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Red Wine


January, 2024
Product Name Score Producer Country Vintage
Ernest Pinot Noir rating badge Hasher Family Estate South Africa 2022
Ernest Pinot Noir by Hasher Family Estate (2022) Red Wine
Region: Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Classic warmer climate Pinot Noir with developed aromas of berries and rich cherry notes, ending on an earthy yet delicate finish. An easy drinker with lots of food pairing opportunities for red meat dishes.

Champion Award: Best Value
Vieilles Vignes Carignan rating badge Domaine des Tourelles Lebanon 2020
Vieilles Vignes Carignan by Domaine des Tourelles (2020) Red Wine
Region: Bekaa Valley

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
This wine has red fruit characters aromas such as red currant, strawberry compote with high notes of rose and violet. On the palate, liquorice, star anise. tobacco and menthol persist with loads of burnt earth notes. Bold tannins, rustic, intriguing.
Arinzano Gran Vino Tinto rating badge Arinzano Spain 2016
Arinzano Gran Vino Tinto by Arinzano (2016) Red Wine
Region: Navarra

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Black fruit dominant, sweet spices, vanilla, jam. Refreshing acidity, juicy black fruit on the palate, good acidity. Freshly ground pepper on the finish. Structure, balance and intensity. Has ageing potential.
Arinzano Merlot Agricultura Biológica rating badge Arinzano Spain 2018
Arinzano Merlot Agricultura Biológica by Arinzano (2018) Red Wine
Region: Navarra

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Dark liquored cherries and baked red fruits. Touch of dark chocolate, Pepper spice and a slight hint of green herbs. Slight tobacco coming through. Alcohol is not super well balanced, but it is a pleasant wine.
La Casona de Arinzano rating badge Arinzano Spain 2015
La Casona de Arinzano by Arinzano (2015) Red Wine
Region: Navarra

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Cassis, blackcurrant, ripeness, spice , liquorice, eucalyptus, structured. A touch of extraction. with sweet spices, clove liquorice, vanilla and baking spices coming from the oak with strong vanilla and coconut notes.
Hacienda de Arinzano Tempranillo rating badge Arinzano Spain 2019
Hacienda de Arinzano Tempranillo by Arinzano (2019) Red Wine
Region: Navarra

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Soft dark fruits, plum, prunes, coffee, cacao, cola on the nose. Spices are prominent yet subtle. On the palate praline bitter chocolate.tobacco, , liquorice, forest floor, maybe a touch over extracted raisin alcohol well-tempered.

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Burgundy Alternatives

Entry Deadline: 24 May, 2024
Results Due: June, 2024
Entry Price: £149
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