The aromas of roses & Turkish delight are Gewurz-like in intensity but there is the added minerality from the Riesling & some pear apparent too. The acid shows the fineness of the Riesling & keeps the blend fresh and in line along the long length. Being slightly off dry adds to [...]
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 pretty lime & lemon citrus has that vital nerve that you want to see in fine Clare Riesling with a slatey backbone. It is delicate & linear along the long palate with zingy acid that has poise & balance.
Price $25 Value: $$$ Drink: now – 5+ [...]
Sweet, medium bodied without that cloying mouth feel – just the way that Port should be. There is plenty of rich spicy cloves, chocolate & ripe red fruit. The Port is fresh, the tannins are typically grippy & the fruit is ripe, lush & long on the palate. Enjoy this wine with friends [...]
A gorgeous plum hued fizz that offers rich liquorice, peppery spice & cassis with some enticing mint chocolate. Its velvety smooth texture is just the thing to share with friends. It would accompany dark chocolate almost as well as bacon & eggs!
Date: July 2011 Price: $28 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – [...]
A core of pure cherry raspberry red fruit wrapped in some warm spice has plenty of intensity & concentration along the long length. Silkily fine, long & luxurious – this wine resonates.
Date: 22nd May 2011 Price: $40 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – 5 years
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Made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier the nose is rich with lightly toasted brioche, lemon & baked apple aromatics. Dry with a creamy mousse that borders on indulgent but has enough restraint to remain crisp & refreshing. The flavour lingers in the mouth and keeps building with each sip.
Date: 18th February 2011 Price: [...]
It is the palest apricot pink blush in the glass, with strawberry, apple & mineral characters with attractive leesy bready characters. Dry and crisp with a light delicate creamy texture. There is plenty going for this fizz, it is perfect for sharing with good friends whenever the occasion calls for a pop of the [...]
Delightful baked apples, citrus, stonefruit and brioche flavours with just a touch of lean minerality and nuttiness. It is all that you can ask for in a good fizz – crisp and refreshing yet still has that characteristic creamy texture. Drink it lightly chilled with some fresh seafood canape’s in a crisp pastry shell.
In the glass it is densely packed with youth in it’s ruby purple depths. There is plenty of peppery cassis fruit with some telling cool climate choc mint & earthiness. It is rich and its surprisingly nearly full body is very indicative of it’s ripeness.
Date: 1st December 2010 Price: $25 Value: $$ Drink: 2 [...]