DUNEDIN WINES SELECTION DISCOVERY CASE - WINTER 2017 EDITION 6 BOTTLES
1 BOTTLE OF EACH:
TURCKHEIM GEWURZTRAMINER RESERVE,
FRANCE Bottle £14.95 GUEST WINE
This elegant wine is fruity, floral and spicy, with a typical perfumed nose. Perfect with aromatic spice based dishes, It can also be served with a strong cheese such as Munster or Stilton. Gewurztraminer is definitely a “Marmite” wine: you either love or hate the rosewater and lychee flavours, its rich texture and the underlying hint of sweetness.
TWO DOGS, A PEACOCK & A HORSE SAUVIGNON BLANC
AUSTRALIA Bottle £16.00 GUEST WINE
A gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc that bridges the Old and New Worlds: like a very fine Sancerre with a big heart. 5% of the wine was barrel-aged and 5% old-vine Semillon blended for added complexity. It is fresh, yet well rounded and concentrated with a very long, honeyed finish. Expect aromas of lychees and Granny Smith apples, and flavours of gooseberry and passion fruit.
FRANCE Bottle £23.95 GUEST WINE
One for the Christmas table! The prestigious Domaine Carillon produces white wines that are racy and elegant. This well-noted Chardonnay has been aged in oak. It is mineral with concentrated citrus flavours and savoury notes. Whisper it, but most of the fruit used comes from the Puligny-Montrachet terroir.
KLEINE ZALZE VINEYARD SELECTION MALBEC,
SOUTH AFRICA Bottle £14.95 GUEST WINE
A South Africa take on an Argentine classic: rich dark fruit flavours with a velvety texture. Its unlikely origin had prevented us from listing it before, despite having been repeatedly seduced by its vibrant intensity. Of course, it would star on any table, but you can also sip it by the fire on a cold night. A warming pleasure.
BERTON VINEYARD COONAWARRA, CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE,
AUSTRALIA Bottle £16.95 GUEST WINE
So, let’s forget the season for a moment. 96 points. Best New World Cabernet by Decanter Magazine. Intense flavours of crushed blackberry and cassis with notes of eucalyptus and fresh tobacco. Enough said.
ALPHA BOX & DICE “FOG” NEBBIOLO.
AUSTRALIA Bottle £25.95 GUEST WINE
Nebbiolo derives from the Italian word for fog, so the winemakers from Alpha Box & Dice are perhaps not as unconventional as they think they are! Certainly, the label is “cutting-edge”, but the wine itself is more akin to a top-class Barolo, With aromas of tobacco and rose petals, and flavours of Turkish Delight and sandalwood. Thinking about it, every year we spend hours trying Barolos that are as eye-wateringly expensive as they are immature. So to be able to produce a Nebbiolo that good at that price, then maybe you need to be a little eccentric. One for the Christmas table.