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Chateau Timberlay Cuvée Prestige Rouge 2010, Bordeaux, France


Grape Varietals: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2010

Tasting Note– This clear, bright wine is ruby-red in colour, with a complex nose of soft fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant and strawberry) and attractive woody and spicy overtones. Château Timberlay is soft and full-bodied, with good structure and acidity, as well as very elegant tannin. The finish is very long with hints of vanilla and cinnamon.

Pavillon Cardinal, Saint Emilion 2015, Bordeaux, France


Grape Varietals: 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2015

Tasting Note– An immensely appealing wine with an intense purple colour and violet highlights. The powerful bouquet is quite fruity (red fruit and candied fruit) with added hints of truffle and chocolate. Hearty and well-structured, Pavillon Cardinal is tannic, fruity and especially attractive due to the way its long, fruity aftertaste develops on the palate.

Champagne Nicolas Feuillate Palmes d’Or Brut Vintage 2006, Champagne, France

Palmes d'or 2006

Region/Appellation: Champagne, France

 Varietal/Blend: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir

 Vintage: 2006

Tasting note: This prestige cuvée celebrates a subtle, creamy style backed by wonderfully nuanced aromas, in perfect unison. 2006 Palmes d’Or Brut offers endless notes of fine honey, bee’s wax, dried fruits and tropical fruits, together with a subtle, nuanced touch of toast.

Louis Roederer Brut Rosé 2012, Champage, France

Roederer-Brut-RoseVarietal/Blend: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay

Tasting note: Golden pink hue with bright red tints. Persistent streams of bubbles. Intense bouquet of ripe fruit (blackcurrant) and candied orange, accompanied by subtle notes of orange blossom and Madagascar vanilla. The rounded, smooth, silky, full-bodied palate has notes of hazelnut and cocoa beans and is lengthened by a fresh, chalky finish.

Louis Roederer Brut NV, Champagne, France

Louis Roederer BrutVarietal/Blend: 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier

Tasting note: Striking a perfect balance between youthfulness and maturity, freshness and vinousity, Brut Premier is harmonious and structured, elegant and lively, with a unique exuberance. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic.

Domaine Muré Clos St. Landelin Gewürztraminer, Alsace, France

Mure Gewurztraminer

‘‘Signature’s’’ wines from the Muré’s family express completely the grape-variety character. They are marked by the pureness of the fruit taste.

Average age of vines: 35 years

Vinification: Slow fermentation and maturation on fine lees

Harvest: By hand in 20-kg-boxes

Alcohol: 13,5 %/volume

Ageing potential: Until 2021

Tasting notes:

Notes of russet-pear peel, ripe peach and earth are pervaded by citrus zestiness on the nose. The palate frames these in gentle sweetness but the concentrated fruit and zestiness provide a backdrop of firm freshness. This wine has lovely balance, great concentration and an extended, off-dry finish

Domaine Muré Clos St. Landelin Riesling, Alsace, France

Mure Riesling

Located in Rouffach, in the South of Alsace, the Clos Saint Landelin is the sole – and proud – ownership of Muré family. This 12 ha (25 acres) property lies just to the south of the town of Rouffach. Situated at the end of the valley, with south-facing exposition, it is wonderfully sunny until the end of the day. The winds from north and west offer good and clean conditions of maturation. Its very steep slopes need terrace-growing. The clay limestone topsoil is very stony ; the subsoil is made of calcareous sandstone from Bajocien era (Middle Jurassic) with limestone conglomerates from the Oligocene. The vineyard has both biodynamic (Demeter) and organic (Ecocert) certification. The vines are planted with high density, around 10 000 plants by hectare.

Production area: Clos Saint Landelin

The winemaking: Slow fermentation (natural yeast) and maturation on fine lees

Harvest: By hand in 20-kg-boxes

Alcohol: 14,5 %/volume

Ageing potential: More than 20 years

Tasting notes:

Pale yellow with green highlights. Very delicate nose with aromas of orange, lemon and peach. The palate is fresh and velvety, with a beautiful righteousness, the fruit flavors (citrus, apricot). The splendor and elegance characterize this wine.


Delas Vin de Pays d’Ardèche Syrah, Rhône, France

Delas Syrah

This cuvée is produced using only Syrah vines, planted in the southern part of the Ardèche region. Average production: 30,000 bottles per year.

Grape variety: Syrah 100%

Winemaking: 100% of the grapes are destemmed before the wine-making, which takes place in closed tanks for approximately 15 days. Extraction is helped by daily pumping over. Fermentation temperatures are controlled and maintained between 82°F (28°C) and 86°F (30°C). After pressing and racking, malolactic fermentation takes place in tanks.

Maturing takes place in vats in order to preserve the fruit aromas. The wines are racked regularly to allow natural stabilisation of their components. This “Syrah” cuvée is bottled after blending and a light filtration.

Tasting notes: The colour is a deep ruby red. The nose reveals powerful aromas of wild berries and spices, truly typical from the “Syrah” grape. On the palate, strong flavours of blackcurrant and red berries surround a smooth fruit on the back of the wine. The finish has lots of personality.


Château d’Esclans Rock Angel Provence Rosé, Provence, France

Rock Angel provence rose








Grapes : grown from Château d’Esclans vineyards, consisting primarily of Grenache and Rolle.

Vinification: Harvesting at sunrise to noon

Grapes are sorted by optical eye electronically and manually three times.

No maceration, free run and pressed juice partially vinified in demi-muids and stainless steel, both temperature controlled.

Tasting notes: Open-knit, featuring a fun ball of white cherry and peach fruit flavours, lined with a subtle verbena note. Breezy finish.