Our Best Picks, February 2018

GOLD PACKAGE

Featuring our selections from the New World (Australia, New Zealand, the United States and South America) and Europe that are rated 90 points and above.

 

JH95
Frankland Isolation Ridge Shiraz 2015

Tasting Notes: Medium bodied and elegant, this enchanting shows red cherry, raspberry, florals, cracked pepper and herbs, with an orange peel tang and a hint of meat and earth in the background. The palate is full of crunchy red fruit, florals and dusty, fine-grained tannins that lead to a long, pepper finish.

JH90
Evan & Tate Breathing Space Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Tasting Notes: The palate is medium-bodied, supple and refined, with plenty of sweet blackcurrant fruit, but the spicy savouriness is emphasised by its gentle tannins and balanced acidity.

BC90
Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Tasting Notes: Distinctly Marlborough, this Sauvignon Blanc exudes vibrant ripe citrus notes, crunchy greens and hints of tropical guava on the nose. The palate is refined and elegant with superb natural fruit weight providing a juicy core of layered fruit, entwined with a salty textural acidity, vibrant citrus pith and a moreish dry chalky finish. Another remarkable Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc.

JS91
Flechas De Los Andes Punta De Flechas Malbec 2014

Tasting Notes: A classic nose of sweet dark fruits, oriental spices and some toastiness lead on to a palate of fine grained tannins and bright acidity. Plenty of fruit and elegance in this perfumed and subtle Malbec.

PLATINUM PACKAGE

Featuring our fine selections from France, Italy and Spain that are rated 90 points and above.

 

WA90
Santa Duc Cdp Habemus Papam 2014

Tasting Notes: Crushed red and dark berries, garrigue (olive, thyme, earth), slight dried wood, mix of spices (pepper, juniper, clove), discreet chocolate aromas. Juicy and spicy dark fruit palate, slightly meaty. Notes of vanilla. Long red fruit finish.

JS93
Tasca D'almerita Tascante Ghiaia Nera 2014

Tasting Notes: Bright, delicate ruby red. Intense oral scents and typically of wisteria, red berries. Good persistence, soft tannins that leave a pleasant after taste.

JS90
Clarendelle Blanc By Haut Brion 2016

Tasting Notes: Beautiful pale yellow colour with beautiful freshness and a delicious flavour. The nose is tremendously expressive with hints of tropical fruit (pineapple) grapefruit, melon, and white peaches. The balance is perfect, with moderate alcohol that maintains the tangy freshness. The wines are concentrated, full-bodied, and have a fine long aftertaste.

WS92
Lamole Di Lamole Campolungo 2012

Tasting Notes: Profoundly deep ruby red. Very ripe fruit aromas are backed up by classic gladiolus florality nuanced with balsam, mint, spiciness and sweet tobacco. Superb poise in the mouth, where structure, softness, acidity, extract and savouriness come together to perfection, leading into an aroma-rich finale that thrills to warm notes of ripe fruit lifted by fresh balsam.