Rich and opulent, featuring glorious tropical flavors redolent of mango and papaya. Apricot and citrus notes add complexity, while the ensemble is framed in seductively sweet oak. Plush, long and lush at the end. Only 360 cases made.
Intriguing in the nose, with hints of blackberry, wintergreen, cedar and cinnamon. Silky smooth tannins support a solid core of black cherry, plum cassis, vanilla and herb flavors,. Juicy but sophisticated. A lovely example of what this variety can do.
Susie Selby’s homage to her late father has some sulfur and earthy notes on the nose, but there’s good fruit behind. This full-bodied, nicely textured Chardonnay has nutty, smoky and spicy flavors melding with tangy tropical fruit to create a tasty, fairly lush wine that’s easy to enjoy. Finishes soft, with a faint whiff of petrol—in the Alsace manner—and is…
Ripe in cherry and chocolate fruit, with a slightly rustic mouthfeel of edgy tannins and an earthy, mushroomy quality, this Merlot has enough fanciness to accompany a nice leg of lamb or roast pork.
Tastes like a very good and properly varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, minus the depth of cassis, leaving ripe red and black cherries and oak. The wine is very soft, which suggests drinking now.
Tastes soft and simple, with raspberry tea, pomegranate juice, cola and spicy sandalwood flavors that feel soft and a little sweet. Pleasantly silky in the mouth, but should be more complex, especially at this price.
Blackberry and tarragon, sour berry and nougat aromas have promise but are marred by volatile acidity expressed as a strong alcohol-acetone element. In the mouth, it is medium-weight and smooth, but has a somewhat hard feel, with tart cherry and leather flavors. Finishes slightly sharp, with edgy tannins that may smooth out with a year or two of aging. It will…