Beautifulnectars

'In vino veritás' If wine is missing, one misses everything! New Year is high time to restock your cellar in anticipation of chic dinners to come!
Discover these bottles to enjoy now or to lay down for the future if you wish.
2017-01-03
Wine Review

Benjamín Romeo, 2013, Spain

A very deep coloured cherry-red wine with violet hues, and an intense and complex nose, offering aromas of red and black fruits, harmonised with fine toasted notes and a herbaceous and mineral background. The mouth is powerful and fresh enveloping delicious fruity and spicy notes, tasty tannins and a good acidity. A fine and elegant wine, great with couscous and merguez, beef filet with black pepper, braised pheasants or Manchego.

Château Le Sartre, 2012, Pessac-Léognan

For the amateurs of Pessac-Léognan, this 2012 vintage is a real gem. Powdery and vibrating texture of roses and iris, a fresh nose with invigorating red fruits and in the mouth a surprising fresh attack of small berries. Pair deliciously with Lamprey à la Bordelaise, roast quails, or a cheese board (Roquefort, Comté, Saint Albray).

Château Monbrisson, 2008, Margaux

Here is an outstanding representative of Margaux wines: refined and rounded, situated on the fine gravel of Arsac from where it draws its elegance. This 2008 vintage is one of the most distinguished wines of the appellation. It offers a splendid fleshy plum and black fruit notes, with hints of violets and silky tannins. Wonderful with pan-fried pheasant fillet with roasted root vegetables, Saint Albray or a raspberry tartlet with crême patissière.

Kim Crawford, 2015, New Zealand

One finds in Kim Crawford's Sauvignon Blanc all the characteristics of intensity, purity and freshness that epitomises fame of the domain. Its exuberant aromas demonstrate the typical flavours of the grape: citrus and tropical fruits supported by powerful aromas of fresh vegetal notes. The mouth is explosive, fragrant, fresh and very tonic. Delicious with asparagus, scallop’s carpaccio, goat cheese.

Maverick, Twins Shiraz, 2012, Australia

The Maverick Twins Shiraz cuvée combines Barossa and Eden Valley Syrah. There is a very classic and complex nose, between ripe fruit, floral notes and toasted aromas. The mouth delivers the same concentrated flavours and offers a rich and elegant body marked by the sweetness of the tannins. An intense and refined Twins Shiraz, magnificent and faithful expression of the great Australian Syrah. Amazing with chicken tandoori and spiced rice, roast duck with ceps, black chocolate dessert.

Tenuta Dell' Ornellaia, Le Volte 2012, Italy

Le Volte is an assemblage of the main Bordeaux varieties with Sangiovese (30%). The 2012 delivers a beautiful expression of this vintage. A warm year but not excessively so, allowing excellent ripening of the grapes. The colour is intense, the nose is very fruity, and slightly spicy. On the palate, it displays fine, elegant, silky tannins, supported by a vibrating and refreshing acidity. This wine is already full of palatability but is also suitable for laying down in the cellar. Fantastic with antipasti, red Mullet fillet and ratatouille, grilled lamb cutlets.

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