Wines available By The Glass from May 1st 2015

Jim Barry  'The Armagh' Shiraz.
Jim Barry ‘The Armagh’ Shiraz. £99.99 a bottle, you can try it at The Whalley Wine Shop.

We have just changed the wines in our By The Glass dispenser. This selection from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand has wines priced between £12 and £100 a bottle for you to try. This is what you can now sample in-store by the glass… Whites

  • Mulderbosch 1000 MilesSauvignon Blanc, South Africa, 2012, 13%

“One of a number of fabulous current releases from this Stellenbosch Winery, this barrel fermented Sauvignon shows deft handling of oak. Mineral and balanced, it has subtle vanilla spice and intense grapefruit, herbal and blackcurrant leaf flavours. Drink 2014-18. Score 94” Tim Atkin. £22.49 a bottle, sample £1.10

  • Leftfield, Albarino,New Zealand, 2014, 13.5%

Gorgeous flavours of citrus, flowers, melon and peach! A new addition to our shelves this is sure to be one of our favourite wines this summer. With ripe apple and pear notes and a touch of spice and vanilla on the finish this wine has lovely texture too.12.99 a bottle. Sample 70p

  • Kooyong Faultline, ChardonnayAustralia,  2009, 13%

The fruit is restrained, and there is considerable texture on the palate. Not at all fat, but rich whilst remaining refined. With flavours of straw, almond, lemon rind and with slight nutty notes this shows the very classic Kooyong style. £37.99 a bottle. Sample £1.70

  • The FMC, Chenin BlancSouth Africa, 2012, 13.5% – Golden in coulour this wine oozes rich opulent aromas, including jasmine and white flowers with a little white pepper as well. The palate has lots of richness with flavours of honey, butter and apricots with a hint of botrytis that creeps into the finish. £24.99 a bottle. Sample £1.20

Reds

  • Ben Glaetzer ‘Amon Ra’, ShirazAustralia,  2010,  15.1%

Deep purple-black in colour, the 2010 Amon-Ra is restrained on the nose showing pure black fruits, chocolate and liquorice. Full-bodied and densely packed, the voluptuous palate is framed by firm, fine tannins and a crisp acidity with a long, well-balanced finish. £66.99 a bottle. Sample £2.90

  • Jim Barry ‘The Armagh’, ShirazAustralia, 2008, 14.9%

The philosophy of the estate is to locate vineyards capable of producing exceptional quality fruit and then to retain all of that quality in the winemaking process. It is also a policy to hold these wines in reserve until they are ready to drink, a laudable objective which requires significant investment. £99.99 a bottle. £4 a sample

  • Turkey Flat, GrenacheAustralia,  2011, 14.5%

Cropped from 90-year-old estate bush-pruned vines, the wine displays aromas of dark cherry, plum and spice. The palate is full with cherry chocolate and plum flavours, overlain with warmth and peppery spices. £19.49 a bottle £1.00 sample

  • Jim Barry ‘The First Eleven’ Cabernet SauvignonAustralia, 2006, 14.5%

The wine is a vibrant deep crimson colour, with characteristic Cabernet aromas of cassis, cigar box and cedar. The palate is rich and elegant, dominated by black olives, nutmeg and allspice. The tannins are finely grained, and the wine ends with a lingering liquorice, black cherry finish. £29.99 a bottle. £1.40 a sample.

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