Fantastic young Rioja from one of Spain's greatest producers. Medium bodied, concentrated fruit but balanced and not cloying at all. This is a fresh, elegant, modern style of Rioja - no gold hair net on this bottle!
This wine is made by Alvaro Palacios he is regarded as one of the very best winemakers in Spain. He has his own vineyards in Priorat, near Barcelona, his main wine sells for about £600. This Rioja is his father's estate, but Alvaro makes the wine. It’s a modern style of Rioja which focuses on fresh, fruit driven flavours, which isn’t heavily oaked. The funky label represents all the colours you see in the vineyard.
The fruit is sourced from 5 different vineyards, mostly in Ebenezer and Greenock with some from the Western Ridge of the Barossa.
It’s a really typical Magpie red with lovely varietal fruit, black and red cherry, plum, spice and oak on the nose. It’s rich and opulent with ripe black cherry fruits to the fore, plum and cassis too. It has a savoury core, spice and liquorice and vanillan oak. Tannins are ripe but present and this big mouthful will drink well over the next 5-8 years.
Intensity is the name of the game, this delicious Shiraz from Australia’s Barossa valley bursts with black fruits, full bodied and rich there’s a lashing of black pepper, cinnamon and star anise. Intense meat dishes are the name of the game. Short-rib, Ox Cheeks or Smoked Brisket, big flavours for a big wine.
Made by using a carefully selected blend of new and older ‘reserve’ wine from their 1er cru Vineyards. With a great rip citrus backbone and a core of toasty, biscuit, honeyed stone fruits and soft baked apple. The mousse is lovely and soft, delicate bubbles and good length on the finish. The wine was vinified in oak barrels. The Edouard Brun range offer such great value.
Ultra fresh Albarino from the region Rias Baixas on the Spanish/Portuguese border. Lovely minerality and fragrance, with piercing freshness and concentration. This is regarded as one of the best Albarino’s around.
Rias Baixas is a region, in Spain, north of Portugal. The region is known for making wine from the Albarino grape. ALbarino can be fat and tropical, this one is more citrusy and elegant in style. Decanter magazine voted this as one of the best Albarino in the world. The vineyard used to be owned by monks, but has been in private ownership for the last 40 years.
The Perraud family produce their oustanding Muscadet wines in a fully organic and bio-dynamic fashion. Careful growing and vinification, with 6 months on lees give a wine that is fresh and intenseley floral, with a delicious mouthfeel. Top class.
This is an elegant wine with a ruby-red colour, with aromas of red fruits and vanilla, and has a rounded, easy and balanced flavour. It should be drunk at 16ºC with grilled meats or baked fish.
A lesser-known, yet great alternative to Prosecco - the sparkling wine of choice in Verona bars! Citrus and gently floral aromas lead to a very fresh and zippy palate with crisp green apple and lightly honeyed characters. A refreshing and approachable style of fizz - yet with texture and depth underlying the bright fruit.
A blindingly good wine for the price made from one of our favourite grapes, roussanne, that you find in Northern and Southern Rhone blends, but in this case from South Africa. It is a masterful little wine that wont overtake proceedings but will add a lovely bit of character to a lunch or an evening - a scent here and there of stone fruits and mountain herbs as you lift the glass to your nose - with just the right amount of fruit and character for foods like fish, chicken, or fresh pasta with vegetables or riccota.
It will be lovely with light starters like burrata and olives. It sits firmly in, if not at the very summit of, the unbeatable-value midweek bottle category. If you are in one of those households where someone likes Sauvignon but someone has gone off it, and you can't agree on what to drink then try this.
Fruity and perfumed nose showing blackberries, white pepper and spice. Bright palate with fresh acidity, crunchy redcurrant and raspberry fruit, and layers of spice, liquorice and herbs.
100% Pinot Noir
The beautiful rose gold colour of our Blanc de Noirs comes from the gentle whole bunch pressing of Pinot Noir grapes (hence, “white of blacks”). Coupled with extended on-lees ageing this has created a rich, complex and full sparkling wine with mature autolytic character and hints of red fruit notes.
The 2017 vintage has produced a delightfully fresh, well-balanced and smooth Bacchus. Calmer yet more complex on the nose than many vintages, our 2017 wine leads with herbal, tomato leaf and basil notes complimented by delightful tropical tones of papaya, mango and pineapple…with elderflower taking a less pronounced but vital supporting role. We delight in the way our Bacchus exposes so many new faces to us every year. As always, the palate is super-clean, refreshing and balanced….always leaving you wanting another sip!