Hand harvested, then traditionally fermented and aged for only a short period in oak, this evokes bright red fruits and dried herbs with perfect balance and an innate charm.
Watermelon-pink, bursting with aromatics of rose petals and fragrantly fresh berryfruit characters. An intensely flavoured palate with a lovely opulence, notes of guava, red apple and cream, a hint of exotic spice.
The aromatic complexities of Syrah combine with the the soft freshness of Garnacha Tintorera, some time is spent in oak, and the result is a well rounded and easy drinking red.
A bright and juicy Merlot with lush, velvety tannins. Violet-edged red currant and plum aromas and flavours are layered over notes of cedar, strawberry and mulberry. One for the vegans.
It displays nuances of strawberry and raspberry and a hint of mineral. Easy to enjoy and wonderfully fruity, with fine fruit flavours enhanced by a fresh, lively finish.
The pioneering winery of Spain’s Ribera del Duero region, the Protos cellars lie beneath the majestic hilltop Castle of Peñafiel. A vibrant, fruit-driven rosé made from Tempranillo grapes, with soft summer fruit aromatics backed by floral and herbal nuances.
A vibrant expression of sweet fruit flavours nuanced with chocolate and eucalyptus, a nice touch of oak and fine tannins.
Spicy aromatics of red and black fruits showing notes of vanilla, clove, cherry and plum. A soft, dry, full-bodied palate with fleshy, fine-grained tannins and refreshing acidity.
In many ways, not too different from Jono Pryor—soft pale pink in colour with an alluring perfume, and a fresh fruity taste that just goes on and on and on and on…
Bright, intense and elegant, with smoky and spicy nuances. The palate is dense and meaty with no shortage of character and concentration. Finishes long, with toasty notes.
Casa Márin wines are markedly different to the Chilean norm; owing to the steepness of the land, the soil and the proximity to the sea, they are cooler in nature. With notes of red fruits, blueberry and cherry, the palate is gentle and fruit forward, the finish softly elegant.
Graham Norton’s first foray into red wine is a South Australian Shiraz, a soft, smoothly supple blend of fruit from the Barossa, Langhorne Creek, River-lands and Limestone Coast.
Aged in seasoned American and French oak, the Galway is deeply coloured and boasts a bouquet of mulberry and currant with hints of liquorice.
With its savoury, earthy nose, this is a succulent, supple expression of the indigenous Negroamaro grape, boasting spicy red fruits and ripe tannins.
One of the stars of the Languedoc, the Puech-Haut vineyards are organically managed, with old olive trees and truffles in residence. An appealing unoaked, New World-style Grenache Syrah blend displaying cherry and plum aromas and flavours enhanced by supple tannins.
Ripe red fruit and spiced cherry aromas. A harmonious, medium palate structure with spicy red fruits and bright finish. Perfect with meats, pasta and soft cheeses.
Menhir Salento is owned by brothers Gae¨tano and Vito Angelo Marangelli, who use only indigenous varieties in their wines. A dark and opulent, modern Primitivo delivering an array of plum, cherry and chocolate notes on a lush and spicy bed of warm, generous fruit.
A Cabernet, Syrah blend made by bleeding the juice from the grapes. A lovely pale colour, it’s very reminiscent of Provence. A 3gm touch of residual sugar adds a lovely weight to the palate.
Floral-edged aromas of raspberry and watermelon overlay a vivid, deliciously weighted palate of clean, rich berryfruit flavours.
This is a dry style Rose that is wonderfully refreshing and best served slightly chilled.
With its savoury, earthy nose, this is a succulent, supple expression of the indigenous Negroamaro grape, boasting spicy red fruits and ripe tannins. Popular amongst those in the know, every shipment sells out.
Fragrant lavender, violet and cedar aromas are overlaid with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Full-bodied and fleshy, with a backbone of fine-grained tannins. A serious, multi-dimensional wine.
This wine has lifted aromas of blackberries and plums with overlying spicy, savoury and toasty notes from barrel maturation.
The DO is Ucles, located in Castilla la Mancha at the centre of Spain. Plenty of sun here, and Tempranillo loves it. Easy, approachable, fruit driven. One sniff and you’ll be off to the kitchen for a plate of tapas.
A blend of 88% Carmenère and 12% Syrah, boasting a juicy palate of red fruit flavours enhanced with a fresh and aromatic nose of strawberry, plum and notes of pepper and Rosemary.
100% Syrah fruit from the Méditérranée IGP in the southern Côtes du Rhône. A fragrant, floral nose, the palate elegant and full with tight, silky tannins. No oak, Mourre preferring to let the fruit speak.
Aromas of pepper, herbs, and mushroom, notes of blackberry and cherry. Delicate flavours of cherry, plum, a touch of spice, chocolate and coffee. Soft tannins and mouthwatering acidity.
Old-vine Mencía grapes deliver generous warmth and vibrancy. Aged four months in French and American oak and a further six in bottle, aromas of blackberry and cranberry are tinged with liquorice and oak. Spice and supple tannins add the finishing touches to a lingering, ripely flavoured palate.
The first rosé from John Hancock and his son Willy under their new Hancock & Sons brand. Dry and softly textural, with an enticing berryfruit sweetness to the crisp, floral-edged flavours.
Aromatics of plum, and blackberry take on a tinge of chocolate along with some spicy touches from time spent in oak. The palate is soft and smoothly Merlotesque, fruit-forward yet complex.
This is the biggest selling wine in the Reserva range, it’s not 100% Cabernet, rather 85-95% Cabernet, with Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, very typical of Bordeaux.
Burgundians Anne Gros and Jean-Paul Tollot thrive in France’s South, responding avidly to the differing climate there. Old Grenache, Syrah and Carignan vines create a vibrant refreshing, fruit-driven table wine.
Akarua are known for their superb Pinot Noir wines. They also make good use of their beloved Pinot fruit to produce a very fine rosé. A fragrant bouquet of crushed cherries and pomegranate, a gentle waft of vanilla and spice. The palate delivers soft summer fruit flavours and a bright finish enhanced by a hint of sweetness.
Off-dry to taste, macerated cherries & raspberries are offset by blood orange & pomegranate. A beautiful mouthfeel with real presence leads to a refreshingly long juicy finish.
An exuberantly rustic blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, robust yet still refined, and offering a good degree of complexity and sinewy succulence via its bright fruit and earthy characters.
South Africa's benchmark wine region. Ripe and complex fruit flavours with subtle cedar nuances, with an elegantly silky finish.
A blend of 50% Cinsault and 50% Grenache, this is quintessential Provence rosé at it’s best.
The brilliant pink hue greets you first and is backed up with soft notes of strawberries, quince and peaches. On the palate that classic Central Otago Rosé delicate structure is met with a touch of acidity for a refreshing finish.
The palate is rich and warm, with perfumed Black Doris plum, blackberry and raspberry notes, with finely integrated charry oak. Layers of complexity coupled with finely textured silky tannins.
A boutique, eco-friendly winery that’s a little slice of Italy in the middle of Argentina, the vines irrigated with water from melted Andean snows. The wine is on the richer side, with a lovely touch of green pepper to the juicy red fruits, rich texture and lingering finish.
This gorgeous wine is a blend of Malbec grown at Te Arai, Syrah grown at Opou and Viognier grown at Riverpoint. There is dark leather and black pepper with a tingling aroma of lifted spice, unique to this wine and its own natural surroundings. The taste is dense and alive with mint, chocolate, Asian spice, and warmth of feather pillow for a fatigued head.
A fresh, mineral wine with subtle aromas of nashi pear, peach and nectarine. Ripe concentrated flavours of peach, nectarine and pear lead into a fresh, dry finish.
An intriguing blend of red and white grapes from Black Estate’s three certified organic hillside vineyards. Strawberry, rhubarb and cinnamon notes, a bright, juicy palate of lingering flavours, a touch of liquorice.
Matured in seasoned American Oak, the generous palate is packed with ripe, spice-edged plum and berry characters.
Sustainably grown, vegan-friendly, aromatic Grenache. Part of Yalumba’s tribute to founder Samuel Smith, who got things rolling back in 1849. Good quality easy drinking that’s light on your wallet
Protos are the trailblazers of the Ribera del Duero region. Made from Tempranillo, Roble refers to the wine having had a short stay in oak. Poised, with a rich, spicy character.
Unashamedly big and bold, the hearty cascades of blackberry, raspberry, boysenberry and cherry are given a spicy nudge with pepper, cloves, anise and a touch of herbs. Charmingly opulent.
A rich palate with a lovely fine structure displaying a medley of berry fruit flavours, cedar, spice and a long persistent finish incorporating flavours of freshly ground coffee beans and toasty oak.
A savoury-styled Pinot with a heart of generous red fruit and blackberry characters overlaid with subtle notes of oak and aromatic layers of spice and dried herbs. A flinty, mineral edge provides elegance.
An expressive nose of ripe red fruits, a hint of black pepper. No oak characters; it's all about the fruit, aged for six months in stainless at a low temperature to retain freshness.
Predominantly Pinot Noir, with support from Malbec and Syrah. The palate is softly textural, with orange blossom florals and vibrant fruit. Elegantly dry, delicately flavoured.
A finely concentrated dry style Rosé with subtle richness, finesse & beauty. The palate has gorgeous crushed berries, juicy watermelon & soft red florals, leading to a delicious mouthwatering finish.
Minty and fresh, this is a greener style of Cabernet (For Mendoza), but in a good way. An elegant wine with rich warmth and peppery black fruit characters, bold but fine tannins, a great core of fruit and a lingering finish. A very stylish Cabernet with energy and definition, as well as sexy restrained sweetness. 9 months in new and used French oak.
An alluring smoky, earthy bouquet weaves through dark fruit flavours, hints of spice and mocha. A spine of ripe, muscular tannins provides length and vibrancy.
This is a great value comfort red. It's reflective of the warm 2016 vintage with plum, black fruits and liquorice.
An intense ruby red with purple tints, it offers an array of attractive notes on a well-structured palate, ranging from ripe cherry and plum characters to hints of cacao and vanilla.
The rich, persistent flavours of berryfruit and plum carry a hint of coffee and nuances of spicy oak.
A consistently high flying Marlborough Pinot Noir. The palate meets you with aromas of plums, blackberries and hints of cherries. There’s liquorice and smoky oak that adds to the complexity. A rich ve
A vibrant Cabernet off low-yielding Barossa vines, resonating with blackberry and plum notes backed by hints of chocolate and mint. Built upon a supple core of tannins, it’s excellent drinking.
A blend of Bendigo and Pisa fruit, grown to Quartz Reef winemaker Rudi Bauer’s exacting standards, this is an early-drinking option offering succulent red cherries, vibrant fruit and a luscious finish
This dynamic organic estate is on the Côte d’Azur. Léoube delivers an excellent, elegant, spice-edged rosé, refined and commanding your attention.
Expressive nose and deeply fruited palate displaying vibrant notes of red and black cherry, rich mocha and supple, silky tannins leading into a very long finish.
Small plot, single vineyard wine from de Bortoli, released only in the best seasons. Bright, lifted aromatics of violets, cherries and warm spice accompany the plump, generous flavours, supple tannins and balanced, juicy acidity.
Bright red fruits, nuance of stems, black cherry and spice. Brooding, plump, lovely gentle tannins, great length.
This extraordinary north-facing vineyard, planted in 1985 on deep red basalt soils, delivers a brilliant, highly aromatic Pinot Noir. Good drinking now, it will develop even more depth and complexity over 4-5 years.
Chat Sauvage utilize low yields and traditional winemaking methods. Fresh, fruity and elegant, with a rounded, silky palate and excellent balance.
An intense ruby red colour with rich violet hues; violet hints. Perfumes are winey at first, sometimes resemble the must during fermentation; once rested it will show intense and persistent floral notes, rose, freshly picked fruit, currants and sour black cherry. The mouth feel acidity is just slightly pronounced that dissolves in the sweet fruitiness. The finish is long and enlightens a mature and pulpy fruit.
Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this is a relatively dry red. Fruit and florals on the nose with a touch of spice. Those characters follow through to the palate. A refreshing acidity with a medium finish.
Launched in 1962, The Signature is a rich, complex and generous 100% Barossa Cabernet & Shiraz blend that is uniquely Australian.
Domaine Jessiaume established their négociant business, Maison Jessiaume, in 2008, and have forged a formidable reputation as a small négociant éleveur of unparalleled quality.
Domaine Jessiaume established their negociant business Maison Jessiaume in 2008 and a formidable reputation as a small negociant eleveur of unparalleled quality has been formed to complement the existing Domaine holdings.
A nose of dried flowers, red currant, blueberry, plum and Savigny earth. Refined, rich and velvety mouth feel with delicious middle weight flavours that display just enough minerality to add lift to the textured and mildly austere finish.
89/100 | Burghound: "Here there is no reductive funk as the exceptionally pretty nose offers up notes of dark cherry, plum, spice, rose petal and a deft application of wood. There is fine richness to the appealingly concentrated medium weight flavors that also display a touch of youthful austerity on the lingering finish where a hint of bitter cherry appears. This should repay 6 to 8 years of cellaring."
88/100 | Decanter: "The Peuillets reveals a bouquet of juicy strawberry and wild berries, mingling with notes of liquorice and rich soil. On the palate the wine is ample, with more fruit enrobing its firm chassis of tannin. Drinking Window 2023 - 2040"
The nose is stalky, savoury and almost devoid of fruit, instead giving mushroom and undergrowth. The palate has a lightness and fluidity to it with dark cherry supported by crunchy acidity and generous stem spice.
87/100 | Robert Parker: "It has a light bouquet of red cherry and cranberry with hints of undergrowth developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy tannins, chunky red fruit (cranberry and cassis) with a pleasant fresh, slightly salty finish. Fine."
A village wine that Anne has lavished an enormous amount of care and attention, each of the parcels are vinified separately and brought together to produce a delicious Village level Pommard. The fruit in this is forward, fragrant and quite magical.
87-89/100 | Burghound: "There is a really lovely freshness to the slightly more complex aromas that reflect an array of red berry fruit elements where additional breadth is present in the form of earth and spiced herbal tea. Like several wines in the range there is a lovely texture to the middle weight flavors that possess both vibrancy and detail, all wrapped in a mildly austere but well-balanced finale the delivers good if not special depth and persistence." - Allen Meadows
16.5/20 | Jancis Robinson: Healthy crimson. Rich and charming. Just a little tough on the end. Light bodied but very charming.
Note. Bottled this year under Bellene, rather than Domaine de Bellene or the Negociant - Maison Roche de Bellene. Due to smaller quantities of wines from the 2016 vintage.
Bubbly little baby this, gurgling away with blackberry and cherry characters and spice and pepper moments into the bargain. Generous, fat and phat it'll keep you happy till 2020. Comfortably.
With its savoury, earthy nose, this is a succulent, supple expression of the indigenous Negroamaro grape, boasting spicy red fruits and ripe tannins.