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
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!
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!
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!
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!
Classic Cabernet Sauvignon with New World charm. Rich cherry, plum and stone fruit flavours with soft, mellow tannins.
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.
Deep red colour with aromas of red fruits such as strawberries and plums. Hints of vanilla and white pepper. Fresh and well balanced, with smooth tannins making this ideal for drinking with or without food..
Earthy, spicy and muscular with classic Cabernet traits of Cassis and underlying blackcurrants. A beautiful wine from an absolutely exceptional vintage!
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.
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.
Powerful, brooding Marsannay from a top quality producer. Plenty of structured dark fruit, spice and oak nuances to keep you on your toes.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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, in Magnum size!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
Impressively complex with notes of liquorice, nutmeg and garrigue herbs and drinking amazingly well now
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 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
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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