A true grower's Rioja! Only around 800 cases were produced of this superb Rioja Reserva, from the famed 2004 vintage. Maturing nicely (but still with many years left in it), this wine offers intensity and balance rarely found at this price point.
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.
Full-bodied, rich and spicy! A bold marriage of baking spices alongisde blackberries and blueberries with a hint of pepper on the finish. Bordeauxs long-lost grape variety has made quite a home for itself in Chile.
A wine style that provides instant gratification. A delicate and fruity aroma belies the intensity of the wonderful sweet fruit on the palate. With a rich, velvety mouthfeel this is a great example of the style.
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.
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 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.
Earthy, spicy and muscular with classic Cabernet traits of Cassis and underlying blackcurrants. A beautiful wine from an absolutely exceptional vintage!
A deep damson colour with a touch of brick on the rim. Cherry on the nose and palate, with hints of nutmeg. Quite a forward style - not for laying down, but drinking well now. Well developed tannins and nicely balanced.
Anything but a 'savage bear' this is a soft yet earthy Beaujolais. Full of ripe black fruits lifted with notes of crushed violets. Blueberry and redcurrants intermingle in the mid-palate before a hint of spice rounds out the finish.
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 Medoc Cru Bourgeois drinking beautifully now with flavours of cherries and blackberries, accented with a subtle oak giving hints of vanilla, spice and toast.
Elegantly crafted Claret from Mother and Daughter winemakers Amelie and Helene Durand. Packed full of black fruit and spices.
Powerful, brooding Marsannay from a top quality producer. Plenty of structured dark fruit, spice and oak nuances to keep you on your toes.
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 ...
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!
Great traditional style Bordeaux produced at a top quality Graves estate. Nice dark fruits, cedar wood notes and dark chocolate aromas, one to enjoy year round.
Classic Burgundy! Ripe, firm and earthy yet amazingly fresh with beautifully delicate fresh red fruit flavours and aromas.
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.
Really approachable, drinkable modern Bordeaux with plenty of juicy, dark bramble fruits, soft tannins and a long smooth finish.
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!
A plump and seductive nose, full of berries and southern French herbaceous notes draw you in to a brightly flavoured wine with all the Rhone boxes checked! Fruit, spice and a hint of licquorice in this deftly balanced offering.
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!
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.
Beautiful Estate wine from Kaesler, silky smooth with generous helpings of fruit and earthy undertones that lead to a perfectly structured finish.
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
£13.95 RRP: £18.50
A great example of what Pinotage can offer when the fruit is top of the bill and subtle oak lending a hand. Plump plum fruit and a mellow Mediterranean-like spicy feel.
Deep ruby in colour, this wine's black fruit opulence is balanced by hints of spicy red fruit. Well-judged oaking helps to highlight the grapes naturally peppery and slightly smokey notes.
From vineyards perched along a volcanic ridge in Southern France, this wine is light, fresh and minerally with lots of red berry fruits. What's not to like!
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 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!
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.
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!
From one of the pioneering houses of Rioja, this stunning limited release Gran Reserva Rioja has all the class and complexity you could ever want in a wine.
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!
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 "mini Amarone" made by passing the Valpolicella wines over the skins and lees of Amarone taking on all the ripe, spiced fruit flavours.
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.
Impressively complex with notes of liquorice, nutmeg and garrigue herbs and drinking amazingly well now
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.
This complex wine, offering excellent depth of flavour, hails from the Bolgheri DOC, spiritual home of the Super Tuscans!
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.
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