Our Best Picks, July 2017

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.

 

JH 93
VICKERY WATERVALE RIESLING 2015

Tasting Notes: Light and bright golden straw. Powerful and lifted bouquet. Lemon citrus, ground coriander spice, honey. Beautiful balance; fresh lime and lemon citrus, some mineral. Powerful depth of flavour and moreish persistence.

JH92
ST JOHN'S ROAD LINE & LENGTH CAB SAUVIGNON 2014

Tasting Notes: Deep inky purple with ruby red tints. Authentic, up-front Cabernet nose, with hints of dried herbs and smoked meats. A wine of power and elegance. The cooler climate Eden Valley components provide the welcomed added elements of floral and spice. Forest fruits and tobacco are prominent with a firm tannin backbone, and lingering finish.

JH 95
FRANKLAND ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014

Tasting Notes: Dense plums, blackberries and hints of cedar and vanilla leap out of the glass. The rich firm palate is balanced with grainy mouth coating tannin and fresh sweet mulberries that glide across the mouth. Savoury black olives and refreshing acidity provide a very long finish.

BC 90
MISHA'S VINEYARD IMPROMPTU PINOT NOIR 2013

Tasting Notes: Ruby coloured with complex aromas of crushed cherry, raspberry and chocolate-covered coffee beans, this Pinot Noir is both spicy and sweet with hints of rose petal florals and darker roast herbs.

PLATINUM PACKAGE

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

 

BH 90
PINSON CHABLIS LA FORET 2015

Tasting Notes: Pale Gold. Lots of pineapple and ripe grapefruit on the nose. Very ripe. Classy! Even with such maturity, still seems tightly wound. Soft, creamy, and exotic on the palate and with excellent potential.

WA 90
SIRO PACENTI ROSSO DI MONTALCINO 2013

Tasting Notes: The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is fresh, floral and lifted, which is to say very much in the style of this late-ripening vintage. Sweet tobacco, mint, leather, smoke and dark red stone fruits open up nicely in the glass.

JS 91
TASCA D'ALMERITA TASCANTE 2013

Tasting Notes: Austere and elegant, tannic to just the right point, violets and dog-rose, flinty.

JS 91
CH LE CROCK 2014

Tasting Notes: Attractive and fleshy with plump fruit, this wine is both ripe and fresh.