A deliciously approachable wine from this excellent value Cru Bourgeois producer. The nose shows plenty of red fruit and subtle oak. On the palate, red currants and sweet spice with rounded tannins. Drinking well now.
Cava can sometimes get a bit of a bad wrap with some people having the misconception that its a 'cheap' drink with little to offer. However this is not the case, and its popularity is increasing as wine drinkers begin to see it as a good alternative to more expensive Champagnes. This is a fresh Cava, full of zesty fruit flavours with a touch of honey and floral notes on the palate.
Dry and crisp with notes of red berries. Best enjoyed in the summer or with memories of warm weather. This received a Bronze Medal in the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards and a Gold Medal in the 2020 Sommelier Wine Awards!
Tucked away in the far south of Italy, in Campania, Vesevo produces a range of wines which tend to be fermented at cooler temperatures similar to those found in New Zealand - the wine makers believe that this enhances the flavours giving a purer taste to the wines. The Anglianico from Vesevo is complex and intense on the palate with notes of red fruits - cranberries, cherries and raspberries, this is followed by a touch of spice and a slight hint of vanilla on the lengthy finish.
This wine is hand bottled without filtration or fining, and averages 30 years of age. Zesty on the nose, this sweet wine is packed with marmalade and honey flavours along with citrus and apricot. An intense and dry finish follows. Lovely served chilled as an aperitif, or matched with an indulgent desert - either way we think its a must this Christmas.
In 2002 Fonseca created Terra Prima, the first port to be made entirely using organic grapes. Full of dark fruits on the nose, intense flavours and just the right amount of acidity on the palate, this is a great port that would perfectly finish off a decadent meal. This received a Commendation in the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards!
A superb Sweet Oloroso or Cream Sherry.
An elegant blend of Palomino and Pedro Ximénez before entering the Criaderas y Soleras system for ageing through oxidation in oak casks. Aged for at least...
This is a medium sweet Sherry from Williams and Humbert, made from a combination of Palomino and Pedro Ximenez grapes. Aged for at least 6 years, it is slightly sweetened during this process making it more versatile in that it can be matched with...
With a definite nutty, yeasty flavour Tio Pepe from En Rama is the perfect wine to have as an aperitif alongside olives, oily fish and nuts such as almonds. The flavour is complex with notes of citrus, lemon and orange alongside the nuttiness. This is the 10th release of this wine and master blender Antonio Flores states that it is 'the definition of perfect harmony'.
Legacy is light and delicate, true to traditional Tomatin style. However the introduction of Virgin Oak casks into the mix offers a new dimension with a vibrant and enticing sweetness.
A classic Speyside single malt, matured in a combination of oak ex-bourbon casks and ex-sherry butts for a minimum of 10 years. Welcoming, vibrant and rewarding.
Still a great value for money blended Scotch that may have changed since its heyday when it was a blend with all 7 Islay malts at the heart of the blend but its current 2013 stylish retro repackaging and new recipe with Bunnahabhain at the heart of the blend still has a lovely touch of smoke as well as some floral honey and dried fruit.
One of the best known and most reliable value for money blends out there. Triple distilled with a high percentage of Oloroso Sherry cask matured Whiskey in the blend of malt and grain from the Bushmills distillery. An Irish classic that delivers plenty of flavour much beyond its price point.
Now one of the most popular brands of Whisky out there! a blended malt produced by the Grant family that combines the families three single malts of Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie to crowd pleasing effect. Monkey Shoulder takes its name from the injury suffered by the distillery workers that used to have to turn the barley by hand with shovels.
A 20cl hip flask sized bottle of a cheeky little 7 year single cask single malt from the Speyburn distillery in Speyside. Bottled by Hunter Laing under the "Provenance" label from a 2004 vintage distillation and bottled at natural colour and non chill filtered at 46% ABV.
A 20cl bottle of Indie Craigellachie from the Hepburn's Choice range. Langside Distillers bottled this up at 8 years old and the result is very pleasant - a cracking little Speyside single malt.
One of a duo of blended Islay malts released by independent bottler Duncan Taylor called Big Smoke, here bottled at 40% ABV with the other release bottled at 60% ABV.
A blend of 60% grain and 40% malt, this is a 35cl bottle of Campbeltown Loch, which brings together both the more heavily peated Longrow and mildly so Springbank. A robust blend indeed!