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A very special vintage

Following its purchase by Karma Group, a collection of worldwide luxury resorts established by British entrepreneur John Spence, Karma Lake of Menteith is now able to offer its guests the opportunity to taste a very special red wine created and blended by John Spence himself, together with his ninety year-old father, Mike Spence.

The wine in question is a 2019 Bordeaux, which John has aptly named Père et Fils, is made with a higher percentage of Left Bank cabernet sauvignon, with a split of 70% cabernet, 15% merlot and 15% cabernet franc.

On the label is an illustration that was commissioned to depict John and his father enjoying this very special wine, in a beautiful vineyard.

Since 2016, wine connoisseur John has curated his own collection of fine wines, a hand-picked list offering vintages and boutique wines from some of the world’s most renowned labels. He’s been assisted by some of the world leading wine experts, such as the Australian sommelier, John Jens.

Recent additions include a rosé from Carcassonne in southern France, home to Karma Chateau de Samary. A new sauvignon blanc, from Pascal Jolivet, will be joining the portfolio in the next few months.

Other Karma Group wines include a Chianti from Tuscany; there are rosés from Provence and Australia, a Beaujolais and a Burgundy from France.

As part of Karma Group’s ethos of creating unforgettable experiences for guests, the wines are available to sample and enjoy across all resorts. Karma Group also hosts numerous wine tasting events through its exclusive member’s benefits scheme, Karma Club.

If it’s spirits you enjoy, Karma Group has also developed a signature hand-crafted small batch gin created using botanicals sourced from the destinations where the group’s resorts, hotels, and retreats are located.

The most recent addition to the Karma spirits repertoire is Coachbuilt Whisky, developed by Formula One legend Jensen Button. Karma Group is the official resort partner for this premium blended Scotch single malt whisky, which is being rolled-out initially across their resorts in the UK and Europe.

Commenting on the new red wine, Chris said: “Everyone who has tried it thinks it’s fantastic. 2019 was an exceptional year for Bordeaux wine, hence why John chose to add one to his collection, so I don’t think he has anything at all to worry about!”

French wines are very enjoyed by the team here at Hand Crafted Drinks Magazine and we will happily review the wine at the earliest opportunity.

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