Deep brilliant purple colour, with bright raspberry, strawberry and black currant fruit upfront, framed by silky mouth-coating tannins. Elegant and medium to full-bodied, this wine has a richness and concentration which cry out for fattier cuts of meat like beef or lamb. The finish is long and clean with lingering notes of cedar, white pepper and southern French garrigue. Drink now – or over the next 3-4 years.
[ n/v Lustau Moscatel Sweet Sherry “Emilin” ] PRODUCER PROFILE | Emilio Lustau SHOP NOW | Store Locator — [ Why We Love It: ] For a decade or more the luscious nectar used to produce this Sweet Moscatel Sherry sleeps quietly in American oak barrels, deep in the … Read More
The playful label adorning this bottle belies the impressive nectar you’ll discover after pulling the cork. Produced by the Cannan family, owners of Clos Figueras, this wine is a delicious introduction to the style and profile of Spain’s Priorat appellation. With a winemaking heritage originally dating back to Roman times, one can only imagine that these dramatic cliffside vineyards proved too challenging and too expensive a place to make wine – and has only reemerged over the past couple of decades as a preeminent wine producing region of Spain.
[ Glenfarclas Distillery “105 Cask Strength” ] PRODUCER PROFILE | Glenfarclas Distillery SHOP NOW | Store Locator — [ Why We Love It: ] In a marketplace dominated by huge mega-corporate brands, Glenfarclas Distillery remains a beacon of independence producing whiskies of enormous character and personality, amidst … Read More
[ Lopez de Heredia ] Each year we receive limited access to a line-up of rare and collectible wines from Lopez de Heredia. This offer is open until November 20th 2015 with wines scheduled to arrive in late January/early February 2016. For more information about Lopez … Read More
From one of the great family owned artisan whisky producers of Scotland, the 25 Year Old Glenfarclas is a testament not only to the style and profile produced by this fabulous distillery, but also standing as a monumental example of what great Single Malt Scotch Whisky is all about.
Those who have experienced Glenfarclas whiskies need no introduction to the distinctive character and intrepid spirit of this family distillery. Since 1865, the Grant family has married together pure spring water, malted barley and yeast to craft a collection of incredible complex and sought after Single Malt Scotch Whiskies
2012 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape PRODUCER PROFILE | DOMAINE DU VIEUX TELEGRAPHE SHOP NOW | STORE LOCATOR — Why We Love It: What makes a wine “great”? Well, I suppose like most sensory experiences, great wine is very much in the eye (or more aptly – … Read More
95/100 Points: “An incredible dram from Glenfarclas, we can’t say enough about it. It’s a juicy, Christmas cake of a whisky, absolutely huge! This 15 year old matured in sherry wood, a superb malt which earned 95 points from Jim Murray. A lot of the whisky in this is clearly much older than 15 years, this is a really sherried dram and we love it.”
90/100 Points: ““Coffee, smoke, pencil led and toasty oak swirl around black fruit and a pleasant bitter, tannic grip in this robust red wine. Decant 1-2 hours and serve with filet for optimum pleasure. This AC wine finishes with vanilla smoke and cassis. Perfect with steak. A strong vintage for even Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux wines.”
94/100 Points: “Long and lively; packed with fruit concentration, citrus purity and white flowers. Green melon, smooth nutty oak, with hints of vanilla, build palate weight, nuances of spice, and other textural components. Good minerality and sour acidity pulses throughout the finish.”
It’s hard to come up with superlatives to describe Clos Mogador which haven’t already been used. There is something so seemingly mythical and lyrical – even poetic – about this iconic Spanish winery; a project driven by an abundant and authentic love of wine, family and history. An hour or so north of Barcelona we come upon one of the most scenic and magical wine regions I’ve ever had the privilege to visit.