What a line up we have this weekend all aided by the Coravin Wine Preservation System.
2010 Marques De Murrieta Tinto Reserva The best Rioja on the market Bottle Price £22.99, Rioja Promo Price £18.39
2011 Pintor Barossa Tempranillo, First Drop Wines This is a beautifully judged ode to Rioja. Tempranillo aged in French and American oak that just provides a cloak to the brooding Barossa fruit that bursts onto the palate.
Reserva some for me please! Bottle Price £22.99, And yes I think I can squeeze this into the Rioja Promo. Price £18.39
And finally my favourite wine at the moment. 2012 Visionaire Holden Manz, Franschhoek SA A bold blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Merlot and Malbec. The tannins are firm yet refined and exquisitely round off the aromas of spice and fresh plum.
Whether it is the idyllic setting of the estate or the gentle approach to the raising of the wines by the French winemaker I do not know for sure, but I do know the wines from this estate are exceptional. £15.99p/b or £12.79 in a mixed 12