|Heavy fuller-bodied succulent reds
|901. 2013 Mourvedre Viognier Syrah The Wolftrap FRANSCHHOEK, - SOUTH AFRICA
Spicy aromatic French blend matured in French oak. A real mouthful
|902. 2008 Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvingon, Redfin - SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Entry level Australian red, which is fruit-driven and fresh, with spicy blackberry notes.
|904. 2011. Primitivo, Cabernet & Negroamaro, Tormaresca - PUGLIA, ITALY
Jam packed crunchy fruit, a real find this year
|916. 2010 Zebu 'Il Passo' NERELO MASCALESE
Very gentle, very tast, lots of ripe berries, but with a lovely dark, savoury backbone
|914. 2012 Cabaletta, Tenute Fiorebelli - VERONA, ITALY
A blend of local and international vareitals, a portion of which are dried for 3 months to concentrate the rich fruit flavours of prunes and cherries
|903. 2012 Malbex, Amalaya - ARGENTINA
Sweet and spicy aromas on the nose, reminiscent of black pepper. This is one of the best Malbec wines we have tasted for a long time.
|905. 2011 Chateau Malbat - BORDEAUX
Hard stone berry fruit, laden with layers of different fruit, starts hard finishes very elegantly
|907. 2012 Cabernet Sauvinon, JESTER MITOLO, AUSTRALIA
Spicy lifted and pure, 2010 vintage has a 20% Amarone component which adds juicy savoury tannins, richness and elongated length
|917. 2011 Prios Maximus Roble - RIBERA DEL DUERO, SPAIN
Quite a big tempranillo, so typical of Ribera del Duero with a lovely seam of freshness. It's seen just 6 months in oak, which has added a sweet spice and roundness to the wine.
|906. 2009 Cabernet/Merlot/Malbec C.J. PASK - HAWKES BAY, NEW ZELAND
Bramnly fruits combine with firm tannin and fine oak.
|912. 2008 Malbec, Chateau de Chambert - SOUTHERN FRANCE
Aromas of plum and blackberries wrapped around belvety tannings. Perfect with red meat of anything spicy
|910. 2010 Syrah, C J Pask, Hawke's Bay - HAWKES BAY, NEW ZELAND
Fragrant aromatic fruit is supported by fine oak. Typical black pepper along with some floral fragrance
|911. 2009 Briego Crianza Bodegas Briego - RIBERA DEL DUERO, SPAIN
Strong characteristics of the Tempranillo grape variety. Ripe red fruits aromas - blackberries, strawberries, cherries, rasberries, followed by delicate notes of tobacco and wood ageing characteristics
|909. 2012 Henry Secen HENSCHKE - AUSTRALIA
When I first tried this wine I described it as volumptuous and curvaceous! My opinion has not changed byt will add - it is a really powerful luscious red driven by sweet cherry red berry fruit that explodes when it arrives in your mouth - you have been warned!
|915. 1998 Rioja Crianza, BODEGAS URBINA - RIOJA
Full and deep with balck cherry, rasberry and plum fruits - a fantastic Rioka at this price
|918. 2008 Bandol, DOMAINE DE TERREBRUNE PROVENCE
A lovely mix of Mourvedre, Grenache and CInsault with great ageing potential