2 bottles each of:
Plaimont Les Vignes Retrouvées, Gascony, France
“This producer has a well-deserved reputation for preserving rare vines varieties. In this case, the Petit Courbu and the even rarer Arrufiac are blended with the more familiar Gros Manseng…dry wine although the perfumed acidity & the crisp clean pear & apricot flavors give it a soft, ripe character.” (Wine Enthusiast)
Martín Códax Alba Martin Albariño, Rias Baxas, Spain
Intense & elegant aromas of white stone fruits & white flowers. The proximity to the sea adds freshness & the granitic soils enhance its natural minerality. Medium-bodied, fresh with an impressive persistence.
GOLD MEDAL (Concurso Nacional de Vinos Jóvenes)
The Jumper Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
From the award winning Hunter’s estate, established by Belfast man Ernie Hunter. Crisp but rich aromas of asparagus, gooseberry and passionfruit. These notes carry on to the palate with a vibrant intensity.
Masi Renzo Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Excellent balance. Medium to full bodied red with intense red and black cherry tones. From the award winning and highly respected Paolo Masi.
Domaine des Anges Ventoux Rouge, Ventoux, France
Expressive nose dominated by spices and jammy red fruits with some hints of graphite. Round and full in the mouth with notes of sweet fruits allied to grilled peppers and liquorice. It is dense with silky tannins on the finish.
Porta 6 Tinto, Lisboa, Portugal
A ripe juicy blend of Tinta Roriz, Castelao and Touriga Nacional giving dark fruit flavours and a hint of spice.
“OUTSTANDING. ..the aroma shows intense, ripe summer pudding fruits with a spicy accent. Refreshing, modern style with linen-textured tannins & bright acidity, the fruit & oak are well-integrated. Long finish.” (IWS Competition)