Maison Champy 2018 Bourgogne Pinot Noir Cuvée Edmé
This wine overdelivers and provides a great introduction to the wines of Burgundy. There is surprising ripeness and concentration here with juicy red and black fruit, forest floor, and a hint of oak spice.
Representing of the finest values in Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, this 100% varietal wine is bright and plush, layered in anise and cassis liqueur. A fresh high-toned midpalate evolves to show a softly round ending as a classic style of structure and elegance play out.
Classic Rioja Reserva from 30-year-old vines and spending two years in American, French and Russian oak. There is vanilla and smokiness, a plushness at the heart of this, though it is medium-bodied, with a cherry-ish lick of acidity, tobacco and refined tannins...
Exotic florals, Chinese five spice and aniseed aromas leap out of the glass along with red cherries, plums and an underlying complexity that speaks of Central Otago. A wine full of flavour with a soft silky palate, which has crunchy red fruits and savoury textural flavours.