Foreign Affair Wines
Our Winemaker Barclay Robinson was thrilled to host local wine writer Tony Aspler (tonyaspler.com) this January for a tasting of current and upcoming releases from the Foreign Affair portfolio.

Tony later shared his thoughts and scores…

 

90 Points - 2018 Amarosé 
Pale ruby with orange reflections; strawberry-cherry puree nose; medium-bodied, dry, floral, cherry flavour; fine mouth-feel with a light tannic uptick on the finish. Versatile food wine.”

 

89-91 Points - 2016 The Conspiracy
Deep ruby-purple colour; cedary, blackcurrant nose with ok spice; richly extracted, St. Emilion style, firmly structured with expressive sweet currant and plum fruit controlled by tannins. Hold 3–4 years.”

 

90-92 Points - 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 
“Dense purple colour; cedary, cigar box nose with a floral note, oak spice and black plum; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured, blackcurrant flavour. Hold two years.”

 

91-93 Points - 2016 Dream
Deep purple-ruby colour; earthy, spicy, plum and currant nose; full-bodied, richly extracted, firmly structured, ripe black cherry, dark chocolate and currant flavours with evident but ripe tannins. Hold 2–3 years.”

 

92 Points - 2016 Temptress
“Opaque purple-ruby colour; spicy, vanilla oak, floral, pencil lead, cedary, black plum and currant nose; full-bodied, well-balanced, mouth-filling plum and blackcurrant flavours with lively acidity and firm but pliant tannins.”

 

92 Points - 2016 Petit Verdot
“Opaque purple-ruby colour; cedary, lightly floral, plum with a touch of pepper on the nose; medium-bodied, well-balanced, firmly structured, elegant and juicy, black cherry and plum flavours with a ripe tannic finish. Great mouth-feel. Hold 5 years.”

 

90 Points - 2016 Syrah 
Opaque purple-ruby in colour; cedary, spicy, black fruit bouquet; full-bodied, rich and full on the palate, well-structured, black plum and black cherry, savoury-herbal flavours.”

 

2016 Apologetic Red 
“Dense purple-ruby; cedary, blackcurrant, tobacco, violets on the nose; full-bodied, richly extracted, firmly structured, broad-shouldered and rich, mouth-filling, black fruit flavours with herbal notes.”

 

92 Points - 2015 Marisa
Bright, old gold colour; spicy, honeyed apple with notes of petrol; full-bodied, sweet, honeyed grapefruit and apple flavours; well-balanced, rich and unctuous on the palate.”