Frank Family Chardonnay 2017
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Taylor Fladgate Tawny Port 20 year oldAnother magnificent and finely-balanced tawny of outstanding richness and complexity. The additional ten years of aging produces a fine balance between the rich, raisiny fruit and the nutty, honeyed finish - a taste to linger over. This rare port is traditionally enjoyed as a dessert wine or at the end of the meal. Taste: With an intense amber, tawny color, the wine has opulent, voluptuous, spicy, jammy and nutty aromas with orange blossom notes and a fine oak influence coming from the long aging in cask. The full palate is very rich, with concentrated flavor and a long, mellow finish. Food Pairing: Pairs well with figs, almonds, pecan pie, desserts made with coffee or caramel, and crème brûlée. It can be appreciated at the end of the meal with walnuts or dried fruit, and it can be served cool in the summer.
W&J Graham's Vintage Port 2000This is a landmark wine for Graham's, not only being the first Vintage of a new millennium, but being the first Vintage wine to enjoy the extraordinary results achieved by the new robotic 'lagares' at Malvedos in the inaugural year of our remodelled winery. Significant also has been the decision to include a rather larger proportion of mature Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional from Vila Velha, a classic riverside Quinta a short distance downstream from Malvedos, and some spectacular old vine lots from Vale de Malhadas in the Upper Douro. These wines each from family-owned Quintas have been used to reinforce the predominant component from Malvedos and the traditional excellence of the Rio Torto lots from Lages, to produce a rounded and even blend in the hallmark rich Graham style. The blend displays many of the typical Graham aromas of ripe plum and 'esteva' (gum cistus) and is pleasantly smooth on the palate despite its youth. It is full and rich in the mouth with fresh blackberry and red plum notes. Despite the hallmark Graham sweetness in the mouth the finish is long and clean.
Taylor Fladgate Tawny Port 40 year oldAn incredible example of an old Tawny port. A rarity, as few houses will make a 40 year old tawny. This wine is olive gold in color with rich caramel, butterscotch, hazelnut flavors. The concentration in this port also produces a wine with amazing length, which lingers beautifully in the palate. Taste: With an intense amber, tawny color, the wine has voluptuous, spicy, tangy marmalade and nutty aromas with raisiny notes and toast from the long aging in cask. The full palate is very rich, with concentrated flavor and has a long, mellow finish. Food Pairing: Pairs well with figs, almonds and caramel. It can also be served at the end of the meal with walnuts or dried fruit and it can be slightly chilled in the summer.
Taylor Fladgate Tawny Port 10 year oldAn exceptionally fine old tawny blend, aged for an average of 10 years in oak casks. Elegant and smooth, combining delicate wood notes and rich mellow fruit, it is bottled for immediate drinking. Excellent with soft cheeses such as brie; and a superb dessert wine, particularly with dishes made with coffee or almonds, Taylor 10 Year Old Tawny is delicious served lightly chilled at the end of the meal.
The Dalmore Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky 12 year oldColour: Rich, deep, golden mahogany. Nose: Intense and firm. Well structured with silky smooth malty tones - a hint of Oloroso sherry lingers in the background. It shows great finesse, extolling fragrances of orange, marmalade and spiced notes. Taste: Good attack on the mouth, more elegance than muscle. The aged Oloroso butts smooth its rich, fleshy body with great harmony. Almost a concentrated citric mouth-feel captivates and tantalises the middle part of your tongue. An aftertaste of great abundance rewards the palate. A Highland malt of great distinction.
The Dalmore Cigar Malt ReserveThis specially crafted whisky has been expertly made to be the perfect accompaniment to the finest of cigars. Matured initially in American white oak ex-bourbon casks and 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry butts, it is then finessed in premier cru Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques. Aroma: Cinnamon, vanilla and red fruits. Palate: Tropical fruits, banana toffee and vanilla ice cream. Finish: Orange zest, bergamot.
Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella 2009Undoubtedly the complexity of this wine is superior in respect to that of Valpolicella and has its place in the category of wines that are usually defined as “meditation wines”. Subtle aromatic hints, that range from black cherry, blueberry to chocolate, anticipate the opulent expression of mature fruit that flows into the mouth with inadvertent persistence. Nuances of truffle, tobacco and new leather wrap around the finish. It is a wine with undiscovered potential, but whose depth leaves one hoping that it has a very long development ahead of it.
Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Oak Single Malt WhiskyKavalan ex-Bourbon Oak dilutes Solist ex-Bourbon with Kavalan spring water to 46% strngth. It is incredibly smooth with soft sweetness, losing the harshness and the alcohol edge and lingering over those unique flavours. It is clean and fresh tropical fruitiness with pleasant vanilla, coconut and spices. Colour: Pale Golden. Nose: Clean & fresh tropical fruitiness with pleasant vanilla, cocnut and spices. Imagine being soothed by that comfortable see breeze with the calming and refreshing effect is what this malt can do for you after a hectic office day. Palate: Soft, well-balanced natural sweetness, vanilla and oak spices, round and complex with silky smoothness.
Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 year oldA timeless 18 Year Old malt whisky finished in red wine casks, guaranteed to complete any collection They say time and tide wait for no man. On Jura, by contrast, time is stretched by the changing seasons and tempered by its unique microclimate, with each passing year bringing its own riches. Matured for eighteen long years in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels and enriched by superior Premier Grand Cru ClassÃ© Bordeaux barrels, a unique spirit is created that has truly come of age.
Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf du Pape 2016
The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve Highland Single Malt Scotch WhiskyAn indulgent smooth single malt matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks and aged Tawny Port pipes. Aroma: Sweet red berries, Seville oranges, plummy fruits and sticky toffee pudding. Palate: Nectarines, creamy caramel, roasted chestnuts and Java coffee. Finish: Rich plums, sultanas, Sanguinello blood oranges and macerated cherries.
Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016This blend of top Russian River Valley vineyards displays a brilliant golden color and aromas of white flowers, baked pear tart, nectarine and toasted almond shortbread. The palate is full-bodied with flavors of Asian guava and key lime. The lengthy finish and bright acidity leaves you asking for more.
Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay 2016Bright and sophisticated, with lovely weight and a lush, mouthcoating texture, this wine begins with enticing aromas of Asian pear, toasted brioche and lemon zest. On the palate, flavors of Key lime pie and cumquat are supported by beautifully integrated French oak and a streak of acidity that adds poise and length to this elegant Chardonnay.
Hardin Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Sourced from several prestigious wineries within the Napa Valley, the 2016 Hardin Cabernet Sauvignon is a combination of top Valley floor and hillside sites, it’s a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc. This "crazy value" Napa Cab was sourced from a couple of top "Cult" wineries in the Valley (SHHH...their wines sell for between $75-150/bot!). Deep, rich and plush with classic Napa Cab fruit, it drinks like a wine costing 2-3 times as much!
Buglioni Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2013Dark ruby-red in color with garnet shades. Intense and elegant aromas of ripe fruit, raisins and spices with vanilla, tobacco, cocoa and anise. Persistent, warm flavors, velvety and harmonious. This is a wine for meditation - a protagonist on its own. It is traditionally paired with game, grilled beef, stew, braised meat and mature cheeses, however, the smoothness of its dry fruit allows for modern and daring pairing…have you ever tried it with raw prawns or scampi? Serve at 18 C (65 F). Open at least one hour before serving.
Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Dark ruby in color, the 2017 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of freshly picked blueberries, ripe black cherries, subtle notes of roasted coffee, cocoa and dried spices. On the palate, the luscious supple tannins are powerful yet modern in style with layered flavors of juicy blackberry and red fruit, nuances of black pepper, clove and vanilla bean round out the long smooth finish. It's full-bodied and rich, balanced by fresh acidity and polished tannins.