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Quinta Nova Vintage Port 2013, Portugal (N/A in the UK) Has the heady aromas of a port quinta at vintage time, but while the essence of blackberry essence and liquorice ooze from the glass, I miss the perfumed notes, and there’s also a slightly green edge to the tannin. Good […]

Quinta Nova Vintage Port 2013, Portugal


Miguel Torres Santa Digna Estelado Rosé Sparkling NV, Secano Interior, Chile (£12 Amps Fine Wines, TheDrinkShop.com, Chester Beer and Wine, Fareham Wine Cellar, Soho Wines, Sandham Wine Merchant, Taylor’s Fine Wine, Martinez Wines, The Wine Centre, winedirect.co.uk, vintagemarque.co.uk, Ministry of Drinks, Templar Wines) Have tried this previously (see HERE) – […]

Miguel Torres Santa Digna Estelado Rosé Sparkling NV, Secano Interior, ...


Exton Park ‘Britagne’ Rosé NV, Hampshire, England (£29.95 extonparkwines.com – additional stockists on their website) I like the crispness and the apple (fresh and cooked), citrus and red berry flavours, and there’s a smoky bacon note here too, but I’m slightly concerned by the cheesy/lactic that note developed after I’d […]

Exton Park ‘Britagne’ Rosé NV



Casa Silva Late Harvest Semillon/Gewurztraminer 2014, Colchagua, Chile (£8.95 Barrels & Bottles, Frank Stainton Wines, Addisons, Inverarity/Morton, Michael Jobling Wines, The Cheese & Wine Co, Naked Grape, Island Wine Company, Charles Steevenson Wines, Vesuvio, Lewis & Cooper, Palmers Wine Store, Xander Wines, Field & Fawcett, Portland Wine Company) Combines the […]

Casa Silva Late Harvest Semillon/Gewurztraminer 2014, Colchagua, Chile


Viña Real Rioja Reserva 2010, Spain (£18.45 Hailsham Cellars, Clifton Cellars, Planet of the Grapes) Rich and knowing style of wine, battle-scarred, but still very much alive, with meaty red berry and plum flavours, and spicy orange peel notes on the finish. Very tasty, and still on the young side. […]

Tempranillo from Rioja and Toro


Maybe not the most serious of wines, but I don’t mind this at all… Bottega Il Vino dell’Amore Petalo Moscato Dolce NV, Italy (contact Matthew Clark) A frothy, frivolous style, all about immediate pleasure, with juicy, freshly-crushed grape flavours and a lightly floral edge that stays just the right side […]

Bottega Il Vino dell’Amore Petalo Moscato Dolce NV