d'Arenberg Stump Jump Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweet crème de cassis and mulberry, aromatic violets with a twist of blackcurrant leaf, if you were in any doubt as to the wines varietal provenance. Shows beautifully elegant on the palate but still offers plenty of dark, sweet fruits. The mint and leafy notes work as a nice counter point to the more luscious mulberry fruit. The cedary notes and fine grained tannin draw the wine to a long and focused finish.
The ideal food matching would be Barbecued meats or stews.
£12.05 per bottle.
F.E. Trimbach Muscat Reserve. Medium gold colour, and complex aroma development as the primary lychee fruit segues into beeswax and chamomile. On the palate, lush lemons jostle with mouthfilling grapiness, tropical fruit and a hint of smoke. This wine is great chilled as an aperitif, and the perfect partner to fruity or salty first courses, such as melon, smoked fish or caviar.
£15.95 per bottle.