Domaine Lafond Lirac Roc-Epine, 2016
Domaine Lafond, an award winning producer, manually harvests and hand selects the grapes to ensure the highest quality and careful management of the vines. The grapes are vatted for an extended period to obtain soft tannins, then in order to soften the tannins, the wine is put in new barrels for 3 to 4 months.
Roc Epine red is a powerful and robust wine, it offers a complex nose of cinnamon, cooked fruits and morello cherries. While the palate expresses vanilla and peppers which persist until the final. It is a supple and rich wine with a very good length.
Great paired with charcuterie, red meats, game and cheeses.Learn More
Chateau Etang, Bois des Dame Rouge, Corbieres, 2013
Located in the heart of the Corbières, Château Etang des Colombes grows traditional varieties of the AOC Corbières: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre. This family-owned Chateau has produced superb quality wines for 4 generations and is among the best producers in Corbières. The oldest plots of Château Etang des Colombes are sixty years old, allowing development of the Vieilles Vignes (old vines) for use in Bois des Dames.
Deep purple in colour with fruit aromas, vanilla and hints of pepper and clove. Melted tannins are present but which will ensure a promising development - drink now or cellar for up to 15 years.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