Chardonnay ‘Omaka Reserve’, Saint Clair 2017, Marlborough – New Zealand £23.00
Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay has aromas of fragrant peach, toasted hazelnut and cinnamon spice with smoky nuances. The palate is round and full with nectarine, vanilla, nutmeg and a gentle touch of coconut. Drinking beautifully now, this wine will continue to evolve and reward over the next five years with careful cellaring.
Bergerac Blanc, Moulin des Dames, Château Tour des Gendres 2017 £21.50
Unctuous and superbly rich and full-bodied, this is a very ripe expression of a barrel aged Sauvignon Blanc from the Bergerac region of the south of France.
Complex with flavours of apricot and citrus, it would be perfect with fish in a creamy sauce, shellfish or blue cheese.
Montenidoli, Vernaccia di San Gimignano ‘Fiore’ 2018 £23
Elisabetta Fagiuoli and her husband Sergio founded their 50 hectare winery in 1965, on a hillside across the valley from the picturesque Tuscan town of San Gimignano. Montenidoli means “mountain of little nests”.
With a nose of cucumber, lemon and white flowers, the wine is vibrant on the palate with bright, crisp, stony minerality accompanied by flavours of green apple and lemongrass. Perfectly balanced, with a delicate acidity and a clean finish.
Beck Ink 2017, Weingut Judith Beck, Burgenland, Austria £15.00
Judith Beck lives amongst her vines, so you can be sure that she’s developed a deep relationship with them.
A rewarding natural red wine that is very fragrant, light in tannin and has good acid balanced – it’s a delicious crisp red, and the wine holds a beautiful red-violet colour.
Château Roudier Montagne-Saint-Emilion 2014, Bordeaux, France £22.00
This 3.7 hectare property is superbly situated on the plateau. The biggest parcel adjoins La Fleur and is 100m from Petrus.
Rich, ripe and luscious red berry and plum fruit on the nose. The palate is soft with Raspberry, Blackberry, Plum and Fig, Capsicum and Vanilla linger on the palate with alcohol warmth
St-Joseph ‘Hedonism’ 2017, Dom. Lionel Faury, Northern Rhône, France £25.00
The estate is located in Chavanay, in the hamlet of Ribaudy, cradle of the Faury family. Here successive generations have acquired and passed on a know-how that best enhances the wealth of this wine heritage. Today, the 17 ha estate is in the hands of Lionel Faury.
Signature aromas of ripe red and dark berries, with a smoky mineral element, delivering black pepper with tapenade, wild herbs and crushed black berries. A great long finish with hints of sweetness and gentle tannins.