The wine has a stunningly brilliant ruby-red colour. The nose bursts with red berries which follows through onto a textured palate of strawberry and raspberry. It is vibrant, fresh and intense, with a bone dry, lingering finish.
Light straw yellow colour with bright green reflections; it reveals fragrant flower and honey notes, together with fresh exotic fruit scents. Lovely fresh aromas of peaches and apricots enhanced by nuances of roses, while a slight sweetness is balanced by a herbal, zesty finish.
Chianti Classico San Jacopo 2016 Castello Vicchiomaggio is a traditional Chianti Classico, made from Sangiovese with 5% each of Canaiolo and Colorino grapes and aged for 6 months in large oak casks. The wine is full-bodied wine with plenty of dark cherry and spice flavours, and lovely balancing acidity.
Rioja Crianza Rivallana 2014 Bodegas Ondarre is an intense oak-aged Rioja with flavours of cherries, plums and vanilla. 80% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 10% Mazuela and Graciano grapes are aged in French and American oak barrels for a full year before bottling.
A delicious sweet wine, rich and grapey with full, tropical flavours combined with freshness and elegance.
Golden yellow, a complex nose with overtones of mature peaches, apricots and honey, and a delicate background of botrytis. Marked notes of quince jam and creamy honeyed flavours are enlivened by a good level of acidity. Rich, intense and full bodied, with a long and elegant finish where fruits and botrytis express their identity in full harmony.
Domaine Gerard Millet Sancerre 2017 comes from 17 hectares of hillside Sauvignon vines, producing a wine that is the epitome of Sancerrois elegance, with a delicate mineral scented nose, and beautifully rich yet subtle flavours. Gerard Millet's family has been making wine for over 5 generations.
Andeluna Malbec 2017 is aged in French and American oak barrels for 6 months before bottling. The wine shows complex aromas of cassis, violets and dark chocolate. On the palate it is firm but silky, with great body and length.
A light, but elegant oaky nose leads to a palate with the perfect fusion of acidity, a natural impression of fruit sweetness and elegant tannins. Well balanced, with a long, persistent finish.
Villa Gutenberg Riesling Kabinett Johannisberger Erntebringer 2016, from Germany's Rheingau region, is the best Qualitatswein for this price that we have tasted. It is a medium-dry delicate Riesling with vibrant aromas of steely lime, flowers and a hint of peach.
Malvasia Nera 'Talo' Salento 2016 San Marzano (was labelled 'Ampelo') is a wonderfully rich wine from Italy's Apulia region, with fresh cherry and clove aromas and a silky, structured palate.
Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Graciano 2014 is a rare single varietal Rioja made only from the Graciano grape. Rioja is generally made from the Tempranillo, but here the Graciano has given a uniquely elegant, juicy wine, with flavours of ripe blueberry, plums and subtle spice.
Doña Paula Estate Malbec 2016 is the estate's flagship wine, aged in new French oak barrels to add complexity to its delicious plum, black cherry, licorice and dried herb flavours. Grapes for this wine are sourced from two of the estate's best vineyards in Ugarteche, and at Finca Alluvia, in Gualtallary, Uco Valley.
A medium bodied wine with notes of raspberry and cherry with pepper and rose petal - a fresh summer red. The Xinomavro and Limnio grape varieties create wines with a deep purple colour, clean and complex bouquet, velvety smooth taste and balanced acidity.
Based on the typical white Rhone variety of Roussanne this is a creamy, full flavoured wine with spicy, mineral notes and a fresh finish.
Domaine des Cigalounes Lirac 2016 is a rich blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. 20% of the wine is aged in oak barrels, giving a fleshy, well-structured wine, with aromas of cocoa, garrigue herbs and damsons.
Deep garnet red with purple hues. Rich and elegant, this attractive Pinot Noir combines aromas of strawberries, black cherries, raspberries and dry plums with hints of chocolate and mocha. The palate is round and soft offering a rich texture and a lush finish.
Féraud-Brunel Rasteau 2009 hails from one of Chateauneuf du Pape's best respected producers. It is made with the same loving care as the more expensive bottlings, from 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah, oak aged for 14 months, to give a supple, moreish raspberry, blackberry and spice flavoured wine.
Kidonitsa is Greek for quince and this wine is true to its name showing ripe quince and nutty pistachio flavours. Vibrant yellow-green, nose and taste of tropical fruits, pleasant palate, excellent balance, crisp, fairly long finish.
Intense aromas of wild mint, grapefruit and white currant leap out of the glass, a fresh, concentrated and well balanced Sauvignon with a persistent finish.