Har’El, Merlot (2012)

Dark red and even shifting onto brown, this is a very particular wine and not one we’d recommend for beginners. Long finish, possibly to do with the lingering sediment. Strong hints of blackberries and plums as well as Mediterranean plants and herbs.

Prima Nature (2017), Cabarnet Sauvignon

Young in nature and dark ruby red in colour, hints of figs in the taste and smell of dairy. One of the group’s personal (surprising) favourites.

Bel, Syrah (2015)

Distinctly Mediterranean. Hints of berries and spices, and dare we say, prickly pears?

Albert Bichot, Gevrey-Chambertin 2014

Though not one of our personal favourites as the smell was divine but we may have been expecting more when we tasted it. Could be the vintage, could be it was just not to our liking – this isn’t gospel, so go forth and experiment!

Catena Alta Malbec 2013

High in acidity and long on the finish, this is a wine that’s just asking for a juicy steak.

A to Z Pinot Noir

Aromas of strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, even cranberries, developing to violets, red currants, pipe tobacco, iron and wet stone. This wine, succulent with great concentration, finishes long and rich with classic Oregon freshness.

Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon

The Sauvignon grape mellows the natural spice of its Cabernet Franc counterpart. Deeply intense blackberry fruit across the palate with clove and cardamom spice complexity and dusty tannins that add structure to the juicy fullness of the fruit.

Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah

The aromas of blue fruit and herbs, peppers and seemingly grilled anise makes this the perfect BBQ wine.

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