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
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
Mission Estate Huchet Syrah, Gimblett Gravels, 2013
The Mission Estate story begins with a group of French Missionaries who sailed to New Zealand with little more than their faith and a few vines. The first record of a commercial sale dates back to 1870 when a parcel of mostly dry reds was sold. The Cellar Master at this time was Brother Cyprian Huchet, the son of a French vigneron from the Loire. Having grown up amongst the vineyards and wine cellars in France, Cyprian Huchet’s wine knowledge became extremely sophisticated and he bought this wealth of knowledge to Mission Estate.
Mission Huchet Syrah is a tribute to Cyprian Huchet and Mission’s 160 year heritage. Crafted with devotion, combining leading edge technologies and Old World techniques, Huchet is a bold wine of heart & depth with pure dark berry aromas along with some spice components. The palate is full-bodied with fine soft tannins and an array of complex aromas. These fine tannins provide an amazing texture that is velvety and mouth filling and which frame a depth of rich complex aromas which persist long on the finish. If you can resist opening this wine for 10-20 years, you will be rewarded with a wine that is even more silky and fine.
Presented in a bespoke Huchet box and wrapped in tissue paper.Learn More£75.50