Immerse yourself in the world of Compass Box with this concise introduction to the delicious range of Scotch whiskies by Whiskymaker John Glaser. This delicious overview features a 5cl serving of each of their signature expressions. A great gift idea for both Whisky connoisseurs and novices alike.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Gold Medal 2016
D1 Potato Vodka is a superbly balanced spirit of outstanding character with creamy smoothness. It has aromas of buttery potatoes and sourdough bread with an earthy background.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Silver Medal 2015
D1 London Gin successfully combines traditional craft with contemporary art to create an incredibly smooth and versatile premium gin with quintessential British flavours and aromas.
Oak Cross is aptly titled because it offers the best characteristics of both American and French oak aging. A rich, medium-bodied blended malt Scotch whisky, Oak Cross combines vanilla characters from American oak and spicy, clove-like characters from French oak.
Produced once or twice per year, depending on their ability to source the quality of casks. Rare and old, it’s something special for both the collector and the new whisky enthusiast. Hedonism is unusual in the Scotch whisky world: a blended grain Scotch whisky, it is rare to see 100% grain whisky bottlings in Scotland.
The Spice Tree is made from 100% malt whisky sourced from northern Highland distilleries, (notably and primarily malt whisky distilled in the village of Brora). The primary maturation is in a mix of first-fill and refill American oak. Big, sweet aromas of clove, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. The palate is full, round and sweet, with the spice and vanilla complementing the core distillery characters and leaving a long finish.
Dense colour, young rim, nicely lifted red and black berry fruits, good supple/succulent fruit on the palate, nice touch of new oak, an elegant, well-structured and quite classy wine.
97 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (erobertparker.com)
This 2013 Shiraz St Henri follows in the blockbuster footsteps of the 2010 and 2012. The blend is 96% Shiraz with 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and the fruit sources are far and wide, including a real mix of terroirs: McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Padthaway and Port Lincoln...
97 Points - Antonio Galloni
A mesmerizing, thrilling Champagne, the 2002 Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart is a great example of the vintage at its best. Silky and racy on the palate, yet a bit more restrained than many wines of the year, the Nicolas François Billecart remains vivid and remarkably nuanced. Brioche. apricot jam, wild flowers and honey are some of the many notes that blossom as the Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart shows off its voluptuous personality. The 2002 is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.
Cuvée Nicolas François is made from solely Grand Cru fruit sourced from the classified Côte des Blancs vineyards (Chardonnay) and the Montagne de Reims (Pinot Noir). Its vinification, partially in traditional oak casks, underpins the generous character of this fine, elegant and rich wine. The balance of a tension controlled by the blossoming of the wine (preserved peaches, fine apple tart and lemon verbana tea) and embodied by the line of noble flavours (fresh figs and exceptional teas). It maintains a consistency reflecting a distinct personality and retains a power controlled by a well integrated low dosage.
94-96 Points - Neal Martin
There is certainly great purity and terroir expression on the nose: blackberry, briary and background scents of fresh raspberry and cold stone. The definition is very impressive. The palate is interesting – quite different from the previous vintages. I love the tannins here – very fine but lending the Pontet-Canet great backbone It is utterly harmonious but I feel more understated, perhaps more controlled than recent vintages. The finish is much more introspective – a Pauillac politely informing you to go away and wait before bottling before making any judgement! This is a divine Pontet Canet - very succinct.
This decanter is perfect for aerating red wine, it will really appreciate the large base and diameter. It’s easy to use/pour and looks fantastic on any dinner table.
For elegant, classical fruit forward white wines, but also medium bodied red wines without overt barrique development.
Ideally for: All White Wines, Chardonnay / Viognier, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chablis, Muskateller, Frizzante, St. Laurent and Blaufrankisch.
The Zalto Denk Art collection is luxury stemware which you can tell from the very first moment you feel, touch and use these glasses. Taking your first sip, you can feel the difference and it will bring your Champagne or Sparkling wine to life. Watch the bubbles rise from the bottom to the top, the delicately thin glass will blow your mind.
Ideal for: Champagne, Sparkling Wines, Prosecco, Spumante and Cava.
Perfectly aerate your favourite wine with this Mystique decanter from Zalto. Made by highly skilled glass blowers it is crafted from lead-free crystal which has a high resistance against clouding. It echoes the delicate virtuosity of the great Venetian glass artists of the Renaissance and makes a wonderful gift idea for any wine enthusiast.
For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.
Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Espeically good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.
This elegant, simple decanter is a brilliant concept. Unusually for a decanter this can fit in the fridge door - a brilliant option for decanted whites but also to add a moment's chill to Reds that you really don't want too warm.
For wines full of character and high in tannins. Accentuates potency, concentration, extract and tannins.
Ideal for: Bordeaux, Pinot Noir, Rioja, Brunello, Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Zinfandel and Sangiovese.
This elegant, simple magnum decanter is a brilliant concept. Unusually for a decanter this can fit in the fridge door - a brilliant option for decanted whites but also to add a moment's chill to Reds that you really don't want too warm.
For powerful and expressive wines above 13% alcohol. The shape of the bowl integrates the components of the wine, bringing to the foreground the fruit and sweeter notes.
Ideal for: Burgundy, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Chardonnay and Grunen Veltliner.
This elegant hinged wooden box is made from Tung wood. The lid and the base is made from 4mm timber. Once assembled, the wooden wine box is sanded down and finished with a clear varnish that brings out the natural grain in the wood. The strong silver plated hinges and sprint mounted clasp enhance the overall quality. This premium wooden wine box shows off any bottle of wine or champagne in its best light.
This elegant hinged wooden box is made from Tung wood. The lid and the base is made from 4mm timber. Once assembled, the wooden wine box is sanded down and finished with a clear varnish that brings out the natural grain in the wood. The strong silver plated hinges and sprint mounted clasp enhance the overall quality. This premium wooden wine box shows off any two bottles of wine or champagne in their best light.