Rich & Fruity Reds

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  • Shortwood Cabernet/Merlot South Africa

    “Best Value Wine Awards” Platter’s 2016. A blend of 60% Cabernet and 40% Merlot. Blackberry aromas from the Cabernet Sauvignon team up with ripe flavours from the Merlot grape, ensuring a soft and long finish. Ideal companion to roasted dark meat and any type of cheese.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £8.75

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  • Excelsior “Paddock” Shiraz South Africa

    This is widely regarded as the El Nino year in South Africa. The summer was hotter and riper than normal which required some adaptation in the vineyards to ensure a quality grape harvest. Grapes were harvested earlier than normal to ensure that there was freshness in the wines. The positive aspect of the drought was a very healthy crop with good concentration. The red wines from 2017 are rich and very structured.
    30% of the wine was aged in french and american oak barrels for 8 months.Spicy and dried herbs, every bit a Shiraz but with more restraint and structure than an Aussie Shiraz of the same price (in my humble opinion). Good spice and tannins make it good with food but it’s still soft enough to enjoy on its own. Maybe it’s the 15% of Petit Verdot in the blend which elevates it from the norm?

    grape typeShiraz/Syrah
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £8.99

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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Merlot

    Lovely soft Merlot from the south of France yet with firm structure making it equally good on its own or with food. Has good spice and might be mistaken for a claret if served blind!

    Drink now to 2022

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    Regular Price: £9.50
    Special Price: £8.99

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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Syrah

    Spicy Shiraz from the south of France. Soft tannins, nice ‘n spicy. Long skin contact for deep colour, a hint of oak aging for complexity….rather a nice wine, really!

    Drink now to 2021

    grape typeShiraz/Syrah
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    Regular Price: £9.50
    Special Price: £8.99

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  • Cerejeiras Portuguese Red

    This is a delightfully fresh, fruity, unoaked red from the Lisbon Region.

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryPortugal
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £8.99

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  • Domaine Laffitte Malbec

    New? Tick!

    Malbec? Tick!

    Lots of flavour? Tick!

    Light on the old alcohol? Tick!

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage20162018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv11%-12.5%

    £9.99

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  • 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.

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryItaly
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £11.00

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  • La Bette Cotes du Roussillon Villages Red by Jeff Carrel

    Big, deep colour, good grip!….

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £11.50

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  • Junta Momentos Chilean Malbec Reserve

    This Malbec is bursting with rich, deep berry fruit.
    70% of the wine was aged for approximately six months in French oak barrels to help round out the wine and smooth out the tannins. Once the final blend was obtained, the wine was cold decanted and lightly filtered before bottling. Drink now to 2022

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryChile
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.00

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  • Junta Momentos Chilean Carmenere Reserve

    Back after a year’s absence! This Carmenere is bursting with rich, deep berry fruit.

    grape typeOther Single Varietal Red
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryChile
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.00

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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Corbieres

    A blend of Grenache 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. Like the Minervois but softer.
    Drink now to 2022

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.50

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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Minervois

    A blend of Syrah, Carignan and Grenache 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.
    Drink now to 2022

    grape typeRed Blends
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.50

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