Pampas del sur Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2016, Mendoza, Argentina: Aromatic, honey-melon scented Chenin Blanc, meshed with steely unoaked Chardonnay. Delicious notes of citric fruits and peach with an oral background. A solid mineral acidity combined with a sweet and fresh sensation.
Freixenet Cordon Negro D.O. Cava Brut NV, Penedes, Spain: The palate is refreshing, the sparkle balanced, with green apple and juicy citrus fruits. Light, yet with a long & elegant finish.
Zonin Pinot Grigio Friuli Aquileia DOC 2016, Friuli, Italy: Fruity, relatively full and unusually fine. Soft, fresh and light tending towards a dry style.
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.
Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Supérieur 2011, Bordeaux, France: This traditional blend is generally very fleshy with a very deeply coloured robe. Characterized by a good balance between fruit and tannin, it displays distinct red fruit aromas with a long, sustained finish.
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.
OLD PULTENEY 12 YO, HIGHLANDS, SCOTLAND
Deep amber, red golden with a slight pink hue sparkling with a copper glow the aroma has medium to high intensity with a briny hint of sea air.
Dry, medium bodied and smooth, redolent of honey and cream, faintly salty with a slight spicy note and a sweet long-lasting finish.
PAUL JOHN BRILLIANCE, GOA, INDIA
The six-row barley for this whisky comes from the foothills of the Himalayas. Brilliance is matured in bourbon casks, to give you absolute sensory delight.
The demerara sugars give off a whiff of sweet fragrances, with a hint of cinnamon, dash of honey and faint spices. The honey-like smoothness is offset by the crunchy-bar-like crispness. Somewhere, there is also a tinge of cocoa.