Intense pale straw in colour, this Altano white wine reveals bright wildflower aromas as well as citrus and apple scents. The palate is lively with fresh tropical fruit flavours, which are enhanced and balanced by crisp acidity.Perfect for your summer evenings.
This is a superb discounted red from the portfolio of the Symingtons, known for their famous port brands such as Grahams and Dows. Over half the Douro Valley is given over to
dry red wine production, and this delicious example comes from the steep sided river terraces in the
harsh Douro River Valley. Low yields and old vines produce wines of remarkable quality with sweet, ripe blackberry and black cherry aromatics with notes of liqourice and violet. Delicious and different,the Altano is great value.
Color: Intense ruby-red, with purple hues. Bouquet: Black cherries and spice. Taste: Rich with soft tannins, delivering persistent black-fruit flavors and subtle hints of smoke, with a lingering finish.
Tasting Notes Color: Ruby red. Bouquet: Bright cherry and ripe dark berry fruit. Taste: Supple, elegant and approachable.
Food Pairing Delightful with everything from appetizers to panninis, pizza, pasta, chicken, burgers and spicy cheeses.
Sight: A wine of good density ruby red, with brown, mahogany, biscuit hints. It has maintained its luster and clarity. The rim is fairly thick. The tears are fine, clear, abundant and regular. Smell: At once expressive, forthright and complex. There are notes of all families of fragrance: fruit, flowers, and spices. Taste: The attack is forthright, round and suave, soothing even. The intense aromas initially recall the complexity of the nose. There is leather and lightly charred wood, and roasted notes. The beauty of the vintage is revealed by its elegance rather than its full-flavor. The wine has an attractive aromatic range with a finish of remarkable elegance.
Deep purple-ruby. Penetrating notes of violet and rose complement intense, almost syrupy aromas of strawberry and red cherry. Then dense and suave in the mouth, with rich flavors of red berries and minerals complicated by vanilla and violet. Finishes very rich and long.
The opaque bluish-purple 2012 Smith Haut Lafite offers up notes of licorice, graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, stunningly ripe, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is another sensational effort from the Cathiards that is perfectly balanced, complex, super-rich and pure. Drink it over the next 20-25 years. Drink 2015-2040.