Following our Hallgarten Tasting at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Sales Director-Scotland, Jon Harris, has chosen his standout wines of the show…
Champagne Marc Hébrart, Cuvée Sélection Brut 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes NV
Incredible richness and complexity for a wine at this price – smashes all the Grand Marques at the same price
Schloss Johannisberger Riesling QbA Feinherb Yellow Seal, 2015
Not the cheapest wine in our portfolio but just benchmark Riesling, dry, mineral, wonderful concentration and perfectly balanced acidity. Verging on too expensive for many of us on an on trade list but the retailers loved it.
Colomba Bianca, Syrah Frappato ‘Vitese’ 2015
Another wine that over delivers at its price point, perfectly suited to both retail and on-trade.
Ventolera Syrah 2013
Probably my wine of the show – beautifully balanced and expressive, incredibly elegant for new world Syrah.
Get in touch and let us know if you agree with Jon’s choices!
Following on from the recent Three Wine Men Summer Tastings, we’ve heard from Oz Clarke telling us how much he enjoyed the Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenere 2013 during the events.
He described the Apalta wine as: ‘A rich, meaty, dark wine, black-hearted but friendly, with a chewy, dusty edge from the Carignan.’
Pleased you enjoyed it Oz!
Chilean producer Perez Cruz has received some top reviews from American wine critic James Suckling.
Continue reading James Suckling Loves Perez Cruz’ Cab Sauv Reserve & Carmenère
In a nutshell: A fireside red that fizzes and crackles with bold ripe fruit.
The producer: Founded in 1850, Carmen was Chile’s first wine producer – and the key thing about being a pioneer is that you get to work out which are best areas before anyone else; the result is that Carmen possesses vineyards in some of Chile’s finest winegrowing areas. They were also the first producer in Chile to specialise in organic grapes, and among the first to produce premium Chilean wines.
Continue reading WOTW: Carmen, Carmenére Gran Reserva, Apalta 2013