Hot off the press is Mike Cooper's assessment of the 2018 Albarino as a 5 star wine. Very happy with that.
From a warmer vintage, it is ripe and very moreish. And very hard to put down. A great aperitif or seafood match. Mike Cooper and Bob Campbell reviews below:
"The highly impressive 2018 vintage is already delicious. Handled without oak, it is a bright, light yellow/green, mouthfilling, sweet-fruited wine. Distinctly peachy, with citrusy notes and a hint of passionfruit, balanced acidity and a dry (3.5 grams/litre residual sugar), spreading finish, it's a very generous wine, with a real sense of youthful impact. Drink now or cellar." - Michael Cooper website July 2019
91/100 - Four stars
"Delicately floral albariño with citrus, orange, mandarin and ginger flavours. A dry, light-bodied wine with a perfect balance of gentle acidity. Quite a concentrated white with good varietal definition. " Bob Campbell - The Real Review 11 May 2019
Still arguably the best Rose we have made, the 2018 Rose is fashionably pale in colour with lovely red fruit and a true Provencal savoury character, this is a great food-friendly style of Rose with wonderful texture and a silky finish. It's also getting low in volume.
"Full of personality, this bright, light pink wine is mouthfilling and lively, with strong yet delicate flavours of strawberry and watermelon, and a dry, slightly peachy, poised, persistent finish." Mike Cooper - Listener November 2018. Need we say more?
The 2018 Syrah follows on from the very popular 2017. It is a little more structured but still has the hallmark ripe flavours with a soft finish and plenty of drinkability.
The 2016 Merlot/Franc is another great value red from another warm vintage. Bob Campbell rated it his best buy in the middle of last year, and even better than that, he suggested it was punching well above it's weight and worth significantly more than our $20 website price. Michael Cooper also gave it a 4 star thumbs up in September.
Our Basket Press Merlot/Franc 2016 rated 4.5 stars from Mike Cooper, as befits its reserve level status. It is dark, soft and ripe - and superb drinking already (and it's just a baby). And if you have a serious thirst this wine is also available in 1.5L magnums complete with a wooden box which makes it a great gift. To yourself, because let's face it, Christmas is still a long way away.
And finally, a review from Bob Campbell on the 2018 Basket Press Syrah:
90/100 - Four stars
"Moderately concentrated syrah with plum, blueberry, blackberry, pepper and spicy oak flavours supported by ripe tannins and good acidity. A subtle suggestion of fresh herbs adds complexity. Should develop well with bottle age." The Real Review 17 April 2019
Ripe and elegant, this is another classic Bridge Pa Triangle red.
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