This wine is cool fermented with limited oak ageing to emphasise its clean flavours and fresh minerality.
It has dark ruby colour, an excellent and complex structure. Its blackberry fruit offers spice and depth, finishes dry and is totally unique. To sip deliciously on release at 16-18 degrees centigrade yet keep for 15-20 years. Food pairing: interesting partner with hearty stews, savoury dishes, flavoured game dishes. A luscious blend of three Greek indigenous red varietals: Limnio, Mavroudi and Mavrotragano. Limnio, mentioned by the philosopher Aristotle as Limnia ampelos (vine from the Greek island Limnos), is the oldest attested Greek grape variety. Entirely fermented in oak tanks, where malolactic fermentation ensues, the wine is aged up to 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Cuvee Gabrielle is another perfect example of Domaine les Grands Bois' 'Artful Winemaking' as Jancis Robinson put it. One of the best Cotes du Rhone on the market. “A top estate in Cairanne, Domaine les Grands Bois is one of those domaines where just about every wine over-delivers. Their 2015s will certainly check in near the top of the vintage… they’ve made charming, pleasure-bent wines that are well worth purchasing.” Robert Parker
From the 1992 vintage and scoring 85/100 parker points, "The 1992 offers copious toasty vanillin notes in its fruity nose, as well as a fine dark ruby color. While lighter and more one-dimensional than usual, it is concentrated, soft and oaky." Drink now - 2020. A wonderful 25th vintage wine gift for a 1992 anniversary. This vintage wine is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer) [worth £17.99] at no extra cost and now includes a free gift card with your personal message and tasting and storage notes.
The 2014 Arthur embodies the fresh, ripe qualities of the vintage. On the nose, there is candied lemon peel, white flowers, and a touch of honey and vanilla. On the palate, the Arthur is medium-full bodied, with rich texture and excellent mouth weight. The wine is round, with great balance, finishing clean and long. While delicious now, you can easily enjoy this wine over the next 5 to 7 years.
Exhibits a dark plum colour along with aromas and flavours of prunes, figs, garrigue and black cherry jam presented in a luscious, hedonistic style displaying lots of Provencal complexity. This sumptuous Cotes du Rhone over-delivers for its price point.
An intense gold colour in the glass. Complex aromas with hints of flint, ripe pear and summer blossom. The palate offers intense yet dry white fruit flavours, a long finish and a fine freshness.
Delivery from the 1st August 2017 "The Macon-Peronne Vielles Vignes from Domaine du Bicheron is an absolute steal (I rarely say that) :the aromas are sumptuous , with hints of peach and melon, then there’s ripeness on the palate ,but all the requisite crispness and a hint of chalkiness (a positive note). This could certainly pass Chassagne-Montrachet." Harry Eyres, Country Life A delicious, hand-crafted, old vine white Burgundy made by the Rousset family in Péronne (just to the north of Pouilly-Fuissé). The same family have been making wine here since 1889, and this is a rich, well balanced and complex white Burgundy at a very good price indeed – a rare find considering the tiny harvests of recent years.
From the very good 2006 vintage and scoring 93/100 Parker points, "The brilliant St.-Emilion-based consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt, is working his magic at this great vineyard in Leognan. The 2006, a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, is a revelation of sweet, lush, black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with subtle notes of scorched earth and barbecue spices. Round, luscious, sexy, and exceptionally complex, the wine is dominated by that smoky minerality that comes from this area. It is the quintessentially elegant yet substantial Pessac-Leognan with class, complexity, and potential. Despite wanting to drink most of the bottle when I was tasting it, I know it will be even better with 2-4 years of bottle age, and should keep for two decades." Drink now - 2031. This vintage wine is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation...
This white wine Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition is mainly made from a blending of Grenache blanc, clairette, roussanne and a few notes of bourboulenc. An elegant wine of great complexity. Rich and floral with aromas of vines flowers and stewed peaches or pineapple and passion fruit. A mineral attack, gives way to a round mouth, smooth, with hints of peach, rose, sometimes both mixed (depending of the vintage) and a long finish. They are to be drunk young as soon as the first year according to the year or for the amateurs of old wines after the third year and for four years. Serve with scrambled eggs with truffles, grilled fish or sauce, tagine of fish, oysters au gratin, lobster.
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This Vacqueyras combines the warmth and texture of the Rhne with a distinct spicy edge.
From the good 2007 vintage, this wonderful red Burgundy is smooth and harmonious and is very fleshy and pure with crisp tannins. Drink now - 2020. This vintage wine is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer) [worth £17.99] at no extra cost and now includes a free gift card with your personal message and tasting and storage notes.
Deep ruby in colour with a subtle nose of ripe black fruit, soft liquorice, plum and stone fruits. In the mouth, it is racy and elegant. Thanks to its long ageing period, it has surprinsingly smooth and and mellow tannins and will drink well over the next 15 years.
From the outstanding 2009 vintage, this light ruby/orange coloured wine has elderberry and blueberry flavours and is loaded with ripe dark cherry and purple plum tinged with boxwood, sandalwood and nutmeg. It is plush and polished and has a satisfyingly long finish. Drink now - 2019. This vintage wine is shipped in a deluxe wooden presentation box at no extra cost and now includes a free gift card with your personal message and tasting and storage notes.