Introductory Case - Red Wines
If you're a newcomer to Gerrard Seel Ltd, we thought it would be good to let you know a bit more about ourselves, not just by writing paragraph after paragraph telling you how good we are, but by letting you taste some of our most popular wines at a reduced price so you can judge for yourself. We're not giving away bin ends or bad purchases at a low price or so you would think, like many other merchants on the internet, but merely taking a bit more off than normal so you can enjoy what we believe to be the best choices at even better value!
This case which has one bottle each of 6 different white wines consists of :
Minervois Rouge - Chateau Canet - This super juicy red has elegant blackberry, cherry and blackcurrant aromas with a floral, violet note and a savoury bacon fat element typical of Syrah. At first the sweet, dark, berry fruit dominates the palate, but spice flavours and ripe, velvety tannins step forward to add complex appeal. Long on the finish, this is a class act that keeps tempting you back for more.
Pinot Noir Caranto - Astoria Vini - A delicious Pinot that has an attractive, bright bouquet that is really open and packed with strawberry and raspberry aromas. On the palate, Caranto Pinot Noir has plenty of crunchy red fruit, a touch of earthy spice, a light and elegant structure and a fresh fruity finish. Great served cool for summertime drinking but equally as good for quaffing with a wintertime casserole.
Rioja Crianza - Vina del Oja - This first class Crianza Rioja Crianza is made from 90% Tempranillo and 10% Mazuelo that were aged for 15 months in American oak barrels. It has a nose of ripe red fruits and hints of oak, touches of vanilla and some toasty notes, too. The palate is firm and mouth-filling, with plenty of bright fruit flavours backed by soft, ripe tannins. Exceptional value.
Chateau du Barry - Bordeaux Rouge - Chateau Du Barry has a saturated garnet colour that borders on purple-blue. The nose is elegant and powerful, delivering gingerbread, vanilla, and ripe plum and berry fruit aromas. On the palate, the complexity of its well structured red fruit character is enhanced by the appearance of delicious spice notes and supple tannins. A super little wine.
Malbec Expression - Bodegas Mi Terruno - This hand selected Malbec has a deep ruby colour with loads of chocolate and snuff aromas in the bouquet backed by some toasty notes. It's full bodied on the palate, packed with sweet fruit, soft ripe tannins and finishes with a long and true aftertaste. To get the best from it, don't serve it too warm so the freshness of the wine will shine through. The label shows a caricature of the wine maker.
Les Aromes Sauvage - Chateau Viranel - Chateau Viranel Aromes Sauvages has a very expressive nose with notes of ripe black fruits, pepper, thyme, fennel, pine nuts and just a touch of musk. Arômes Sauvages - wild aromas indeed! Despite the dark brooding colour, the palate is suave and well rounded with great depth of flavour. Not heavy, the tannins are ripe and unobtrusive. Notes of dark chocolate and mocha are abundant in the finish with hints of lead pencil and savoury spice.