No real theme here, just the opportunity to taste some new arrivals!
Bright, pale gold.
Clean, floral nose with some buttered toast.
Dry, crisp and lean with lemony flavours and a decent finish.
Simple now, but an excellent aperitif.
Should develop very well over 5 or more years.
Lovely nose of buttery, smoky oak and lemon pith.
Medium to full bodied with ripe flavours of sweet, buttery oak, good acidity and a long, rich finish.
Nose still dumb, with some oak, and melon fruit.
Medium bodied with flavours of citrus and apple pips, crisp acids and lots of oak.
This suffered a bit after the Caymus, but makes for very good drinking now.
Bright, pale gold.
Floral and mineral notes on the nose with a hint of toast.
Dry, with rich lychees, toast and nut flavours, crisp acidity and layers of alcohol.
Good fresh finish.
Excellent aperitif now. Try to cellar it for 5 years.
Purple/red, pinking at rim - very young.
Pure nose, with bramble and redcurrant fruit and a hint of aniseed.
Juicy redcurrant and black cherry flavours and gorgeous, fresh acidity.
Some soft tannins and a good finish.
Outstanding now - alcoholic redcurrant jelly!
Deep red/purple to red.
Stalky, slightly green nose with plummy, leafy notes.
Full bodied with firm tannins, plenty of old oak and flavours of cassis and tobacco.
Long on the finish.
Needs rich food.
Deep, almost opaque, purple to purple/red.
Rich confected nose of black fruit and violets.
Full bodied and rich, with pepper and mulberry flavours, some charred oak, warm acidity and plenty of alcohol.
Excellent balance and a long, smoky finish.
Deep purple/red, redding at rim.
Rich, salty, savoury, confected nose of violets.
Full, rich and complex, with layers of sour black cherries, oak, pepper, capsicums and stewed fruit.
Long, excellent sweet and sour finish.
Honeyed, fresh, toasty nose.
Full bodied and sweet, with flavours of grapes, vanilla and cream, good acidity and a toasty finish.
Young but interesting now. Drink well chilled as an aperitif or with fruit as a dessert wine.