Cherry red with violet hues in the glass. Persistant creamy foam. Very aromatic fragrance of black grapes, strawberry, cinnamon, and rose petals. Balanced structure with fresh acidity, sweet, fruity body and very low, soft tannins.
This fortified sweet wine - vin doux naturel - is shimmering golden in the glass with an intense, complex nose of grapes, pear, rose petals and citrus. On the palate it is sweet, rich, powerful with a balancing zesty acidity on the long finish.
Awarded 95 points and a rare Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards Loire Section (see blue link below).
Deep amber in colour, with aromas strongly reminiscent of dried fruit and candied citrus fruit peel. On the palate it is rich and unctuous though with a lovely balance which prevents it from cloying, dark and nutty with great intensity and a mineral character on the finish.
Dark amber in colour, the 1978 has a fascinating mix of fig, dried apricots, cardamom and Seville oranges on the nose. The palate is still fresh, with the extreme finesse expected of great wines alongside a huge complexity of nutmeg, cinnamon and dried fruit flavours. A lingering sweetness accompanies the mellow, satisfying finish. Serve at 15degrees centigrade.
A touch of smokiness here, rather mineral, although with a little touch of rubber too. Broad and clean style, very fresh and a touch delicate. Nice citrussy, lemony flavour. Fleshy and sweet on the palate, fresh and lively, with a little vigour.
A warm dry summer followed by a cool August and September allowed a long ripening process. Pleasantly fresh nose showing jammy notes and candied fruit (apricots, figs) and a round and smooth palate, with candied notes and a
One whiff of the Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive and your sense of smell is instantly pervaded with ham hock, celery root, brown spices, mint and honey. Primary juices include rose petals and spice and a dusty botrytis character to follow. This is a lusciously sweet and complex wine.
Attractive bright golden yellow in the glass, with an intensely aromatic nose of white petals, ripe peaches and lightly spiced pears.
Medium bodied with a delicious honeyed richness of concentrated grapey fruit flavours, delicately balanced with cleansing acidity and a youthfulness that lifts the palate and keeps the wine refreshing and dangerously easy to drink!
Bright gold in colour, its floral and baked-fruit aromas combine with notes of toasted brioche and apricot to give a great aromatic richness. Unctuous, perfectly balanced and full of dried apricot flavours on the palate, it has a long finish which remains fresh to the end.
Apricots, white peach, lemon, rose and beeswax. A wine with unbelievable depth and rich, concentrated fruits on the palate. Brilliantly balanced by the zesty acidity with such power and fullness. Decadence in a bottle.
The botrytized, apricot and mango-scented wine has bags of elegance. It is medium bodied, beautifully structured and very well-balanced. White peaches are explicitly evident adding complexity to this powerful, delicate and silky smooth wine.