BOLLINGER SPECIAL CUVÉE BRUT, NV
Special Cuvée is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of reserve wines, part of which have been aged in magnums for 5 to 15 years.
An intense, elegant, refined cuvée with aromas of citrus fruits, apples, peaches and a hint of brioche. A great Champagne!
- 16.5 Jancis Robinson, Aug 2017
- 92 points Robert Parker, June 2018
Food Pairing: Great match for any fish, especially sushi and sashimi.
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.
RAMEY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY, 2019
This crisp, complex wine delivers elegant layers of tangerine and lemon. It builds focus and texture on the palate as it opens, with subtle hints of oak spice and crushed rock contributing to the delicious profile. Vineyard sites include the producer's estate Westside Farms, as well as Rochioli Allen.
The wine originates from cool sites in the Russian River Valley, with low vigor soil such as Goldridge Loam, planted between 1978 and 2006. The vineyards are mostly planted to UC Davis Clone 4, known for its prominent acidity and large clusters, with lesser percentages of Wente and aromatic clones like Rued. Heat in early September 2019 gave everything a little push before a significant cooling trend slowed the pace of harvest.
- Wine Enthusiast - 95 pts
- 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels and 5% concrete egg.
Food Pairing: Would pair perfectly with chicken with cream and mushroom sauce.
Cellaring: Drink very well now.
DOMAINE CYROT BUTHIAU MARANGES 1ER CRU LES CLOS ROUSSOTS, 2020
Deep purple in colour with a freshness on the nose that’s wonderfully counter-balanced by an earthy palate. A bouquet of strawberry, raspberry and hibiscus greets you. The palate exudes tart red cherries, blackberries, truffles and cloves. Tannins are soft and supple adding to a caramel-like texture on a flavourful finish. Decant for an hour beforehand.
- Mentionned in The Irish Mail, 9th October 2022
- Traditionally made, Hand-Harvested
- 12 Months oak ageing (40% New)
Food Pairing: Braised ox cheeks, roast lamb w/ gratin dauphinoise, Asian-style pork chops.
PAVILLON DE POYFERRÉ CHÂTEAU DE LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ, 2018
A taste profile of purity, concentration and lush fruits. Opens with distinct aromas of juicy blackberry, cassis, bay leafs and liquorice. The palate is dense with fresh strawberries and raspberries, toasted oak, hazelnut and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied with pleasantly grainy tannins rounded off with a delightfully fresh and mineral finish.
- Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
- Consistent quality
- Mentioned by Leslie Williams, Irish Examiner
Food Pairing: Beef wellington, filet mignon w/ pan-fried ceps, caramel chicken.
SAN GIORGIO UGOLFORTE, BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, 2014
From the winery "A dark beauty, impressing with its drinkability but also its potential. A bouquet of wild strawberry, cedar and mint leaf with a hint of liquorice. A velvety texture with dark fruits that create a sense of elegance. Beautifully pure and inviting, with sweeping acidity and soft and ripe tannins that lead to a long and savoury finish."
Food Pairing: Would pair perfectly with grilled meat, game, cheese and truffle dishes
Cellaring: Drink very well up to 2026.