White. Leftfield Albarino ~ New Zealand £14.99
New Zealand takes on Spain at their own game and plays a blinder. This is a deliciously fresh and mineral laden wine but with a centre that has real texture. Grilled king prawns in a chilli olive oil dressing would be a perfect accompaniment.
White. Esk Valley Pinot Gris ~ New Zealand £13.99
Esk Valley are possibly the best producer in Hawkes Bay and this wine shows just why they deserve that sort of reputation. ‘Lush Pinot Gris with considerable weight and depth to the flavour. That said, there’s a crisp pear brunch and a peachy generosity to the finish’ 88 points The Wine Gang 5th Feb 2016
Red. Juan Gil 12 Meses ~ Spain £14.99
100% Monastrell from the very sunny south of Spain, this wine is a brooding monster but one that you really shouldn’t be afraid of. Monastrel is a thick skinned grape but all that southern sun burns out the aggression in the skins and leads to a wine which is bold and filled with flavour but has a softness and complexity from 12 months spent in oak. The result is a wine that is simply bewitching.
Red. The Liberator Episode 5 ‘Old Breton’ ~ South Africa £16.99
This is sort of a French wine from South Africa. 100% Cabernet Franc which has been ‘liberated’ from a seriously top drawer producer. It is soft and warming with fresh black cherries and a touch of spice. Bursting with flavour and complexity yet with a lovely lightness of touch. Seriously good wine.
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