Our Best Picks, August 2017
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.
Flechas de Los Andes Punta de Flechas Malbec 2014
Tasting Notes: Fairly deep crimson. Vanilla, licorice and red fruits. Soft and smooth, easy to drink.
Evan & Tate Redbrook Shiraz 2012
Tasting Notes: Deep purple/black with a bright red rim. Lifted fruit aromas of fresh mulberry and maraschino cherry intertwined with aromas of green peppercorn and floral notes. Whole bunches and stalk inclusion during fermentation has added lovely peppery and savoury aromatics and textural complexity. Redbrook Shiraz is a style rare to Margaret River. Medium bodied with the palate showing remarkable drive and length of flavour with layers of texture and flavours and the capacity for longevity in the cellar – this is a wine that will continue to develop and evolve in the bottle over time. Vibrancy and the purity of fruit is at the forefront of the style.
Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon 2015
Tasting Notes: Bright green hues. Classic citrus characters of lime & lemongrass predominate with wonderful intensity and purity. An elegant yet intense palate of pure Semillon fruit providing great line & length.
St Johns Road Special Selections Block 8 Shiraz 2014
Tasting Notes: Vibrant and inviting purple-red. Primary fruit aromas of mulberry, some musk and lavender plus Provençal herbs. A thoroughly modern expression of Barossa Shiraz. Vibrant dark plums. Tannins are gentle but inviting. Lithe fruit flavours, venturing between fruit pastilles and savoury herbs, with subtle undertones of liquorice adding depth.
Featuring our fine selections from France, Italy and Spain that are rated 90 points and above.
TALENTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2012
Tasting Notes: Ruby red and intense colour with orange shimmers. A wide bouquet slightly spicy. His taste is full, soft, velvety and intense. The tannins are elegant and sweet.
MARQUES DE CACERES GRAN RESERVA RED 2009
Tasting Notes: Dense, deep ruby red colour. On the nose, intense aromas of ripe fruits of the forest and Morello cherries blend with slightly toasted vanillin notes. Fresh, full and fleshy in the mouth, this wine delivers superb tannins that highlight its structure and complexity. A Gran Reserva with an impressive personality that comes through on tasting: richness, body, elegance and intense, long-lasting, balanced flavours to delight the palate.
JEAN & SEBASTIEN DAUVISSAT CHABLIS MONTMAINS 2012
Tasting Notes: The 2012 Chablis Montmains is wonderfully nuanced in the glass. Almond, hazelnut, dried pear, flowers and herbs all take shape in the glass as the Montmains opens up. This is a distinctly rich, textured Chablis for Montmains. (AG90-93)
Bodegas Numanthia 2011
Tasting Notes: The wine is bright red with intense ruby glints. This intensely aromatic wine displays black fruit, blueberry and blackcurrant, accompanied by notes of fig. Hints of black pepper and clove add spice to the toasted hazelnut aromas. A long and persistent finish of tobacco leaves and balsamic notes highlight the complexity of this wine.