Red Wine

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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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  • 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%+

    £12.99

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  • 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 2021

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

    £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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  • Cantiga Rioja Crianza

    Daniel’s best wine, in my opinion. Classic, soft, smooth, comforting Rioja….

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleOakey Reds
    countrySpain
    vintage2015
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £13.50

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  • 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.

    grape typeShiraz/Syrah
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £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.Many Gold Medals!…and a special Christmas price!

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleOakey Reds
    countryPortugal
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £13.50

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  • Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux Superieur Heritage Red

    The classic Bordeaux blend, of course, is Cabernet/Merlot, and here we have a classic indeed, but with 80% Merlot. Very St-Emilion-esque! Multiple-Gold-Medal winner, this “Heritage” cuvee has been aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and is quite simply as typical a claret as you could wish for at a very affordable price. Drink now to 2024.

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

    £13.50

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  • 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.

    grape typeMixed Blend
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £13.50

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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%+

    Regular Price: £15.00
    Special Price: £13.75

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