Red Wine

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  • Anarkos Rosso di Puglia

    Anarkos Rosso di Puglia

    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 af the last few years. 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.

    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.”

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.50

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  • Chateau d’Or et de Gueules ‘Les Cimels’ Red Organic

    Chateau d’Or et de Gueules ‘Les Cimels’ Red Organic

    Super new 2018 vintage which is certified organic. It is a wonderfully consistent wine which also manages to take on the character of the vintage vagaries. Consistently a best selller, consistently recommended in the Press. So, here you have an even deeper colour than usual, and enough body to make it a real laster!

    ….and if you like your reds with “minerality”, go no further!

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleUnoaked Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.50

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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%

    £12.50

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  • Domaine de la Pigeade “Les Sables” Ventoux – sorry , out of stock

    Classic southern Rhone red blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. Un-oaked, just deep comforting complex red wine.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.50

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  • Villa des Anges Reserve (Jeff again)

    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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  • Domaine de Cray Touraine Rouge

    I went to the Wine Fair in Paris in February to hunt out a Loire Sauvignon Blanc. After much tasting found a firm favourite in Domaine de Cray. As luck would have it, they also produce this very classic Loire red made from 50% Gamay (as in Beaujolais), 30% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Cot. It’s fresh, it’s light and combines hints of freshly mown grass from the Cabernet with the parma violets from the Gamay. A really super summer wine with great complexity.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleLight Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £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 – Sorry OOS

    New vintage of  “a hidden gem” ( Platter’s 2016) just back in stock. 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 2021

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £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 Philosopher” Syrah from The Treaty Port Estate 12.5% China

    From a vineyard established in 2005 on the Shandong peninsula by Chris Ruffle comes this Syrah based red.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleLight Reds
    countryChina
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

    £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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