For lovers of tannic and spice flavoured wines.
Great Loire Valley wine, Bourgueil, appellation d'origine contrôlée, "Les Maursaules" 2014, made from Cabernet Franc. A wonderful expression of the potential of this terroir. Red and black fruits dominate the nose and mouth, and are complemented by subtle hints of sweet spice, smokiness and earthiness. Extremely well balanced, with round tannins and a lot...
Great Bordeaux wine, Médoc, appellation d'origine contrôlée, "Château Sègue Longue", made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 2012 is proof that this winery is capable of producing great wine even during an average vintage. Delicious aromas of black fruits with hints of jam, dried fruits, ground coffee and sweet spices....
Great Rhône Valley wine, Grignan-les-Adhémar, appellation d’origine contrôlée, made from Syrah. Great complexity with this Syrah! Hints of almond, coffee, violets and vanilla swirl around deeper aromas of blackberries, cherry jam and liquorice. Full bodied and long on the aftertaste buds!
Great Burgundy wine, Pouilly-Fuissé appellation d’origine contrôlée, made from ChardonnayWonderful finesse on the nose that harmonises ripe citrus fruit with toasted brioche, melted butter and a slight hint of minerality. The mouth is charmed by an intense explosion of flavour, softened by the character of the terroir and a divine tart aftertaste.
Great Bordeaux wine, Fronsac, appellation d'origine contrôlée, "Château La Grave" by Paul Barre, made with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. A wonderfully greedy wine that is structured, complex and persistent. The light acidity brings out black cherry and red fruit flavours, and the wine has an aftertaste of spices with coffee.
Great Bordeaux wine, Canon-Fronsac, appellation d'origine contrôlée, "Château La Fleur Cailleau" by Paul Barre, made with Merlot, Cabernet franc and Malbec. Aromas of truffle, the forest and sweet spices dominate this wine. They are joined by hints of ripe black fruits and toasted smells. This wine is powerful, well-structured and balanced.
Great Bordeaux wine, St Emilion Grand Cru, appellation d'origine contrôlée, "Château d’Arcole", made with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep seductive purple characterised by the glorious aroma of blackcurrant jam, embraced by subtle hints of grilled brioche and sweet spices. Full bodied with silky tannins, rounded off by a delicious persistent...
Great Loire Valley wine, Chinon Rouge, appellation d'origine contrôlée, "Cuvée Danae", made from Cabernet Franc. Dominated by elegant aromas of blackcurrants, as well as other black fruits, which are infused with hints of minerality. The tannins are round and subtle, and the wine expresses an huge generosity of fruit. Wonderfully balanced.
Loire Valley Wine, Vouvray appellation d'origine contrôlée, made with Chenin Blanc Powerful and complex. Predominantly fruity, ripe quince, golden apples and pears, this wine also has hints of honey, dried fruits and hazelnut that will continue to develop as it ages. We recommend not serving this wine too chilled.