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  • Excelsior “Paddock” Shiraz South Africa

    This is widely regarded as the El Nino year in South Africa. The summer was hotter and riper than normal which required some adaptation in the vineyards to ensure a quality grape harvest. Grapes were harvested earlier than normal to ensure that there was freshness in the wines. The positive aspect of the drought was a very healthy crop with good concentration. The red wines from 2017 are rich and very structured.
    30% of the wine was aged in french and american oak barrels for 8 months.Spicy and dried herbs, every bit a Shiraz but with more restraint and structure than an Aussie Shiraz of the same price (in my humble opinion). Good spice and tannins make it good with food but it’s still soft enough to enjoy on its own. Maybe it’s the 15% of Petit Verdot in the blend which elevates it from the norm?

    grape typeShiraz/Syrah
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £8.99

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  • Excelsior Purebred Red South Africa

    From a great Estate in Robertson Shiraz Vines and Merlot combine together with a hint of oak, but mainly left to settle and rest in tank for nine months before release. Blackcurrants, cherries and spices. This is a soft and smooth wine very easy to drink on its own.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2020
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £8.99

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  • Excelsior Merlot South Africa

    Like its white cousin, this is a great party wine and goes well with most foods or just on its own. Rich, juicy Merlot from a favourite Estate of ours. Much recommended by Real Wine Co customers.  45% of the blend was aged in french and american oak barrels for six months. The wine is exceptionally concentrated and fruity.

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £8.99

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  • Excelsior Viognier South Africa (Gold Medal)

    Great quaffing wine, but rather a superior quaffing wine from a great Estate in Robertson. So no surprises that it won Gold  at the Michelangelo Awards!

    Fat, oily and aromatic; just what you’d expect from a classic Viognier, finishes with that touch of minerality which elevates it from the masses. Lovely summer wine….and any other time!

    grape typeViognier
    wine styleRich Whites
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2020
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £8.99

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  • Laurent Miquel Père et Fils Syrah/Grenache

    Laurent Miquel Père et Fils Syrah/Grenache

    70% Syrah and 30% Grenche – classic! I really love this easy, yet complex red. Hints of soft spices and licorice, very gluggable!

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £9.85

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  • Les Darons by Jeff Carrel

    Les Darons by Jeff Carrel

    Big, soft red, yet good acidity makes this a great food wine as well as one to drink on its own. A great example of southern french red wine, bursting with peppery tannins and earthy fruit.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £11.50

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  • Villa des Anges Reserve (Jeff)

    One of those wines which make you stop in your wine-tasting tracks. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot (roughly a third of each) has been aged for 14 months in tanks with oak staves (!) before bottling. It’s enough to make you wonder whether or not you want to buy expensive claret again!

    grape typeMixed Blend
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £12.50

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  • Château Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux “Intense” Merlot

    The classic Bordeaux blend, of course, is Cabernet/Merlot, and here we have a classic indeed. Merlot dominated, soft but very well-structured fruit. A clutch of Gold Medals again!
    Drink now to 2022.

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £12.50

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  • Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux Superieur “Libertae” No added Sulphur

    With 75% rich, supple, smooth Merlot backed-up by (frankly rare) Malbec this sulphur-free addition to The Lamothe-Vinvent range  yet again breaks new ground.

    First of all it’s just simply a really good claret! But the work needed to allow a fine wine to show its best without the addition of any SO2 at all is a testament to the skills of the winemaker and the philosophy whch runs through the Chateau from top to bottom.

     

    grape typeRed Blends
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £12.50

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  • Du Plevaux Pinotage South Africa

    “A hidden gem” – Platter’s 2016. A masculine Pinotage with a rich dark plum colour, complemented by a structured palate of coffee, chocolate & black berries which support the long soft finish. A minimal five months in barrels make it fruit-driven rather than too oaky.
    Drink now to 2024

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £13.00

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  • La Bette Cotes du Roussillon Villages Red by Jeff Carrel

    Big, deep colour, good grip due in part to 65% Syrah in the blend but also to Jeff’s preferred style of reds which retain those firm tannins and acidity making them great food wines.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £13.00

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  • “The Prince” from The Treaty Port Estate China

    From a vineyard established in 2005 on the Shandong peninsula by Chris Ruffle comes his unique, gold-medal winning, Petit Verdot/Arinarnoa blend.  Gently oaky, this is a lovely clean, velvety red from one of the world’s new emerging vineyard areas. The Prince rather liked braised pork and Beijing roast duck, could go rather well with this wine!

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleOakey Reds
    countryChina
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £13.00

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