Red Wine

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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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  • Chateau d’Or et de Gueules “AB” (A Boire) Red Organic

    Chateau d’Or et de Gueules “AB” (A Boire) Red Organic

    New to Diane and Mathieu’s range showcasing their now wholly organic estate. Fresh and fruity with good structure. Do I detect a whiff of strawberries?

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleUnoaked Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £11.50

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  • Peninsula de Lisboa Portuguese Red

    Step-by-step we increase the intensity and complexity from the Lisbon Region.

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

    £12.00

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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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  • 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
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £12.50

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  • Laurent Miquel Solas Pinot Noir

    Lovely soft, yet food-friendly version of this classic red grape. Medium-bodied and bursting with red berry flavours. Hints of spices and rosemary? 20% aged in 1-2 year old barrels for 6 months to raise the complexity of the wine.

    grape typePinot Noir
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £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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  • Dolcetto delle Langhe La Fusina

    Another top find from a hunting mission at Vinitaly; having found my favourite Barolo, I then tasted all their other wines and no surprise they we all lovely! Another single vineyard beauty from the Abbona family. I have long enjoyed the Dolcetto grape variety for its cherry-like flavours and freshness, quite a contrast to Barolo. No lengthy aging, no oak aging just vibrant fruit but still with grip.

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.50

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