6 of the Grogger’s absolute favourite tipples of 2023
1 each of
CREMANT DE LIMOUX SALAZAR BRUT NV, FRANCE
LIMOUX. Intense brioche nose,with honey and hazelnut. Lively and fresh with fleshy white stone fruits. A firm Grog favourite.
ESPORAO RESERVE BRANCO, PORTUGAL
ALENTEJO. Full of ripe fruit flavours, yet zippy & clean; barrel fermented, yet light & pure; full bodied yet not cloying. Superb.
BOUCHARD FINLAYSON CROCODILE’S CHARDONNAY, SOUTH AFRICA
HERMANUS. Spicy citrus aromas lead onto a stone fruit and pear palate and finishing with refreshing salinity.
CHATEAU LE PUY BLANQUET ST EMILION GRAND CRU, FRANCE
ST EMILION GRAND CRU. Delightfully intense and pure Claret that, impressively wears it’s character with lightness and persistence.
DOMAINE DES TOURELLES VIEILLES VIGNES CINSAULT, LEBANON
BEKAA VALLEY. So concentrated and tasty it beggars belief. Intense, hefty and yet…so dangerously drinkable.
KAAPZICHT SKERMERLIG CABERNET SAUVGINON, SOUTH AFRICA
STELLENBOSCH. A powerful, elegant Cabernet with perfumed notes of blackcurrant and herbs with a steely finish and fine grained tannins.