Light and unfocused, this is a simple wine with ripe tannin. Medium body with hits of black cherry, and raspberry.
Minervois, Domaine d’Albas, France, 2015 Retail $21.99
Bold, sticky fruity notes with hits of licorice. Heady and perfumed with a soft note, earthy spices, and smooth oak.
*NEW ARRIVAL Cotes Du Rhone Villages, Cariranne, Boutinot, 2012 Retail $32.99
70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre, 2% Cinsault, 5% Carignan
Explosive fruit driven and almost savage at first, developing into more complex sensations of ripe fruit interwoven with the silky-smooth structure of subtly integrated oak, but the tension lingers to the finish, black cherries laced with kirsch and counterpoised by the savouriness of black olive tapenade, tinged with mocha.
*NEW ARRIVAL Cote Du Rhone Village, Les Coteaux, Boutinot, 2014 Retail $20.99
75% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah
Luscious, warm ripe fruits soften by aging in used French oak barrels for 22 months with a touch of complexity.
*NEW ARRIVAL Crozes-Hermitage, Brotte, La Rollande, France, 2014 Retail $39.99
Colour – Dark with hints of deep purple.
Nose – Intense blackcurrant and violet aromas with spicy notes of white pepper, licorice, vanilla, black olives and a hint of laurel leaves.
Palate – Harmonious and firm, suggestive of cherries and blackcurrant with long and well-defined tannins on the finish. The long and flavourful finale reveals black fruits notes.