What sets aside Portugal from all other wine producing regions is a vast array of exciting indigenous grape varieties that are planted nowhere else in the world. The country is still fighting to gain an international reputation for quality wine production and not just Port wine, and it is through the determination and talent of an increasing number of skilled winemakers that this is finally starting to happen. Originally best loved in the UK for selling us vast quantities of Mateus Rose, the country has since come an incredibly long way in building their reputation as serious wine producers. The diverse climates from the cooler North to the baking Algarve South result in a whole host of varied wine styles that merit further investigation.
Hailed a curvy, racy beauty from Antonio Galloni and a fascinating wine from Monica Larner, Sassicaia 2017 is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Sassicaia 2017 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. In her preview assessment of the wine, Larner describes incredibly well the tension existing from vintner and vintage and how, like...more
Bottle 75cl £172.68
An impressive release that speaks volume of the pedigree of Tenuta San Guido’s wines. Guidalberto is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. A voluptuous nose charged with blackcurrant, black cherries, damson notes is rained in by mineral, almost balsamic hints of black olive, mint, tomato leaf and fresh black pepper. The exuberant nose of youth shouldn’t distract from the...more
Bottle 75cl £32.68
This is a powerhouse, simply put. With the extra year in the bottle, though, it is also displaying its beautiful fruit, crisp, silky texture and lingering finish. The oak is a bit prominent, but it is already being pulled in. This shows fine potential now, well on its way to absorbing the tannins and oak. It seems like a different...more
Bottle 75cl £22.44
Bottle 75cl £32.50