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DOMAINE DELAPORTE SANCERRE SILEX BLANC, 2022

A joyous multidimensional expression of Sauvignon Blanc from exceptional silex terroir. It has captivating notes of white flowers with subtle citrus references. The palate is wonderfully textured and round on the palate with layers of subtle and enticing yellow fruits flavours. Memorable.

  • Previous vintage reviewed by Tom Doorley, Irish Mail on Sunday, 29th May 2022

Food Pairing: Firm textured saltwater fish. Coquilles Saint-Jacques. Roast chicken. Fresh goat cheese. 

Cellaring: Drink very well now. 

TÜRK KREMSER WACHTBERG RIESLING, 2017

Opens clean and precisely on the nose with distinct aromas of fresh white peaches, nectarines and a crushed-gravel minerality. The palate is lush and smooth with juicy lime, pink grapefruit, apricot and peppermint with a touch of salinity on a creamy finish. Charming and generous.

  • 91pts Robert Parker (Tasted May '20)
  • 94pts Wine Enthusiast (Tasted Mar '19)
  • 17.5pts Vinum Wine Magazine (Tasted Nov '18)

Cellaring: Now to 2032

Food Pairing: Smoked trout w/ spicy greens, beef carpaccio, peach crumble

 

DOMAINE GUERRIN & FILS POUILLY-FUISSÉ VIEILLES VIGNES, 2022

Fermentation takes place in French oak barrels, about just 15% of which are new, adding flavours, without dominating, such as a little extra richness, vanilla and nuttiness to the enticing aromas of white peach and citrus to a creamy, velvety textured palate.

  • Aged 10-12 months in French Oak Barrels

Food Pairing: Smoked salmon, creamy dish or seafood macaroni.

Cellaring: Drink very well now. 

M DE MOULIN RICHE, 2018

Composed of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 23% Petit Verdot, the 2018 M de Moulin Riche has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and notes of crushed blackberries and redcurrants with hints of tar, dried Mediterranean herbs and licorice. The medium-bodied palate has a chewy, rugged textured and just enough freshness to support the herbs-laced red and black fruits, finishing just a tad firm.

The 2018 vintage was released in a particularly important year for the Cuvelier family. As it bookmarks not only 100 years as proprietors of 2d Grand Cru Classé Château Léoville Poyferré, but also that of Château Moulin Riche.

  • 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 23% Petit Verdot
  • Garonnaise gravel on sand and clay

Food Pairing: Barbecued steak, grilled lamb chops, hamburger, pork tenderloin.

Cellaring: Drink very well now. 

 

FRANCESCO RINALDI & FIGLI LANGHE NEBBIOLO, 2021

A wine with fresh delicate red fruit aromas, floral and spicy notes, and aromatic persistence. The well integrated tannins are present enough to give the wine structure but not so overpowering as to be harsh allowing an elegant mouthfeel. Whilst this wine may not have the power and aging potential of wines like Barolo and Barbaresco, it is a great introduction to Nebbiolo. 

  • 100% Nebbiolo

Food Pairing: Pasta and risotto dishes, lasagne , grilled meats. 

Cellaring: Drink now to 2027. 


FROG’S LEAP ZINFANDEL, 2020

A rich intense wine with concentrated fruit flavours notes of blackberry ,bramble , dark cherry and plum accompanied with hints of oak , black pepper and clove which add depth and complexity .On the palate you will find a wine with an elegant structure with smooth integrated tannins and a delightful fresh acidity not always found with this varietal . This is a wine that delivers a bold expression of Zinfandel while maintaining a sense of refinement and sophistication.

  • 45 % aged for 10 months in used French and American oak
  • Certified organic

Food Pairing: Pair well with roast lamb, risotto with black truffle, pepper steak.

Cellaring: 2024 - 2028 

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