Fine Wine, Red, Valentines, Wine & Spirits
St Henri is loved by generations of wine collectors, providing an time-honoured expression of shiraz. A rich and plush wine when young, gaining soft, arthy, mocha-like characters as it ages.The nose is full of blackberry fruit, opening up to elements of mocha, espresso bean and tapenade. The medium-bodied, savoury palate is gentlemanly and restrained, yet builds slowly on to the back palate, filling the mouth with dark fruit compôte, spice and a silky tar note. A touch broader-shouldered than last year’s offering, this still has all the poise and balance we expect from this reassuringly “old style” Shiraz.
Christmas Cellar, Fine Wine, Red, ValentinesSaint-Estèphe wines are powerful, concentrated and rich, with sometimes austere, gritty tannins in their youth, and hallmark notes of cassis, tobacco, cigar box and crushed stone. These full-bodied blends of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot can age extremely well. Saint-Estèphe is situated in the northern end of Bordeaux's Haut-Médoc, with grapes grown on gravel soils atop a clay base. The soils here have poor drainage, which delays ripening and often results in wines with a higher acidity than those from further south in the Médoc.£53.99
Fine Wine, Rosé, Valentines, Wine & SpiritsProduced in the cellars of Château d’Esclans, which won The Wine Enthusiasts’ European Winery of The Year Award in 2014, Whispering Angel is a benchmark Côtes de Provence rosé. Adored by wine lovers around the world, this rosé has evocative flavours of grapefruit and citrus combined with refreshing acidity.£399.99