|Light & medium bodied juicy reds
|801. 2012 Grenache Merlot, LES VIGNES DE L’EGLISE - LANGUEDOC
Good depth of colour, and a good balance between the opulent fruit and full, robust tannins. Stunning for the price.
|802. 2009 Corbieres, LES FORTS DE BORIES-AZEAU - LANGUEDOC
Deeply coloured, with a soft, silky texture and ripe, supple tannins. Bramble fruits and spice are to the fore here, with a lingering finish.
|803. 2012 Monastrell, BODEGAS CASTANO - SPAIN
Intense aromas of ripe red fruit. Wonderful with cheese
|804. 2012 Cotes Du Rhône, MAS ARNAUD - RHÔNE
Ripe, soft, juicy & pleasing
|805. 2012 Montepulciano d'abruzzo, GRAN SUSSO - ITALY
Deep black-red in colour with a youthful dark purple hue. A great Monty!
|806. 2012 Gamay de Touraine, Domaine Bellevue - LOIRE
Made from the Beaujolais grape bute here a little bit more gutsy
|807. 2010 Cairanne – LA CUVEE DU BELVEDERE - RHÔNE
A classic from the Rhône – cherry and spice in abundance
|813. 2012 Merlot, Montes Alpha, COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
Spicy black pepper full of harmony and soft on the palate
|809. 2011 Pinot Noir, Omrah - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
This is a delicate pinot noir which has gentle spicy fruit and a silky texture- a top seller
|810. 2012 Valpolicella, ALLEGRINI - VERONA
Should be classico but for the screwcap, sensational
|811. 2011 'Old Vine' Garnacha, Monsterio de las Vinas - CARINENA, SPAIN
40 year old Garnacha (Grenache) vines give this wine a burst of vibrant, perfumed plummy fruit with aromas of liquorice and Mediterranean herbs and a supple, juicy palate.
|812. 2012 Dolcetto d’Alba, GD VAJRA – PIEDMONT, ITALY
I was gobsmacked by its drinkability. If you enjoy Montepulciano or other similar reds from Italy try this - simply fantastic value.
|814. 2012 Pinot Noir Pionero, MORANDE - CASABLANCA, CHILE
Aromas of strawberry and rosewood, medium bodied with elegant flavours. Great with cold meat platters and fresh cheeses.
|821. 2011 Les Terrasses, CHÂTEAU PESQUIE - COTES DU VENTOUX
This is another great example of the quality in the southern Rhône and a steal at this price. 70% Grenache 30% Syrah
|815. 2011 Chinon Les Barnabés, OLGA RAFFAULT - LOIRE FRANCE
Fragrant berry fruits with a mineral character. Perfect with fish and intended for early enjoyment.
|817. 2011 Brouilly, DOMAINE COUDERT - BEAUJOLAIS
A fantastic Broulliy from a great Beaujolais producer
|818. 2009 Chianti Riserva, DA VINCI - TUSCANY
This wine is matured in small oak barrels which help to provide complexity and a lovely richness of flavour. On the pallet there are notes of vanilla, cherries and blackberries
|816. 2010 Fleurie, DOMAINE DE LA VIROYLETTE - BEAUJOLAIS
Very juicy strawberry fruit lifted by pleasant peppery notes – try it chilled in the summer
|819. 2011 Barbera d’Asti Fiulot, PRUNOTTO - PIEDMONT
Aromas of berries, ripe fruits and a hint of leather
|820. 2011 Merlot, ALexandre, Lapostolle, COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE
100% Organic grapes, with 15% Carmenere for structure and spice. Expext full cassis, chocolate & balck cherry flavours. An outstanding Chilean Merlot
|822. 2009 Palazzo Della Torre, ALLEGRINI - VERONA
Deep ruby red in colour, with perfumes of cherry and black forest gateaux. This wine has good body and an ageing potential of at least ten years. It has a smooth and velvety character, with mature, pulpy fruit and delicious raisin flavours.
|808. 2012 Julienas, DOMAINE DU CLOS DU FIEF, MICHEL TETE - BEAUJOLAIS
One of my favourite producers and this does not let me down. Beautifully balanced, graceful style of Gamay. Stunning Value.