Smooth ripe cassis balanced nicely by an earthy tannic edge and a touch of cigar box.

It is those unmistakable aromas of blackcurrant or cassis, the whiff of cigar box, the firm structured dark fruits overlaid with cedar wood, the sa(...)

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A complex gin with juniper, lemon and a lovely spicy element coming through on the finish.

Wonderful gin with lightly floral aromas and a subtle fruitiness alongside the juniper.

Nicely textured with juniper on the front palate with lively citrus and orange peel.

New Zealand: Pinot Noir here varies greatly in style, but the best are relatively full-bodied, sometimes spicy, with delicious soft ripe dark fruits and sufficient structure to age for a few years. Photograph: Thinkstock

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Medium-bodied with herb-scented savoury dark fruits.

A voluptuous Pinot, ripe with dark cherry fruits overlaid with woodsmoke.

Light cherry fruits, subtle oak, and a savoury finish.