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Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2016£13.85
The Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon has an impenetrable black colour and is very fragrant with aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, fresh tobacco and sweet pepper. The palate is concentrated with a fine structure showing abundant blackberry, cassis, and light toasty oak notes that combine to give a long persistent finish.
Chateau Musset, Lalande Pomerol 2013£16.50
Elegant, displaying cinnamon, spices and morello cherry with some toasted notes. The palate is exquisite and open with good complexity. The finish is long and delicious.
Château de Musset, located on the old town of Parsac, is of ancient origin as evidenced by a very beautiful vault topped with an elegant 18th century colonnade overlooking the vineyards and ‘pond. The domain was purchased in 1887 by Pierre and Musset and passed from generation to generation. Belonging to the family for over 150 years, this beautiful area is now owned by Mrs. Jean-Marie Gadenne. A family civil society operates the vineyard covering 7 hectares of sunny slopes ground clay and limestone. The cultivation and vinification are traditional there. The majority is planted with Merlot (70%) with the remainder planted with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, Château de Musset remains a gathering place for the family. Many events offer the opportunity to receive and also to know the area.
Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2017£29.65
Intense ruby wine with purple tints. Very intense nose of jammy red fruits, kirsch liqueur and black berries. After aeration, more complexity with notes of laurel, pepper, cardamom and resiny pine forest Opulent attack in a crunchy style, with full-bodied and elegant tannins. A big freshness in finale with spices notes.
Estate Malbec Magnum 2017£32.90
Part of the story of this tremendous, historic producer is its gentle evolution into the modern era. This cracking Malbec comes from Benegas plantings at their own Finca La Encerrada vineyard in Gualtallary, Uco Valley, at 1,450 MASL. Floral and mineral aromatics typical of this area mingle with impressive black fruit concentration in a wine that is big and polished, yes, but ultimately fresh and very finely judged with just 6 months in second use French oak barrels. A lovely, big, decadent bottle of Malbec for sharing; or keeping for a few years.
Shiraz, Barossa 2017£13.85
The Reserve Shiraz is deepest dark red with a very youthful and vibrant garnet hue. The aromas are powerful and complex with a wealth of fruit. The rich and full palate displays soft flavours of plum skin, mulberry and hiints of vanilla and blackberry. These abundant flavours are underpinned by fine vanillian oak and defined by exciting spicy tannins.
Single Vineyard Sangiovese 2015£23.15
Made from grapes planted in 1935 by the Benegas family on the Finca Libertad estate in Maipu, this might be an oddity but it certainly isn’t a gimmick. Deep garnet in colour and a bold expression of the grape in pretty much every respect. Lots of wild red fruits, hints of cocoa and vanilla on the nose; firmly structured with a rich red fruit mid palate and excellent length. Comparisons with Italy are inevitable but ultimately pointless; this is proudly Argentine.
Valpolicella Ripasso, Villalta 2016£12.20
Intense ruby-red colour, with a complex bouquet, reminiscent of cherries, raspberries and redcurrants. The oak ageing adds a pleasant roasted and spicy aroma. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, supple and well-balanced and with a long finish.