Wine Promos for Your Halloween Party
Trick or drink? ‘Tis the season to load up on some yummy discounted wines from producers like Barbadillo, Cortijo Los Aguilares, Alain Graillot, and Kavaklidere. After all, wine is just adult candy, right? Here are some of our Halloween promotional wine highlights!
Barbadillo Pedro Ximenez La Cilla (Now $58, U.P. $66)
Mahogany colour with nuances of plums, raisins and chocolate, this wine is unctuous and smooth on the palate with a lingering finish. A vigorous and well-balanced wine. Ideal in the kitchen as an ingredient in both desserts and savoury dishes such as pork and orange casserole; its vigour ensures that it stands up well to any culinary challenge.
Barbadillo Oloroso Cuco (Now $69, U.P. $79)
Mahogany in colour. Pleasant aroma reminiscent of noble oak from its ageing period and dried fruit. Mouth-filling and beautifully dry on the palate. The wines aged using oxidative ageing, such as this oloroso, can remain in perfect organoleptic condition many years after bottling, even once the bottle has been opened.
Barbadillo Principe Amontillado VORS 30 Years (Now $237, U.P. $272)
The NV Amontillado VORS has a bright amber color, and the typical volatility of the very old wines. It started with eight years under flor, and the rest, up to 30 years of average age in topped up barrels. Dark amber-colored, spicy, with smoked notes, cashews, marmalade and hazelnuts. The palate shows like a bodybuilder of wine (21% alcohol), extremely concentrated and intense, with pungent, intense flavors of coffee and chocolate. It is spicy and saline, with great complexity and length.
Kavaklidere Ancyra Okuzgozu 2018 (Now $37, U.P. $54)
Ancyra owes its name to the terroir where our history has began, to capital city of Anatolia, “Ankara”. Meaning anchor in latin, Ancyra has been symbolizing the city Ankara, established by Phrygian King Midas in history. Now with its renewed label, Ancyra Öküzgözü, produced from the grapes grown in Eastern Anatolia, is a concentrated, delicious and round wine on the palate with persistent red fruit flavors. This wine, which is 100% Okuzgozu is best served at 16-17 °C and matches perfectly with pizza, grilled red meats, Bolognese pastas, cold red meat plates and lasagne.
Cortijo Los Aguilares Pago El Espino 2016 (Now $50, U.P. $60)
This complex and singular blend of 3 grape varieties reflects what makes Cortijo Los Aguilares unique: meticulous attention to detail and the outstanding adaptation of the varieties to the local climate. The nose is full of fruits, with fresh balsamic nuances and light toasted, spicy notes. The ageing in large French oak barrels (300 and 500 litres) preserves its fruity expression while providing roundness and complexity, reflected in a wine that is smooth and fresh on the palate with a long-lasting aftertaste.
Alain Graillot Syrocco Rouge Maroc 2017 (Now $45, U.P. $52)
Alain Graillot is arguably one the finest winemakers in the Rhone Crozes-Hermitage region, with vines’ aged between 10-40 years old.
All the work is done by hand, which reduced damage to the grapes and resulting in an elegant yet intensely concentrated Syrah. Farmed organically, Alain crafts this wine as a fruit-forward Moroccan red, yet it is made in an old-world style with moderate extraction, excellent balance, and complex aromatics. Plenty of ripe purple black fruits and dried cherry followed by sandalwood, herb and spice. Finish is dry, long and classical.