Chateau L'Etoile Chardonnay 2014
Beautiful Chardonnay in a traditional oxidative style. Gorgeous minerality with a distinct nuttiness. Etoile is the appellation, as well as the name of the chateau. (The name comes from the star shaped fossils in the soil.) Like some other Jura whites it can be aged without topping up the barrels, giving the classic nuttiness. It remains fresh and light, and utterly distinctive. Try it with chicken in cream sauce or Persian royal rice and you'll thank us forever.
Rozak Estate Syrah 2007Dark and extracted, this brooding purple youngster displays aromatics of rare roast beef, graphite, asphalt, flowers and roasted dark fruits. Black cherry, olives, pepper and minerals round out the long complex finish. Unfined and unfilitered.
Cooperstown Distillery Abner Doubleday Classic American WhiskeyOur classic whiskey is done in a traditional bourbon style with a mash bill of predominantly corn, rye, and malted barley. This beautiful handmade whiskey has been aged for 10 months in used American oak bourbon barrels. With a bit of allspice in the nose, it has picked up subtle traces of vanilla and caramel in the finish, and is bottled in our Abner Doubleday baseball bottle. Done in a lighter style at 90 proof it it is a remarkably smooth drinking whiskey.
Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2013This Cabernet embodies a delectable mix of fresh ripe red and black plum, intermingled with hints of dried red cherry. Characteristic of the appellation and 2013 vintage, the nose presents spiced potpourri with the slightest hint of fresh sweet basil. The addition of Syrah leads to a full and rich texture on the mid-palate, further accented by luscious blackberry notes supplied by the Malbec and bright acidity from the Petit Verdot. The soft and supple mouthfeel is supported by the complexity of sweet oak tannins and fresh fruit character, finishing with the juicy acidity that is characteristic of Horse Heaven Hills.
Balcones Texas Single Malt WhiskyA wine of golden yellow hints; a full, robust palate with notes of lemon and orange. Matched fish and seafood, white meats and traditional Mediterranean vegetarian casseroles.
Domaine Des Gerbeaux Pouilly-Fuisse 2015These are generous, fruit-laden wines characterised by grapefruit and mineral flavours that can hold their own against much of the fancy Côte de Beaune.
Chivas Regal Blended Scotch Whisky 25 year oldChivas Regal 25 Year Old Original is a rare and exclusive blend of the finest Scotch whiskies, available only as a strictly limited release in individually numbered bottles. Colour: Rich Gold. Nose: Enticing fruity aromas of sweet orange and peach are followed by notes of marzipan and nuts. Taste: Hints of rich milk chocolate orange, and a fondant creaminess. Finish: Smooth, rounded and luxuriously long finish.
Argiano Non Confunditur 2015NC is a wine with a decisive, full-bodied character, smooth tannins and a persistent finish. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah andSangiovese reveals an exciting potency, with the innate gentleness of Merlot creating a bridge between the evident earthiness of Sangiovese, the aromatic blackcurrant flavour of Cabernet and the warm red berries of Syrah. The result is a generous, rounded red wine, destined for short to medium ageing, with delicious aromas of currants and generous fruit flavours, versatile enough to develop in greater depth during long months in the bottle.