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Villa des Anges Cabernet 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!Cabernet SauvignonSoft & Smooth RedsFrance2018750 ml14%+
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.Red BlendsFrance2018750 ml14%+
Brunelli Ripasso “Pa’Riondo”
This is a serious contender for the Hughes Family Turkey Dinner Red.
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%.Red BlendsBig & Robust RedsItaly2016750 ml14%+
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.MerlotBig & Robust RedsFrance2016750 ml14%+
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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 2025Red BlendsBig & Robust RedsFrance2017750 ml14%+
Du Plevaux Pinotage South Africa
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 2021Other Single Varietal RedSoft & Smooth RedsSouth Africa2016750 ml13-13.5%
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.Red BlendsRich & Fruity RedsFrance2017750 ml14%+
“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.Red BlendsLight RedsChina2016750 ml11%-12.5%
“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!Red BlendsOakey RedsChina2016750 ml14%+
Château d’Or et de Gueules “Mon fut c’est du poulet?”
Diane’s husband, Matthieu, demonstrates both his fine winemaking skills as well as his sense of humour with this wine. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin;
Matthieu devised a special cuvee, just one barrel, to mark the birth of his baby five years ago. Whist he was away on business one day, Diane unwittingly blended the barrel together with others destined to be the Trassegum Red final blend.
“Your’e kidding me?!!” said Matthieu on learning his barrel was gone. Translated from “Mon cul, c’est du poulet?” in French. In order not to offend sensitivities he replaced the vulgar “cul” (arse) with “fut” (barrel), and so the fith vintage of this birthday wine is Matthieu’s finest so far in his opinion. Lovely sort, round, fleshy Syrah with easy oak undertones.Shiraz/SyrahBig & Robust RedsFrance2016750 ml13-13.5%
Quinta de San Francisco Portuguese Red
Single Estate red from the Obidos region. CastelÃ£o (60%), Aragonez (20%),Touriga Nacional (20%) are aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.Many Gold Medals!…and a special Christmas price!Red BlendsOakey RedsPortugal2017750 ml13-13.5%
A Vue de Nez (no added sulphur) by Jeff Carrel Organic Red
Firstly – organic and with no added sulphur. Secondly – it’s a lovely smooth and fruity expression of grassy Cabernet Franc with a dollop of Syrah to beef it up. Also it has a clutch of Gold Medals and 90/100 from American Wine Guru Robert Parker.Mixed BlendRich & Fruity RedsFrance2018750 ml14%+
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