This supple wine delivers rich mid palate concentration of ripe red fruit, mint, pepper & a whiff of black jelly beans without the whack of alcohol that can be achieved in warmer climates. This rates high in the foodability stakes. Its intensity makes my mouth water for something like a venison pie [...]
Rich with sweet black fruit, cedar, tobacco & spice. Elegantly bodied with a supple length, this is a wine that will accompany that roast rack of lamb that you are planning or perhaps a venison pie.
Leabrook have moved to the 2007 vintage now but there may be some 2006 still [...]
The elegance of this wine is enhanced further with the Viognier, wrapping warm spice & pepper notes around a soft berry fruit & floral core. The intensity is generous while the body is not overpowering & will not leave you with a feeling of regret if relish in the luxury of more than one [...]
This is a wine that is made to share whatever the occasion. It is robust and juicy enough to match a Sunday roast rubbed with a warm spice seasoning yet is one of those wines that needs no accompaniment. While you could keep it for a few years in the cellar, [...]
This Tokay (soon to be labelled Topaque) smells & tastes like almond treacle tart served with smashed toffee & caramel coated raisins. Even just a sip luxuriously sits longingly in your mouth. This is a perfect topping for vanilla ice-cream or to accompany any rich warming pudding – your choice!
Date: June 2011 Price: [...]
Dry, sweetly perfumed with spicy rose & tropical lychee that are typical for wines made from this big-hearted grape. Matching the richness on the nose, the plush fruit bursts onto the palate immediately making you slow down to literally ‘smell the roses’.
Date: 4th July 2011 Price: $20 Value: $$$ Drink: Now
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Sweet, medium bodied without that cloying mouth feel – just the way that Port should be. There is plenty of rich spicy cloves, chocolate & ripe red fruit. The Port is fresh, the tannins are typically grippy & the fruit is ripe, lush & long on the palate. Enjoy this wine with friends [...]
A gorgeous plum hued fizz that offers rich liquorice, peppery spice & cassis with some enticing mint chocolate. Its velvety smooth texture is just the thing to share with friends. It would accompany dark chocolate almost as well as bacon & eggs!
Date: July 2011 Price: $28 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – [...]
A powerful muscly style of wine. It is rich with blackfruit, chocolate, with some coconut & cinnamon. The tannins are supple & the finish is long. I think that this wine needs just a little more time but it is certainly ripe for drinking now too.
Date: 30th August 2011 Price: $38 Value: [...]
A wine with great concentration of character in its cassis & cedary, cinnamon spice & earthy chocolate depths. It is oh! so youthful at the moment but is approachably smooth already. This is a wine that can stand up to great debates over Sunday roast lunch or policy making contemplation.
Date: February 2011 Price: [...]