A "Super Tuscan" that is a firm favourite with all of us at Appellation Nation
A delicate yet hugely complex red from Maremma, Southern Tuscany
£14.65 RRP: £18.50
Typical varietal aromas of red fruits and violets with a touch of thyme and sage. Fragrant and smooth with a long, delicate finish. Great served slightly chilled!
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.
Really approachable, drinkable modern Bordeaux with plenty of juicy, dark bramble fruits, soft tannins and a long smooth finish.
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 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.
Classic Cabernet Sauvignon with New World charm. Rich cherry, plum and stone fruit flavours with soft, mellow tannins.
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!
Deliciously drinkable as soon as it hits the glass, a Montepulciano bursting with vibrant black cherry and red fruits with vanilla and spice undertones.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Elegantly crafted Claret from Mother and Daughter winemakers Amelie and Helene Durand. Packed full of black fruit and spices.
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.
Excellent Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux with a good age to it. Drinking well now, red fruits and floral aromas meet classic earthy undertones.
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.
Delicious Merlot dominated Bordeaux, lots of dark fruit with notes of truffles and spice. A really classy Pomerol this one, ready to drink now!
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 ...
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!
Small, single vineyard Pinot Noir from one of Burgundy's top appellations. Long and complex with fruits and earthy spices, this is one powerful, structured, well-balanced wine!
Excellent value red Burgundy a little off the beaten track, lots of lovely soft red fruits on the palate with noce touches of oak and gentle acidity.
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!
Delicious Premier cru Mercurey that is ready to drink now. Light but with real presence in the mouth, flavours and aromas of red fruit and sweet spice and a long finish.
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.
Cherries and red fruits that just leap out at you. Great freshness with ripe notes providing balance and structure. A classic Valpolicella!
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!
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.
Softly full and aromatic bouquet with a good core of strawberry fruit with raspberry notes, interwoven with delicate herbal and liquorice elements.
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 truly classic Californian Cabernet from the experts at Hoopes. Big and complex with notes of fruit, spice, herbs and chocolate. In fact there is so much going on here that you'll need another glass straight after, just to calm down!
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.
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.
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!
Beautiful Estate wine from Kaesler, silky smooth with generous helpings of fruit and earthy undertones that lead to a perfectly structured finish.
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!
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!
This humble Rhone actually tastes better than many a producer's village wine. Deep garnet colour. Delicate nose with notes of crisp red fruits, black currant jelly, raspberries and also some notes of cedar.
Impressively complex with notes of liquorice, nutmeg and garrigue herbs and drinking amazingly well now
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.
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!
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.
Classic Barossa blend from the guys at Magpie Estates. Great depth of fruit on the nose, the palate comes across a little darker with little notes of plum and blackberry entering alongside the red fruits.
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!
A beautiful Burgundy guarenteed to suit all Pinot Noir lovers! Medium-bodied with excellent structure, the palate is lead at first by a burst of red berry fruits and then followed by refined acidity and tannins.
Produced from young vines on the Meerlust Estate, this is a soft, medium-bodied wine with loads of crunchy black fruit and cassis!
One of the most iconic Cape wines, from one of its most iconic estates, is never released until it has at least four years ageing! The 2012 is full of classic ripe dark fruits that mingle with spices, cedar and mineral notes.
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.
An extraordinarily long palate unfolds to reveal flavours of ripe damsons, blackberries and dark chocolate, with coffee, vanilla and liquorice notes in concentrated, full-bodied, supple and deep wine which will age well
Deep and intense, with a captivating bouquet of smoke, exotic spices, floral notes, raspberry drops and black cherry. It opens in the glass to reveal a velvety texture, superb depth and volume, succulent flavours with masses of dark cherry, blackberry and plum.
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.
This is a single vineyard Rioja of impressive depth and power for the price, which is made from 43 year old vines. Packed full of juicy black fruits and spice, it's a genuinely warming, crowd-pleasing bottle of wine. Go on, try a bottle!
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