After the somewhat esoteric line-up on Thursday, Friday returns to a more classical bent, with varietals and regions that are famous for good reasons. Some of the world’s most sought after wines, for instance, come from Saint-Emilion, where the property of winemaker Jean Faure shares a postcode with the likes of Chateau’s Figeac and Cheval Blanc.
Likewise, Sancerre is the spiritual homeland of old world Sauvignon Blanc and Ribero Del Duero is known for producing some of the richest, most passionate and enticing wines in Spain. These wines are all absolute winners and we look forward to sharing these, some of our favorites, with you. Join us on Friday night and enjoy this flight of world-class wines for yourself.
Alphonse Mellot ‘La Moussiere’ Sancerre ($29.99): This is a flagship wine from this historic producer. Produced from biodynamically grown grapes, it is poised between richness and elegance. 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this wine has a floral and fruity nose combining white flowers with citrus fruits, a resplendent golden robe with glints of green, and a lively, refreshing palate. An ideal food wine but utterly enjoyable as an aperitif for any occasion.
Cycles Gladiator Chardonnay ($12.99): The aromatics really jump out of the glass. Papaya, peaches, and pineapple on the nose with just a hint of toasted oak. Nectarines and other stone fruit on the forepalate. Ripe, round flavors of peach juice and pineapple. Soft acidity and a lush texture wrap around the tongue towards the back of the palate. A great pairing with scallops, lobster or other, rich seafood.
Jean Faure Le Cedre St. Emilion ($34.99): On the elegant nose, vibrant tones of bright red berries, fresh cherries and cassis. The aromas continue into the palate where a licorice touch and light woody note complete this set of beautiful, evocative flavors. The start is ripe and fleshy in the mouth but avoids being overly opulent or flabby. The secondary notes are revealed in dense tannins with a great aromatic length and complexity. Will continue to drink well for some time but ready to enjoy tonight.Creta Ribero del Duero ($15.99): Opaque purple. Ripe dark berries, violet and smoky minerals on the fragrant nose, with a peppery element adding lift. Extracted and dense. Fleshy and broad in the mouth, offering sweet mulberry compote, baking spice and boysenberry flavors that are given balance and definition, cut by juicy acidity. Finishes with very good energy and thrust, leaving spice and floral notes behind.