The Acacia Tree is a common site in the Cape Wine lands, flourishing in these hot climates by digging roots deep into the earth in search of water. The Acacia tree range delivers the simple crisp whites and fruity reds which have made South Africa so popular in recent years.
This wine is both friendly and approachable with ripe plum and blackcurrant fruit flavours as well as some nice, soft, rounded tannins.
Awarded 87 points and Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their May 2017 edition review of Amarones (see blue link below).
Deep garnet in the glass with an intense black cherry and vanilla bouquet. On the palate, it is full bodied, rich and creamy with smooth tannins. At 16% alcohol, it should really be a monster; in reality, it is fantastically balanced with a minerality which keeps it fresh and dangerously moreish.
Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their July 2017 edition review of Weekday Wines (under £25) (see blue link below).
A 'Joven-style' red exhibiting freshness and purity. Berry-bright and fresh with suggestion of cherry blossom, it has gentle fruit jelly glycerol up front, yielding to finely-grained crunchy tannins, with good length and gentle closing acidity.
The Alain Jaume Rasteau "Les Valats" has a deep red garnet colour. The dominant aromas are of fresh red and black fruit. On the palate, the richness of the tannins harmonise with the full yet fleshy character of the wine. The finish has a good gripand it is long with spicy notes, menthol and chocolate nuances.
This wine is made using predominantly Grenache Noir and is finished off with some Syrah and Mourvedre. This wine was fermented and and then aged for 12 - 14 in concrete vats before being bottled.
Made by the Catena family, this is a rich, cassis-laden Cabernet with ripe blackcurrant and plum fruit all over the place. A hint of minty eucalyptus and toasty oak spice add depth and complexity. Smooth tannins and freshness.
Made by the Catena family, this fantastic Malbec offers bright black cherry aromas with floral notes and a touch of spice. Tasting Note:Showing ripe dark berry fruit along with nice spicy notes. The mouth feel is full yet soft and supple, with black raspberry and currant flavours mingled with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish is long and persistent with soft, sweet tannins.
This red wine is made from a grape variety indigenous to Spain called Merenzao. It has flavours of juicy red fruit, a smooth mouth feel and some mineral flavours too.
A complex aroma of ripe berryfruits, plums, violet, liquorice and hints of leather. Influences of sweet vanilla and toast result from oak barrel maturation. The ripe fruit, sweet oak and firm tannins create a robust, complex wine with excellent length.
Alto Bajo is produced from vineyards across Chile's Valle Central by a terrific team led by winemaker Camilo Viani, who brings vitality and vision - as well as a great eye for winemaking detail.
The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fruit flavours.
This easy-drinking red wine is packed full of red fruit and sweet spice flavours, with a touch of mint on the finish.