Wines Included In This Case Are:
`The Trinity` Hawkes Bay, Trinity Hill (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)
(58% Merlot , 13% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Tempranillo, 5% Malbec)
The leather & plum aromas of the Merlot combine with spice & red fruit characters of Tempranillo & Malbec. Cassis aromas & structural backbone are provided by the Cabernet Franc. These elements are all balanced with richness on the palate & soft, ripe tannins
`Gran Corte` Calchaquí Valley, Amalaya (Salta, Argentina)
(85% Malbec , 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Tannat)
This wine is deep ruby red in colour, with aromas of red fruit & blackberries with spicy, vanilla notes imparted from the oak. This is a concentrated fruit forward wine with rounded, supple tannins & a long finish
Capezzana, Barco Reale di Carmignano (Carmignano, Tuscany, Italy)
(70% Sangiovese , 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Canaiolo, 5% Cabernet Franc)
Deep purple in colour with ruby red highlights. On the nose, cherry & plum aromas are complemented by a touch of oak. Rounded & ripe on the palate, it shows lovely balanced fruit & tannin structure. There is a hint of spiced berries on the long, elegant finish
`The Hundred Clarendon` Grenache (McLaren Vale, South Australia)
The Hundred Clarendon is made from a 93 year old single vineyard resulting in a very aromatic, elegant expression of Grenache.
The wine has elegant floral aromas which accompany fresh blueberries & red berry notes. The lees ageing adds a roundness to the palate which is beautifully balanced with the fine tannins & red berry fruit
Casa Ferreirinha, `Callabriga` Douro Tinto (Douro, Portugal)
(55% Touriga Franca , 30% Touriga Nacional, 15% Tinta Roriz)
A powerful but elegant Douro red from vineyards in the Douro Superior. Judicious use of oak adds subtle spicy notes which wonderfully complement the aromas of ripe blackcurrant & blackberry.
This wine is deep ruby in colour with an intense and complex nose of ripe red & black fruits with floral nuances and hints of cocoa. On the palate, it has good body & acidity, high-quality tannins and a lovely spiciness on the long & elegant finish
Vacqueyras `Les Christins`, Famille Perrin ‘Les Crus’ (Southern Rhône, France)
(75% Grenache/Garnacha , 25% Syrah/Shiraz)
Sourced from eight hectares of old vines, with an average age of 50 years managed by the Château de Beaucastel team, the Vacqueyras ‘Les Christins’ is a wine of great concentration and finesse.
Beautiful deep purple colour. The nose is powerful, with notes of bramble fruit & black pepper. On the palate, the wine is refined & elegant with sleek tannins & racy acidity giving great structure to the wine