A classic Prosecco with aromas of white peach, pear and flowers. The palate is fresh, not too dry, and clean as a whistle all the way through to the sparkling finish.
Champagne, Drappier Carte d’Or Brut
Pinot Noir based with style and finesse, offers delicate aromas of white peach, quince and a touch of spice. Dry and elegant palate shows an impressive degree of concentration, with fine bubbles and a long, crisp finish.
Champagne, Drappier Rose Brut
Elegant yet full of character. Pretty red berry aromas lead to a delicate palate of summer fruit and herbs, finishing crisply dry and refreshing.
Champagne, Veuve Cliquot
A truly complex and exquisite Champagne. Dry with plenty of body.
An exceptional Sauvignon Blanc with really vivid aromas of grapefruit, peach and herbs. The palate is juicy and full of flavour, yet dry and refreshing to finish.
2017 France, Languedoc, Côtes de Thongue, Les Templiers, Chardonnay
Crisp, ripe wine with refreshing clean citrus fruit flavours and a rounded finished.
2016 France, Languedoc, Beauvignac, Picpoul de Pinet
Elegant araomas of citrus, pear and white flowers, and a crisp, mineral palate ideally suited to seafood.
2017/18 Italy, Trentino, Castel Firmian, Pinot Grigio
Very clean, nicely balanced Pinot Grigio, with a gentle floral aroma, good medium weight in the mouth, and a refreshing finish.
2018 Argentina, Mendoza, Bodega Norton Finca La Colonia Coleccion Gruner Veltliner
Grapefruit and peach flavours are followed by floral notes and that distinctive white pepper spice, so typical of this variety. Crisp, light and fruit-forward, a crowd pleasing interpretation of Austria's signature white grape.
2017 New Zealand, Marlborough, Coopers Creek, Sauvignon Blanc
Vibrant gooseberry, passionfruit and nectarine backed with hints of herbaceousness. Impressive weight of flavour and length on the palate.
2017 France, Burgundy, Petit Chablis, Jean-Marc Brocard
White fruit and crystallized citrus aromas on the nose, then a lively palate with a layer of minerality, and a neat, focused finish.
2016 France, Loire Valley, Sancerre, Charles Dupuy, Les Boffants
Classic Sancerre, with aromas of currants and grapefuit, a dry, elegant palate with a layer of minerality, and a neat, focused finish.
2017 Italy, Piedmont, La Meirana, Gavi di Gavi
Great texture and precision, with distinctive greengage and almond notes on the palate. Fresh and dry, this is a particularly characterful Gavi.
2018 South Africa, Swartland, Front Row Chenin Blanc/Roussane
A nose of melon, flowers and savoury notes with some honey-spiced fruit leads to a tropical palate that combines depth of fruit with a bright, crisp finish.
2017/18 Germany, Rhein, White Rabit, Reisling
Versatile with or without food. Redolent of grass, herbs, hints of white blossoms and tropical fruit. Balanced and beautifully refreshing.
2015 New Zealand, Martinborough, Julicher, Sauvignon Blanc
Vibrant grapefruit, gooseberry and passionfruit aromas. In the mouth there is impressive weight and texture, married to fresh, citrus-dominated flavour, and leading toa dry minerally finish.
Smaragd is the Wachau designation for dry late harvest wines, above 12.5% alcohol through natural fermentation. Vines up to 50 years old, growing in weathered primitive rock and loess soils, yield a profound, archetypal Veltliner that is rich in extracts. Pale lemon green in colour, with notes of grass, lemon, white grapefruit and stones. The wine is medium bodied and has steely minerality, complemented by subtle citrus fruit flavours.
2014, France, Burgundy, Henri de Villamont Puligny-Montrachet
A generous style of Puligny-Montrachet from a famous vineyard, offering a nice nose of almonds, white flowers and fresh fruits. The mouth is fine and elegant, nicely tuned, with understated oak and a long citrus finish, with a touch of minerality in the aftertaste. One of the best wines of Burgundy.
2018 Chile, Valle Ventral, Poco Mas, Merlot
Paco Mas means "a little more" and this is what this wine delivers. Packed full of black fruit, spice and pepper, this Merlot from the Central Valley has smooth tannins and a velvety finish.
Youthful and juicy, with flavours of plums and morello cherries. The palate is full-bodied with robust tannins and a fruit-filled, yet dry finish.
2016 Portugal, Dao, Prunus, Vinho Tinto
Lightly oaked and perfectly balanced, with a silky texture and crisp edge. The nose is cram-packed with mulberries, blackberries and anise. On the palate black cherry and raspberry fruit tones with creamy and chocolaty oak flavours.
Fruity bouquet of blackcurrant, strawberry bush and plum, leading to a smooth, full-bodied palate with a long finish.
2018 Argentina, Mendoza, Finca la Colonia, Malbec
Deep red colour with violet hues. Aromas of ripe red fruit, cassis and black pepper, fruit and a touch of spice on the palate. Elegant and smooth with a long finish.
2017 Spain Conde Valdemar, Rioja
A traditional, savoury style of Crianza in which rich blackberry and cassis fruit mingles with more mature notes of leather and spice, as well as creamy, toasty notes from the oak ageing. Dense, long and vibrant on the palate.
Intense violet aromas and purity of raspberry and red fruit flavours, with a kick of white pepper, a very assured, sleek texture and a long, energetic finish.
2015 Argentine, Mendoza, Finca Decero "The Owl & The Dust Devil"
Aromas of black cherries and raspberries are followed by a palate rich with dark fruit, orange peel, tobacco and spice. The tannins are fine and silky and the finish is fresh and long. Download the app to interact with the label!
2011 Spain, Finca Valpiedra Rioa Reserva, Rioja
Powerful expression of black fruit, white chocolate, plums and spices. These aromas are perfectly combined with the smokiness provided by French Oak barrels.
2017 Italy, Puglia, Tormaresca, NePriCa
Red fruits, black cherry and blackcurrant on the nose. On the palate, the spice of the Negroamaro is complemented by the juicy plum jam flavours of Primitivo, resulting in a soft and well-balanced wine.
2014/15 Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Langmeil, Valley Floor, Shiraz
A quintessential expression of Barossa Shiraz, with aromas of plum and mulberry offset by milk chocolate, cinnamon and pepper. The rich, voluptuous texture on the palate is lifted by spice and a fresh fruit character that deftly belies the wine's concentration.
2013, New Zealand, Martinborough, Julicher 99 Rows, Pinot Noir
Complex and aromatic Pinot Noir with spicy, mineral aromas over berry fruit.
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2014, Italy, Prunotto Barolo, Piedmont
Aromatic with rich tannins and characteristics of old oak, these wines are considered by most to be some of Italy’s finest. This wine is robust with evident notes of red flowers, strawberry and forest fruits on the nose. Long and smooth with earthy tobacco and chocolate on the finish, this is Barolo at its best.
2013, USA, Sonoma Coast, Radio-Coteau La Neblina, Pinot Noir
The wine displays an alluring red velvet hue encompassing a dark rose centre with radiant clarity. After a few swirls, the wine becomes more complex, letting out flowers, additional fruit and nuttiness. Intense black cherries and warm blueberry preserves rub elbows with sweet oak undertones and oven-roasted cashews. Entering the palate, the medium weight of the wine is accompanied by red raspberry and Alpine strawberries.
2014, USA, Napa Valley, Joseph Phelps, Cabernet Sauvignon
This delicious Napa Cabernet expresses the region’s opulent berry fruit and supple texture without straying into over ripeness. Displaying classic Cabernet aromas of blackberry and blueberry with hints of baking spices and tobacco follow through to a full body, with polished and silky tannins with layers of dark berries, graphite and cocoa powder on the palate. Dense with beautifully integrated oak and sweet tannins throughout the lingering finish.
2017 Spain, Aragon, Finca el Paso, Cariñena
Beautifully delicate rosé from northern Spain, with a pale pink colour, aromas of summer berries and flowers, and a dry but rounded palate.
2017 Italy, Puglia, Tormaresca Calafuria
Peach petal pink in colour, this wine shows intense yet delicate fragrances of pink grapefruit, peaches and violets. The flavour is fresh and balanced with savoury notes and excellent aromatic persistence.
2018 Italy, Cotes de Provence, Caves D'Esclans Whispering Angel
The palest of pale pinks, the delicate rose offers a core of pretty stone fruit with some herbal notes. The palate is dry but smooth-textured, with an appetising mineral finish
2016 France, South West, Jurançon, Château Jolys, Cuvée Jean
Lusciously rich with a nose of exotic fruits, peaches, pineapple and white flowers. The palate is powerful and smooth, with the same aromas and complexity as the nose. Pure, elegant and very well-balanced.
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GORDON'S Instant citrus aromas on the nose creating a very fresh experience. Quite dry on the palate however, with lots of citrus lemon flavours hitting first. The freshness carries on but comes up rather a short offering. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
TANQUERAY Very fresh and smooth on the nose with slight hints of juniper and citrus coming through. A good hit of liquorice is present on the palate, with a slight spice that creates a long tingle. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE A slight pepper, yet very light and floral mix on the nose, with a hint of harshness on the palate that evolves into a bold mix of juniper and citrus. Very smooth on the aftertaste. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic
PORTOBELLO ROAD Fresh citrus and lime on the nose, a little sharp in places with added spice. A clean palate with an instant freshness. Juniper dominates with a slow developing spice that lingers. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
EDINBURGH On the nose is juniper and pine with citrus (lemon) notes. On the palate the juniper, pine and citrus trio continues, with light floral notes developing on this medium bodied spirit. This finish is a classic spicy pepper (coriander) with strong pine and ginger notes. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic
CAORUNN Lively on the nose with lots of floral and citrus aromas dancing well. Rather sharp on the palate when it first hits that develops into a long finish with hints of aniseed that dries a little. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
SIPSMITH On the nose it gives off a soft floral scent with a fresh citrus and slight juniper note. The palate enjoyed the sweetness of the Seville orange, with a hit of juniper to follow. It led to a dry finish with a slight kick of spice at the end. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
TARQUIN'S Soft citrus on the nose, with orange aromas and the subtle violets coming through. Reminds me of an Aviation cocktail. Sharp on the palate, but soon mellows before bursting with grapefruit, cardamom and angelica. A spice tingle develops, but an incredibly long finish ensues. A very small hint of dryness. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic
BATHTUB Fresh junniper with a slight citrus aroma and a light juniper scent combining well on the nose. The palate is introduced to a slight raw kick of juniper but develops into a creamy texture and a long, slightly dry finish. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
HENDRICK'S Small misxes of cucumber, rose and juniper on the nose create a mouth-watering effect on the palate that enjoys a smooth and very well-balanced gin. Clean and crisp on the after-taste. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic
SILENT POOL A crisp clean gin with layers of flavour; juniper married with rich notes of lavender, honey and kaffir lime. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic
MONKEY 47 There is a lot happening on the nose...woody, vegetable smells underpin fresh grassy, citrus notes and botanical sweetness, like a pine forest after the rain. The palate is predictably complex, this is a robust and powerful gin with plenty of spice, fruit and herb flavours. It's very well structured, and difficult to unpick but a citrus fresh start segues into pine and wood notes for a drying finish which is reassuringly heavy. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic