Écluse: Reserve 2014.
This deep garnet Cabernet-dominant blend opens with aromas of dark berries and fresh violets. The palate reveals blackcurrant and black cherry notes, underpinned by dried herbs, fresh mint, toast and tar. The Écluse is a muscular wine with tremendous structure, grippy tannins and sustained length. Cellar for 10+ years.
Évoque: Reserve 2014.
An outstanding example of a merlot-dominant blend: soft, supple and full bodied. Sweet black cherry, red berries and chocolate notes prevail, with hints of wild herbs and tobacco in the background. Silky tannins and a long, persistent finish complete the story. Cellar for 10+ years.
Voilé: Reserve 2014.
Syrah grapes flourished during vintage 2014. The hot dry, warm conditions allowed the Syrah to fully ripen, with skins slowly wrinkling as harvest neared, concentrating flavours and promising great things to come. And so it proved: The Voilé Reserve 2014 is a deep garnet-purple wine bursting with a nose that releases aromas of violets and sandalwood. The palate displays ripe blackberry, bitter chocolate, cassis, liquorice and cedar, complemented by a velvety tannic structure and great length. This wine will reward long term cellaring.
Merlot Cabernet Franc: Estate 2014.
This is the “little brother” of our Evoque – an approachable wine that deliciously reveals its character to you in its youth. The 2014 vintage was superb. Dry at the outset, with settled conditions in early spring, and warmer than usual weather during flowering created ideal conditions for a healthy fruit set. Welcome rain just after Christmas delivered much needed moisture, followed by settled weather through until harvest. The result is a velvety wine with concentrated notes of plums accompanied by fresh black fruits. Enjoy with friends.
Cachette: Reserve 2015
Pale gold with a platinum hue this Chardonnay exudes opulence. Aromas of lime blossom and wet riverstone blend with warm straw and ripe stone fruit, a whiff of gunsmoke provides intrigue. Grapes are fermented and matured in French Oak for 10 months with regular lees stirring to provide depth and complexity. The palate is full, presentng a richness redolent of crème brûlée, biscotti and caramelized citrus balanced by fresh, lively acidity.
Pinot Gris: Estate 2015.
Tantalus Pinot Gris is an opulent, fruit-laden wine, redolent with ripe nashi pear, white nectarine and guava, interlaced with crushed ginger and a hint of honeysuckle. Pinot gris is sometimes described as an unctuous wine. Our 2015 is beautifully balanced with a mineral backbone and fresh, lively acidity that will reward patience. Cellar for 3-5 years.
Rosé: Estate 2016
A Merlot dominant blend offering intense aromas of rose petal infused strawberry compote, water melon and hints of ginger. A generous palate of fresh red berries, pink grapefruit and Tahitian lime complement the citrus backbone. With its crisp lively acidity and a flinty minerality, this rosé would match a wide range of summer dishes and experiences.