A textbook Barbaresco with beautiful texture and tannic structure. On the palate it is well balanced with a nice sweetness, elegance, and a long finish.
A "Super Tuscan" that is a firm favourite with all of us at Appellation Nation
A light and delicate red that is dominated by red fruits upfront, raspberry, strawberry jam, cherry..it's all there! This is followed by a good tannic grip and subtle earthy, leather notes. A generous Burgundy indeed!
Clay-rich soils and an inland Mediterranean climate contribute to the richly layered character of this wine. Medium bodied and bursting with red fruit and savoury spices.
On a recent buying trip, we turned up this little gem made from Garnacha and Carinena aged in traditional oak barrels. It's delicious and an absolute bargain at £14.95 per bottle - most wines of this quality sell for double that!
A plump, juicy and bold Chateauneuf-du-Pape which offers superb value for money. Delicious and quaffable, this isn't too heavy, but still packs full-on flavour.
A cracking Cabernet Merlot blend, full of Aussie character. Loads of black fruit on the palate, a little Cassis crunch from the Cabernet and hints of eucalyptus. Gentle tannins make this very drinkable!
A great example of the approachable wines coming out of Margaret River, this Shiraz is full of delicious red fruits and classic peppery spices whilst remaining soft and supple.
From Lodi based Brownstone, this is classic 'Cali' Zinfandel. Big, bold black fruit and rich spice with very soft tannins. The perfect partner for pizza or pasta!
A full and punchy Beaujolais that delivers big red fruits on the nose and palate, all backed up by black pepper spices. Top quality from a top Beaujolais Cru!
Made from very old vines that help this wine deliver lashings of dark fruit and spice with excellent weight, complexity and character.
Vibrant red colour with alluring aromas of red fruits especially red cherry, fresh and dried herbs, spices and a touch of licquorice. Fresh, well blanced, persitent on the palatte. The red fruits carry through, with a touch of garrigue and spice on the finish. Classic Brunello.
A beautifully elegant and drinkable expression of Nebbiolo, lighter than Barolo but beautifully complex with redfruit, spice and leather throughout.
The Cathar vineyards lie at 829 metres above sea level and are some of the highest in Spain. Deep cherry black with a flecks of crimson, this vibrant young wine explodes with mouth watering berry fruit and a touch of minerality.
A blend of Nero d'Avola and Perricone. The latter adds structure and a hint of chocolate to the Nero d'Avola's typically rich and fruity palate. A cracking Sicilian red wine which packs a ton of flavour!
Amazing Nero D'Avola from vineyards reclaimed from the Mafia
A big, silky smooth, red, which offers up notes of mocha, black cherries and grilled meats along with hints of damson and winter spices. It is fleshy, succulent and long.
From one of the classic Bordeaux estates, Complex and bold with notes of blackberry, blackcurrant and lightly toasted oak.
Light with plenty of fresh fruit flavours mixed with more traditional earthy notes. One to pair with a nice plate of salami and ham!
A nose packed with red berry fruits, vanilla and notes of coffee followed by a palate of raspberries, red cherry and chocolate supported by a good structure and silky tannins.
An outstanding wine from an outstanding vintage. Beautiful dark red fruit driven flavour with underlying spices and fine tannins.
A Medoc Cru Bourgeois drinking beautifully now with flavours of cherries and blackberries, accented with a subtle oak giving hints of vanilla, spice and toast.
From the producer, to the vintage, to the appellation, everything about this wine is fantastic! Bold and complex Margaux with dark, brooding fruits and lashings of spicy complexity.
From the Coca brothers of Jaspi Negre fame, this is another super-smooth, beautifully balanced gem of a wine, which comes from Spain's upcoming Emporda region. Stylish with layers of dark fruit, spice and silky tannins.
Truly scrumptious Italian dessert wine, made using only the ripest grapes from the cluster. Real complexity of flavours, ranging from delicate floral notes to full on spicy berries!
This is an exceptionally fine wine with a purity of fruit, precision, balance, complexity, and elegance that puts it in a class of its own . Deep rich cherry, dried cranberry, pungent dark earth, grenadine and so much more ...
This is great Burgundy, light up front but builds on the palate to a cacophony red fruit, baking spices, liquorice and savoury tones. Really well structured too!
As the winemaker says 'French Soul, Oregon Soil', from the esteemed Willamette Valley, this Pinot Noir is complex and delicious with nods to its Burgundian heritage. Red fruits mix with floral tones and earthy spice.
Classic Burgundy! Ripe, firm and earthy yet amazingly fresh with beautifully delicate fresh red fruit flavours and aromas.
A real fruit driven treat from the impressive Mercurey vineyards of Domaine Faiveley, fresh and pure with bags of raspberry, red fruit and spicy oak.
The flagship wine of its Domaine, this is a big, rich Grenache dominated Chateauneuf-du-Pape filled with all the sweet red fruit, earthy spice and liquorice notes you could ever want. Go on, treat yourself!
Great cool climate Cabernet blend, with notes of violets, blackberries and hints of dark chocolate. Classic Cabernet fruits are balanced by fine tannins and spicy French oak.
Produced from different Sangiovese clones, this Chianti Classico is concentrated, elegant and complex. A proper Tuscan classic!
Quite simply an astonishing wine- rich and full, packed with a complexity of flavour that attacks the palate but never overwhelms. One of the best Chianti's available!
Top notch Gevrey-Chambertin. A fuller, punchier style with lovely depth of fruit kept in check by well integrated oak and classic gamey notes.
A serious red Burgundy at a great price. This single vineyard Marsannay from Ghislain Kohut delivers a mouth-watering blend of red and black fruits with savoury notes and a well-structured backbone.
Some people have said you can't buy good Pinot Noir for under £15. This delicious Californian effort proves them wrong with its bright new world fruit balanced with a bit of Burgundian backbone!
A customer favourite, this "mini Amarone" is made using the appasimento process of drying the grapes producing an ultra smooth, silky style.
An intense bouquet of red fruit and floral rose leads to a palate of fruit, game, leather and truffles. This is followed by a finish reminiscent of dried fruits.
A little more delicate and floral than its Oakville big brother, this Napa Cabernet Sauvignon still packs a punch. Plenty of solid, juicy red fruits to make this a real mouthful, backed up by cedar and herb notes.
Delicious and approachable Cabernet Sauvignon from some of Napa's finest sub-regions. Medium weight with lots of bright fruit on the nose and palate, silky smooth with a creamy, chocolate like finish.
A big bold blend of Syrah and Carmenere from the extreme climate of Chile's Elqui Valley. A real glassful!
This is a true example of the exquisite Pinot fruit that Marlborough is capable of producing. This is rich and plummy, with an abundance of fragrances and an opulently plush finish.
100% Cabernet Franc from sixth generation producers, made in the heart of the Loire. An abundance of red fruit with gentle spice and soft tannins.
Superb value for a pinot noir which is maturing beautifully. A single-vineyard offering which has a full and inviting palate and wonderful length. Move over Burgundy!
Dominated by Grenache, this is an organic Rhone with lots of sweet red fruit, soft peppery spice and gorgeous perfumed aromatics.
Classic Fleurie on the nose with big hints of violets, dried fruits and subtle oak. Light on the palate but by no means a slouch, cranberry and red fruit flavours show with an underlying florality.
Light and spicy are the best words to describe this Beaujolais Cru, with its delicate palate of red fruit flavours and warming, peppery spices accompanied by a touch of blackberry and supple tannins.
The spicy varietal character of Barossa Shiraz meets the fleshy, vibrant fruit of old vine Grenache in this excellent blend from Kaesler. This big, bold wine is ready to go now!
Classic Barossa Shiraz with a bit of elegance and class about it. Big and ripe with fruits and spice as you'd expect but a beautiful balance is maintained by silky tannins and a fresh acidity.
A delicate yet hugely complex red from Maremma, Southern Tuscany, in Magnum size!
£29.95 RRP: £34.75
Le Salette have delivered a winner here with this youthful, approachable Amarone Classico. Not as dense and heavy as some, but with all the power and complexity you'd expect, this is certainly one of the most versatile Amarone's we have tasted.
An unusual lighter style of Syrah that really works! All the spicy, smokey, herby notes you'd expect but wrapped up in an elegant, delicate fruits.
A deep violet wine offering dark berries and pepper on the nose. Fresh fruit on the palate is lifted by vanilla and warm spice and framed by soft tannins. Very polished and elegant!
This is one approachable wine, very soft and smooth with lots of fruit and vanilla. Go on, give something new a try!
Aged for 30 months in French and American oak and then bottle aged for a further 3 years before release. Complex and rich, this is ready to go and great value!
Made from grapes grown on vines believed to have been planted 140 years ago! These low yield vines make a complex and intense wine that is aged for 14 months in oak and delivers vanilla, dark berry fruit and sweet tobacco.
These guys know how to make a Barossa Shiraz, the spice notes are evident from the first moment you take a whiff and the abundance of fruit is there throughout. Great length of finish, one for a big plate of meat!
Magpie Estates have got this blend spot on, jammy red fruits run through both bouquet and palate with tannins that are present but never overdone. Approachable and great value!
Bold and brutish, this is a fantastically punch Carmenere from the stunning Elqui Valley in Chile. Bursting full of black fruits, well structured, and finishing with a hint of smoke, dark chocolate, and espresso it's utterly delicious!
Produced from young vines on the Meerlust Estate, this is a soft, medium-bodied wine with loads of crunchy black fruit and cassis!
Cherries and red fruits that just leap out at you. Great freshness with ripe notes providing balance and structure. A classic Valpolicella!
A "mini Amarone" made by passing the Valpolicella wines over the skins and lees of Amarone taking on all the ripe, spiced fruit flavours.
Delicious Merlot dominated Bordeaux, lots of dark fruit with notes of truffles and spice. A really classy Pomerol this one, ready to drink now!
A succulent Mediterranean style red blend based on Syrah with other Rhône varieties from Swartland. Bags of subtle fruit, peppery spice and sweet vanilla.
Mullineux have produced a Syrah with a true sense of its Swartland terroir. Restrained and refined with big, dark fruit notes, complex spices and elegant floral undertones.
Youthful, fresh Chianti that is full of red berry fruits, rustic spices and refreshing acidity. I can't think of a better midweek Pizza or Pasta wine!
A tasty blend of Sangiovese and Merlot from Southern Italy. Bursting with fruit, it is a wine that's just crying out to be drunk now.
Fruit driven old vine Carignan with sweet spice and tons of juicy, silky red fruit. A little bit of midweek perfection.
Nebbiolo in its aged, drinking glory! Big, complex flavours are to be found here but the wine is refined and precise with beautiful fruits and spices wrapped up in classic tannic structure.
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