An easy drinking dry wine with vanilla notes and a spicy finish. Warm, earthy and mellow aromas with spice and ripe blackberry fruit with toasted wood in the background. Fruity and smooth.
Bright aromas of redcurrants, cherry and red berries lead to a textured and mouth-filling palate with vibrant fruit forward flavours and a deliciously satisfying finish.
Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti (half bottles) is an aromatic Moscato from Asti in Italy's Piemonte region. The wine is low in alcohol (5% abv), naturally sweet and gently sparkling. It is vibrant and fruity; ideal with fresh fruit desserts.
Deep purple red in colour, this Malbec-Petit Verdot is tremendously aromatic and offers notes of violets intermingled with fresh black fruit aromas of blueberries and blackberries. The Malbec lends a juiciness and sweet tannins to the palate, while the Petit Verdot contributes the black fruit flavours with a tannic backbone providing both structure and a...
The fruit stands out on the palate and leads to spicy notes and a soft touch of oak, tobacco, and coffee; soft, friendly tannins and a pleasingly persistent finish.
An attractive and delicately floral bouquet and soft, full and harmonious on the palate. A cross between Pinot Grigio and Prosecco in style. Pale straw yellow with light green tints.
An aromatic wine that offers tropical fruits such as passion fruit and banana, balanced by a light touch of apricot, citrus, and a hint of green apple.
Negroamaro 'Il Pumo' Salento San Marzano is a rich, structured red, made from Apulia's native Negroamaro grape variety. It shows dark cherry and spiced raspberry aromas, with a firm, vibrantly fruity palate, which shows a hint of chocolate on its long finish.
This crisp, fruity Zibibbo shows lifted notes of succulent white peach combined with soft floral aromatics of orange blossom and jasmine. Bright and perfumed with a zesty citrus finish.
Sauvignon Malvasia 'Il Pumo' Puglia San Marzano is a fresh, unoaked blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Malvasia Bianca, from the maritime Apulia region of southern Italy. Its aromas are of white peach, passion fruit and mandarin; on the palate, the wine is ripe, with good acidity and a fine body.
Côtes du Rhône Les Vignes du Prince 'Vieilles Vignes' is a fabulous fresh, vibrant spicy Côtes du Rhône to enjoy with summer barbecues or roasted meats. A majority of the Grenache grape gives the wine raspberry and bramble flavours and a satisfying earthy finish.
Château de l'Aumérade Côtes de Provence Cru Classé Rosé Cuvée Marie-Christine (half bottles) comes from one of only a handful of Cru Classé châteaux in the Côtes de Provence. The fresh nose is composed of citrus aromas such as orange and grapefruit complemented by a full, spicy and fleshy palate with refreshing acidity.
Aromas of cut grass, green peppers and spice on the nose. Gooseberry and racy acidity can be found on the palate. Dry and crisp with a moderately long finish.
Ripe mulberry and fresh raspberry flavours upfront followed by seamless soft oak nuances. Good follow-through of the fruit flavours onto the palate, complemented by soft tannins and a long, smooth finish.
Primitivo 'Il Pumo' Salento San Marzano (used to be labelled 'Luccarelli Terre di Sava'), is a spicy, unoaked wine, from Apulia's signature red grape. The Primitivo grape is in fact identical to California's spicy Zinfandel, but in its native land of Apulia, it makes intense red wines, full of plum, prune and fresh herb aromas, with a ripe, velvety...
Quintessential Vermentino, this has a delicate pale lime colour with silver hues with bright aromas of green apple and lemon sherbet. Crisp and fruity palate with lush flavours of lime, pineapple and honeydew melon enhanced by delicate minerality through to a deliciously mouthwatering finish.
Rioja Crianza Rivallana 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.
Cherry red in colour, this mountain wine displays a powerful expression of the terroir. Mineral with intense violet aromas that are underpinned by notes of cherries and strawberries. On the palate, it is a fresh wine with a long and persistent finish.
Verdeca 'Talo' Puglia San Marzano is a wonderful, fresh, unoaked white from Apulia's native Verdeca grape variety. From a region best known for its red wines - particularly Primitivo di Manduria - this white shows subtle kiwi fruit and citrus aromas, with a refreshing, delicately tropical palate.
Le Prieuré Chateau Ksara is a delicious earthy blend of Cinsault, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Its spicy black fruit flavours are reminiscent of some of the best wine from France's Southern Rhone valley!
Domaine Grand Roche Chablis (half bottles) is a fresh, crisp mineral-scented Chablis made by vigneron Erick Lavallee from his 22 hectares of vineyards around the village of St-Bris-le-Vineux.
The Black Shiraz, from South Australia's Berton Vineyards, is as muscular and full-blooded as its 'metal label' suggests. Dark in colour and full of liquorice and spicy blackberry flavours, this wine proves that big, concentrated Aussie wines don't need to cost big money. See also the Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz.
Echeverria Chardonnay Gran Reserva is a fresh, complex oak-aged Chardonnay from Chile's Curico Valley. This charming and elegant Chardonnay has intense primary aromas of apricots and peaches, whilst also offering up vanilla and toffee notes. This wine is rich but fresh, with balanced acidity in the mouth and flavours of dried fruit and pineapple.
Gris Blanc Rosé Gerard Bertrand is a pale, delicate rosé made from the Grenache Gris grape, in the Languedoc. Grapes are hand harvested and pressed directly, giving a pale hue and delicate red fruit aromas. A refreshing, great value alternative to Provence rosé.
A fragrant, fruity example of the Torrontés variety from Argentina. Bright and fruity with lychees and rose petals combined with refreshing tropical fruit flavours and a delicate hints of spice on the finish.
Adega de Pegoes Touriga Nacional is made from the Touriga Nacional grape, grown in the vineyards of Portugal's Setubal Peninsula. Aged for 12 months in American and French oak barrels, the wine has intense, complex flavours of dark berries and spice. It is firm yet velvety, with a long finish.
Clean, pale straw colour, highly aromatic with fruity aromas and a mineral sensation. Crisp and dry on the palate with notes of pineapple and tropical fruits, a very refreshing and dry finish.
The Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz is an extreme example of Australian Shiraz with deep colour and aromas of blackberry and plum over toasty coffee and spicy oak. The palate is full flavoured and intense with rich plum, blueberry and mocha notes. The tannins are ripe and dense giving great structure and length to the palate.
An intense bouquet of rich brambly fruits with a seductive note of black pepper spice. Concentrated on the palate with juicy blackberry and ripe plum flavours, which are beautifully balanced by velevety tannins. Long and elegant on the finish, this is quintessential Nero d'Avola.
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.
Tropical notes of passionfruit, guava and blackcurrant combine with nettle and subtle chalky mineral notes. A rich full palate of tropical flavours including passionfruit guava and blackcurrant, leads to a long, mineral finish.
Fili Prosecco Extra Dry NV is a sparking 'spumante' wine made at the award-winning Sacchetto winery in Italy's Veneto region. This is a dry, fruity blend with fine bubbles and a full, unusually intense yeasty flavour for a Prosecco.
Kydonitsa 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.
Château de Chasseloir Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie is aged on its lees until the spring following the vintage, giving a rich yet delicate wine, with citrus, steely flavours and complex hints of biscuit. Perfect with oysters! The wines from this 15th century château regularly score up to 95 points with the Wine Spectator.
Vibrant varietal notes of sweet grapefruit and pineapple combine with anise, fennel and floral notes. Bone dry with a crisp, refreshing palate and a lively finish.
Château Ksara Gris de Gris Rosé - Carignan and Grenache Gris grapes were macerated for a short time on their skins, to give a delicate salmon pink rosé, with aromas of vine flowers, peony and a touch of jasmine.
A full flavoured shiraz, dark purple colour, pronounced aromas of red cherries, sweet spices and peppers. Rich dark fruits on the palate, with eucalyptus. Medium to full bodied with good length.
Typical strong apple and grapefruit scents with wisteria and elderberry hints. Good-structure, pleasant mouth-feel, well-balanced and harmonious.
Pale and interesting, Dona Paula's Sauvage Blanc is the first 100% Sauvignon Blanc sparkling wine from Argentina. Showing intense aromas of orange blossom, white peach, with hints of grapefruit and an intriguing touch of mint, it is crisp, lively and persistent on the palate.
Ripa delle Mandorle from Castello Vicchiomaggio shows succulent red fruit flavours, with hints of herbs and cigar box spice. This is a subtle, juicy and eminently drinkable Super-Tuscan.
Andeluna 1300 Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza is aged in French and American oak for 6 months before bottling. The wine is in fact a 'Bordeaux blend' of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot. This is a full-bodied, complex wine, with ripe plum and cigar box aromas.
Pale pink with copper reflections. Typical strong fruity scent, nuances of white flowers such as acacia and wisteria are detectable. Full-bodied, smooth and balanced, dry and velvety.
Essensia Orange Muscat, from winemaker Andre Quady, is made from the rare Orange Muscat variety. It has an aroma reminiscent of orange blossom and apricot, an intense, sweet middle and a lingering refreshing aftertaste.
Elysium Black Muscat, from winemaker Andrew Quady, is made from the rare dark-skinned Black Muscat variety. It has a rose-like aroma, which led Quady to name the wine Elysium, Greek for heaven. Sweet and velvety on the palate, Elysium is a a hedonistic wine lover's dream.
In a bottle with a glass stopper, an elegant Viognier with hints of orange marmalade, apricot and ripe tropical fruits. Precise, crisp and balanced on the palate, with a roundness of generously structured fruit and a long, elegant finish.
Carpenè Malvolti Prosecco di Conegliano Extra Dry is the epitome of how fine Prosecco Spumante should be: fresh, dry, lively and deliciously grape-scented. Perfect as an aperitif or on special occasions.
A dry and flavoursome red with jammy blueberry fruit and earthy notes. Aromas of cloves, vanilla and mulberry are echoed on the palate, which also shows an abundance of blueberry fruit with an appealing hint of coffee in the background.
Doña Paula Estate Malbec 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.
Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva is one of the finest New World takes on this Bordeaux variety. Cassis and plum aromas give onto a rich, chocolaty palate and a long, velvety finish. One of our favourite Cabernets at this price, from anywhere!
Andeluna '1300' Torrontes is made from premium grapes grown at an altitude of 1300 metres, in the foothills of the Andes. Torrontes (a relative of the Muscat grape) has become Argentina's speciality white grape. This example is one of the most complex wines you can buy at the price: wonderfully aromatic and grapey, with a mixture of crisp mineral and...
Andeluna Malbec 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.
An amazing lifted bouquet of blackberries with a touch of mocha. Rich and smooth on the palate it offers a lovely soft finish with polished tannins.
Primitivo di Manduria 'Talo' San Marzano is a rich, full-bodied Italian red, from Apulia's signature red grape variety. Manduria has its own denominazione for the Primitivo grape. The wine is aged for 4 months in French oak barrels, giving it spicy cherry and plum aromas, with hints of cocoa and vanilla on the palate.
Pale pink in colour with delightful notes of citrus, orange flower, pink grapefruit and ripe red fruits which follow through to a palate of wild strawberry, raspberry, a hint of ginger and a lively acidity on the finish.
Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Reserva is a deep, concentrated ageworthy Rioja, aged in oak for 16 months, then a further 8 months in bottle before release. Made with 75% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, and 15% Mazuela and Graciano, this Rioja Reserva has fine grained tannins and concentrated dark fruit flavours.
Growing up a Stone's Throw away on the same vineyard, it is little wonder that these two are fast friends. Riesling's cool minerality meshes with Gewürztraminer's exotic spice and rose water, in this delicious, refreshing blend.
A classic example of this uniquely South African red wine. Distinctively rich ruby in colour, with bold aromatics of dark chocolate, stewed fruit, spice and hints of coffee. Silky tannins over a backing of integrated oak ensures elegance and balance, with an endless finish.
A fantastic blend with a pale-yellow colour and golden-green hues. The nose is intense with citrus, lime and pear. On the palate the wine evolves to show a mineral character. It is lively with good length, showing remarkable balance.
A bright, uplifting wine, with delicate fruit aromas which follow through to a well-balanced palate with a pleasantly crisp finish.
Approachable, striking and modern, this red blend oozes complexity - with the Shiraz's earthiness tempering the Grenache's muskiness, which softens the Mataro's steeliness. Two may be company, but in this case three is perfection.