Boutinot 'Les Coteaux' 2015, AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages, 14% [Vegan]
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.
Bodegas Piqueras High Altitude Garnacha 2017, DO Almansa, Spain, 14.5%
[Organic & Vegan]
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.
Carta Roja Pura 'No Sulphur Added' Monastrell 2016, DO Jumilla, Spain, 14.5%
[Organic & Vegan]
Made from 100% organically grown Monastrell grapes. Soft, round and surprisingly complex with lashings of spicy Spanish dark fruit - black cherries, damsons and blackcurrants. No sulphur has been added during the winemaking process so this a great option for asthma sufferers and people who are sensitive (or even allergic) to sulphites.
Dominio Basconcillos '6 Meses en Barrica' Tempranillo 2015/16, DO Ribera del Duero,
Spain, 14% [Organic & Vegan]
Full-bodied, rich and powerful - ripe damson fruit flavours are enrobed with creamy vanilla from six months spent in oak barrels and the tannins are silky and smooth. The robust fruit flavours and youthful tannins are balanced by a refreshing acidity which make it the perfect partner to the rich, fatty meat dishes that are typical of the region.
Pago de los Capellanes Crianza 2015, D.O. Ribera del Duero, 13.5%
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
Viña Ijalba Rioja Crianza 2014, Spain, 14% [Organic & Vegan]
From the first winery in Rioja to receive official organic certification, this Crianza is full bodied and well structured with moderate textured tannins - the perfect balance of ripe, red berry and cassis fruit plus hints of leather and liquorice.
Viña Ijalba Graciano, DOC Rioja, 2015, Spain, 14% [Organic & Vegan]
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%
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.
Jasci Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2016, Italy, 12.5% [Organic & Vegan]
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]
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]
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.
M.A.N. Family Wines 'Bosstok' Pinotage 2017, Coastal Region, South Africa, 14%
Medium-bodied with mocha and roasted coffee aromas, juicy red berry fruit flavours and a touch of spicy vanilla oak. A modern style of Pinotage which emphasises the 'Pinot' side of the grape i.e. the red fruit characters and soft approachable tannins.
Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Maipo Valley, 14% [Organic & Vegan]
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.
Echeverria Gran Reserva Syrah 2014, Maipo Valley, 14% [Vegan]
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]
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.
Don David Tannat Reserve 2017, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina, 14% [Vegan]
Deep purple with intense aromas of blackberries and plums. The palate is rich and powerful with black fruit characters plus hints of cloves and vanilla. Tannat is renowned for having high tannins and this is no exception - there are lots and lots of chunky tannins but they are beautifully ripe and textured.
Domaine Bousquet Malbec 2018, Mendoza, 14.5% [Organic & Vegan]
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.
Dandelion Vineyards Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2015,
Australia, 14.5% [Vegan]
A complex wine with aromas of blueberries, blackberries and cassis plus cedar and sweet spice. The palate is rich and full flavoured with bold tannins enveloped by ripe blueberry, plum and fig fruit that fills the mouth. The fruit flavours linger on the finish mingling with notes of menthol and creamy cocoa.
Dandelion Vineyards 'Lionheart of the Barossa' Shiraz 2016, Australia, 14.5% [Vegan]
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’ Tempranillo 2012, McLaren Vale, 14% [Organic & Vegan]
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.
Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Awatere Valley, 13.5% [Vegan]
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]
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.