Castilla La Mancha (Spain), Spain (Spain)
6 x 750 ml
Ham, Pasta, Red Meat, Veal roasted, Vegetables
Literally meaning "the most wanted", Vinos Más Buscados is a collection of wines grown and nurtured in the Southern half of Spain, mainly in the area known as La Mancha.
Ripe blackberry, raspberry and subtle peppery notes, with finely grained tannins and a persistent finish, this is astonishing value.
"Bright and fragrant, the nicely lifted bouquet shows spiced cherry, plum, thyme and floral characters, leading to a beautifully rounded palate that is juicy and vibrant. The wine offers sweet berry flavours with fine texture and a firm finish, making it a great all-rounder for flavoursome dishes. At its best: now to 2020." 90/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2017
"Brambly fruit characters, augmented with smoky, spicy secondary notes. In the mouth, a rich, creamy, generous wine, and yet it has great structure, fine tannins, balanced acidity and a long finish. Classy wine at an attractive price." Paul Tudor MW, Metro Magazine Top 50 Wines For 2018> Learn More
California (USA), Central Valley (USA)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
Bordeaux (France), France (France)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Salted or Marinated Mushrooms
"The 2015 Château Brondelle has a lifted, floral bouquet with wild strawberry and cranberry scents that shows impressive detail. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, packed full of crisp, minerally red berry fruit and hints of bay leaf and white pepper towards the finish. This is an excellent red Graves from Château Brondelle that should give pleasure over a decade or more."
90-92 points - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, April 2016> Learn More
Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)
1 x 200 ml
Foie gras, Sweets, Tarte tatin
Very pretty, candied strawberry and raspberry, high-toned violets on the nose. This is an excellent example; one of the best red Icewines I've come across, without the concentrated bell pepper essence that often characterizes Icewines made as a last resort when fruit didn't ripen sufficiently to make table wine. Long finish. Well balanced. Superb. Harvested during the night at temperatures between -10° and -12°C. Juice from the frozen berries was slowly removed using a traditional wooden basket press to extract the most color possible, then settled in stainless steel tanks. The juice was fermented at cool temperatures using selected yeast to retain volatile aromatics. After a short aging period in stainless steel, the wine was settled, filtered, and bottled by gravity.> Learn More
Costers del Segre (Spain), Spain (Spain)
6 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
3 bottles x Thalarn 2012
3 bottles x Quest 2011
"The 2012 Thalarn is a great cool-climate Syrah, reminiscent of a Northern Rhone, or rather a Syrah from Valais, with its wild, slightly rustic character. Right now it is covered by the baby fat and the aromas from the best French oak money can buy, as it’s extremely young, and needs some years to grow up. While delicious right now, it will only get better if you wait. It has a fine palate, with a silky texture and saturated, round tannins. The 2008, the first vintage from a cool year which only reached 11.3% alcohol, is sublime now, if that gives you a hint about drinking windows. Drink 2015-2022."
95 points - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, Feb 2014
Vivid ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh blueberry and woodsmoke, with a suave floral quality emerging with air. Sweet dark berry and spicecake flavors put on weight with and pick up a floral pastille nuance. Fresh and energetic, with a lingering note of dark berry preserves on the supple finish.
96 points - Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine> Learn More
California (USA), Napa Valley (USA)
6 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat
"A knockout wine, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers dazzles from the very first taste. Racy, powerful and voluptuous in the glass, with tons of textural resonance, the Brothers captures all the best qualities of the 2015 vintage. Time in the glass brings out the wine's inner perfume, with hints of espresso, chocolate, grilled herbs and red cherry jam that add nuance to the sepia-toned flavors. The tannins need time to settle down, but the 2015 is impressive, even in the very early going."
95+ points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, March 2018> Learn More