Barolo, Sacco, 2013
Often considered one of Italy's greatest wines, Barolo is definitely one of the most famous and a must try for it's classic tar and roses aromas. This Barolo from the Rocca estate is a classic, dry and austere, autumnal Nebbiolo from this famous Piemonte region. It will delight with its intense bouquet of mature red fruit and tobacco and the ethereal "Tar and Roses" of classic mature Barolo. It is at the lighter end of the Barolo spectrum and fully mature, so expect a more gamey style well suited to roast pheasant, aged beef and other fine meat courses.Learn More£22.50
Berton Vineyards Bonsai Shiraz Cabernet, 2016
Berton use the grapes grown in their original Eden Valley vineyards to use in their flagship wines of which the Bonsai Shiraz Cabernet is one. So named, as the poor soil that is the success story behind this wine restricted growth to tiny rootling’s even after five years.
Open a bottle and you’ll find blackcurrant, plums and licorice on the nose and on the palate soft tannins and sweet toasty oak combine with ripe plum and black cherry.Learn More
Onomastica Tinto, Rioja Reserva, Bodegas Carlos Serres, 2011
A very limited edition, harmonious Reserva, with a deep, elegant bouquet.
Aromas of black fruit, vanilla and dark chocolate with hints of spices and mineral notes. Magnificent structure in the mouth; powerful, vigorous, tasty and wide. Very complex powerful finish from this famous estate in Haro. Suits food matches like roast kid and suckling pig, braised meats and aged cheeses, and a surprisingly good match for dark chocolate too.
Graciously balanced and open, this Rioja is showing maturity in a delicate gossamer style. It will be a great charmer with its energy, velvet tannins and attenuated fruit. Hedonistic character. Drink 2017-2022 Decanter Magazine Premium Red Rioja Panel Tasting March 2017 (2011 vintage)
Chateau Bouscasse Madiran 'Alain Brumont', 2014
Alain Brumont is the king of the Tannat grape. A beautiful vintage from this remarkable Chateau. Big, intense and complex nose ending with hints of fruit jam, spices and even cocoa! Thick and fruity in the mouth with well developed tannins and a very long finish. His Chateau Montus and Bouscasse are wines which are compared to the top 1st Growths at blind tastings.Learn More£23.50
Chateau D'Agassac, Haut Medoc, 2007
This Cabernet Merlot blend from Chateau d’Agassac is a beautiful full and well-structured wine with good length. Red berries give way to menthol, tobacco and cedar fragrances so typical of this region of Médoc. While the palate features soft, velvety tannins and a silky structure with delicious flavours of fresh thyme, black pepper and camphor.
"Fine depth of Cabernet/Merlot fruit, good southern Medoc elegance, length and class." Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine