English Wine Reviews - Red
Stanlake Park, The Grand Reserve, 40th Anniversary Special Edition - £17.99
Grape: Donfelder, Regent, Rondo Blend
Tasting Notes: My first tasting note was forest floor, sounds a bit daft but that kind of damp woody smell, light tannins, silky palate. Blackcurrant, leather, cedar on the nose. Very savoury en bouche, would pair with game…. If I ate game.
Nico and Natalia, who took over the reins only 18 months ago, are from Italy and Argentina. Nico has given the wines a new lease of life and Natalia has given the new range of still wines their own distinct look, each one depicting a wild flower found around the winery.
Stanlake Park, The Reserve - £14.99
Grape: 100% Dornfelder
Tasting Notes: The lighter and brighter sibling of The Grand Reserve and a must try to gauge how good Dornfelder can be. Red fruit, cherry and hint of bubblegum all with a feeling of summer hedgerow after the rain! Delicious chilled and pairs well with lentil and portobello mushroom bolognese
Winbirri Inscription, 2016 - £14.99
Grape: Dornfelder, Regent, Rondo
Tasting Notes: I was really impressed to find a whole host of aromas to explore: warm vanilla, toasted almonds, strawberry yoghurt to name a few. Dark berry fruit, blackberries and cherries, fresh, well balanced and I’m going to describe the tannins as light and fluttery, let me know if you agree? I checked in with Lee to see if he had gone partial carbonic, and indeed he had. He also added that it had spent some time in American oak.