Showing 25–36 of 77 results
Du Plevaux Pinotage South Africa
“A hidden gem” – Platter’s 2016. 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 2024Other Single Varietal RedSoft & Smooth RedsSouth Africa2018750 ml14%+
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%
Domaine d’Ansignan “Les Grenadines” by Jeff Carrel
Never say never…I wasn’t convinced by the pre-taste description, but why worry? If Jeff makes it chances are it’ll be a cracker. Guess what? I loved it.
It’s somewhere between a light red (Beaujolais Nouveau) and a Rose. Drink it nicely chilled and enjoy the cherry, redcurrant, strawberry flavours resulting from the blend of Grenache / Maccabeu / Carignan / Syrah / Pellut. Just perfect for the summer.
Les Grenadines comes from the fact that they are planting pomegranate trees next to the vineyard.Red BlendsLight RedsFrance2020750 ml13-13.5%
“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%+
Abbotts & Delaunay Minervois
A blend of Carignan and Syrah which really showcases one of the Languedoc’s fine range of regional appellations. 40% of the handpicked grapes are aged in oak following fermentation. The result is a fat, structured red but it’s not “in your face” it’s really very nicely balanced.Red BlendsBig & Robust RedsFrance2017750 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. This was my pick of the family’s three estate wines. Maybe it’s the Touriga Nacional which gives it an almost violet fruit over and above the soft, oakiness. It has won Gold at four separate competitions this year.Red BlendsOakey RedsPortugal2018750 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%+
Abbotts & Delaunay Cotes du Roussillon
A blend of Syrah and Grenache with a slug of “whole bunch” Carignan which once again showcases one of the Languedoc’s fine range of regional appellations. 40% of the handpicked grapes are aged in oak following fermentation. The result is a fat, structured red but it’s not “in your face” it’s really very nicely balanced.Red BlendsBig & Robust RedsFrance2017750 ml14%+
Villa Cialdini Lambrusco Rosso Dry Red
Sparkling red. Drink very chilled!
Previous vintages 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 TelegraphOther Single Varietal RedSparklingItaly2019750 ml11%-12.5%
£13.75Add to basket
Showing 25–36 of 77 results