New to imported wine and sometimes get lost with all the fancy lingo? Don’t fret. Whether you are trying to impress your friends, special date or simply want to expand your knowledge, we’ve got you covered with this selection of Reds from around the world that won't break the bank.
The StarDozen consists of the following:
3 bottles Le Chat Noir Pinot Noir 2016 (Pyrenees, France)
3 bottles Elefante Tempranillo Shiraz 2018
3 bottles Maretti Langhe Rosso 2017
3 bottles Bernard Schurr Montagne St Emilion 2016
Le Chat Noir Pinot Noir 2017
Blood red in colour with a lifted and expressive nose, bursting with aromas of bright perfume, ripe plums and dark berries. The palate is rich and supple with a core of sweetly fruited red berry and dark cherry flavours balanced by bright acidity. Notes of forest floor and smoky spice add complexity before fine tannins provide definition to the finish. The finest Le Chat Noir Pinot Noir to date.
Elefante Tempranillo Shiraz 2018
Deep red in colour with a ripe, expressive nose of berries, blood plums and smoked spice. The palate is rich and opulently fruited packed with dark berried Shiraz fruit matched by structured, savoury Tempranillo and framed by silky tannins. Impressively complex and well balanced, this wine will gain character and complexity in the cellar for up to five years.
Maretti Langhe Rosso 2017
Rich, liquorice and suede, dark cherry and dried rose perfume, some spice. It’s fleshy and savoury, invariably a little rustic to taste, but in a good way for a wine that’s made to be enjoyed with gusto as a youngster. It has freshness and energy too, given its scale, and finishes dry and savoury. It delivers. Tasted: Feb 19; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $24; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2020-2022+; Rated: 91 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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