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SENA 2009

An exuberant bouquet of blackberry, boysenberry, menthol, crushed stone and graphite that is extremely well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, taut tannins and superb focus. It has a focused, leafy, tobacco infused finish and great length.

Producer: Sena

Region/Appellation: Aconcagua Valley 

Country Hierarchy: Chile

Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red

Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison

Wine Style: Red – Bold and Structured

Alcohol Content: 12 – 14%

Notes: Ownership: Founded by Eduardo Chadwick and Robert Mondavi, Sena is now owned by Vina Errazuriz. Indicative blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

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ALMAVIVA 2012

An exceptionally elegant and complex wine. The bouquet is pure and forward, revealing clean aromas of blackberries, blackcurrant and licorice, associated with subtle notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, incense and spices.

Producer: Almaviva Winery

Region/Appellation: Puente Alto 

Country Hierarchy: Maipo Valley, Chile

Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red

Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison

Wine Style: Red – Bold and Structured

Alcohol Content: 14 – 15%

Notes: Ownership: A joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Concha Y Toro.

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TORBRECK THE FACTOR 2003

Immensely powerful and concentrated aromas, full-bodied, richly robed array of black fruits, spice, licorice, vanilla and chocolate; persistent, ripe tannins.

Producer: Torbreck Vintners

Region/Appellation: Barossa Valley 

Country Hierarchy: Barossa, South Australia, Australia

Grape/Blend: Shiraz

Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison

Wine Style: Red – Rich and Intense

Alcohol Content: 14 – 15%

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PENFOLDS MAGILL ESTATE SHIRAZ 2005

It delivers a super-expressive nose of smoked meat, game pencil lead, pepper, blueberry, and blackberry leading to an elegant Shiraz with superb depth and grip.

Producer: Penfolds

Region/Appellation: South Australia 

Country Hierarchy: Australia

Grape/Blend: Shiraz

Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison

Wine Style: Red – Rich and Intense

Alcohol Content: 13 – 14%

Awards: 

  • Decanter World Wine Awards, 2008: Silver
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2008: Silver (Best In Class)
  • International Wine Challenge, 2008: Silver

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PENFOLDS GRANGE 2005

Supple, refined and focused, this is generous with its ripe currant, blackberry jam and fresh cherry flavors playing against grace notes of coffee, tar, white pepper and molasses. The finish keeps hovering and gets richer with each sip.

Producer: Penfolds

Region/Appellation: Australia

Grape/Blend: Shiraz

Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison

Wine Style: Red – Rich and Intense

Alcohol Content: 11 – 14%

Notes: A small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon is generally included in the blend.

 

 

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OPUS ONE 2008

Aromas of rose petals, cassis and black cherry combine with notes of marzipan and sandalwood. A satin texture enrobes the smooth, round tannins, its bright acidity supporting a juicy and elegant mouthfeel. Long finish, with traces of clove and dark chocolate.

Producer: Opus One

Region/Appellation: Napa Valley 

Country Hierarchy: Napa County, North Coast, California, USA

Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red

Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison

Wine Style: Red – Bold and Structured

Alcohol Content: 12 – 14%

Notes: Joint venture between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Indicative blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

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