Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosado 2016
A very light, bright colour, mainly pale orange-tinged salmon pink. In this harvest we see a return to very fresh, acidic fruit which dominates the whole sensory profile of the wine. On the nose a complex aroma of white-fleshed fruit with stones. In the aftertaste the olfactory notes are transformed into something finer and more complex in which, as well as the previously mentioned aromas, we can detect lychees, apricot and faint reminders of the bakery shop. In the mouth it proves deeply attractive since, although the tart fruit is still to the fore, the overall taste is softened by the fine, elegant, well-integrated lees. It is a wine with a long finish which combines sweetness, freshness and acidity.
Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters Red Wine Blend 2014Cooper & Thief is a dark and jammy red blend loaded with bourbon-inspired flavors and aromas. Aging for three months in ex-bourbon barrels gives way to soft velvety tannins, with a subtle heat. The combined result is a rich flavor with a long, lingering finish. The 2014 vintage came in early with loose clusters, small berries, and intense, ripe flavors. The warm summer resulted in even ripening and allowed the seeds to mature in step with the sugar development. The resulting wine shows excellent balance with soft, approachable tannin levels. Cooper & Thief is a dark and jammy red blend loaded with bourbon-inspired flavors and aromas. Aging for three months in ex-bourbon barrels gives way to soft velvety tannins with a subtle heat. The combined result is a rich flavor with a long, lingering finish.
Penfolds Max's Shiraz Cabernet 2015Penfolds Max's Shiraz Cabernet is a tribute to former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert 1948-1975, a legend in Penfolds history. Max's constant pursuit of excellence paved the way for those who followed in his footsteps and also allowed the status and heritage of Penfolds Winery to grow. A more approachable Penfolds style at release - ideally shelf to glass; save the cellar.