Picollo Ernesto Gavi di Gavi Rovereto 2017
Intense yellow colour. Flower and fruity smell with a special hint of peach and apricot. Full and rich taste with aromatic notes. Is perfectly with haute cuisine; ideal for fish dishes and aperitif.
Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony WhiskyColor: Amber. Nose: Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary, mature woodiness, sandalwood. Palate: Honey like sweetness, candied orange peel, white chocolate. Finish: Subtle, tender long finish, with hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak).
Angry Orchard Rose Hard Cider 6 pack 12ozThe red flesh apples in Angry Orchard Rose are from France. Each apple is crisp, juicy and red to the core, adding an irresistible rosy blush and apple-forward taste with a refreshing, dry finish. Angry Orchard Rose can be enjoyed outside with friends or at the dinner table.
d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2015The Footbolt is always such a reliable McLaren Vale Shiraz. Tasting the 2015 version is almost a nostalgic experience for me, harking back to childhood memories of boysenberry pie, buckets of freshly picked mulberries and blackberries, that unmistakable smell of Darrel Lee liquorice. Generous and rich in texture. Tannins that are craftily woven into the juicy fruit providing a pleasant chewiness and a structural backbone to the mouthfeel. There's a real sense of cohesion, everything in its place, fruit, acid, tannin, oak. On the topic of oak, its there in the background, perhaps a subtle hint of chocolate brioche or mocha, but it is in no way a distraction to the hero of this wine, the fruit. When I'm not in the mood for flamboyance or challenge, I always reach for a Footbolt, it's just like catching up with an old friend, honest, reliable and comforting. Makes you wonder why you don't catch up more often.
Barrell Whiskey Rye Batch 001Appearance: Burnished cinnamon hues becoming crystal clear at the edges. Tight swirls of the glass bring further bursts of iridescent raw copper, each swirl stained by streaks of late fall. Nose: Cinnamon dusted rye toast with a piercing core of crushed minerals, a touch of the 117.0 proof heat reveals itself without overpowering the nose. Palate: Roasted peaches baked into an opulent custard tart steaming from the oven followed by spice infused malted chocolate and orange zest. Finish: Air-dried citrus peels dipped in candy sugar gently fading into a lazy, rainy Sunday afternoon finish.