Honoro Vera Monastrell 2013 ORGANIC
Wild berry aromas mingle with warm, sweet spice characters. Good concentration of generous baked red and black fruit flavours, spice and fine tannins, balanced by lifted, juicy acidity to give a fresh finish.
Ontanon Rioja Reserva 2011 ORGANIC
SILVER SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS
Bright cherry and raspberry aromas balanced by sweet spice. The palate is structured with fresh acidity and ripe red fruits, backed by a hint of clove and black pepper.
Tabali Reserva Especial Pinot Noir 2012
IWC 2014 BRONZE
A delicious, mouthwatering delicate Pinot Noir with smoky plum and redcurrant and hints of strawberry on the nose. The palate has more smokey fresh red fruit with a clean almost scented finish. Fresh citrus acidity helps to provide backbone and a gentle, soft silky finish.
Chateau Fabre Gasparets, Corbieres-Boutenac 2010
Deeply coloured from its youth, the aromas and flavours of cherry and black fruits infused with subtle, exotic spices are deep and complex. The finish is smooth and satisfying – an exceptionally fine and elegant wine.
Boutinot ‘Les Six’, Cairanne Cotes du Rhone Villages 2011
GOLD SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS
In an appellation often dominated by just two varieties, ‘Les Six’ is a new style
of Cairanne which, due to the ancient varieties of Carignan Noir, Cinsault and Counoise included in the assemblage, is also a Cairanne whose heart holds dear the traditions of yesteryear. 2011 is the first vintage of ‘Les Six’ and is exuberantly and lusciously fruity: the six grape varieties each bring nuances of aromas and ripples of texture which fill the palate with wells of depth and propel the plump flavours to a finish which is warming, smooth and immediately appealing. Silky, peppery, elegant and very long on the palate, this is just such a lovely wine that oozes finesse and is perfumed with eau de Cairanne.