2018 Samurai Shiraz (750mL)
Crimson red with purple hues. Concentrated plum and spice aromas are supported with subtle vanilla oak. A medium bodied wine with flavours of juicy black cherries, redcurrants and hints of spicy oak combine together with soft tannins to give a lingering finish on the palate.
Country of Origin
AOC Cotes du Rhone Rochecolombe (750mL)
Full of black fruit flavours and peppered with delicious spicy elements and a wonderful aromas of liquorice and herbs.
Awards:Medaille d'Or Paris 2012 - 2011 vintageMedaille d'Or Paris 2011 - 2010 vintageOz Clarke - 250 Best Wines 2012 - 2009 vintage
Grape: Grenache, Syrah / Shiraz.
Rhône Valley, France.
Arrogant Frog - Ribet Rouge Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot (750mL)
A great partner to the Chardonnay and also from Limoux. With slightly more Cabernet in the blend, its intense bouquet shows blueberry, red pepper and spicy notes and the palate is well balanced with ripe fruit depth and smooth tannins.
Silver Medal - Millesime Bio 2017 (2015 vintage).
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Bodegas Piqueras - Garnacha Tintorera (750mL)
Alcohol 14.5.The 'High Altitude Garnacha Tintorera' from Bodegas Piqueras comes from the Almansa region of southeastern Spain. It is different to Garnacha, and is a rare 'red-fleshed' grape variety - the vast majority are clear-fleshed, with the skins providing the colour. It gives ripe red cherries, raspberries, crushed boysenberries, red plums and a touch of vanilla spice on the nose. Medium-bodied and deep in colour with well-integrated fine juicy tannins, persistent and soft on the palate with a silky fruit-forward finish.
Contains : Sulphites
Grape: Garnacha Tintorera
Cos Frappato 2018 (750mL)
The colour is bright red, the nose ebullient with posies of violets, freesia and cherry-blossom. The palate is sweet and round, suggestive of raspberries and succulent cherries - the tannins barely evident.
Cos Nero di Lupo (750mL)
This has remarkable finesse, with rich earthy-leathery fruit flavours balanced by flinty notes.
Crai Nou - Pinot Noir (750mL)
Tasting Notes: This Pinot is a supple medium bodied wine, dark in colour and very pure. It's showing lovely dried fruit, mature character, gentle and soft, a truly sumptuous wine.
About the Winery: Big things have been happening to wine in Romania, and Denis Thomas is at the forefront. The winery is in Romania's most respected area Dealu Mare (the big hill) one hour north of Bucharest. Great soils, cleansing breezes and a Mediterranean climate makes for perfect organic farming.
Grape: Pinot Noir.
Cuvée Secrete No Added Sulphur (750mL)
A late entry to the new wine list and it only made it in by the skin of its teeth but we couldn't resist!! This amazing new No Added Sulphur 60% Merlot 40% Cabernet Franc red from the sun-drenched South of France has intense Merlot based black fruit flavours with notes of plum & herbal garrigue spice singing from the Cabernet Franc. A great wine in it's purest unadulterated form.
Grape: Cabernet Franc, Merlot.
Domaine Bousquet Cabernet Sauvignon (750mL)
The mouth is a blend of raspberries, cherries, plums all underlined by soft note of vanilla. A wonderful weighty wine, just the sort of punch you want for long evenings and barbecued food.
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon.
Domaine Bousquet Fortified Malbec Dulce (500mL)
A four month-long maceration ensures that the maximum amount of flavour has been extracted from the skins of the Malbec grapes. Good natural acidity is an essential factor in quality sweet wines and there's just the right amount here to keep in check the layers of plum fruits, chocolate, coffee, caramel, spice and marmalade flavours you'll find here. A delicious way to end dinner, serve it at no more than 15°c.
Domaine de Brau 'Pure' Pinot Noir (750mL)
This lightly-herbal southern French Pinot Noir has crunchy summer berry fruits and a good, long length of flavour in the palate. Chunkier than some Pinot Noir's this wine can certainly carry more flavoursome foods.
Familia Cecchin Organic Carignan Wine 2017 (750mL)
Organic Carignan from old vines fermented in large cement tanks. Earthy-meaty red with good freshness and a nice sprinkling of herbs.
Familia Cecchin Organic Malbec 2018 (750mL)
Made without the addition of sulphur and contrasts with the lavish, extractive, chocolate-cakey numbers that most wineries seem to churn out. Here one notices the acidity of the grape along with savoury red fruits and liquorice.
Feudo di Santa Tresa Frappato (750mL)
Alcohol: 12.5%Mainly planted in Sicily, its wild strawberry and cherry character is sure to delight. Light to medium bodied, the sweet jamminess of the fruit is brilliantly offset by tangy acidity. There's a faint hint of cinnamon too, tannins are soft, it's hugely enjoyable. The locals enjoy this red lightly chilled with fish dishes.
Fiesta Azul y Garanza DO Navarra (750mL)
Deeply intense dark colour. A mass of heady ripe blackberry and dark cherry fruit leaps from the glass. Pure, beautifully ripe and glowing with health this fine red from Navarra in north east Spain makes a very compelling argument as an alternative to Rioja, its more celebrated neighbour.
The palate is similarly easy to enjoy, crammed with a medley of raspberry, damson plum and blackberry with subtle nuances of wild scrub and herbs, topped off with a light dusting of pepper. Tannins are relaxed and gentle. All in all, a joyful glass of casual drinking red.
Giol - Marca Trevigiana No Added Sulphur Merlot (750mL)
Soft, ripe and easy to enjoy, the purity really comes through, which is what this style of wine is all about.
Il Folle - Nero D'Avola (750mL)
Alcohol 13%.This Nero d'avila is a pure, full-bodied wine that reveals gorgeous aromatics of blackberry liqueur and vanilla. this wine truly reflects the best characteristics of the Nero d'Avola varietal, the king of Scilian grapes.
Grapes : Nero D'Avola
Les Petites Perdrix - Merlot (750mL)
Named after the young partridges that are often spotted amongst the wild flowers in their vineyards. A hugely enjoyable red Vin de France from the south west of the country that is similar in style to a good Alcohol 12.5%.Bergerac (its near neighbour) but much more affordable. The excellent length of flavour belies its modest price tag.
Llaethliw - Red Wine (750mL)
Light purple and ready to be enjoyed in its youth. It has aromas of ripe plum and dark cherries with notes of blackberry, cassis and an earthy undertone that leads on to a soft and smooth tannin structure. Incredibly soft an easy to drink, this wine is light enough to be chilled down slightly, and enjoyed with a tuna steak from the BBQ during the summer, or on its own with roast chicken, game or lamb during the cooler months.
ABV – 11.0 %
Marras - 2017 Shiraz Cinsault (750mL)
Winemaker's notes: Handpicked grapes, cooled overnight. 10% whole bunches. Grapes were cold soaked and partially natural fermented while minimal extraction was done. Maturing separately in older oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: Rose petal, smokey spice and plum skin flavours.
Grape: Shiraz Cinsault
Metic Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (750mL)
A lovely combination of blackcurrant flavours with a touch of spice, full bodied but with a balanced and smooth finish.
Releaf - Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz (750mL)
Tasting Notes: Beautifully rich and dark in colour, an elegant wine offering intense flavours of blackberry, cassis and enchanting vanilla spices, with a lovely long finish.
About the Winery: The story starts early in 2004 when Theunis & Annalize van Zyl started Imbuko Wines from their rented home with 'the office' being an old yellow wood cupboard with their outdated computer and R1200 in their bank account. The Releaf growers use sustainable agriculture to produce 100% hand harvested, organically grown grapes. Only sustainable farming practices are used in the vineyards.
Grape: Cabernet, Merlot & Shiraz.
Wellington, South Africa.
Spartico - Tempranillo No Added Sulphur (750mL)
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A smoky and slightly savoury style, but not shy on the fruit content either. A great wine for cutting through fatty or olive oil rich foods.
Stellar Red - Cabernet Sauvignon No Added Sulphur (750mL)
This Cabernet Sauvignon has had no sulphites added and is all the better for it. Soft blackberry fruits and gentle tannins combine to give a soft mouth feel brimming with fresh fruit.
Western Cape, South Africa.
Thirst - Gamay (750mL)
Thirst are refreshing, lower alcohol, lower sulphur, naturally-made wines, with minimal intervention. Not stripped of any natural components and they are neither fined nor filtered and can show an amazing haze.
Grape: Gamay Shiraz/Syrah
Toscar - Bag In Box 3 Litres (3L)
From one of the best southern Spanish organic estates. Made from Tempranillo grapes, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the easy, ripe and juicy flavours. Equivalent to four standard bottles of wine.
Toscar - Tempranillo (750mL)
£8.25/each Buy 6 or more for 10% off!
A deliciously easy-drinking Tempranillo with soft strawberry and cherry flavours. It goes well with cheese, appetizers, poultry and white meats.
DO La Mancha , Spain.
Tre Piume - Rosso (750mL)
£8.95/each Buy 2 and save £2.90! - add 2 for offer!
The trio of red varieties used here are Corvina, Cabernet and Merlot. With the excellent skill and light touch of the winemakers at Fasoli Gino, they have produced a very friendly, soft and approachable wine, full of summer berry flavour. Resembling Valpolicella or a good Bardolino, it boasts an elegant bouquet of dark cherry, blackcurrant and damson plum. Supple, easy tannins balance the gentle fruit profile perfectly. A great party red or perhaps to accompany lighter lunchtime choices. Can also be served slightly chilled in order to promote its elegant fruit flavours.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Corvina, Merlot
Vina Ilusion Rioja (750mL)
A delicious, gulp-able expression of Rioja: full of mixed berries and red fruits it's juicy and delightful to drink.