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Lantana Shiraz-Cabernet 2012

World’S End Shiraz, Australia 2015

Everything you need to know about southern Aussie Shiraz in one bottle – power, vibrancy, richness and concentration.

About this wine:

South Australia’s many vineyards offers rich pickings for winemakers like Rory Clifton-Parks. For this bold red he selected Shiraz from different plots of varying vine age, then used a range of techniques in the winery including oak barrel ageing to create a wine with real character.

STYLE: Sumptuously fruity full-bodied red
TASTE: Cherries, pepper, spices & cocoa
FOOD: Beef stews, spicy pizzas, cheeses

  • full-bodied red

  • screw cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Australia | South Australia

  • GRAPE VARIETY

    Shiraz

  • ALCOHOL

    14.5%

  • SRP

    £12 a bottle

 

Aliwen Pinot Noir 2013

"Chateau Agnel Minervois, France 2014"

Southern French reds don’t come much more deliciously easy going than a deep yet refined modern Minervois like this.

About this wine:

Winemaker Isabelle Pangault fell in love with the Languedoc while studying Oenology in Montpellier. Château Agnel’s 75 hectares of south-facing terraced vineyards are a dream come true for Isabelle, letting her craft expressive wines like this from high quality grapes. This wine will only get better as its ages.

STYLE: Rich & expressive full-bodied red
TASTE: Ripe autumn fruits & sweet fig jam
FOOD: Venison stew, roasted mushrooms

  • full-bodied red

  • Screw cap

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    France | Languedoc

  • Grape Variety

    Syrah (80%) & Grenache (20%)

  • Alcohol

    13.5%

  • SRP

    £11.50 a bottle

Finca Agostino Inicio Malbec 2013

"Sarria Sotes, Spain 2012"

A skilful blending of old vine Spanish and international grapes gives this complex red a distinctly Old World character.

About this wine:

Bodegas de Sarria lies in beautiful Puenta la Reina just outside of Pamplona. Founded in 1953, the estate has 210 hectares of vines spread across sunny sprawling hillsides, with many mature indigenous varieties giving their wines an unmistakable Spanish character, aided by long oak-ageing in the cellar.

STYLE: Well aged & rounded full-bodied red
TASTE: Ripe black fruits, balsamic & chocolate
FOOD: Chargrilled steaks, roast lamb, ratatouille

  • full-bodied red

  • Synthetic cork

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Spain | Navarra

  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuleo, Tempranillo & Merlot

  • Alcohol

    13%

  • SRP

    £11 a bottle

Le Prince Clos d’Yvigne 2009

Castelbarry Languedoc, France 2014

An impressive old-school southern French red offering a wonderful balance between freshness and dense ripe fruit.

About this wine:

This wine is made by a small cooperative in the village of Montpeyroux. They farm their vineyards using the Terra Vitis approach, obeying strict environmentallyfriendly practices to nurture the vines. One taste of this wine’s fruit clarity proves that this hands-on approach to winemaking is worth the extra effort.

STYLE: Soft & fruity medium-to-full bodied
TASTE: Strawberries, raspberries & nutmeg
FOOD: Herby chicken, beef & mushroom pie

  • full-bodied red

  • natural
    cork

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    France | Languedoc

  • Grape Variety

    Grenache (40%), Carignan (30%) & Syrah (30%)

  • Alcohol

    13%

  • SRP

    £12 a bottle

Votum Pinot Nero-Syrah 2011

Casale Burgio Appassimento Syrah, Italy 2014

A Syrah from Sicily? Absolutely, and one that completely redefines the grape, offering unbelievable depth and structure.

About this wine:

You have to admire the Sicilian approach. This wine completely defies tradition, taking southern France’s Syrah grape and not only transplanting it to the south coast of Sicily, but letting the grapes raisin on the vine before they’re picked, creating a unique red with incredible concentration and smoothness.

STYLE: Smooth, balanced & medium-bodied
TASTE: Sweet plums, black cherries & pepper
FOOD: Hearty pasta, braised beef, aubergines

  • full-bodied red

  • natural
    cork

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Italy | Menfi, Sicily

  • Grape Variety

    Syrah

  • Alcohol

    14%

  • SRP

    £11 a bottle

Fortant de France Syrah Terroir de Collines 2012

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia 2015

A classic Coonawarra Cab packed with heady aromas of squishy-ripe blackcurrants, roasted peppers and mint chocolate.

About this wine:

The Coonawarra region of South Australia is famed for its rich and unique soils, which give elegance and balance to its red wines – Cabernet Sauvignon being the region’s speciality. McWilliam’s winemaker Andrew Higgins aged a portion of the wine in oak barrels to give it extra depth and complexity.

STYLE: Succulent & complex full-bodied red
TASTE: Ripe cassis, eucalyptus & toasted spice
FOOD: Minted lamb, hoisin duck, stuffed peppers

  • full-bodied red

  • natural
    cork

  • COUNTRY | REGION

    Australia | Coonawarra

  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Alcohol

    13.5%

  • SRP

    £10 a bottle

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