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.
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.
A pervasive and generous bouquet leads into a rich and fruit driven palate which has good length, complemented by supple tannins and light oak spice.
A beautifully elegant and drinkable expression of Nebbiolo, lighter than Barolo but beautifully complex with redfruit, spice and leather throughout.
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.
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
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.
This affordable Anjou is a true revelation - lots of fruit, texture and a superb balance.
Light with plenty of fresh fruit flavours mixed with more traditional earthy notes. One to pair with a nice plate of salami and ham!
Excellent Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux with a good age to it. Drinking well now, red fruits and floral aromas meet classic earthy undertones.
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.
A dollop of Malbec and a Venezuelan owner/winemaker, Oswaldo Hernandez, make this claret stand out from the crown. Plenty of ripe fruit and toasty new oak on the nose, this is modern, flamboyant and easy to drink.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
From the renowned owners of Chateau Beaucastel comes this value for money cracker from the cooler slopes of Mont Ventoux. Bright red fruits and cherries, with a dry and spicy finish.
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!
Big, bold and full- what more could you ask for from a top quality Margaret River Shiraz. Loads of juicy, spicy, dark berry fruits kept in check by soft, smooth tannins.
Produced from different Sangiovese clones, this Chianti Classico is concentrated, elegant and complex. A proper Tuscan classic!
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.
Top notch Gevrey-Chambertin. A fuller, punchier style with lovely depth of fruit kept in check by well integrated oak and classic gamey notes.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
A delicate yet hugely complex red from Maremma, Southern Tuscany
£14.65 RRP: £18.50
A delicate yet hugely complex red from Maremma, Southern Tuscany, in Magnum size!
£29.95 RRP: £34.75
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.
Cherries and red fruits that just leap out at you. Great freshness with ripe notes providing balance and structure. A classic Valpolicella!
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.
Stunning Barbaresco with a lush, velvety texture. It delivers fresh berry aromas which are carefully balanced against emerging notes of leather,sweet red cherries, menthol and liquorice
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.
Traditional style Reserva Rioja with black fruit flavours and spicy rich oak notes. The addition of a little Viura gives the wine a floral lift. Very drinkable!
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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