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It's a South African Cabernet Sauvignon Weekend - Open this Friday & Saturday for Tasting

It's a South African Cabernet Sauvignon Weekend - Open this Friday & Saturday for Tasting

Petit 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon - Stellenbosch, South Africa

Open the 6th and 7th of March for tasting.

Tasting Note:

A youthful, fresh Bordeaux-styled blend showing plums and spiciness. Very accessible with a smooth and balanced texture.

Food Matching:

Great with duck or richer chicken dishes.

Vineyard:

All the fruit is hand-harvested to ensure high standards from the outset. Blended to achieve a soft, yet rich fruit-driven wine.

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Wine Open this Friday & Saturday... it's a Bordeaux

Wine Open this Friday & Saturday... it's a Bordeaux

It's the weekend again so time to come down to Banchory's independent wine, beer, whisky, gin, rum and cigar shop. 

For both the 14th and 15th of February we are open 10 am till 8 pm and will have a tasty Bordeaux open for tasting.

2017 La Réserve de Lucien Lurton Red, Lucien Lurton

Tasting Notes

 Deep purple in colour with an expressive nose. Medium-bodied, rounded tannins, packed with red fruits and a touch of spice on the palate. A complex wine with a long finish.

Food Matching

A great accompaniment to sticky grilled duck breast or slow-cooked pork.

Vineyard

Double guyot trained vines on clay-limestone soils. Machine harvested grapes from old vines. Traditional methods of viticulture

Vinification

 Maturing in cement and stainless steel temperature-controlled vats for 45 days. Made at relatively cool temperatures in order to retain as much pure fruit as possible. Fined with egg whites and filtered.

What's not to like?

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Wine Open for Tasting This Weekend

Wine Open for Tasting This Weekend

At the Strong Water Co, we are firm believers in trying some great products before buying. Each weekend we'll have different wines, gins, or even whisky and rum open for tasting.

This weekend the 7th and 8th of February we've got open;


2018 Paranga White, Ktima Kir-Yianni

Tasting Note:

Intense but refined aromas of jasmine, white peach, and apricot, typical of a high-quality Malagousia, are pleasantly balanced by the freshness of a mountainous Roditis adding a crispy acidity and zest to the final blend. The lingering fruity aftertaste underpins the intense flavor and highlights a wine with an enchanting character.

 

Food Matching:

It can be enjoyed all year round, on its own as an aperitif, or paired to salads, fresh cheese, and fish.

The blurb:

Vineyard: Paranga, a.k.a. "The Shack" in Greek, takes its name from the state of the Kir-Yianni winery in Amyndeon, back in 1997 when Yiannis Boutaris bought it. The grapes are sourced primarily from contracted growers in the Amyndeon appellation in Northwestern Greece. The vineyards are sprawling at an altitude of 600m on poor sandy soils. The area is marked by cold winters and warm summers, but the four surrounding lakes create a unique mild mesoclimate. As a result, we get high fruit concentration and ripeness with exquisitely complex and rich aromas.

Come down and visit us at 78 High Street Banchory - with a wide choice of beers, wines, whisky, rums, gin and lots more! Open Saturday's 10am till 8pm.

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