A rich, ripe Cabernet from California with wild berry fruits and complimented by sweet vanilla oak. It has a lovely softness which makes it very accessible, with dark cherry and subtle oak notes on the finish. A great glass of wine which keeps you coming back for more! The grapes are sourced from California's regions of Lodi and Manteca and the final blend is then given 6 months in wood to marry the blend and add weight. Top write up in Decanter March 2020 and we love it too.
Domaine Laguilhon Jurancon Sec
From the foothills of the Pyrenees, Jurancon is a versatile and characterful wine. Made from a blend of Petit manseng and Gros manseng, this dry Jurançon is fresh and vivacious with aromas of pears and green apples. It is perfect as an aperitif or with dishes that require a lively freshness to balance their richness. Try with smoked salmon or alongside tagine, baked vegetable dishes or creamy risotto.
Domaine Jerome Gradassi Chateauneuf du Pape
Chateauneuf can easily become overblown and heavy. This truly elegant example from cooler, clay-soil sites, shows finesse and lift. 75% Grenache brings body and supple richness, whilst the remaining Mouvedre and Syrah lends pepper spice and complexity. Just wonderful.
"Medium depth of a colour - more ruby than crimson. Meaty nose with really jewelly richness. Very savoury and well balanced. Good lift and rosy sweetness. Long and very satisfying already. GV (Good Value)." Jancis Robinson. Drink now-2027.
Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc, Sonoma
Sauvignon blanc, but not as you know it! From Sonoma County, California, this wine positively brims with aromas and flavours of pineapple, pink grapefruit, lemongrass, honeydew melon and orange blossom, with a bright mineral streak. Utilising a dual fermentation process brings a wonderful balance and complexity to this wine; bright, crisp-apple freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, complimented by a subtle smokey-toasty character from neutral French oak barrels, adding body, peachy-richness and depth. A new favourite for us.
Ramos Pinto, Douro
Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Blanco
From legendary Port producers, Ramos Pinto, this dry white wine from the Douro shows just what great value Portugal can offer from this region. Clear, bright, and golden with traces of green at the edges. A sweet bouquet of aromas, showing hints of white & yellow roses, peaches and apricots followed by complex hints of minerals. The palate is full & rounded with notes of citrus fruits and minerals, a structured & fleshy with elegance & finesse. Wonderful on its own or with roast chicken.
Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel, Napa
From the renowned vineyards of the Calistoga AVA within Napa comes this bold and impressive wine. Cocoa, espresso, and cedar are readily apparent on the nose, with a slow transition to ripe blackberry, fig, and eucalyptus. A perfectly balanced palate, with brightness that is contrasted and balanced by density and richness, and supple, yet chewy tannins. Notes of raspberry jam, dried blueberries, and cherry drop mingle beautifully and the finish brings an appealing warmth and length. One for the fireside.
Produttori del Barbaresco
Produttori del Barbaresco, Barbaresco
Perhaps not a wine you’re overly familiar with, Barberesco is seen as the ‘elegant cousin’ of the more famous Barolo. A small but perfectly formed region in Piedmont, with Barolo to its south.
There are unmistakable similarities between Barolo and Barbaresco - both are 100% Nebbiolo and share their homes in rolling, foggy landscape at the foothills of the Alps, but they say if Barolo is the King of wines, then Barbaresco is the Queen. We find that there can be a greater finesse to these wonderfully expressive wines. They are also known to be more approachable in youth than Barolo, whilst still displaying that lip-smacking acidity and tannin so characteristic of the Nebbiolo grape.
This delightful DOCG wine shows clasic notes of sour cherry, strawberry leather, cherry jam and forest-fruit compote. Floral tones of pot-pourri and violets lift the wine, and deliver something ethereal and memorable.
Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre
Founded in 1815, Domaine Billaud-Simon is renowned for producing some of the best wines in Chablis, long recognised for their steely, mineral style.
They own 17 hectares of vineyards in some of the best areas in Chablis, with four grand cru, as well as four premier cru. The domaine has long been known for its focused, mineral-driven wines thanks to meticulous viticulture in the best sites along with the latest winemaking technology.
Their wines are delicious when young, yet offer great ageing potential – the high acidity is complimented by richness of fruit, particularly in the Grand and Premier Crus which will typically improve in bottle for at least a decade.
This 1er Cru offers an exceptional aromatic profile with mineral notes and spice. The lush palate shows the perfect balance between strength, freshness, sweet fruity notes and intense floral aromas. A complex, elegant and remarkably harmonious wine.
Roda Reserva Rioja DOC is a superb Reserva Rioja from a cutting edge Bodega. Bodegas Roda was established in the 1980s when Mario Rotllant and his wife, Carmen Daurella, undertook an exhaustive analysis of many of the best vineyard sites in La Rioja Alta, They picked 17 of the very best vineyard sites with vines aged between 30 and 90 years old and signed long term contracts with the growers. Today Bodegas Roda’s vineyards consist of 28 blocks of old Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano vines in the best locations of La Rioja Alta.
The 2005 Reserva comes from an outstanding vintage and displays a classy perfume of spice box, cedar, leather, violets, and assorted black fruits. Dense, layered, and plush on the palate, in the glass it is intense, impeccably balanced, and lengthy. Just reaching its drinking window now and will continue to develop exquisitely for many years to come.
Nals Magreid 'Jura' Pinot Noir Riserva
The Pinot Noir Riserva 'Jura' by Nals Margreid is an elegant and classy interpretation of this classic Burgundy grape. Sourced from vineyards in the municipality of Appiano, in the foothills of the Dolomites on dense morainic soils.
Vivid and bright in the glass, the nose invites with rich hints of strawberries, raspberries and red currants, with undertones of earth, balsamic notes and undergrowth. Fleshy and ripe on the palate with delicate tannins and an aromatic finish of cloves. Delicious.
Ronco Del Gnemiz, Fruili Colli Orientali
Ronco del Gnemiz Sauvignon Salici. ORGANIC
Sauvignon Salici 2017 is bright, crisp and extremely nuanced and showing the unique character of the region. Traces of crushed stone and mint are very nicely concentrated in the glass amongst a multi-layered bouquet with appetising toast notes, candied orange peel and ripe stone fruit.This energetic Sauvignon shows a highly independent and appealing personality. It is the essence of Sauvignon Bianco with Friulian fingerprint. An utterly individual take on this classic grape - a world away from Marlborough!
Chateau Bonalgue Pomerol
This great Pomerol estate has received a lot of attention from renowned wine critics in recent years. Made with 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine is aged for 18 months in oak of which 50% is new. A very generous wine with intense and pure blackberry fruits and hints of tobacco. Velvety on the palate with silky tannins and good length. Classic and classy Pomerol.
Chateau Lestrille Capmartin Bordeaux Blanc
Smooth, ripe wine, bursting with succulent white peach flavours and lemon-peel freshness. Concentrated and dense, almost tropical in it's notes of papaya and apricot flavours, all generously wrapped up in spicy wood and finishing with a long rich, toasty note. A modern, classy and elegant white Bordeaux. Much like the winemaker herself.
Joseph Perrier Cuveé Royale Brut
The Royale cuvee! As served to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII. Well, if it's good enough for them! This is so classy, so elegant, and so refined. It's proper Champagne, made with upmost diligence and care. Fit for a King indeed. Our new favourite in store.
Skillogalee Liqueur Muscat, Barossa
From Australia's Barossa Valley, this deep, rich, and sticky Muscat wine is simply divine. Full of rum, raisin, and date aromas, opulent with exotic spice and toasted nuts. Serve alongside a dried fruit and cheeseboard, or with Middle Eastern inspired desserts - a nod to the grapes origin.
Domaine Michel Juillot Mercurey Rouge
A fresh, ripe, and pungent earthy nose of mostly red berry fruit aromas. The palate gives way to energetic, delicious and very round middle-weight flavours that manage to retain a fine sense of balance on the moderately rustic finish, albeit charming. The tannins are phenolically mature and while this is accessible young, it should also reward a few years in the cellar if you prefer your reds with a bit of tertiary development.
Joseph Perrier Cuveé Royale Rose Gift Box
An inviting nose of soft red fruit with a floral hint of rose petal. The palate is more substantial with hints of orange peel amongst the red fruits and just a hint of cinnamon spice on the finish.
A coy little wine, at first, before unfolding to reveal snappy citrus, green pineapple, crisp apple, and a trace of oak and toasted nuts. Light and lovely, with a bright, textured palate and complexity enough to keep even the most serious Burgundy drinkers happy. A steal at this price for the quality - its very easy to pay more and get less from Beaune wines. This will be our Christmas staple for sure.12.5% abv. Drink now to 2022.
Chateu la Mascaronne
Chateau la Mascaronne Fazioli Cotes du Provence Rouge, ORGANIC.
Known more for it's Rosé wines, the reds of Provence often get overlooked. But the climate on this sun-drenched coast is perfect for making red wines with body, depth and a wonderful full-fruited profile. There's even a touch of black olive and Herbes du Provence on the generous palate, with full, tannic structure and the freshness of the seaside to balance. From historic organic vineyards, this is a pure quality expression of the region. Try alongside Provencal cuisine.
Travaglini Tre Vigne
Gattinara Travaglini Tre Vigne
With its funky, wonky bottle, this is instantly eye-catching, but this wine is no novelty! Made from the Nebbiolo grape - of greater fame in Barolo - but making no less of a wine here. And easier to approach in early years. Aromas of eucalyptus, exotic spice, underbrush and aromatic herb lead the nose. The tightly knit palate offers cranberry, dried cherry, star anise and clove set against taut, close-grained tannins. Winner of the GamberoRosso Italian wine award for the region. An off-piste but truly rewarding wine from Piedmont. Bolognese anyone?
Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
“The interplay of cassis, vanilla, and black cherry on the nose are quite complementary yet also dynamic; shifting to fresh blueberry with a hint of tobacco. These, in turn, are buttressed by dark chocolate, mocha, and a slight suggestion of sweet oak. Silky, fine-grain tannins vie with vibrant acidity that slowly expose the rich, ripe raspberry and blackberry notes that dominate the mid palate. On the finish, expect density and structure as cloves and cinnamon combine with nuances of briar and flint, yielding an extraordinarily food-friendly wine.” – WINEMAKER MATT CRAFTON
Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Celebration 2012
Vinted only in the best years, Jadot’s 2012 Beaune 1er Cru Celebration is aromatically expressive, with lovely bright, floral notes that play off a core of red berry and stone fruits. The gracious, almost feminine, bouquet is alluring and belies the structure that awaits.. Tiny yields and high skin-to-juice ratios give this wine with suprising tannic clout that temporarily obscures the fruit until it unfoldds gracefully in the glass, whereupon the aromatic complexity comes through. It will be interesting to see if the 2012 softens over time, or if it gains volume - it certainly has the structure to age beautifully, either way. One to lay down and enjoy over many a year to come.
The Eyrie Vineyards
Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Blanc, Oregon. ORGANIC
From the family who first planted grapes in this now legendary Oregon wine region! This is an epic wine, aromatically intriguing, with wild ‘summer-meadow’ pollens that give both scent and flavour. Crunchy tree fruits, clean straw and even a whiff of bread dough combine in a lingering finish. Wonderful. *Organic*
Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz, Clare Valley 2012
An opulent nose displays elevated notes of ripe plums, dark chocolate, exotic spices and charred-oak influences. A fine and focused palate emerges, where flavours of fresh berries, cherry plums and dark chocolate feature predominantly, beautifully enhanced by classy use of French oak barrels. With time in the glass, a thick stream of licorice, blackberry, cloves and sappy, cedar-oak develops, and an unexpected treat appears in the form of truffle and leather notes. At all points this wine feels fresh, fine, and distinctive. A wine easily consumed whilst young but with clear rewards to those you choose to cellar for longer.
Massal Selection Pinot noir cuttings from the Côte de Nuits planted in marl/limestone/clay soils, this is just the 2nd vintage of this “GG,” and it’s a beauty; wonderfully polished, rich and sophisticated wine; serious dark energy and density and a lovely spice-box charachter. Though not well-known outside of Germany (yet) the Dautel family are amongst the most highly regarded winemakers in the region. Organic practice, though not certified, this is a living, beathing, deliciously aromatic and enjoyable Pinot noir. Somehow evokes the sesnes like being around a campfire in autumn. Go enjoy!
Sepp Moser Gruner Veltliner Breiter Rain
Impressive Gruner Veltliner from the low yielding Breiter Rain vineyard. An inviting and voluptuous nose with spicy fruit and hints of honeysuckle. Textural and weighty on the palate - slightly honeyed with smoky notes, stone fruit, fresh balancing acidity and a long, dry finish. This is a serious wine with an ageing potential of 8+ years.
Cervaro della Sala, Umbria
A blend of Chardonnay grapes and a small quantity of Grechetto make a wine that can age over time and represent the elegance and complexity of this unique estate. Cervaro della Sala was one of the first Italian white wines to have malolactic fermentation and aging take place in oak barriques. A masterful wine, from THE Italian winemakers, Antinori.
Clos Du Val
Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Napa Valley
Legendary wine from a legendary estate, this is the stuff of legends! Clos du Val have been making wine in Napa longer than most, and Napa Valley Cabernet needs no introduction - its bold, plush, rich and ripely fruited, and just hugs you like a bear. When Bordeaux become a little blasé, you go to Napa for some blue-sky thinking. You can almost taste those long, sunny California days when you drink a wine like this. And who doesn't want that?!
Bollinger Grande Annee Vintage 2007
Groot Constantia, Gouverneurs Reserve Blend, Constantia 2015
A South African heritage. Broad and muscular with ripe, rich flavours of blackcurrant and undergrowth,with hints of chocolate and green bell pepper all enveloped in an elegant style. An iconic Bordeaux blend from this historic producer. One to put away for a while to let fully mature.
Lismore Reserve Chardonnay Greyton
Californian Samanatha O'Keefe is really blazing a trail in the mountains above False Bay. Aged in some new as well as some old oak barrells, this wine is a poised and balanced as a ballerina, and equally supple, agile and lithe. I refuse to make the old comparisons to wines of the old world, because this could well be better. Yes, and guaranteed special corks guarantee zero corked bottles, mean that careful cellaring for up to 25 years will result in incomprable results. I would rather you drink this, but investors will also be rewarded.
Cottonworth Classic Cuvee, Hampshire
The best English sparkling wine we have tasted, and judging by all the awards they are winning we are not alone. Made with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Menieur it is bursting with fresh acidity. Glorious.
Akitu A2 Pinot noir, Bannockburn, Central Otago
New Zealand. Ripe and intense plum fruit with subtle cinnamon spice lift defines the nose. The concentration of the primary fruit aromatics builds with airing, giving further dimension. Licorice and lavender florals elegantly unfold into a gentle gamey bouquet. Generous and succulent with a silky and supple tannin texture, and juicy acidity giving impressive length and persistence. Brightness and approachability are the driving force of this wine, however a hint of complexity we have come to expect from this vineyard adds a layer of real and intriguing character to the fruit depth.
Akitu A1 Pinot Noir, Bannockburn, Central Otago
New Zealand. Spiced cherry primary fruit and dusty dried herb aromas build gently on the nose, giving way to dark plum fruit characters with a background of brown spices and leafy complexity. Considerable depth and dimension is revealed that belies the intensity of bouquet. Brooding aromatics driven by a precise fruit focus. The dark juicy plum drives a generous entry to the palate and that spiced cherry adds great focus and length of flavour. Cinnamon and subtle anise characters are woven into the tactile structure of the wine. The tannin backbone compliments juicy acidity giving a velvety yet lively texture and a mouth-watering finish. Tension with restraint.
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