2016 Domaine de Montarels Viognier, Côte de Thongue - France
Bright golden hue. Very intense nose with aromas of mangos, tropical fruits and acacia flowers
complemented by notes of honey and toasted bread. Creamy mouthfeel at first, the finish is balanced by a fresh acidity.
2016/17 Domaine Montarels, Chardonnay, Côte de Thongue - France
This wine offers fantastic value in the shape a of a classically made Chardonnay. Creamy elegant aromas of stone fruit, citrus and soft vanilla spice from light oak ageing. The body is medium with fresh acid and the modest oak is fully integrated and well balanced. Good concentration of fruit and a lingering finish.
2017 Sens’s Domaine des Pierrettes, Sauvignon Blanc,Touraine, Loire - France
This wine comes from Tourraine, just next to the more famous regions of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé in the Loire Valley. The grape variety used here is also the same as in Sancerre’s, namely Sauvignon Blanc. The wine is light bodied, crisp and refreshing with aromas of citrus, gooseberry and minerals, it is fully dry and unoaked with a medium finish.
2017 Vitis de Azul y Garanza White, Navara - Spain
Straw yellow, clean and bright. Concentration of varietal and mineral aromas. White fruit intermingled with hints of herbaceous type - notes of laurel, fennel and aromatic plants of low mount. Dry, balanced and tasty.
2015 Pedregoso Viognier, Limari - Chile
Buttercup and white-flower aromas are true to Viognier. This feels a bit thick and viscous, while ripe melony flavors come with powdered sugar and pastry notes. This is plump, easygoing and tastes tropical and sweet on the finish.
2017 MAN Vineyards, Warrelwind, Sauvignon Blanc, Coastal Region - South Africa
The Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc, blended with 13% Semillon, has quite a phenolic, resinous, waxy bouquet that is nicely focused. The palate is very well balanced with a grassy opening, Granny Smith apples and gooseberry notes leading to a lively, harmonious finish. This is very fine.
2016 MAN Vineyards, Free Run Steen, Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region - South Africa
Made from old vine Chenin Blanc, this wine is left on its lees for three to four months before bottling which give it a richer, fuller mouthfeel. The acidity and sweetness are perfectly balanced.
2016 MAN Vineyards, Padstal Chardonnay, Coastal Region - South Africa
Rich and full bodied white wine. Very delicate oak flavours complemented by prominent fruit flavours and butterscotch notes. Complex yet elegant, is a great way to describe this Chardonnay.
2016 Grant Burge Benchmark Chardonnay, South East Australia
Bright gold hue. Vibrant citrus, floral and tropical fruit aromas. The palate is lean and racy, fine natural acidity lending great length to the citrus flavours, a well rounded palate from time spent on lees. Clean varietal characters and rich textures, offering fine balance and remarkable approachability whilst young. Not your rich and traditional full bodied style of Chardonnay, but a more modern rendition best suited to fresh seafood or spicy fish.
2016 The Ned Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough - New Zealand
Fruit from the Waihopai Valley. Winemaker Bre+nt Marris. A little smoky, almost a touch spicy, on the nose. Less distinctive on the palate. Citrus and snap peas and a bit sweet on the finish.
2017 Domaine Ramatuelle, Côtes de Provence - France
Pale lemon hue. Good intensity with white fruits, hazel tree and a hint of vanilla. After swirling, white flowers aromas come out. Mouthfeel is dense and rich but balanced by a fresh acidity. Pear and dried fruits accompany the long finish.
2017 Domaine Pique Roque, Côtes de Provence - France
Peach and apricot aromas. Generous, sweet fruit but with refreshing acidity and a herbal twist that make it more complex than at first glance.
2017 Cuvée Bailly de Minuty, IGT Provence - France
Chateau Minuty is a magnificent wine-growing property from the 18th century that belongs to the Matton-Farnet family since the early 1900’s. The small hills of the vineyards of Chateau Minuty are exposed to the quaint village of Gassin, which is situated in the center of the Presque-Ile of Saint-Tropez. Pink salmon coloured, with a nose of fresh berries and white flowers. A great balanced palate with a welcomed freshness and acidity. Classic Provence Rosé.
2015 Domaine du Colombier, Crozes-Hermitage - France
Domaine du Colombier is one of the finest sources of high-class and sensibly priced northern Rhône Syrah. Florent Viale, third generation owner and winemaker, is well known to produce powerful yet elegant wine with plenty of ripe fruit. Rich aromas of redberry and cherry fruits with hints of pepper and mineral notes. Smooth on the palate with fine tannins and great length.
2015 R da Romaneira, Douro - Portugal
Complex warm spicy nose with aromas of plums, black berries and warm strawberries along with a fragrant lift. Palate is concentrated, firm and mid weight with dusty fine tannins and a long finish.
2016 Abril de Azul y Garanza - Spain
Strong, ruby coloured young wine. Aromas, memories of the maceration of the grape skins and of red fruit (cranberries).
2015 Garciano de Azul y Garanza, aged in oak - Spain
Garnacha + Garciano. These two native varieties join together to create a harmonious and balanced wine. Raspberry, floral pastilles and peppery spices on the perfumed nose and palate. Sappy and focused, displaying very good intensity and a silky, seamless texture. Finishes sweet, nervy and long, with sneaky tannins and an echo of fresh red berries.
2016 Casarena, 505 Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo - Argentina
Be patient, the oak currently has a major role, but eventually the fruit will take control. Ripe, juicy, generous and well-structured with a lovely savoury note on the finish.
2016 Viu Manent, Estate Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley - Chile
Aromas of ripe red fruits, cassis, and blue fruits such as blueberries along with black pepper and a touch of herbs. Well-structured, mouth-filling palate that faithfully represents Colchagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
2015 Viu Manent, Secret Malbec, Colchagua Valley - Chile
Intense floral aromas and abundant fruity character. This juicy Malbec recalls ripe plums and pink peppercorns. Medium bodied and very flavorful and balanced.
2015 Glenelly Estate, Glass Collection Syrah, Stellenbosch - South Africa
This full-bodied wine is vibrant purple with aromas of black pepper, spice and soft red cherry fruits, which all show on the palate. It has excellent fruit flavours along with complex oak and savoury spice. 100% Shiraz. Delicious with char-grilled red meat and hearty Italian dishes.
2016 MAN Vineyards, Bosstok, Pinotage, Coastal Region - South Africa
Soft mouthfeel, perfume and expressive fruit of Pinotage. Just a touch of oak maturation means the result is delicate and pretty, with beautiful red berry flavours, a hint of cinnamon and very gentle tannins.
2016 MAN Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coastal Region - South Africa
Concentrated and flavorful wine. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a unique balance of New world and Old world style showing concentrated aromas of juicy red berry fruits accompany with elegant touch of oak spice.
2016 Grant Burge Benchmark Shiraz - South East Australia
A heady, blackberry-and-damson scented red from sun-drenched vineyards of Australia. This deservedly popular wine is full-bodied but with soft tannins, a touch of vanilla and a sweet black-cherry finish. Satisfying stuff!