Glintingly garnet and with that classic, alluring Burgundian, almost bodily, earthiness. Gower 2016 is a Chesterfield leather couch absorbing you beside a fireplace. Venison smoked over cherry wood is on the menu. Vigorous and energetic on the palate.
Think 14-point stag eating wild berries and startled by the crack of a twig. Powerful and alert. Capable of a fabulously lengthy evolution. Please decant!
100% Lenswood Pinot Noir, handpicked, 90% whole bunch, wild-yeast fermentation, one month on skins, only four barrels made, 10 months in 25% new French oak, bottled in December 2016, unfiltered & unfined
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Our beautiful Swaby evolves with time and matures with considerable grace. This year sees her striding majestically into an apple orchard in blossom and firing a Colt 45.
Wildly aromatic graphite, flint and blossom aromas mingled with fresh, young sage leaves. She has always been good looking but this year when she walks into a room, heads turn and compliments abound – she’s angular chic and paleo-diet lean with those crackling, acerbic edges that keep her dinner guests hanging on her every word. Complex. Lingers long on the palate and the mind.
100% Kenton Valley Chardonnay, handpicked, wild-yeast fermentation, only four barrels made, some bâttonage, 12 months in 25% new French oak, bottled in December 2016.
Everyone loves a plot twist. Skimming the surface, Archer Beau Chardonnay 2015 seems to be all light-hearted pear drops and sugar crystals on the nose. Read into it more deeply, thorough, and dense layers of gunflint and clove-pierced blood oranges are revealed alongside quiet echoes of honeysuckle. Textured, silky and mouth filling on the palate with luscious flavours of creamy fresh cashews and candied lemon. The crisp acid profile – mellowed over a year in bottle – provides fantastic length. An intriguing page-turner that you won’t easily put down. Only one barrel made; chosen by Kirsty as the best of the vintage. 100% Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay, wild yeasts, nine months in 100% new French oak, 12 months in bottle, only one barrel produced. SOLD OUT
If you’ve ever watched a tango you’ll know that it doesn’t just take two… it takes careful coordination to turn potential chaos into a seamlessly spectacular duo. Like a beautifully choreographed dance, BK Remy 2015 interweaves vineyard and winery. Made from same fruit as our award-winning Gower, this single barrel was chosen by Kirsty as the best of the vintage. The gapless aromatic profile displays tobacco-leaf sweetness and fermenting Burgundian-forest oak leaves with deeper layers of stewed rhubarb and cherry pie. The characters on the palate are remarkably similar to the nose and rounded out with cornflour-smooth tannins. A true harmony of elements. 100% Lenswood Pinot Noir, wild yeasts, nine months in 100% new French oak, 12 months in bottle, only one barrel produced.
Where our Remy Pinot Noir displays fresh tobacco leaf characteristics, BK Mazi Syrah has the deep, brooding aroma of dried tobacco with the lift of oak. Rich, black kalamata olives and dark plums on the nose. On the palate the tannic structure is full-bodied and gripping but with a smooth, fine-grain texture. The flavours are pure French-Vietnamese fusion – slow-cooked beef in Asian spices. Feel free to cellar this wine for years, if you have the patience. Alternatively, consider decanting it for just as long as you’d like. Serve with the Christmas goose.
100% Blewitt Springs Syrah, 100% whole bunch, 100% in new French puncheon for 12 months, 18 months in bottle.