Red Blends

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  • Domaine d’Ansignan “Les Grenadines” by Jeff Carrel

    Never say never…I wasn’t convinced by the pre-taste description, but why worry? If Jeff makes it chances are it’ll be a cracker. Guess what? I loved it.

    It’s somewhere between a light red (Beaujolais Nouveau) and a Rose. Drink it nicely chilled and enjoy the cherry, redcurrant, strawberry flavours resulting from the blend of Grenache / Maccabeu / Carignan / Syrah / Pellut.  Just perfect for the summer.

    Les Grenadines comes from the fact that they are planting pomegranate trees next to the vineyard.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleLight Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2020
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £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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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Minervois

    A blend of Carignan and Syrah which really showcases one of the Languedoc’s fine range of regional appellations. 40% of the handpicked grapes are aged in oak following fermentation. The result is a fat, structured red but it’s not “in your face” it’s really very nicely balanced.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £13.50

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  • Quinta de San Francisco Portuguese Red

    Single Estate red from the Obidos region. Castelão (60%), Aragonez (20%),Touriga Nacional (20%) are aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels. This was my pick of the family’s three estate wines. Maybe it’s the Touriga Nacional which gives it an almost violet fruit over and above the soft, oakiness. It has won Gold at four separate competitions this year.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleOakey Reds
    countryPortugal
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £13.50

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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Cotes du Roussillon

    A blend of Syrah and Grenache with a slug of “whole bunch” Carignan which once again showcases one of the Languedoc’s fine range of regional appellations. 40% of the handpicked grapes are aged in oak following fermentation. The result is a fat, structured red but it’s not “in your face” it’s really very nicely balanced.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £13.50

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  • Cantiga Rioja Crianza

    Daniel’s best wine, in my opinion. Aged in 57 American oak barrels for 12 months then rounded-off in bottle before release. Classic, soft, smooth, comforting Rioja….

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleOakey Reds
    countrySpain
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £14.50

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  • Le Grenache Under my Skin by Jeff Carrel

    Big, soft, creamy tannins….I’ve got you under my skin….15.5% of lovely Grenache, which, by the way, is the predominant grape variety in a Chateauneuf du Pape….just saying….

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage20162017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £15.00

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  • Brunelli Ripasso “Pa’Riondo”

    This is a serious contender for the Hughes Family Sunday Dinner Red. 2017 vintage tasting beautifully now, but, boy, will it also get even better over the next few years.

    Rich, complex but very silky textures make this a delight. The Ripasso technique consists in refermenting a Valpolicella on the sugars and yeast-rich grape skins of the area’s top wine, Amarone.

    This results in the wine becoming full-bodied, with a great concentration of colour and perfume.Corvina Veronese 65%, Rondinella 25%, Corvinone 10%.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    Regular Price: £16.00
    Special Price: £15.00

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  • “The Inspector General” from The Treaty Port Estate China

    From a vineyard established in 2005 on the Shandong peninsula by Chris Ruffle comes this classic Bordeaux blend, aged in french oak barrels and displaying ripe, dark fruits and a hint of vanilla oak. No surprise that Chateau Lafite chose to make their first Chinese wine, Long Dai 2017, from neigbouring fields! Chris’s vines are older, of course, and 2014 was an excellent vintage. This is a limited release of 5000 bottles.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleOakey Reds
    countryChina
    vintage2014
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £15.00

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  • Laurent Miquel Chateau Cazal Viel Vieilles Vignes

    Classic Languedoc blend of old vines Syrah for the grip and colour and fruit, Grenache for fruit and Mourvedre for perfume. It’s big and dark and 15% alc. A year in 2 and 3 year old oak barrels to soften it out so it’s both great with food or on its own. 91 Parker Points. Drink now to 2025

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £15.00

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  • Maison Carrel Corbieres

    For a taste of regional Languedoc-Roussillon here’s another excellent example from Jeff Carrel. Reclaimed vineyards showing just why they deserved to be reclaimed. Rich, spicy, characterful and organic.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £15.00

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  • Château d’Or et de Gueules ‘Trassegum’ Red

    Château d’Or et de Gueules ‘Trassegum’ Red

    Selected from the best parts of the vineyard, this is a blend of Syrah, Carignan and Mourverdre. Each varietal is kept apart and aged in 500 litre oak barrels for 12 months. Only then do they decide upon the final blend. Once made, the finished wine is aged for yet another 12 months in those same barrels before bottling. Only 10% of the barrels are new wood, so there’s no “in your face ” oakiness here!
    Diane only releases this wine if she feels it is up to her highest standards of quality. So, no 2002 vintage ‘ it was all sold off in bulk to the ‘négociants’. The 2003 vintage was a cracker. No 2004 vintage either; that, too, was not good enough, the 2005, 2007 and 2009s brilliant…as was the 2011.
    And then along came the equally scrumptious 2103, and the super 2015 and now the fab 2016. What more can I say? Drink now to 2026 (really!)

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

    £15.75

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