Assorted new arrivals.
Bright, pale gold.
Forward, rounded nose of sweet butter and new oak [- Chardonnay].
Medium bodied with sweet, ripe citrus fruits, cream and biscuits. Good acidity and a fresh, long finish.
Pale, clear, bright.
Quite closed and lean on the nose - minerals, flint.
Also quite closed on the palate - Light and fresh with citrus and mineral flavours, good acidity, good finish. Needs time to open out - subtle but impressive.
Deep red to ruby.
Juicy, intense nose with black fruits/mulberries, coffee, old oak and a trace of vegetation.
Juicy, forward Pinot fruit [???] - sweet, black berry fruit, cream, cigar boxes - well rounded with a mouth-filling texture. Long finish.
[Guess Californian - about UKP 20.00]
Dark, almost opaque purple - very young.
Brooding, fairly dumb nose of violets, plums and cedar.
Medium to full bodied with spicy, herbaceous fruit.
A young tannic claret that needs lots of time (4 to 5 years?). Dry and stalky on the finish.
Deep, almost opaque purple.
Rich, toasted oak and charred, sour plums on the nose.
Full bodied, with a rich, soft, rounded texture, Flavours of spice, tobacco and rustic, chewy fruit. Soft, dusty tannins.
A big ripe wine that needs lots of time to develop.
Deep, opaque, blue/purple.
Concentrated, brooding nose of sweet fruit and toasted oak.
Full bodied and powerful with spicy cassis and tobacco flavours. Good ripe tannins and high acidity. Dry finish.
Excellent but needs at least 2 to 3 years
Dark, young, purple.
Pungent, rounded, inviting nose of violets and ripe, alcoholic plums.
Medium to full-bodied, soft and mouth-filling with flavours of spicy mulberries and pencil shavings. Long finish with dusty, dry tannins.
Weighty and ripe - enjoyable now but a wine for extended cellaring.
Forward perfumed nose of nuts, cream and marmalade - fresh and young.
Rich, chewy and rounded. Piercingly sweet but well balanced with flavours of apricots, marmalade, cream and botrytis. Lovely balance and a long finish.