Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Bartavelles, Jean-Luc Colombo
: A bright and intense ruby blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. On the nose a powerful wine, full, complete and silky with notes of ripe fruit, liquorice, and gingerbread. Matured in part in large oak barrels for 16 months.
"Quite fruit-driven, with a big ball of cassis and red liquorice waiting to expand, while notes of Linzer torte, fruit cake and plum pudding fill out the broad, polished finish."
- 90 pts (2009) Wine Spectator.
SILVER - Sommelier Wine Awards 2014
COMMENDED - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
BRONZE - International Wine Challenge 2014
Sancerre, La Grande Châtelaine de Joseph Mellot
: The top Sancerre cuvée from Joseph Mellot and a comprehensive demonstration of the quality that Sancerre can produce. Fermented and partially aged in a mix of new and seasoned oak barrels. Shows incredible intensity and elegance with a complex palate that evolves in the mouth. Whilst all the typical gooseberry and grassy flavours are there, so much more appears such as candied grapefruit, lime zest and hints of pineapple.
SILVER - International Wine Challenge 2014
COMMENDED - Sommelier Wine Awards 2014