A "Super Tuscan" that is a firm favourite with all of us at Appellation Nation
Le Genets' is a small 1 hectare plot of 35yo vines that produce a wine of outstanding quality. Smoky on the nose with an abundance of red and black fruit. The palate is complex and smooth with a finish full of red fruits.
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.
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!
Altitude and cooling breezes at this boutique winery's vineyards outside Cape Town help to produce a wonderfully fresh wine full of black cherries and strawberry.
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!
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.
Deep and lively ruby red colour. Intensely aromatic and fruity, with raspberry and cassis alongside notes of coffee and tobacco. The mouthfeel is voluptuous and fresh with juicy fruit flavours and a vibrant acidity.
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 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!
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 Medoc Cru Bourgeois drinking beautifully now with flavours of cherries and blackberries, accented with a subtle oak giving hints of vanilla, spice and toast.
This might just be the best value Super Tuscan on the market! Grown by renowned Brunello producer Ciacci Piccolomini, the grapes for this wine could be destined for something thrice the price but for a well patrolled two foot wide stream...
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.
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 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.
Rich and fruity Malbec with ripe black fruits, liquorice and violets. 6 months ageing in French oak adds complexity and lovely, fine-grained tannins. A good, long finish with just a touch of mint to make it even more refreshing and elegant.
Rich and fruity Malbec with ripe black fruits, liquorice and violets. 6 months ageing in French oak adds complexity and lovely, fine-grained tannins. A good, long finish with just a touch of mint to make it even more refreshing and elegant. (In Magnum!)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
A big bold blend of Syrah and Carmenere from the extreme climate of Chile's Elqui Valley. A real glassful!
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
Deep, dark colour. Expressive on the nose with notes of ripe black fruits and violets, laced with subtle vanilla. On the palate, an enticing, sweet entry leads to a complex wine with soft round tannins. The finish is long, juicy, lingering and more-ish.
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 2015 is full of classic ripe dark fruits that mingle with spices, cedar and mineral notes.
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!
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.
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.
An easy drinking, yummy red from Sicily; red cherries and complex fruit flavours with just a touch of warming spices, all balanced by a fresh acidity. Plate up a little antipasti and enjoy! NEW 2016 VINTAGE NOW ARRIVED.
Everyone loves a good Malbec, and this one from Sottano fits the bill nicely. Medium to full-bodied with loads of plummy, blackcurrant fruits and gentle notes of coffee and dark chocolate.
Ripe fruit, savoury notes, and hint of marine freshness make this Super Tuscan from the Tuscany's coastal Maremma region super drinkable.
Unoaked Sangiovese packed full of fresh red berry fruit. Medium bodied with soft tannins, perfect with or without food.
Punchy on the nose, berries, black cherry and spice with a touch of cigar box as well. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel, creamy red fruit flavours of strawberry, and raspberry give way to light oak.
High quality Shiraz that is wonderfully refined whilst retaining that Aussie charm. Meaty, earthy, spicy notes compete with underlying dark fruits creating a balanced, complex yet immediately enjoyable wine.