassuringly southern Rhone: 60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault and the remaining odds and curious sod makind up a baker’s dozen a la chateau Beaucastel. Unusual animal aromas, game and gravy, plus olive, tamarinds, oranges and a mahogany smoothness derived from maturity, in other words a right old roister-doisterer
2000 Geoff Merril “Reserve” Shiraz The limited reserve range of wines from Merril stable are the result of Geoff desire to make and release small batches of his finest wines. Top Aussie wine writer James Halliday recently rated Geoff as one of Australia finest winemakers who is right at the top of his game! This wine recently won the great Shiraz challenge scoring 96/100. Full of spice and intense medium bodied black fruit flavours and a delightful integrated toasty finish. This is a example of Ausralian Shiraz at it’s finest
2005 Amon-Ra Godolphin Shiraz/ Cabernet Sauvignon The 2005 Godolphine a blend of 80% Shiraz(from 85 year old vines) and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon (from 60 year old vines) was aged in 100% new oak, primarily 300 liter French hogsheads. It represents a beautiful marriage of power and elegance, displaying an inky/blue/purple colour as well as notion of black raspberries, graphite and sweet pain grille. Ripe, pure and medium to full bodied with sweet and noticeable tannin.