RED WINE

FRANCE

 

Brau 60/40 Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, IGP Pays d’Oc, 13% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£9.50/75cl

                                                                  

Aromas of ripe plums and forest fruits, with some fresh herbal notes.  Beautifully balanced with delicate red fruits on the palate, fading to a savoury, spicy finish.

 

 

Domaine Py Merlot Vieilles Vignes 2015, IGP Pays d'Oc, 12.5% [Organic]

 

£9.85/75cl

                                                                  

This delicious southern French Merlot is velvety and rich with youthful red fruit aromas and notes of blackberry and plum.  The palate is full of plummy black fruit mixed with warm spices and soft, ripe tannins.  

 

Boutinot 'Les Coteaux' 2015, AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages, 14% [Vegan]

 

£10.50/75cl

 

A blend of carefully selected parcels of Grenache Noir and Syrah, enriched with a small proportion of barrel aged wine from the cru vineyards of Cairanne, Sablet and Séguret.  Full of delicious brambly fruit underpinned by subtle nuances of oak and sweet spices - warming star anise and a touch of cinnamon.

                                                                 

 

'La Côte Sauvage' Cairanne 2015, AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages, 14% [Vegan]

 

£14.25/75cl

                                                                  

Silky and smooth with aromas of dark berried fruits that leap out of the glass.  The palate is deliciously velvety with ripe cherry fruit and beautifully integrated oak.  

 

PORTUGAL

 

Fontanãrio de Pegões Tinto 2016, Palmela DOC, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£8.95/75cl

                                                                  

Surprisingly rich and complex with intense plum and red berry aromas, and subtle hints of spice and vanilla.  Medium bodied with smooth tannins and delicious savoury mocha notes.

SPAIN

 

*NEW* Bodegas Piqueras High Altitude Garnacha 2017, DO Almansa, Spain, 14.5% 

[Organic & Vegan]

 

£8.95/75cl

 

Full of chunky textured tannins and ripe berry fruit - blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and plums virtually jump out of the glass!  There is no oak in this wine to detract from the fruit characters which are complemented by notes of herbs and spices - most notably sage and black pepper.

 

Pago de los Capellanes Crianza 2015, D.O. Ribera del Duero, 13.5% 

 

£20.95/75cl

                                                                  

Full bodied, richly textured and bursting with intense aromas and flavours - ripe cherries and plums with hints of vanilla and spicy liquorice.  100% Tempranillo.  Aged for 12 months in new and 1 year old French medium toast barrels.

SPAIN - RIOJA

 

Bodegas Navajas, Rioja Tinto Joven 2016, DOC Rioja, 13.5%  

 

 £8.95/75cl           

                                                                                                                 

‘Joven’ wines are made for drinking – not keeping!  This ‘young’ wine is from a small family run bodega, and is full of juicy raspberry and black cherry fruit with lovely vanilla and sweet coconut aromas and flavours.

 

Bodegas Ondarre 'Rivallana' Crianza 2014, DOC Rioja, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£9.95/75cl

 

A full-flavoured Crianza with ripe red plum and cherry aromas, enrobed in spicy, sweet vanilla notes.  Flavours of dried herbs and strawberries carry through onto a long warm finish. 

 

Bodegas Ondarre Reserva 2014, DOC Rioja, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£12.95/75cl  

 

16 months of aging in both French and American oak barrels has resulted in a complex and powerful blend, with classic spicy red fruit characters and an elegant minerality.  

 

 

Ramón Bilbao Viñedos de Altura 2014, DOC Rioja Crianza, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£12.50/75cl

 

Named after the high altitude vineyards where the grapes are grown, this limited edition Rioja Crianza is full-flavoured and complex with lovely ripe raspberry and blackcurrant fruit and inviting spicy aromas.  It is fresher and softer than you would normally expect a Crianza wine to be, with round textured tannins and a hint of smokiness on the finish.

 

 

Viña Ijalba Graciano, DOC Rioja, 2015, Spain, 14% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£15.75/75cl

 

A rare blend of 100% Graciano from Rioja that is something of a paradox!  Full-bodied and powerful, yet deliciously fragrant and full of elegance.  Bursting with bright fruit laced with earthy wild herbs and sweet coconut oak.  

 

 

Muga Reserva 2013, Rioja DOC, 14%

 

£17.95/75cl

 

From one of Spain's most famous bodegas, this is a rich yet balanced Rioja Reserva with ripe dark berry fruit and sweet spicy cinnamon overlaid with smoky oak, vanilla and coffee notes. An elegant acidity carries the multiple layers of flavour through onto a long persistent finish.

 

ITALY

 

San Marzano 'Il Pumo' Negroamaro 2016, IGP Salento, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£9.75/75cl

                                                                  

Rich and spicy, full of damson and red berry fruit aromas with a pinch of all spice.  

Medium bodied with soft, velvety tannins, juicy black fruit and a warm lingering finish.

 

*NEW* San Marzano 'Il Pumo' Primitivo 2017, IGP Salento, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£9.95/75cl

                                                                  

This easy drinking red is full of plum and black cherry fruit, with hints of rosemary.  Medium bodied and juicy with concentrated ripe fruit and lovely soft, textured tannins.

 

 

Jasci Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2016, Italy, 12.5% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£10.50/75cl

 

Dark and juicy, this classic Italian red is medium bodied with ripe blackberry fruit, some spicy cinnamon notes and a hint of licquorice.  The perfect accompaniment to pasta dishes - traditionally served with potato gnocchi, lamb dishes or the local Abruzzese 'sagnette e fagioli' (fresh pasta with beans).

 

 

Feudo di Santa Tresa Frappato 2016, Terre Siciliana IGP, 12.5% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£10.75/75cl

                                                                  

This juicy, vibrant organic red is light in body - but full of wild strawberry and cherry fruit flavours with a hint of spice.  Unoaked with very little tannin, it is delicious served lightly chilled.

 

‘When We Dance’, Tenuta Il Palagio 2014, Chianti DOCG, 12% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£12.95/75cl

 

A stylish Chianti from the Tuscan wine estate owned by Sting and Trudie Styler.  Think black forest gâteau … creamy cherry fruit aromas with a hint of chocolate, carrying through onto a juicy, textured palate.  

 

 

 

Talò Primitivo 2016, DOP Manduria, 14% [Vegan]

 

£13.75/75cl

                                                                  

A rich and opulent wine with vibrant flavours of ripe cherries, blackberries and plums combined with subtle overtones of cocoa and vanilla, velvety tannins and a persistent finish.

 

 

‘La Corte del Pozzo’ Valpolicella 2016, Valpolicella DOC, 15% [Organic & Vegan] 

 

£13.75/75cl

                                                                       

A harmonious blend of sweet and savoury aromas and flavours.  Red fruits, tobacco leaves, balsamic notes and creamy vanilla wrapped up in silky smooth tannins.

 

 

LEBANON

 

Altitudes Ixsir Rouge 2012, Lebanon, 13.5% 

 

£16.45/75cl

                                                                  

An unusual blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Syrah and Tempranillo made by a French winemaker in Lebanon.  Smooth, elegant and complex – full of lifted cassis, herbs, sweet spice and ripe soft tannins with a long savoury finish

SOUTH AFRICA

Swartland Winery Founders Pinotage 2014, Western Cape, 14% [Vegan]

 

£8.50/75cl

                                                                  

Deliciously vibrant red and black berry fruit on the nose with hints of spicy vanilla.  Medium bodied with lovely soft, textured tannins.

CHILE

 

*NEW* De Gras Carmenére Reserva 2017, Colchagua, Chile, 13.5%

 

£9.75/75cl

 

Spicy damson and cherry fruit interlaced with toasty oak and layers of vanilla. Full of texture and flavour - with a delicious mocha finish.

 

 

*NEW* Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Maipo Valley, 14%  [Organic & Vegan] 

 

£10.95/75cl

 

The nose really draws you into this intense, complex Cabernet Sauvignon with layered aromas of cherries, chocolate and earthy truffles.  More layers of flavour are revealed on the palate with blackberries, herbs, spices, and  balsamic notes wrapped up in ripe tannins and carried through onto a long, persistent finish.

 

 

*NEW* Echeverria Gran Reserva Syrah 2014, Maipo Valley, 14%  [Vegan]

 

£10.95/75cl

 

A delicious fruit forward Syrah with blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit characters which are interlaced with more complex notes of black pepper, cinnamon and tobacco.  Well balanced and round with a juicy, long lasting finish.

 

 

Coyam 2015, Colchagua, Chile, 14.5%  [Organic & Vegan]

 

£17.95/75cl

 

Predominantly Syrah with a generous dollop of Carmenère and dashes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Malbec, Garnacha, Tempranillo and Petit Verdot - the resultant wine is rich, complex and incredibly smooth.  Intense aromas and flavours of cherries and blackberries blend harmoniously with notes of cedar, tobacco and dried herbs.  The palate is elegant and structured with a long, lingering finish.

ARGENTINA

 

Cuma Malbec 2018, Salta, 13% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£8.95/75cl

 

This young, juicy Malbec has fresh raspberry and blackberry aromas, followed by dark fruit flavours and fragrant spice on the palate... the perfect summer barbecue red!

 

 

 

Domaine Bousquet Malbec 2017, Mendoza, 13.5% [Organic & Vegan] 

 

£11.45/75cl

NB. NOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN 150cl MAGNUM - SEE BELOW

 

Aromas of ripe blackcurrant and blackberry with smoky autumnal notes and a touch of spice.  The palate reveals layers of red and black fruit, followed by beautifully soft tannins.  

 

*NEW* Domaine Bousquet Malbec 2017, Mendoza, 13.5% [Organic & Vegan] 150cl MAGNUM

 

£21.25/150cl

 

Aromas of ripe blackcurrant and blackberry with smoky autumnal notes and a touch of spice.  The palate reveals layers of red and black fruit, followed by beautifully soft tannins.  

 

*NEW* Doña Paula Estate Blue Edition Velvet Blend 2016,  Lujan de Cuyo, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£12.95/75cl

 

An unusual blend of Malbec, Pinot Noir and Bonarda with layered notes of wild berries, cherry and juicy redcurrants.  The palate is fresh, fruity and sumptuously smooth.

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Heartland Sposa e Sposa Lagrein Dolcetto 2014, Langhorne Creek, 14.5% [Vegan]

 

*WINE OF THE WEEK* £11.65/75cl  

(N.B. Will be £12.95/75cl from 02.05.19)

                                                                                                               

An unusual blend of two little-known grape varieties originally from Italy, this intense yet elegant Aussie wine is bursting with fragrant ripe blackberry and plum fruit with a pinch of clove spice.

 

*NEW*  Dandelion Vineyards 'Lionheart of the Barossa' Shiraz 2016, Australia, 14.5% [Vegan]

 

£13.50/75cl

 

Spicy pepper, bramble and dark chocolate aromas combine with ripe blackberry, raspberry and plum fruits plus lashings of sweet spice on the palate.  Generous and mouthfilling with firm, fine tannins and a long, elegant finish.

 

 

‘The Hedonist’ Shiraz 2015, McLaren Vale, 14% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£13.95/75cl

                                                                                                                      

Mouthfilling and elegant with aromas and flavours of dark red berries, nutmeg and spicy black pepper.  Full flavoured but smooth with a long, lingering finish.

 

‘The Hedonist’ Tempranillo 2012, McLaren Vale, 14% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£14.50/75cl

                                                                                                                      

Rich and full with aromas of chocolate and dark cherries, and a hint of spice.  On the palate there are more chocolate and cherries, interlaced with more savoury liquorice notes, and held together with silky smooth tannins.

NEW ZEALAND

 

Yealands Estate Land Made Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough, 13%

 

£12.95/75cl

                                                                                 

Aromas of ripe plums with a touch of spice lead into a palate that is deliciously juicy with ripe red fruit flavours and supple tannins.

 

*NEW* Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Awatere Valley, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£14.95/75cl

 

Full bodied and full flavoured, this Pinot Noir is structured and elegant with luscious dark cherry fruit. The rich fruit characters are balanced by a fine mineral acidity and a long savoury finish.

                                                                 

 

Yealands Estate Winemaker's Reserve Pinot Noir 2016, Gibbston, Central Otago, 13% [Vegan]

 

£17.95/75cl

                                                                                 

Elegant and rich, this stunning Pinot Noir is brimming with red summer fruits and dark cherry spice.  The palate is perfectly balanced with bright fruit, velvety tannnins and a long savoury finish.

U.S.A.

 

Maggio Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel 2015, Lodi, 13%

 

£11.50/75cl

                                                                  

Rich and full of flavour - packed with jammy black fruit and spicy, chocolate undertones.  The palate is smooth and velvety with a subtle smoky finish.

 

 

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Columbia Valley, 13.5%

 

£11.75/75cl

                                                                  

This complex, structured Cabernet Sauvignon hails from Washington State. It has enticing dark berry fruit and plum aromas which combine with chocolate and vanilla on the palate.  

 

*NEW* Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah 2015, Clarksburg, 13.5%

 

£14.95/75cl

                                                                  

Full-bodied and vibrant with luscious blackberry and raspberry fruit, plus dark chocolatey notes framed by chunky ripe tannins.

 

Motto 'Gung Ho' Red Blend 2014, California, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£14.95/75cl

                                                                  

This bold red blend is full of contrast - rich yet delicate; fruity, yet structured .  It is packed full of flavour - blueberries and pomegranates with hints of jasmine tea and spice. 

 

*NEW* Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel 2015, California, 14.5% [Vegan]

 

£15.75/75cl

                                                                  

Supple, mouthfilling and wonderfully fruity! Full of juicy blueberry and blackberry fruit, silky tannins and spicy black pepper.

 

The Troublemaker N.V., Central Coast, California, 14.5%

 

£15.95/75cl

                                                                                 

A beautifully crafted blend of Syrah, Grenache, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Mourvedre.  Bold fruit aromas of ripe blackberries and raspberries laced with smoky spicy oak and hints of white pepper, cloves and sweet cinnamon.  Full-flavoured and full-bodied with intensely juicy fruit - but still surprisingly smooth!

 

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