It's the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is the calendar’s biggest shopping period with everyone looking for presents to give to their loved ones. If you've already got your Christmas tree up and are thinking about what to get your loved ones, then take a look at what we have here.
There is no greater gift than a bottle of wine poured over meals and shared with stories and laughter.
Quinta Da Raza Family Collection
Vinho Verde, Portugal is famous worldwide for producing light and crisp white wines. Quinta Da Raza’s Family Collection wine is a standout for its intense and complex flavours with great aging potential. It’s big on fruit mingled with spicy aroma and well-integrated oak notes. It’s the perfect gift for white wine lovers.
Tyrian Clouds Cabernet Sauvignon
If outdoor grills, camping, and barbeques are their thing, a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon will surely put a smile on their face. Bordering the Indian Ocean on the West and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Tyrian Clouds Cabernet is crafted from the finest hand-picked grapes from the Margaret River region in Western Australia. Flavors of red & black berries interlaced with red apples dance on your tongue with hints of cocoa, and a touch of ripe tannins. It will surely make steak nights, camping skewers, and cheeseburger takeouts unforgettable.
Giribaldi Barolo DOCG
The best reward after a hard day's work. Comforting and elegant - Giribaldi’s Barolo is like a hug and the best companion when you just want to relax and have lighthearted fun. This ruby red wine is rich with aromas of sweet strawberry, cherry, wild berries, and subtle white peppers that transform into a dry, soft, and warm palate with sensations of vanilla marrying with the red fruit and spice notes. Give it a few more years in the cellar and it will make for a great pairing with not only braised and roasted meat but also black chocolate and cocoa-based sweets.
McHenry Hohnen Rolling Stone
For the strong and the bold. McHenry Hohnen Rolling Stone represents the pinnacle of red wine production at McHenry Hohnen and is the most authentic expression of biodynamic farming. The fruit for the 2015 Rolling Stone is crafted from select parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. The nose is a display of fragrant violets, black currants, and blueberry confectionery complemented by savory notes of black olive tapenade, tobacco leaf, and dusty dark chocolate. The palate is opulent yet refined combining intense dark fruits and sweet spice with firm gravelly tannins providing impressive length. It’s an impressive bottle that will not disappoint casual drinkers and enthusiasts with mature palates alike.
Il Cocco Brunello Di Montalcino
Each bottle of wine is an expression of the terroir and the region they come from. It tells stories of the land and the passion of the people behind them. It’s like traveling to a different place and a different period of time without having to fly a thousand miles. There is no better way to taste the unique flavors Montalcino has to offer than a glass of Brunello Di Montalcino. It will make for an excellent surprise to friends and family that enjoy traveling and immersing themselves in different cultures. Il Cocco is a hidden gem producing medium-bodied Brunello with well-balanced notes of ripe fruit and Italian herbs. It’s drinking well today but will develop complex tertiary notes with a few more years in the cellar.
Valduero Premium 6 Anos
A worthwhile investment. Premium wines are limited and highly sought after for a reason. Tinto Fino or Tempranillo is Spain’s most prized black grape. This bottle from Bodegas Valduero in particular is unparalleled in its power and elegance. It is a wine with an intense garnet colour, marked aromas of toffee, and hints of cedar wood. Complex yet well-rounded on the palate, it is a broad, meaty, and enveloping wine with a persistent finish. Trust us, you’d want more than one of these in your cellar this holiday season.