Now the dust has settled from Imbibe Live, we thought we’d give you some tip-offs from a couple of excellent wines the team tried at the show. Read on for some wine-spiration.
Aquifer Semillon 2015, Swartland
From unirrigated 45-year-old vines this set of old bush vines gives a wine of great complexity, but surprising balance on the palate. Exuberant toast, nuts and honey nose gives way to a wine of remarkable elegance (and just 12.5% abv) on the palate.
Grace Lane Riesling 2015, Yakima Valley
Expressive opulent basket of citrus fruit, with mandarin and lemon fruit backed up with a spritz of appley zip. Satisfying but pure and hugely refreshing.
£9.50, Wine Treasury
Pecorino Colline Pesaresi 2016 IGT, Abruzzo
Well-priced bistro white, with an appealing combination of flowers and almonds – sings through the palate effortlessly. Versatile and hugely likeable.
Quinta do Poco do Lobo 1995, Bairrada
Classic Bairrada blend of Baga, Touriga Nacional and Castelao this 22 year old wine is a) affordable and b) drinking beautifully now. Squashed dark fruit and cedar with tannins that are just the right side of dry.
£11.00, Marta Vine