Girard Artistry 2012 1.5L
The 2012 Artistry showcases essence of vanilla bean, perfumed herbs, raspberry and blackberry traits with a touch of toasted nuts. On the palate the black fruit comes forward with layered black currant and blackberry. French oak lends mocha and vanilla accented spice and roasted sweetness. The tannins are very well developed and should integrate as the wine decants or is allowed to cellar time.
Dominus Napa Valley Red 1996 3L BottleThe 1996 growing season was nearly perfect, one where everything seems easy. Of course, the team at Dominus was leery about this, and concentrated on their work in the vineyard even more than usual, in order to get the best quality grapes. Their efforts were rewarded; the wine is beautifully complex and well balanced.
Fonseca Vintage Port 1997 1.5LAn attractive, floral scented nose, elegant and complex; raspberry and fresh berry aromas. A very elegant, smooth and complete wine. Hints of tobacco and cedar wood spice - enormous depth. Lovely rich fruit and big tannins. Long finish.
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1997 1.5LBlack purple: opaque. Dense, tight, rich full fruit nose. Cedar and dark berry aromas.
Château-Hosanna Pomerol 1999 1.5L
Torbreck The Struie 2002 1.5LThe Struie sources fruit from the high altitudes of Eden Valley imparting delicate spice, white pepper and fruit characters, while the Barossa component displays a richer, deeper more brooding flavour and intensity. The combined structure will reward extended cellaring.
Torbreck The Factor 2002 1.5LThe Factor pays homage to the Barossa's unique point of difference - great old Shiraz vineyards and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurture them each year.
Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 1993 3LDeep red colour with red brick overtones. Pleasant nose with aromas of macerated berry fruit, and a herbaceous touch. The palate is delicate and fresh, with firm but pleasant tannins.
Mr. Riggs Shiraz 2004 1.5LComponents of the Mr. Riggs Shiraz from all three vineyards were fermented in traditional open fermenters, and following pressing, finished their fermentation in oak of which approximately 80% was French and the balance American, 40% of which was new oak. Vineyard parcels were kept separate during fermentation and maturation and were blended three months prior to bottling. This is the fifth release of Shiraz under the Mr. Riggs label, and as with it's predecessors' the wine is based around a core of pristine fruit with dark red berries, hints of spice, earth, tar and leather and with seamlessly integrated oak. Ripe tannins are apparent but not overwhelming, meaning this is a wine which can be enjoyed now or in the next 10-15 years.
Jordan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 1.5LConcentrated, lovely black fruits aromas of blackberry, blueberry and cassis. The mouthfeel is luscious and full with continued flavors of blackberry, cassis, black cherry with a suggestion of vanilla, coconut and cedar. The soft, round tannins and understated acidity of this wine complement the bright fruit characters to create a balanced Cabernet Sauvignon approachable now or worthy of cellaring for at least 10-15 years.
Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 5LThe intense deep crimson color in the glass pulls you in, while the huge powerful nose captivates; layer on layer of spice, cedar, earth, and tobacco - all over a rich base of ripe black cherry, blackcurrants, cassis, and blueberry jam. The hook is set with the first whiff. Rich, round, juicy and mouth-coating, the palate delivers black cherry and black currant before moving on to brighter red fruits. More subtle tones of butterscotch, anise, and sweet oak complement the fruit beautifully. The huge classic structure of fine grain tannin and firm acidity persist all the way through to the clean crisp spicy finish.
Torbreck Les Amis 2002 1.5L
Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel 2017 1.5LFresh red berry fruit characteristics with floral nose. Ripe and fleshy feel on the palate. Dry (zero sugar). Great concentration. Smooth and round finish. No astringent aftertaste or bite. Extremely easy drinking. No matter what style of wine you drink, everyone finds something in Whispering Angel that they enjoy and can identify with (from beginner to wine experts)
Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel 2017 3LFresh red berry fruit characteristics with floral nose. Ripe and fleshy feel on the palate. Dry (zero sugar). Great concentration. Smooth and round finish. No astringent aftertaste or bite. Extremely easy drinking. No matter what style of wine you drink, everyone finds something in Whispering Angel that they enjoy and can identify with (from beginner to wine experts)
Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel 2017 6L BottleFresh red berry fruit characteristics with floral nose. Ripe and fleshy feel on the palate. Dry (zero sugar). Great concentration. Smooth and round finish. No astringent aftertaste or bite. Extremely easy drinking. No matter what style of wine you drink, everyone finds something in Whispering Angel that they enjoy and can identify with (from beginner to wine experts)
Chateau St. Jean Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1990 6L
d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz Signed Bottle 2004 1.5LUpon release, 'The Dead Arm' Shiraz has a vivid, young, dense, purple-red colour. Very intense aromas with a complex combination of fragrant spices and violets, dark cherry, blackberry and blueberry, are made more complex with great liquorice, pepper and integrated svelte of boot-polish like characters. The taste is rich, gutsy and virile, with attacking spice, dark liquorice, cherry, blackberry, plum and dried black olive. The level of fruit weight masks the framework of oak tannins; however, the mineral fruit grittiness is balanced with a very long fruit-fragrant, persistent spice will yield a wine of great ageing power.