|Heavy fuller-bodied succulent reds
|901. 2012 Mourvedre Viognier Syrah The Wolftrap FRANSCHHOEK, - SOUTH AFRICA
Spicy aromatic French blend matured in French oak. A real mouthful
|917. 2011 Syrah, Vanel - LANGUEDOC
Shows great balance on the palate, combining elegance and pure perfumed fruit
with structure and depth.
|902. 2011 16 Stops Shiraz, MCLAREN VALE - AUSTRALIA
Entry level Australian red, delivering an approachable and easily enjoyable style.
|904. 2011 Primitivo, Cabernet & Negroamaro Tormaresca - PUGLIA, ITALY
Jam packed crunchy fruit, a real find for this year.
|908. 2012 Tempranillo, Willunga 100 - MCLAREN VALE, AUSTRALIA
Dark fruits, sweet spice and crisp acidity
|916. 2010 Zabu ‘Il Passo’ NERELO MASCALESE
Very gentle, very tasty, lots of ripe berries, but with a lovely dark, savoury backbone
|903. 2011 Malbec, 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 diffeent fruit, starts hard finishes very elegantly.
|907. 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Jester MITOLO, AUSTRALIA
Spicy lifted and pure, 2010 vintage has a 20% Amarone component which adds juicy savoury tannins, richness and elongated length.
|912. 2008 Malbec, Chateau de Chambert – SOUTHERN FRANCE
Aromas of plum and blackberries wrapped around velvety tanins. Perfect with red meat or anyhting spicey.
|906. 2009 Cabernet/Merlot/Malbec C.J. PASK - HAWKES BAY, NEW ZEALAND
Brambly fruits combine with firm tannin and fine oak.
|910. 2010 Syrah, C J Pask, Hawke’s Bay - HAWKES BAY, NEW ZEALAND
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,raspberries, followed by delicate notes of tobacco, and wood ageing characteristics
|913. 2009 Vacqueyras Réserve des 2 Monardes, DOMAINE DE LA MONARDIERE - SOUTHERN RHONE
Garden spices, herbs, black fruit and earth. A perfect accompaniment to game and rich meat dishes.
|914. 2008 Epitome, SUMARIDGE – SOUTH AFRICA
Syrah 60%, Pinotage 30%, Merlot 10%. This fine Cape wine draws together the best of the Sumaridge location.
|909. 2012 Henry Seven HENSCHKE - AUSTRALIA
When I first tried this wine I described it as voluptuous & curvaceous! My opinion has not changed but 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 black cherry, raspberry and plum fruits – a fantastic Rioja at this price
|918. 2008 Bandol, DOMAINE DE TERREBRUNE PROVENCE
A lovely mix of Mourvedre, Grenache and Cinsault with great ageing potential.