Italy – DOC Abruzzo
Intensely rich aromatic wine with notes of licorice, ripe fruits and smoky oak. This beautifully balanced wine has a long and dazzling finish with lovely notes of sweet spice and rich caramel. Serve with Beef Florentine or hard cheese.
Score: 5 out of 5, Susan Desjardins, www.winecurrent.com, May 2010
Gold: Vinitaly 2009
Australia – New South Wales
The wine is a dense ruby and purple colour. Cedar, vanilla oak and mocha on the nose. Flavours include; sweet black currant and blueberry.
Score: 90 out of 100, Tony Aspler, http://www.tonyaspler.com, Apr 2010
New Zealand – Marlborough, South Island
Extremely aromatic with huge passion fruit and lemon grass flavours. Always an eye popper year after year. Drink now or hold until 2015.
Score: 94 out of 100, Bob Campbell, www.bobswinereviews.com, Mar 2010