Friday
Apr272012

The Marquis's kids are back in town!

Mollydooker's mid-level (in price but not in quality) line, Gigglepot Cabernet and Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz, are back on the shelves!
The Gigglepot on the label is winemaker Sarah and Sparky's daughter Holly, who couldn't stop laughingabout how she looked with these crazy black glasses on!
Dark garnet-purple in colour, Gigglepot is distinctly Cabernet with serious intensity.  The nose displays blackcurrant, fresh plum and blackberry fruits, with hints of dried bay leaf, clove and  loads of spice.  Greatly concentrated, with fine integrated tannins and lively acidity it finishes with lingering cassis, soft vanilla and cedar oak.
The grapes were grown on the Joppich vineyard in Langhorne Creek and the Prime vineyard in McLaren Vale, a noted Southern Australian vineyard.
Barrel fermented and matured in 80% American and 20% French oak using 67% new and33% one year old barrels.

 

This luscious vintage got a score of  92+ from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Now on our shelves for $49.99, this wine will only get better as it ages.  Drinks well now but will last though 2020.

 

 

 

 


 

The Blue Eyed Boy on the label is Sarah and Sparky's son, Luke.

Black crimson in colour, this wine leaps from the glass with powerful aromatics of blueberries, ripe sweet fruit, licorice and undertones of chocolate biscuit.  The seductive texture is laced with fresh fruit flavours, coffee and warm spice, a full bodied Shiraz with an endless depth of fruit.

 
The grapes were grown on the Joppich and Birchmore vineyards in Langhorne Creek and theKirwin and Mollydooker vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia.

Barrel fermented and matured in 70% new and 30% one year old American oak. Robert Parker says, "Give this wine another year for the oak to marry and drink it 2013 to 2020+."  93 pts.


$49.99 in our store!

 

 

 

 

Friday
Apr202012

Cesari Jèma is for Hedonists Only!

 

Hand-picked in late October from a small vineyard in the town of San Pietro, these grapes are left to dry in crates for 20 days and then fermented on the skins in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation then followed in small French barriques where the wine spent 18 monthsè developing a medium toastiness before being transferred to large Slavonian oak casks for another six months. After bottling, it was cellared for a year before being released. Bouquet of ripening red berries, mochacino, currants and spice lays the way for a flavourful, full-bodied palate of toasty red fruit, cocoa, cola and coffee brought into play by 24 months total ageing in small French barriques and Slavonian casks. The overarching note of the finish is a lingering, almost languid, elegance. The taste is full, textured and provocative. Wine lovers of big, rich Reds, this is a new favorite for you. Ripe red fruit aromas, particularly cherry and currants , fill the nose. Mild toasted undertones and hints of cocoa, cola and coffee follow. The taste is supple, full and balanced with an elegant, persistent finish.

Decant at least 2 hours before serving alongside risottos and aged cheeses.

Limited availability and only $39.99!

Monday
Apr162012

An old vine California red that is new to our shelves.

 

Marietta Cellars Old Vine Reds have been around for over 30 years. Originally released in October of 2011, this zinfandel blend is beautifully balanced and deep ruby-purple in color.

The taste is bright and rich, with red and dark berries balancedwith a smoky, juicy earthiness and hints of spice. There is a lot of that spicy bramble fruit flavor from Zinfandel, backed up with some structure from Syrah. This is not a big wine, but very complete. Soft and easy drinking. Nicely balanced. Not too oakey, but it does exhibit an nice aged roundness that typifies some use of oak. Red fruit, and maybe even some red licorice on the finish. 

All this for just $14.99. Come pick up a bottle to go with dinner tonight!

Monday
Apr162012

Not for the faint of palate!

 

 

QP “Vintage” represents the essence of the Quatro Pagos philosophy and the maximum expression of all its virtues. An exclusive Signature Wine with very limited production, Quatro Pagos is elegant, complex and structured, with around 18 months’ ageing in new French-oak casks.

Tasting: Deep black-cherry in color. On the nose it is intense and complex, with full, ripe, dark-berry fruit aromas mingling with the toasted notes from the cask and hints of spices. Cocoa and good oak also come through. It is full and bold, yet at the same time elegant, harmonious and pleasant to drink. In the aftertaste, the ripe fruit returns, accompanied by well-integrated oakiness. It will continue to improve in the bottle and is available with us for $79.99.

Monday
Apr162012

Emilio Moro Ribera Del Duro 2007 Now In Stock!

 

 

 

The 2007 Emilio Moro is aged for 12 months in French and American oak and is the Bodega's most traditional offering. This beautiful Spanish wine is dark ruby-colored, and the nose displays cedar, Asian spices, leather, incense, black cherry, and blackberry.Tasting reveals ripe, clean black cherry and berry notes in this lively red, with licorice and mineral accents adding depth. Dense and concentrated on the palate with excellent length and several years of aging potential, it is an outstanding value in serious Ribera del Duero wine.

This wine scored a rating of 90 from Wine Spectator and 91 from Wine Advocate's Jay Miller.

Only 1,000 cases of this gorgeous wine have been imported, and we have bottles available for just $22.99.