Cabernet Sauvignon VDP D’Oc, Vignerons de Pic 2006 €12
This is a charming wine with character, persistent aromas and a fruity nose provided by black cherry and blackcurrants.
Côtes du Rhône, Vieux Clocher, Arnou 2005 €14
A light to medium bodied wine from a family vineyard in the small village of Vacqueyras. The two brothers blend Syrah and Grenache, to give a lovely ruby red wine with a hint of raspberry and cassis and a dry, slightly peppery finish.
Château les Marnières Bergerac / Gold Medal Paris 2006 €17
A Château bottled, medal-winning Bergerac from a family owned vineyard. Assembled from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grape varieties, the wine has intense notes of red fruits. Extremely well balanced, smooth and velvety with subtle vanillin highlights. The wine is non-filtered to maintain high standards of quality. Accords perfectly with red meats, grills, roasts and game
Bois de Montlobre, AOC Côteaux de Languedoc 2006 €20
This wine benefits from Grenache Tardif (late picking and therefore extremely small yield) is vinified to perfection, giving an harmonious, medium bodied red, packed full of red fruits, with a delicate sprinkling of tannins to underpin the whole structure.
Punto Nino Cabernet Sauvignon-Chili 2005 €21
A deep ruby red Cabernet Sauvignon from Monsieur Laroche. With scents of plums, leather and blackberries,smooth tannins and good length in the mouth, this Cabernet Sauvignon will not disappoint.
Bordeaux, Chateau Rambaud, Sélection Vieilles Vignes 2006 €22
A modern style Bordeaux made from vines which are more then 50 years old. This year, Daniel Mouty has again won awards for this wine, which is designed to be drunk young. It is velvety and long in the mouth; a classic claret. This wine is currently the “Coup de Coeur” in the Guide Hachette des Vins de France. Fantastic drunk with beef or lamb, not a bad cheese wine either.
Cerro Anon, Rioja Crianza, Bodegas Olarra,Spain 2002 €30.50
Carefully produced from the best grapes at the Bodegas, this wine is aged in American oak barrels for up to 14 months. Initial fruit is followed by spices developed during the ageing process; mellow and round with a long finish.
Dolcetta d’Alba, Domaine Brezza, Italy 2006 €38.00
One of Italy’s grapes rarely seen outside of its natural home of Piemonte. A favourite tipple of the local winemakers themselves, Dolcetta is generally regarded of the best of the 7 DOC’s available for this grape. Robust and full of juicy fruits and redcurrants.
Hautes Cotes de Beaune, Château de Chassagne Montrachet 2006 €40
From the fabulous Château Chassagne Montrachet, this Pinot Noir has fabulous deep cherry tones, giving way to further berry scents on the nose. A pleasant acidity, good supple tannins and a hint of smokiness make it a fabulous partner to any grilled meats, or a good cheese board.
Corbieres; Chateau La Sabine, Juni Perus €42.00
Made from the 50% carignan (a traditional French grape) and 50% syrah (shiraz). This is a bronze medal winner. Dark and complex with jammy red fruits and a peppery finish. Slightly oaky from 14 months in wood barrels. Drinks well with grilled red meats, game pâté and feathered game.