When Bigger is Better! Rich, deep full bodied reds (ALL NEW WINES!)
Only £85 (6 bottles)
Chateau Pineraie 2020, Cahors, France (Malbec) (NEW)
The original Malbec. Intense berry fruit with plum, blackberry and lots of spicy oak. Characterful and complex with great structure and balance. Drinking well now but capable of medium term ageing.
Cadus Tuppungato 2020, Mendoza, Argentina (Malbec) (NEW)
Big, full bodied Mendoza Malbec. The combination of altitude (1300m) and rocky soils provide a platform for Malbec to excel. Intense purple in colour, the wine displays great depth of black fruits, fresh herbal notes and spice. The palate is elegant with lovely weight, crunchy black fruits and fresh acidity. The finish is firm and granitic yet rich in supple fruit.
Vigneti di Vulture 'Pipoli', Campania, Italy (Aglianico) (NEW)
This wine is bright ruby red in colour, with violet reflections. On the nose, there are intense aromas of cherry, and sour black cherry. Full-bodied, this wine has a sweet red fruit character with delicate oak nuances of vanilla and spice on the long finish.
Rock Gully Shiraz , Frankland River, Australia (Shiraz) (NEW)
Blockbuster Western Australian Shiraz with great depth and character. Typical deep colour, dense sweet black berry fruits on the nose, has a lovely savoury character with hints of black pepper, game and oak. Drink now or cellar for 5+ yrs.
Boutinot Cairanne, Rhone Valley, France (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre)
Cairanne is one of the villages in the Rhone Valley that is permitted to put its name on the bottle, (the most famous of the villages being Chateauneuf du Papes) Full-flavoured and complex with the typical freshness and elegance coming from our hillside vineyards. Layers of fruit are interwoven and underpinned by a plush texture and supple tannins which propel the scents and flavours of peppery red and black fruits to a vibrant, expressive finish.
Bodegas Ontanon Rioja Reserva 2015, Spain (Tempranillo)
Reservas are only produced in years of exceptional quality - and from the most select vineyards. Aromas of bramble fruit with spice and lightly floral notes. On the palate plum and ripe blackberry fruit flavours combine with ample acidity, minerality and earthy notes. Tannins are smooth and supple as you would expect from a wine of this age and it is drinking beautifully.