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  • Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

    Fabien & Christophe’s super white was absolutely stunning when we first tasted their 2006 and now the 2019 has arrived it is also a stunner, possibly even better! year after year stunning consistency. 90% crisp, zingy gooseberry Sauvignon Blanc with a ‘lichette’ of Semillon to round it off. Aging on the lees for around three months adds an extra dimension. I really hope you will enjoy this.

    grape typeSauvignon Blanc
    wine styleCrisp & Refreshing Whites
    countryFrance
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

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  • Rioja Sin Crianza Lopez de Aguileta

    100% unoaked Tempranillo from the prized Alavesa part of Rioja. Juicy fruity style with great depth of character – that spicey Tempranillo really shines.

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleUnoaked Reds
    countrySpain
    vintage2020
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

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  • Prosecco Colli Trevigiani Sacchetto

    Recommended in the Daily Telegraph: “highly drinkable, a great pick-me-up.”
    Perfect party wine! Selected here to be a very different alternative to Champagne in every way; it is semi-sparkling so does not attract the higher Sparkling Duty rate. Prosecco grape is very much a light, fruity, versatile wine. Perfect also as a pre-dinner aperitif. Paolo Sacchetto’s Estate in the north east of Italy produces a range of wines, but this Prosecco is the one which stood out for me. Dry and fruity.

    grape typeOther Single Varietal White
    wine styleSparkling
    countryItaly
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

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  • Domaine St Roch Viognier (Jeff Carrel again)

    The return of an old friend….rich, oily, fat, peppery white…will go particularly well with Thai food!
    Drink now to end 2022

    grape typeViognier
    wine styleRich Whites
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

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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%+

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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%

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  • Verus Riesling, Slovenia

    Verus Riesling, Slovenia

    Verus wines need little commentary. They are all superb, demonstrating what Jancis Robinson called “a purity of fruit” when we shipped their first ever vintage in 2008. This Riesling is delciously characteristic of the slightly petrolly flavours you get with classic Rieslings. Zingy and refreshing.

    grape typeOther Single Varietal White
    wine styleCrisp & Refreshing Whites
    countrySlovenia
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    Regular Price: £12.99
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  • Mooi Bly Chenin Blanc

    The return of an old friend. Erik & Liesbet’s Chenin Blanc was the only one to hit the spot for me when we first visited South Africa. This new 2019 vintage is in. Hues of fresh, green edges make the colour very inviting. The nose is almost spicy and minerally at the same time. The palate is complex; dry and minerally but still quite rich. A very satisfying white wine.

    grape typeOther Single Varietal White
    wine styleUnoaked Whites
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £13.50

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  • Excelsior San Louis Shiraz

    In 1979 San Louis fell ill, stopped eating and grew tremendously weak. His grave was dug, but as he was being led to it, the decision was made to try and treat him for a little longer. Seven months later he had recovered completely. On 7 February 1981 San Louis won the 1600m Guineas horse race, one of South Africa’s most prestigious races.

    This vineyard is situated on deep, calcareous soils that allow deep root penetration. This enables the vineyard to withstand heat and drought.

    This wine has an explosive nose of chocolate, espresso, fruitcake, and sweet oak spice. The palate is rich and very soft, with ripe flavours of black cherries and a long rich aftertaste.

    grape typeShiraz/Syrah
    wine styleOakey Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    Regular Price: £15.00
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  • Brunelli Ripasso “Pa’Riondo”

    This is a serious contender for the Hughes Family Sunday Dinner Red. 2017 vintage tasting beautifully now, but, boy, will it also get even better over the next few years.

    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%.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    Regular Price: £16.00
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  • Champagne Marc Chauvet Brut Tradition

    Really! Honestly! Go no farther than Marc Chauvet for your Champagne. If you don’t want to spend £27.50, then try Blanquette de Limoux, but please don’t resort to cheap Champagne!

    To my mind Clotilde’s latest cuvee is her best yet! Soft, full, biscuity and long-lasting (in the palate, that is – I suspect the bottle will be polished off very quickly!)

    o 1/3 each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
    o 2/3 2015 vintage, 1/3 reserve wine
    o Dosage 12gms
    o Disgorged in after 3 years sur lattes

    Previous years’ accolades;

    Top 12 Fizzes for Christmas 2012 Daily Telegraph -“”Warm in style, nicely biscuity, with personality but one that will please a variety of tastes. Very box office.”

    A previous cuvee was also in Oz Clarke’s 250 Best Wines of 2011: “a fascinating wine,” and recommended by Victoria Moore in The Daily Telegraph November 2010: “delicious.”

    and recommended in The Guardian May 2010: “impressive.”

    grape typeMixed Blend
    wine styleSparkling
    countryFrance
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

    Regular Price: £27.50
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  • Barolo La Fusina

    Another top find from a hunting mission at Vinitaly; my favourite Barolo from over 120 tasted. This single vineyard beauty from the Abbona family is, like all Barolos, made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, the king of Piedmont reds! Aged for 30 mnonths in french oak barrels and then a further 8 months in bottle before release. 2016 is one ot the top vintages of the past decade.

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    Regular Price: £29.50
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