Chateau Musar Red 1999
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1999: This is the basic palette from which Serge Hochar, no dry academician, creates his blends: First, a Cinsault from a single, soil-rich vineyard in Ana: deep core, young Provençal scent; delicious flavor, wonderful richness and flesh. Soft tannins. Next. a Cinsault from Ammiq's very gravelly soil:fragrant, lighter stvle, more charm. Then Carignan from a lighter soil in the Ana district: Deep, velvety; spicy garrigue scent (I was reminded of Corbières in the Languedoc), flavour more aromatic. Lastly, Cabernet Sauvignon from Kefraya's rocky soil: verv deep purple; sweet, lovely crisp flavour, excellent tannins and acidity. End taste of violets and blackcurrants.
Domaine Dubreuil Fontaine Bourgogne Blanc Les Crenilles 2016Pale yellow colour. Expressive fresh fruits and citrus on the nose. The palate is soft and round with notes of butter matched by florals and fresh acidity.
Purcari Rosu de Purcari Red 2013It has a brick-red color and a complex aroma of forest fruits, cranberries, and dried plums revealing delicate sweet nuances of vanilla. The fruit flavor surprises through its refinement, deepness and smoothness, ensuring a long lasting aftertaste.
La Bastide Saint Dominique Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2017Brilliant light yellow wine, with green reflections. Nose of peach, litchi and pineapple, with notes of citrus fruits. Fresh and delicious attack/bouquet, with a persistent finale on exotic notes. Food Pairing: Tuna carpaccio in peppered oil, Roasted rabbit in cherry plum, Goat cheese platter, Grilled gambas/scampis.
Fitapreta Touriga Vai Nua 2017Dark purple. On the nose, fresh boysenberry, blackberry, plum and blueberry are commingled with a ferrous mineral note and sauvage notes of beef blood, anise and rose petals. On the palate, intense and lush, but light on its feet. The blue and black fruit are framed beautifully by fresh flowers and slate-tinged mineral. Finishes long, with a whiff of white pepper. Food Pairings: This is a versatile wine. The lush fruit profile pairs very well with roasted and grilled meats, but the low alcohol levels and lack of oak tannin make it a fine pair for lighter fare like charcuterie and cheese.
Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva 2006Colour: Vibrant red leading slightly towards amber. Nose: Light fresh texture with notes of vanilla and dried berry aromas. Taste: Rich, very dry, smooth, developed. Firm tannins and good balance.
Daniel Crochet Sancerre 2018Appearance: The color is pale gold with green reflections and shine up the dress. Nose: Seduces with its freshness and fruitiness. Palate: Beautiful expression in the mouth where the purity and fineness marry.
Château-Jean-Pierre-Gaussen Bandol Rosé 2018
Giovanna Madonia Barlùme Rosso Riserva 2013
Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz 2013The deep rich colour of this wine indicates its intensity. The nose is full of ripe plum and dark cherries with a hint of white pepper and sweet vanillin. The flavours carry onto the palate which is full of big soft fruit, but balanced by an elegant oak structure and natural acid, resulting in a rich wine with a complex and fresh structure.
Trefethen Double T Red 2016
Domaine Pinson Chablis Mont de Milieu 2016Tasting Notes: Exotic aromas of pineapple, vanilla, and apricot on the nose. Round, well-balanced, and with good persistence of flavor. Food Matches: Fish with sauce, white meat with cream, ham off the bone with a chablisienne sauce.
Chateau Musar White 2009The Chateau white of this year is a deep golden colour with honeyed aromas, full of tropical fruits; pineapple, banana with warm, toasty buttery notes. The palate is rich in ripe yellow fruits, quince and apricot with the pineapple flavours following through. It also has dried fruits and almonds with oak ageing characters. This is a powerful vintage full of yellow fruits and honeycomb; there is a fine balance between the oily texture and fresh acidity. Cellared well, it will keep for decades.
Hahn Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2017Aroma: Citrus, stone fruit and hints of banana and vanilla. Flavor: A viscous mouthfeel with welcoming acidity that showcases stone fruits, citrus and hints of apple and spices. Pairings: Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken.
Macanita Touriga Nacional Em Rose 2018Appearance: Saturated rose-pink. Nose: Fresh crushed strawberries, bing cherries and cherry blossom aromas leap from the glass. Palate: Juicy and fresh, with beautiful texture and balance. Sour and Bing cherry, fresh and macerated strawberries, and a touch of white pepper spice all in abundance. Pairings: A wine made for warm weather celebrations! Delicious as an aperitif, this wine is also a great pair with raw seafood preparations and fresh vegetables.
Clos Centeilles Minervois Carignanissime de Centeilles 2015Imbued with the history of Languedoc, this Carignan is made with hand picked grapes from 60-100 year old vines. Aromas of cocoa, herbs, and leather are supported by supple tannins on the palate.
Theo Minges Scheurebe Feinherb 2018Regina Minges and her father Theo farm 24 hectares organically in Flemlingen in the Southern Pfalz. Scheu is grown in the richer, loamy soils of Flemlinen, from two sites, Vogelsprung and Zechpeter. Fermentation here is in native yeasts and in stainless steel without temperature control.