Red Wines

Voyager Estate Shiraz, Margaret River, 2011 
This wine has sensual blueberry and bramble fruit flavours with touches of cracked pepper and sandalwood.
Apsley Gorge Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Tasmania, 2010 
This wine has a rich, fruit driven nose reminiscent of wild cherries, with slightly charred oak overtones. The palate is youthful, with silky tannins enveloping the rich mid-palate.
Penfolds, St Henri, Shiraz, 2009 
St Henri is rich and plush when young, gaining soft, earthy mocha-like characters as it ages.
 Mountadam Patriarch, Shiraz, High Eden, 2009 
This wine has backbone but the tannins are smooth and pliable. The palate offers fragrant notes of fresh berries, cassis and herb, with hints of roasted meat and sweet spice. Alluring and sophisticated.
Château Greysac, Cru Bourgeois, Médoc,
Blended mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, the wine is stylish, medium-bodied with a silky texture and ripe fruit flavours.
Château La Grande Maye, Côtes de Castillon, 2008
A fabulous fruity nose; loaded with cassis, wonderfully smooth on the palate with dark chocolate hints.
Château Lacoste Borie, Pauillac, 2009 
Full of minerals, flowers, notes of slate and delicious berry fruit. This is very plush for a second wine, with a searing attack of cassis fruit, velvety texture, hints of chocolate and mocha.
Château petit Bocq, Cru Bourgeois, St. Estèphe, 2010 
Deep unfiltered colour with a violet hue. An exuberant, but stylish milk chocolate and clove bouquet. Very tasty on the palate, silky textured, polished and almost creamy, long intense aftertaste with soft oak overtones.
Château de Fonbel, St. Emilion Grand Cru, 2010 
Blended from 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Carménère. Delightful nose of cool menthol, dark berry fruit and perfumed cut flowers. Soft approachable fruit flavours framed by soft round tannins, absolutely delicious.
Château Talbot 4eme Cru Classé, St. Julien, 2012 
Elegant floral nose; big vanilla and blackcurrant fruit on the palate; the feel in the mouth is lush and round with very fine tannins.
Château Margaux 1er Cru Classé, Margaux, 2004
This is a first growth château wine full of purity, elegance, finesse and freshness yet with quintessential blackcurrant flavours and a long fine finish.
Morgon, Château de Raousset, 2014 
Vibrant purple it is beautifully fruity, with raspberry, cherry and summer fruit aromas.
Fleurie, Château de Raousset, 2014 
Brimming with juicy fruit, this light red wine can be enjoyed slightly chilled.
Hautes Côtes de Beaune Remi Rollin, 2013 
A nose of smoke and sweet spice. Earthy flavours which dominate the palate with seductive warm autumn berries and red.
Rully, Les Préaux, 1er Cru, Eric de Suremain, 2011 
Rully is a commune within the Côte Chalonnaise in Southern Burgundy. The wine has a juicy red fruit aroma comprising wild strawberry, raspberry and red cherries. The taste is seductively gentle, ripe and refreshing.
Gevrey Chambertin, Domaine Drouhin-Laroze, 2011 
A blend of old and young vines, producing a wine with an intense bright, dark red colour and black cherry characteristics on the palate.
Volnay, Les Fremiets, 1er Cru, M arquis d’Angerville, 2011
Dominated by black cherries and red berries, this medium bodied wine is silk, expressive and structured.
Nuits St Georges, Les Perrières, 1er Cru, Robert Chevillon, 2011
Intriguing spice and stone aromas, focused, mineral, tight-knit fruit on the palate; notes of cassis, redcurrant and blueberry. Powerful, linear with a vibrant minerality and solid backbone. From the poor stony soils of Perrières, this is a Nuits in the classic mould.
Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Grand Cru, Dorraine, Drouhin Laroze, 2002
Concentrated and powerful flavours, intense rich perfumed aromas and long ageing capabilities are the key features of this wine.
Côtes du Rhône Réserve, Château Mont-Redon, 2014 
A perfectly balanced wine with lots of fruit and a distinct taste of red cherry on the finish.
Crôzes Hermitage, Domaine Etienne Pochon, 2013 
Old vines provide flavours of ripe, red and blackberry fruits, sweet spice with touches of pepper and clove.
Châteauneuf du Pape, Château Mont-Redon, 2011 
This wine abounds in brilliant juicy berry fruit with shades of sloe, black pepper and truffle. Finishing with good, clean mouth-watering flavours.
St Joseph, Les Grisières, André Perret, 2013 
A touch deeper and darker on the nose. Lovely earth, violet, cassis and black olive. Little whiff of smoked bacon. This has an extra gear, but not heavy at all, just more complex.
Côte Rôtie, Michel et Stéphane Ogier, 2010
Garnet coloured wine of full body, fire and power, packed with exuberant wild forest flavours.
Cain Cellars, Cain Concept, Napa Valley, 2009 
On the palate this is pure silk - bright, sleek and elegant. There is a compellingly youthful energy alongside complex notes of cigar and sweet earth, briar, shaved Valrhona chocolate, redcurrant and small berry cassis fruit. Inviting, refined and beautifully balanced.
Ochagavia Silvestre Merlot, Chile, 2014 
Supple and alluring plummy characteristics produce a soft and smooth flavour.
Obra Prima Malbec, Familia Cassone, Mendoza, Argentina, 2012
A serious wine brimming with plum, brambles and dark chocolate.
Quinta Do Seival Castas Portuguesas, Brazil, 2011 
Spicy, dry, fruity and ripe with a lovely savoury edge and ever so slightly chunky tannins.
Baron, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cachapoal, Aristos, 2007 
From Vineyards in the Cachapoal region of Chile 900 metres above sea level, this is a very seductive silky smooth Cabernet, brimming with ripe berry, cassi and dark cherry fruit, this has a rich inviting fruit, it is beautifully and elegantly made yet the wines does not tire you. Velvety, polished, fleet of foot and refreshing on the finish.
Familia Cassone, Obra Prima Maximus, 2011 
Fragrant nose with blackberry, currants and pomegranate, hints of eucalyptus. A nice rich ruby red in colours. On the palate this wine is an incredibly fruit forward style even though it spends 18 months in oak barrels. Lots of blackberries, raspberries and red currants, finishing off with a touch of spice.
Rudi Schultz Syrah, Stellenbosch, 2013 
Along with ripe juicy red berry, plum and currant characteristics, there are distinctive flavours of pepper, spice and salt.
Pencarrow Estate Pinot Noir, Martinborough, 2013 
A wonderfully expressive aroma, with pure bitter sweet red forest fruit and cherry flavours.
Foxes Island, Pinot Noir, Marlborough, 2009 
Vibrant, vivid and expressive that offers ripe Pinot Noir flavours of red cherry, strawberries & cream with a hint of fruit stone and minerality. At harvest the grapes are destemmed, cold soaked for 12 days and then the resulting wine is aged in French oak barrels for 10 months.
Dry River, Syrah, Martinborough, 2008 
Dark red with touches of violet, somewhat darker and less bright than the pinot noir. The nose parades ripe brambly fruit, spice, lifted floral notes, but also ripe touches of treacle and prune. On the palate, juicy loganberry and raspberries, lots of red fruit, touches of spice and pepper.
Chianti, Colli Fiorentini, Fattoria di Lucignano, Tuscany, 2012
A shy nose with an aroma of dark cherry fruit. The palate has a beautiful concentration of pure mineral and fruit flavours, medium bodied and lively. 
Barolo, Azelia, Piemonte, 2009 
Zippy currant fruit and some raisin sweetness can be found on the firm, spicy palate.
Brunello di Montalcino, Le Ragnaie, 2009 
Strong ripe fruit character; cool and fresh with an explosion of ripe damson, sloe and red berry fruit character.
Amarone Casa dei Bepi,Viviani, Veneto, 2007 
Aromas of cherries, berries and exotic fruits and a flavour that is warm, soft and full bodied.
Etna Rosso, Tenuta delle Terre Nere, 2014 
A very fine and feminine wine. It has been in barrel a little longer than usual and percentage of wood will continue to increase. This shows beautiful cherry, raspberry, tayberry and fruit blossom characteristics, wonderfully vital, juicy and precise.
Rioja Crianza, Sierra Cantabria, 2011 
Aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months, this medium bodied wine is packed full of ripe berries from hedgerow fruits.
Rioja Reserva, Dominio Alto, 2005
Matured for a minimum of 1 year in a cask and 2 years in a bottle, this wine is packed full of ripe berry fruit with notes of roasted coffee beans.
Bodegas Aalto, Ribera del Duero, 2012 
Aalto comes from 100% Tinto Fino grapes on vines aged between 30 to 90 years old. The grapes are hand harvested and the wine matured for two years in oak barrels. Beautiful velvet-textured black cherry, bramble and blackberry fruit flavours with sweet smooth hints of raspberries and cream.
Pinhal da Torre, Quinta do Alqueve, Touriga Natcional, Ribatejo, 2007
Crushed by foot in stone lagares fermented and then aged in French oak barrels for one year. Deep purple colour, seductive, brooding ripe fruits and sweet spice nose, silky on the palate, extraordinarily finely integrated, brimming with lovely plum, cassis, cherry, blueberry and cinnamon.