Category Archives: Wine

Allan Scott Generations Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand

Allan Scott Generations Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand: Cherries, black plums and a maple savoury character on the nose. The ripe and sumptuous concentrated fruit is supported by subtle notes of oak. The wine finishes very smoothly with refined ripe, light tannins providing structure and a smooth silky long flavourful finish.

Concha Y Toro Devils Collection 2016 Rapel Valley, Chile

Concha Y Toro Devils Collection 2016 Rapel Valley, Chile: Immensely complex Shiraz, Cabernet & Carmenere blend from some of Chile’s greatest vineyards. Joyous & powerful. A ripe wine with pronounced notes of black cherries, blackcurrants, plums and a subtle touch of vanilla from the oak barrels. Delicate notes of black plums complemented by silky tannins. An enveloping wine with a well-balanced palate.

CHATEAU DE FONTENILLE Rouge AOC Bordeaux, France

CHATEAU DE FONTENILLE Rouge AOC Bordeaux

Region: Bordeaux

Nature: Red

Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Aroma: Subtle aromas of ripened blackberries with a touch of warm green pepper.

Body & Taste: This wine is dominated by fruit, of a great complexity. A nice ruby colour. Well balanced. Very subtle with structured tannins.

Suggested Food Pairing: Goes well with red meats, roasts and aged cheese.

MAISON ALBERT BICHOT Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Blanc Domaine Long-Depaquit, Burgundy, France

MAISON ALBERT BICHOT Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Blanc Domaine Long-Depaquit

Region: Burgundy

Nature: White

Grape: Chardonnay

Aroma: Floral notes followed by subtle notes of oak and fresh fruit.

Body & Taste: Good structure on the palate. This wine is tangy, well-balanced and shows the lovely fullness one expects from a Premier Cru. A combination of linden blossom and almond give way to a long, rounded finish.

Suggested Food Pairing: Try it with dill-marinated salmon served with a warm leek and balsamic vinegar flan for the contrast of flavors. Grilled chicken, with crispy skin and moist meat is a good counterpoint to the oaky finish of this defined wine.

Framingham Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Region: Marlborough

Nature: White

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

Aroma: Fragrant aroma reminiscent of nettle, currant, sweet passion fruit and dried herbs with some underlying mineral notes.

Body & Taste: A full complex spectrum of flavours from herbal notes through to ripe tropical fruit salad, including tangy grapefruit, blackcurrant, passion fruit, capsicum and tomato leaf. Good fruit sweetness and soft texture are supported by firm but balanced acidity which refreshes and promotes a long, stony

Mineral finish.

Suggested Food Pairing: Excellent aperitif or seafood wine. Goes well with pasta in pesto sauce and even Thai food.

Bouchard Aîné & Fils

Les Vendangeurs Bourgogne Chardonnay A.O.C.

Flowery notes with hints fresh fruits yet complex with notes of honeyed toast. An excellent dry Chardonnay, very well-balanced, at once fresh and mellow. Serve well chilled, 8-10ºC

Les Vendangeurs Bourgogne Pinot Noir A.O.C.

Characteristic black currant, cherry and blackberry notes with undertones of lime flower and mint. Full-bodied and well- balanced with subtle oak hints and a long liquorice finish. Serve slightly chilled, 16-18ºC

Chablis

Mellow white flower and fresh peach notes with characteristic gun-flint, mineral hints. Subtle hints of dried fruit and hazelnut on the finish. Serve well chilled, 8-10ºC

Côtes du Rhône

Complex aromas of blackberries with spicy notes. Rich and lively with supple tannins. Serve slightly chilled, 16-18ºC