Mas de Daumas Moulin de Gassac Pont de Gassac 2017 $36

January 11, 2019By Yvonne

A fleshy-soft blend with cabernet at the helm, backed up by syrah, merlot and grenache, a blend that cuddles the gums and tongue in cashmere-like tannins and a cloak of bright boysenberry and plum fruit. It has cherry, baked beetroot and a lick of leather, plus fresh acidity keeps this dancing on the palate and … Read More

Anciano Old Vines 35yo Garnacha 2015

August 7, 2018By Yvonne

Anciano Old Vines 35yo Garnacha 2015 $19.99 Here’s a comfortingly rich, round and rumpty Spanish Garnacha made from 35 y.o. vines from Calatayud.   Made by Norrel Robertson MW, it’s scented with cough drop characters, Irish Moss, anise, dutch cocoa and hints of saddle leather – all of which saturate onto the palate.  The acidity is fresh, finely tuned … Read More

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Gimblett Gravels Grenache 2014

September 14, 2015By Yvonne

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Gimblett Gravels Grenache 2014 $24 ★★★★ Grenache is super-rare in this country, and Villa Maria have just one solitary hectare of vines planted smack bang in the middle of New Zealand’s most prestigious red wine region.  This is also the only New Zealand grenache made on it’s own, not blended with … Read More

Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Grenache 2007

September 21, 2011By Yvonne

Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Grenache 2007 $60  I’ve been waiting for a 100% Grenache from Hawke’s Bay since forever!  Heady roasting pan juices, rosemary and dusty, earthy aromas lead the way to spicy plum, mace and amazingly silky, earthy, blackberry and cherry smoke.  It’s a muscular, meaty wine – and is just sensational with … Read More