Kick-starting 2016, with a list of extraordinary wines reminds us that there are a few diligent Winemakers that we need to be grateful to.
Wine, like all fine things in life, has good days and bad days and seems like these 10 Wines were caught on a pretty good day:
- Yangarra Estate High Sands Grenache 2010
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Crafted from a single, lonesome plot of old vine Grenache dating back to 1946, the Wine exhibits a sour cherry over dried herbs on the nose. This Australian Wine has a rather captivating taste is like silk but only much more complex. This versatile Wine can be served at a big dinner party and is ideal before and during dinner too.
- Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino 2003
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For those who like their Wines fuller, a little more voluptuous, this classic option hailing from Montalcino, Italy, also in its prime is quite a serious choice to opt for. If you give it a tender swirl you may be able to get a whiff of the dancing fruits in its midst. This Wine goes great with some seafood like prawns, shrimps or even crab.
- Marques de Riscal Rioja Baron de Chirel Reserva 2010
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One place to watch out for ultra-premium Wines is Rioja, Spain and this wine is proof of that fact. Composed of a satiny texture, the decadent spice on the nose adds to the texture with much grace. The subliminal notes include dried cherry, tobacco, forest and dark chocolate. This elegant Wine can be served with roasted red meats like lamb or pork.
- Aia Vecchia “Lagone” Toscana IGT 2012
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Another classic, a perfect blend of Merlot and Cabernet sauvignon and Cabernet franc from Bolgheri in Tuscany, Italy is a delightful Wine. Packed with abundant black cherry, dried herbs and spice over vanilla this is the kind of Wine you can drink with any kind of meal. We recommend that you must pop it open and pour it at the earliest and raise a toast to be able to drink this delicious masterpiece.
- Cowhorn Vineyard Spiral 36 Southern Oregon 2014
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This blend of viognier, roussanne, and marsanne yields a ripe and succulent wine with notes of hazelnuts and lemon cream. With tropical fruits on the palate, good acidity keeps things interesting. Made from Demeter Certified Biodynamic and Stellar Certified Organic vineyards, it ages spectacularly too.
- Suavia Le Rive Bianco Veronese IGT 2011
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This white wine is abundant with peach notes, cardamom, exotic fruits and mineral threads and offers a juicy treat. Made from over-ripe 100% Garganega grapes, the wine has some residual sugar, but it’s not obvious or oversweet because of the good natural acidity. This wine is perfect with pepperoni pizza.
- Don Melchor Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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Wines from Chile may not have come across your way as often but we can vouch for them completely. The wine is named after the founder of Concha y Toro winery, Don Melchor, and is much like a French Bordeaux, only more intense and flavourful with notes of black cherry and mocha. The tannins hit the spot with the way they have been sculpted and can easily age for another decade or so.
- Buty Rediviva of the Stones, Rockgarden Estate 2012
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Buty happens to be one of the first wineries in the Washington state that started with the intriguing blend combinations of syrah and cabernet sauvignon. This wine is cultivated from certified organic grapes in Walla Walla and displays lacy notes of lavender folded into rich earth and dark cherry notes. It’s pure sophistication in the glass with a supple feel and richness.
- Fasi Crest Syrah, Private Reserve 2010
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The uniqueness of this Wine lies in the fact that it is made out of 100% organic grapes and hail from a comparatively unknown region in California called Madera. The San Joaquin River offers cooling influence on the vineyards, keeping the ripe blackberry fruit fresh and elegant. It comprises notes from anise and tobacco and are composite with a nice freshness and long finish.
- Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1994
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The 1994 vintage has been proclaimed by growers and producers as one of the finest of the last century. It is a very preciously aged Wine from Portugal and carries this amazing finesse with its moderately sweet but full-bodied feel. In a word, it’s brilliant!
If all this talk about Wine has made you yearn for a bottle, browse through our collection of Wines and we are sure you’ll be surprised to find a few winners on our shelves. Pre book a bottle here: bit.ly/17A3P6X