Red Wine

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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
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    Regular Price: £8.99
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  • Shortwood Cabernet/Merlot South Africa

    “Best Value Wine Awards” Platter’s 2016. A blend of 60% Cabernet and 40% Merlot. Blackberry aromas from the Cabernet Sauvignon team up with ripe flavours from the Merlot grape, ensuring a soft and long finish. Ideal companion to roasted dark meat and any type of cheese.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £8.75

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  • Villa Cialdini Lambrusco Rosso Dry Red

    Sparkling red. Drink very chilled!
    Much recommended in the national press.
    The Times Sat 10th December 2016
    Daily Telegraph Star Buy last Christmas
    Pick of the Summer Reds 2013 -Sunday Times.
    Top 12 Fizzes for Christmas 2012 – Daily Telegraph

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleSparkling
    countryItaly
    vintage2015
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

    Regular Price: £12.99
    Special Price: £8.99

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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
    vintage2017
    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
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £8.99

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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Merlot

    Lovely soft Merlot from the south of France yet with firm structure making it equally good on its own or with food. Has good spice and might be mistaken for a claret if served blind!

    Drink now to 2022

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    Regular Price: £9.50
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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Syrah

    Spicy Shiraz from the south of France. Soft tannins, nice ‘n spicy. Long skin contact for deep colour, a hint of oak aging for complexity….rather a nice wine, really!

    Drink now to 2021

    grape typeShiraz/Syrah
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    Regular Price: £9.50
    Special Price: £8.99

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  • Cerejeiras Portuguese Red

    This is a delightfully fresh, fruity, unoaked red from the Lisbon Region.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryPortugal
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £8.99

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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Carignan

    NEW IN. Gold medal-winning traditional local varietal, old vines – Carignan from the south of France. Soft tannins, nice ‘n spicy. Long skin contact for deep colour, and over six months oak aging for complexity….rather a nice wine, really

    Drink now to 2022

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    Regular Price: £10.00
    Special Price: £9.25

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  • Casabel Portuguese Red

    Lovely soft red with vibrant cherry-like fruit. A great example of  just how much fun Portuguese wines can be.

    This is a soft, yet well-structured, unoaked red from the Lisbon Region. If the Cerejeiras is defined by easy fruit, this has a bit more oomph, so will take richer food. It has lovely clean fruit character.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countryPortugal
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    Regular Price: £13.00
    Special Price: £9.50

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  • Anarkos Rosso di Puglia

    Probably our best-selling red. A clear candidate for our 12 wines of Christmas Offer.

    Previous vintages recommended; Recommended in The Daily Telegraph: “another one of Mark Hughes’ brilliant finds. Absolutely delicious blend of Primitivo, Negro Amaro and Malvasia. Lush and plush like velvet, also juicy, scented, intense, rich brimming with the smell of violets, deep purple plums and bitter cherries. Such a joy!
    Recommended by Oz Clarke as one of his 250 best wines of 2012: “an excellent example of how southern Italian reds are starting to express their own fabulous originality. It’s bulging with youth and it’s soft, yet tempered by a nice edgy bitterness.”

    The label is attention-seeking, as is the bright red plastic cork (not my favourite closure, I must admit, but the wine insisted I buy it! The wine has attitude and is a provocative one, railing against the plight of the region (see their website). The region reminds me of the Languedoc in France – loads of rubbish wines but increasing numbers of fanatics making really top wines as they should be made. This was one of my favourite winery visits recently. The wine is made from a blend of the local varieties Primitivo, Negro Amaro and Malvasia Nera and should be consumed in conspiratorial bars in the south of Italy with huge helpings of pasta.

    Drink now to end 2020.

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    Regular Price: £11.00
    Special Price: £9.99

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  • Domaine Laffitte Malbec

    New? Tick!

    Malbec? Tick!

    Lots of flavour? Tick!

    Light on the old alcohol? Tick!

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage20162018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

    £9.99

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