Weekly Wine Tasting - 31st March

31 March 2018

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Looking for something new? Want to expand your wine knowledge? Then our weekly wine tasting is perfect for you...every Saturday we select wines from our range for you to discover.

It's a casual tasting, no pressure and not guided so you can try whilst browsing the shop. If you needed to know more, our knowledgeable wine staff will be on hand to offer advice.

Samples will be available from 10am to 5pm each Saturday.

 

Tasting Notes

 

Flagstone Estates Dragon Tree 2015

Western Cape, South Africa 14.5% abv

£12.99

This warm and rich ruby red wine is made from a blend of 10 carefully selected grape varieties. It has wonderful aromas of rich dark fruit, cedar and mint. The wine is well balanced on the palate showing fresh and crisp acidity. The middle palate shows an explosion of fruit, leaving a lingering aftertaste. Absolutely perfect with roast lamb and rich game dishes.

 

Stellenrust Lucky No. 7 2010

Stellenbosch, South Africa 16% abv

£15.99 (50cl bottle)

At 16% vol, this intensely rich Rare Series Shiraz dwarfs even so-called Big Reds. It is made in tiny quantities at the Stellenrust estate, one of the most important family wineries in South Africa and with a reputation for seriously top-notch reds.  With an explosion of Christmas cake and marzipan aromas it's port-like in character with brooding cherry, pepper and violet flavours.

This wine is delicious with dark, chocolatey desserts.

 

Bon Courage Colombard 2017

Robertson, South Africa 12.5% abv

£9.49

If you're looking for a 'stand by' white to keep in your fridge, you can't go wrong with this. Fresh, lifted and bursting with citrus character, it's a mouth-watering Sauvignon alternative if you're looking for something a bit different. This crisp Colombard won't fail to satisfy in the refreshment stakes either. Night harvesting ensures optimum crispness while a long, cold fermentation locks in the zingy apple and citrus.

An ideal aperitif or partner to canapés.

 

Stumble Vineyards Cinsault Rosé

Western Cape, South Africa 13% abv

£8.99

One of our top South African pinks.  It's pure Cinsault, one of the two 'parent' grapes of the Cape's most famous variety, Pinotage. Cinsault excels in the climate, as you'll discover in this vibrant, strawberry fresh rosé.  It's crisp and refreshing, with upfront berry fruit kept fresh with balanced, mouth-watering acidity. It will remind you of summer all year round.

Definitely one to enjoy well chilled, either as an apéritif or with light snacks or chicken.

 

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IPA

Strength: 3.7%
Copper & easy drinking

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 18 Pint Polycasks
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
  • 36 Pint Polypins
  • 72 Pint Firkins
 
 

Peacemaker

Strength: 4.2%
Pale & Citrus

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 18 Pint Polycasks
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
  • 36 Pint Polypins
  • 72 Pint Firkins
 
 

Gold

Strength: 4.4%
Gold & hoppy

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 18 Pint Polycasks
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
  • 36 Pint Polypins
  • 72 Pint Firkins
 
 

Winter Royal

Strength: 5.4%
Ruby & warming

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
 
 

Lager

Strength: 4.4%
Crisp & refreshing

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
 
 

Roasted Nuts Extra

Strength: 5.8%
Deep ruby, complex & flavoursome

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
 
 

24 Carat

Strength:5%
Golden, hoppy & bittersweet

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 3 Beers
  • 2 Bottle + Glass Pack
  • 3 Bottle Presentation Pack
  • 4 Bottle + Glass Pack
 
 

Blonde

Strength:4.3%
Golden & Refreshing

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 2 Beers
  • Mixed case 3 Beers
  • 2 Bottle + Glass Pack
  • 3 Bottle Presentation Pack
  • 4 Bottle + Glass Pack
 
 

Red

Strength: 4.5%
Deep red & malty

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 2 Beers
  • Mixed case 3 Beers
  • 2 Bottle + Glass Pack
  • 3 Bottle Presentation Pack
  • 4 Bottle + Glass Pack
 
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