This is something real special - a first too for The Wine Society - we’ve managed to secure some wines right out of the United States. And not only that, these wines are in demand cult wines that are near impossible to track down … it's our pleasure to introduce you to Orin Swift.
If you heard of Orin Swift, then Robert Parker sums it up perfectly:
“Orin Swift is the brainchild of a brilliant young man by the name of Dave Phinney. His Midas touch with grapes from seemingly anywhere in the world is unusual, but the brilliance of the wines, his creativeness and unparalleled blending talents have built an incredible portfolio right out of the gate.” Robert Parker
If you like your wines big, bold and powerful then these three reds are worth a try. Found in almost every high-end wine shop in the US, Orin Swift is a powerhouse and now they’re available for you. Orin Swift is now available for you. We only have very limited quantities available so you’ll need to get in quickly if you want to add these robust reds to your collection.
The 'Machete' by Orin Swift was first produced in 2009. This wine is a compelling blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache, this inky hued wine was aged 10 months in French oak (40% new) prior to bottling. Weighing in at a whopping 15.7% alcohol and needing more than an hour to express itself, as it is aromatically reticent at first, the wine gradually yields deep aromas reminiscent of rose petals, tar, pipe tobacco, coffee grounds and blueberry compote.
Item Code: ITM23588
A dark garnet hue sits in the glass with immediate aromas of ripe cassis and blackberry. Hints of cocoa, new oak and fir complement the juicy fruit mélange. A full-bodied entry is succeeded by a mid-palate of dark fruits and a smooth, integrated minerality. The tannins are well developed, allowing the wine to finish with length.
Item Code: ITM23589
An elegant nose presents, with complex aromatics of ripe cherries and dried rose petals, a touch of white pepper and a hint of alpine forest. Balanced and integrated, the palate comprises of sweet strawberries, cranberries, and traces of rhubarb. The wine closes at length with a finish of toasted brioche, a dash of caramel and fresh raspberries.
Item Code: ITM23590