2 bottles each of:
Esporão Monte Velho Tinto, Alentejano, Portugal
Red berry fruits and wild blueberries with subtle spicy notes.
A fresh red with intense fruit, solid structure & good texture.
Principe de Viana Graciano, Navarra, Spain
Ample attack & well structured with hints of spices.
87/100. This red is round & juicy, with fresh, frank cherry & currant flavours backed by lively acidity. Light tannins keep this focussed. A fruit-forward style. Drink now through 2022. (Wine Spectator)
Lupo Meraviglia Due di Due Rosso, Puglia, Italy
Wonderful rich wine made from Negroamaro & Malvasia. Fruit is sourced in the warm southern Italian areas of Brindisi & Lecce (Puglia). Full bodied & concentrated offering gob-smacking dark berry fruit flavours & notes of spice.
Deakin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Victoria, Australia
Smooth, rich and full bodied with blackcurrant, plum, hints of chocolate, vanilla and spice
Maestria Madiran, Côtes de Gascogne, France
Intense aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, minerality, spice & oak followed by a wonderfully generous & powerful palate. Mostly Tannat ,with a little Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Hand harvested!
Spring Creek Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand
Medium bodied with juicy and engaging ripe cranberry and strawberry notes with well integrated vanilla/toasty notes (from the barrel ageing) and balanced acidity. Excellent varietal character and very more-ish.