SPANISH RED WINES - CRIANZA VALDUBÓN, RIBERA DEL DUERO
A wine with complex nose showing a balance of ripe fruit, liquorice, vanilla and coconut, combining with light balsamic notes. Elegant and full on the palate, opening with ripe tannins and ending with a powerful and balanced finish.
RIOJA CRIANZA DINASTIA VIVANCO, RIOJA
Intense cherry red, with a narrow bright violet rim, this wine has lots of mature red fruit aromas as well as vanilla and spices. The palate in well structured with red fruits and a well integrated, light ‘toastiness’ resulting in an elegant, long finish.
SANGRE DE TORO TORRES, CATALUNYA
Undoubtedly the most popular Spanish wine in Malta, it is made from a blend of Garnacha and Carinena. Characterized by complex Mediterranean aromas and notes of spices, soft red fruits and liquorice.
CELESTE TORRES, RIBERA DEL DUERO
Celeste is an opulent wine brimming with fruit, body and colour: as unique as the night sky in the Ribera del Duero. Intense blackberry colour. Spicy and intense nose, with liquorice and black pepper hints on a base of well-ripened fruits like blackberry and cherry. On the palate the wine is at first very fruity with ripe tannins that are persistent and full bodied.
FINCA CONSTANCIA FINCA CONSTANCIA, LA MANCHA
A wine with a deep red cherry colour and complex aromas that are enveloped in nuances of rich spices. On the palate it is elegant, powerful, tasty and well structured. This wine offers great value for money.
SALMOS TORRES, PRIORAT
Dark in hue and almost opaque in colour, it is fragrant and mineral on the nose while on the palate it is luxurious and oily, but also silky and with a long finish. This darkly coloured wine is reminiscent of jam and liquorish, over a smooth spicy and toasted background, which comes from the French oak barrels.
PORTUGUESE RED WINES - QUINTA DOS QUATRO VENTOS CAVES ALIANCA, DOURO
A wine with a very attractive toasted oak, coffee, black cherry and damson on the nose with intriguing floral notes too. The oak is quite dominant on the palate and adds spice and texture. The wine offers nice black fruit sweetness and a nice alcoholic and tannic structure.
CALLABRIGA SOGRAPE VINHOS, ALENTEJO
The Callabriga Alentejo is a red to violet coloured wine characterized by an intense aroma of ripe red fruits plum and raspberry harmoniously blended with nuances of vanilla and ginger. In the mouth, the excellent balance between alcohol level, acidity and tannins makes for a robust, full-bodied taste and elegant lasting aroma.
LEBANESE RED WINES - LES BRETECHES CHATEAU KEFRAYA, BEKAA VALLEY
This wine expresses itself through its cherry-red robe with a purplish shade, typical of its youth and character. The perfume of wild flowers, the scent of black cherry compote and ripe cassis, as well as the spicy kirsch aromas, favour the fragrances emanating from a whole botanical garden.
CHATEAU MUSAR HOCHAR PERE ET FILS, BEKAA VALLEY
Full and complex, fruit and earthy flavours are consistent with the nose, zingy acidity and soft tannins set up a very long finish with fruity and floral notes that seem to last for minutes. A very fine wine, capable of ageing for years.
ISRAELI RED WINE - HAR’EL ~ SYRAH CLOS DE GAT, AYALON VALLEY
This excellent wine clearly reflects the terroir characteristics inherent in the Har’el wines of Clos de Gat. The wine has a deep dense purple colour. On the nose it is intense and complex, discreetly oaked with classical warm peppery and red fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is full bodied, well balanced, and spicily fresh with good acidity and well rounded tannins. The finish is long, lively and elegant.
MOROCCAN RED WINE - SYRAH HALANA, BENI M’TIR
A wine with a ruby colour with shades of raspberry. The nose has aromas of exotic fruits with a hint of red fruits, liquorice and cinnamon on the finish. A full, solid wine on the palate with plump tannins.
NEW ZEALAND RED WINES - PINOT NOIR HUNTER’S, MARLBOROUGH
Vibrant juicy berry fruit on the nose with an herbal edge. The palate is well balanced with herb tinged fruit and a lovely juicy character. Good concentration and a small touch of herbaceousness on the palate.
MERLOT, CABERNET VILLA MARIA, HAWKES BAY
This wine features ripe red cherry, raspberry and cassis fruits with cedar-spice undertones. A full and rich palate follows, enhanced by fine grained tannins and good length.
AUSTRALIAN RED WINES - HANWOOD ESTATE ~ MERLOT MC WILLIAMS, NEW SOUTH WALES
This Merlot is soft and pliable on the palate. The flavour is lush, yielding juicy cherry, plum and a vanilla spice with a delicious mocha-rich finish.