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Château Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux 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.MerlotUnoaked RedsFrance2017750 ml13-13.5%
Domaine Laffitte Sauvignon Blanc Gros Manseng
An exciting, summery, new take on Sauvignon Blanc from Gascony; blended with a bit of spicy, slightly sweet Gros Manseng and the result is very, very more-ish, thirst quenching and maybe a bit too easy to drink on a sunny summer’s afternoon….and equally good every other season!Sauvignon BlancCrisp & Refreshing WhitesFrance2018750 ml11%-12.5%
Brunelli Bianco di Custoza
Bianco di Custoza has long been on of my favourite white Italian wines. Situated on the sunny shores of Lake Garda it is a blend of Trebbiano, Garganega, Cortese, Riesling and Malvasia grapes. The resultant wine is soft and creamywith a lingering minerally finish. Yummy!White BlendsDry & Soft WhitesItaly2018750 ml11%-12.5%
Domaine de Belle Mare Picpoul de Pinet
So, where do we start on Picpoul de Pinet? It’s possibly the fashionable white wine of the moment, which is why it’s taken me so long to find a really good one!
Dry, fruity, soft and easy but with good depth. A really good crowd-pleasing wine. My latest mantra is “If in doubt, choose Picpoul.”Other Single Varietal WhiteUnoaked WhitesFrance2018750 ml13-13.5%
De Meye Unwooded Chardonnay Stellenbosch South Africa
There’s Chardonnay and there’s Chardonnay. Here’s a lovely example of Stellenbosch’s versatility showing how Chardonnay can be crisp, minerally, dry and nothing like the tired, old, over-oaked examples we see too much of in the supermarkets. Might even say “Chablis” if you didn’t know.ChardonnayCrisp & Refreshing WhitesUnoaked WhitesSouth Africa2018750 ml13-13.5%
Myburgh & Milner “Privateer” Cabernet Franc/Merlot De Meye Stellenbosch
Marcus Milner and Philip Myburgh decided to jointly create a blend which encapsulates a bit of fun, fruit, sun and this Cabernet Franc/ Merlot blend does just that. It’s a serious Stellenbosch creation with good grip and depth, but elegant – not too heavy. Goes well with both full-flavoured food as well as lighter dishes.Red BlendsSoft & Smooth RedsSouth Africa2016750 ml14%+
Anarkos Rosso di Puglia
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.”
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 recently. 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.
Drink now to end 2020.Other Single Varietal RedRich & Fruity RedsItaly2017750 ml13-13.5%
Chateau d’Or et de Gueules ‘Les Cimels’ Red Organic
Super new 2016 vintage which is certified organic.
2013 Vintage. The Guardian ….”try a perennial favourite of mine.”Red BlendsSoft & Smooth RedsFrance2016750 ml13-13.5%
Château d’Or et de Gueules ‘Les Cimels’ White Organic
New 2017 Vintage now in, and newly certified organic. Soft creamy and generous.Light & FruityFrance2017750 ml11%-12.5%
Dans l’Air du Temps Sauvignon Blanc by Jeff Carrel
Fat, fruity style of Sauvignon Blanc for those who don’t like it too tart!
Drink now to end 2021Sauvignon BlancUnoaked WhitesFrance2017750 ml13-13.5%
La Bette Cotes du Roussillon Villages Red by Jeff Carrel
Big, deep colour, good grip!….Red BlendsRich & Fruity RedsFrance2016750 ml13-13.5%
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