Winner of a glittering array of awards over the last few vintages, this is a must for fans of big, smooth reds. Ancient bush vines high in tucked away Jumilla produce intense flavour, complemented in this velvety red by notes of sweet spicy oak.
Everyone loves a bargain, but if you also love BIG fruity reds you should head to Jumilla. This forgotten region is home to “some of the oldest and most concentrated Monastrell in Spain, producing full bodied reds that are just as good as most Bandols, and sell at half the price” (Tim Atkin MW). Camino de Seda (‘Silk Road’) comes from a winery just off this famous route that brought wealth and splendour to the region over 500 years ago. The vineyards are still surrounded by mulberry trees, the silkworms’ favourite dwelling place. Crafted by Scottish born winemaker Pamela Geddes, the wine is packed with intense black fruit, complemented by notes of vanilla spice. Enjoy by itself, or with pork loin or lamb casserole. Ideal at a barbecue too.
Sauvignon-Semillon is a heavenly match, especially in the hands of SA's Ben Jordaan. He's been making waves not only with his fabulous wines, but also his clean-up the ocean project this wine is part of. Enjoy its grassy fresh fruit for both reasons.
This is a dazzling fresh gem from South Africa's Ben Jordaan. He's been making waves with his beautifully honed wines at the Journey's End cellar for a few years now. Now he's making waves with a new project - cleaning up the ocean. He says, “As Cape winemakers we need the sea (and not just for surfing after work). Its cool breezes blow through the vines and lock in the freshness. That’s where we get all the crisp, refreshing citrus flavour. So here at the winery we’re helping to clean up the oceans and save marine life, assisted by people like you enjoying our wine. So, from all of us, thank you and enjoy every sip.” We think it makes the wine taste even better. Chill and serve solo or with spicy Asian stir fry or marinaded chicken kebabs.