World tourOF GRAND CRUS

Anna Caidan suggests a wine tour of the world in five crus. These vintages should definitely be included in your cellar!
2020-04-01
Wine Review

ACHAVAL FERRER

Finca Bella Vista, 2015, Argentina

Bright, medium ruby colour with vibrant, strong aromas of blackberry, violet, dark raspberry and mineral tones. Very intense with prominent smoke and tobacco notes. Well-built with fine tannins rounding to a perfumed, smooth finish. Pair deliciously with roasted loin of venison with celeriac, Maroilles cheese or a caramel mouse.

BODEGA COLOME

Altura Máxima 2015, Chile

Powerfully aromatic and intense, aromas of dark black fruits, cherries, blackberries and spices. On the palate, beautiful flavours of hazelnuts, dark chocolate and espresso. Good tannic structure, a firm acidity and a lingering finish. Perfect with chorizo and manchego tapas or duck breast fillet with port and cherry sauce.

PENFOLD’S

RWT Shiraz 2018, Australia

A deep ruby colour, with lively aromas of candied cherry, blueberry, chocolate and sweet spices.  Pleasant freshness on the palate with punchy tannins, culminating in a lingering finish. Wonderful with caramelised veal sweetbreads, grilled pigeon breasts or black berry mille-feuille.

THIRTY BENCH

Small Lot Cabernet Franc 2016, Canada

Deep purple garnet colour with beautiful, fragrant aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, smoke, burnt wood, cocoa and forest floor. On the palate, flavours of ripe black fruits, vanilla and cocoa. The dry finish persists with notes of black tea, blackcurrant, spice and cocoa. An excellent pairing with Guinea fowl terrine and morels, cheese (P’tit Basque, Coulommiers, Cornish Yarg), or a plum tart.

DOMAIN ROAD

Paradise Pinot Noir, 2015, New Zealand

Deep purple colour with violet hues, aromas of dark fruit and sweet spices. The palate is adorned with notes of mulberry, dark cherry, black tea, vanilla, mushroom, violets with soft tannins and a lifted acidity on a lingering finish. An excellent match for duck liver parfait with orange chutney, roast beef with puffed potatoes or a pecan nut parfait.

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