Callia Alta Chardonnay/Torrontes : Wine Man Pick

November 10, 2011
Callia Alta Chardonnay/Torrontes

The future? Adding a healthy dash of Argentina’s own varietal makes Chardonnay interesting. Complex aroma of tropical fruits with hints of honey and flowers. It is fruity and fresh on the palate, with well-balanced acidity and a pleasant finish. Reminds of Pinot Blanc from Alsace.

Price: ¥88

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Callia Alta Syrah/Malbec: Wine Man Pick

October 27, 2011
Callia Alta Syrah/Malbec

Now 2013 vintage of this Argentine blend. Our joint top selling red wine. It is a wine of great aromatic intensity. Its prevailing penetrating & vigorous notes are ripe blackberries, plums & figs, which, together with their sweet tannins & balanced acidity, render a full-bodied wine with a long finish. Sweet nectar. Never found a single detractor in 3 years.

Price: ¥88

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Callia Osaado Chardonnay: Wine Man Pick

November 22, 2011
Callia Osaado Chardonnay

This fresh and fruity Argentine wine is lush with intense aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. Its delicate, satisfying mouth-feel is enhanced by a lingering finish. Callia is one of the wineries of the season as far as we are concerned and one we fully intend to watch develop into master crafts-folk, despite their relatively…

Price: ¥80

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Callia Osaado Shiraz: Wine Man Pick

November 22, 2011
Callia Osaado Shiraz

Fruity, spicy and with backbone from the house of Callia. The future ‘De Bortoli of Argentina?’ : masters of low priced attractive wines. This has prunes and spicy aromas typical of Shiraz. The mouth-feel has a strong presence of fruits with medium structure, is complex and creamy.

Price: ¥80

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Callia Signos Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz: New Wine

January 18, 2015
Callia Signos Cabernet Sauvignon

NEW BLEND: Never judge a book by its cover. Awesome Argentine Fruit, warmth & silkiness, warmer than a Chilean; less herbal. A lovely of surprise… development, once opened was unexpected. Day 2 was sublime. Simply had to purchase a further 8 cases to lock in the price for a while. “Delicious”, my wife adds, “this is exactly what I like!” Job done.

Price: ¥80

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Callia Signos Chardonnay

October 12, 2011
Signos Callia Chardonnay

There’s plenty of residual sweetness and fruitiness with twist of acidity. I’d place it the off dry category. Chill it well and you’ll be rewarded with a zesty everyday refreshing flavour that suits those who like their white wines un-oaked.

Price: ¥78

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Callia Signos Shiraz

October 12, 2011
Callia SignosShiraz from Argentina

The aroma has ripe plum, blackberry and sweet spices. Round with sweet tannins and a long and juicy finish. Ideal to enjoy with Asian spicy dishes. I just tried it with a Mexican chilli and was a really great combination. This wine can punch above its price-tag given some canny handling…

Price: ¥78

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Clos De Los Siete Red: Wine Man Pick

November 16, 2011
Close De Los Siete Red

Created in Argentina by a team led by Michel Rolland; infamous consultant/winemaker featured in the documentary film, Mondovino. Dark garnet in hue; cassis and well oiled leather aromas. Firm tannins wrap the tongue in a leathery fist while flavours of wet dirt, cassis & dried black cherries fuse into a rich mulch of tastiness. South Americas most infamous wine?

Price: ¥265

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Flechas De Los Andes Gran Malbec: Wine Man Pick: GOLD Medal winner

November 21, 2011
Flechas De Los Andes Gran Malbec

This Argentina Red, now possibly South Americas most famous, is a dense, elegant, New World-style Malbec. As soon as you pour it, you know that it is going to be big wine: dark, nearly black, core with violet rim and long ‘legs’. Aromas of stewed black cherries, black pepper & mushrooms. The palate has sweet oak, liquorice & dark fruits. It’s well-balanced with fresh acidity & velvety tannins.

Price: ¥245

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Salentein Portillo Chardonnay

October 27, 2011
Salentein Portillo Chardonnay

An interesting yellow hue endowed with sharp greenish shades. Deeply aromatic wine, combining notes of pear and green apple. Fresh and well balanced, with a long finish. Food Matching:Ideal to combine with meals from the new light cuisine. Try it with warm salad and poached seafood. 

Price: ¥100

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Salentein Portillo Malbec: Wine Man Pick: double Medal Winner 2013/14

October 27, 2011
Salentein Portillo Malbec

Argentina’s Portillo Malbec is a steady favourite among our customers, particularly through the colder winter months. A wine of great structure, well-balanced acidity and a long finish. The nose is rich in fruits (plum, black fruits & blackberries and violets. The attack is marked by soft, pleasant tannins. The finish has a roundness and a strong fruity after-taste.

Price: ¥100

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Salentein Primus Malbec: New Wine

February 27, 2015
Salentein Primus Malbec

In this vintage, color has marked an inflection point due to the extremely high intensity achieved. Black and purple hues, enhanced by a lively shine, deliver a highly attractive wine. Intense aromas of red and black berries, complex; this year with a good share of spices, such as clove and, slightly, pepper. Its mouth-feel offers an ample start, with sweet tannins that are typical of this variety, good structure, and acidity that is remarkable and well-balanced, yet firm, adding agility and freshness with a long finish.

Price: ¥558

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Salentein Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: Wine Man Pick

December 19, 2011
Salentein Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Ruby-red wine from the Argentine: with good aromatic intensity, touches of pepper & roasted red pepper; some paprika or dry pepper, followed by a sweetness given by red & black fruits. The vanilla aroma blends with fully integrated wooden notes from ageing in French oak barrels. A lovely balance is a key feature of this year’s vintage (the 2012). Fabulous Salentein.

Price: ¥211

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Salentein Reserve Malbec: Wine Man Pick

November 18, 2011
Salentein Reserve Malbec

Malbec is Argentina’s crowning glory. Its violet-red colour will intensify over time. Aromas of ripe berries. Flavours of ripe plums are predominant in this wine. Fruit, warmth and power meet head on with a luxurious mouth-feel and satisfying long, refreshing palate. Perfect with grilled and roast meat. Gold Medal Winner : Decanter World Wine Awards: 2010…

Price: ¥211

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South American Stars (Tier 1-3) 12 btls: HUGE upgrade

July 30, 2016
South American Stars (Tier 1,2&3) 12 Bottles

The already impressive case just got a massive upgrade to the status its name deserves with an influx of new, award winning, red wines. A fabulous vertical line-up of intriguing South American icons (and new comers) from tiers 1, 2 & 3. A veritable feast of experiences with our seal of approval and at a neat value point. We are very proud to create and present this selection of treats. We love all the wines in this pack. You will too.

Price: ¥1,615

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Suelo Argentino Malbec Mendoza

September 27, 2012
suelo argentino malbec mendoza

The dark purple colour and attractive blackberry nose are inviting. The taste is rich and fruity with satisfying weight and an appealing finish making this a very moreish wine.

Price: ¥98

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