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  1. Chablis Domaine Alain Geoffroy 2015

    Chablis Domaine Alain Geoffroy 2016

    £14.50

    £14.50

    Far and away the most successful Chablis in our range over the past few years, this white wine is loved and adored by all who try it, like it, and come back for more.

    A guarantee of respectability, with its white table cloth dinner party tone and classic presentation you'll need no further help with ideas for take-round bottles or presentable offerings.

    This has everything you'd expect from a Chablis: dry, restrained and delicately laced with flavour and minerality.
  2. Chablis Jules Billaud Burgundy Wine

    Chablis Jules Billaud 2015

    £20.00

    £20.00

    There's a lot of fuss in Chablis about a precocious new talent called Samuel Billaud, of Billaud-Simon fame. He's regarded as one of the best wine producers in the region and definitely one to keep an eye on.

    Luckily for us (and possibly down to a family feud... but we're staying out of it) he has decided to branch out on his own, so we're ecstatic to introduce the Jules Billaud Chablis, made by Samuel exclusively for Oddbins under his eldest son's name. It's guaranteed to grab you firmly by the Chablis.
  3. Domaine du Salvard Cheverny 'Vignes des Marnières'

    Famille Delaille Cheverny 'Vignes des Marnieres' 2015

    £12.50

    £12.50

    There's more to Loire valley Sauvignon than Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. Even occasionally more than just Sauvignon Blanc. This lesser known gem of a white wine delivers all the bone dry, nettles and flint crispness you'd expect from it's better known near neighbours, but with 15% Chardonnay added to this blend there's just a hint of something richer, rounder and riper that will take you pleasantly by surprise. And without a big name premium its something of a bargain to boot!
  4. Frunza Pinot Grigio White Wine

    Frunza Pinot Grigio 2016

    £7.75

    £7.75

    Over recent years Pinot Grigio has become the definitive Italian grape for white wine, and by common consent the best Italian PGs come from the North East of that country, and the further North and East you go, the better they get. So what happens if you carry on travelling North and East beyond Italy's borders?

    Well, eventually - and very roughly - you get to Romania, where not only do you find terrific Pinot Grigio wines, but you find it at a terrific Romanian price. Well, it certainly stands to reason, but does it stand up to a taste test? Oh yes, oh yes it does.
  5. Frunza Pinot Noir Romanian Red Wine

    Frunza Pinot Noir 2016

    £7.75

    £7.75

    A Pinot Noir, at this price? From Romania? That's got to be rubbish, hasn't it? Or it's got to come with a catch. We have to admit, that's what we thought when we first got this little number in. So we cracked open a bottle straight away to prove ourselves right.

    And thank Bacchus we did: far from being rubbish, it was indeed a total bargain, and there was no catch - this is budget wine that's not just good for the money, it's just plain good. Full, rich and juicy. Down with prejudice! Up with Romanian Pinot Noir!
  6. Mâcon-Lugny Eugène Blanc Cave de Lugny White Wine

    Mâcon-Lugny Eugène Blanc Cave de Lugny 2015

    £12.50

    £12.50

    ***Commended at Decanter World Wine Awards 2014***

    An absolutely delicious classic white Burgundy, with the broad, exuberant charm typical of its 100% Chardonnay-based content. This is a lively number, which benefits from its relatively high acidity yet presents a decent, full-bodied flavour, reminiscent of apples gently warmed by the sun. A really good, mouth-watering, easy drinking dry white.
  7. Bourgogne Pinot Noir Nuiton-Beaunoy Red Wine

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Sometimes tasting notes can seem so far-fetched you wonder whether the writer is actually taking you for a ride. If we were to say that the intense fragrance of this lovely Pinot Noir has the perfumed cedarwood spice that might best be reminiscent of the most expensive and exclusive eau de cologne, you might just baulk at the suggestion! But it's the kind of character that sets this fragrant Burgundy wine apart and makes it Pinot with personality. A wine for flashes of personal expression.
  8. Santenay Nuiton Beaunoy

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Santenay 2014

    £21.00

    £21.00

    There's an admirable note of distinction to this fine red Santenay that's hard to pin down. While it's light and quite delicate for a Burgundy, it has a beguilingly pleasant, almost sweet-scented nutty oak character. The good folk at Nuiton-Beaunoy, who grace us regularly with their presence, are quick to point out that this is a clever combination of both Beaune terroir and some good old ageing-on-the-lees action.
  9. Pecchenino San Luigi Bricco Botti Dolcetto di Dogliani 2012

    Pecchenino San Luigi Bricco Botti Dolcetto di Dogliani 2012

    £22.00

    £22.00

    Like Romeo and Juliet or Antony and Cleopatra, Pecchenino Dolcetto di Dogliani and lamb ragu were born to be with each other. Yes, they are delicious on their own: the San Luigi's criminally pure morello cherry, raspberry and cocoa-y flavours are a sheer joy any time but, pair it with some very slowly stewed lamb ragu, with fresh thyme, rosemary and black olives, ideally made by an Italian Mama, and the pair are exalted into a love story so beautiful that it could have been penned by The Bard himself.
  10. Picpoul de Pinet Camp de Rousse 2013 white wine

    Picpoul de Pinet Camp de Rousse 2016

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Get ready for a crashing tidal wave of people claiming they've known about Picpoul for years, have always known about it, and insist it's the only white wine they'll ever drink. But the wannabes might soon have to find a new darling to boast about as this useful dry white appellation has gradually come to the attention of a wider audience. Picpoul the wine is made from Picpoul the grape - and this is a clean and dry affair, but not too plain and simple, with just the right amount of subtle fruit. Perfect balance.
  11. Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2014

    Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2015

    £16.00

    £16.00

    The ridonculously talented Matt Thompson, at Saint Clair, featured on one of our 'Inspire-themed posters, saying 'I became a winemaker because, as a wine drinker, I needed to find a way to make it tax-deductible'. We like his style.

    But, when he made this red, he didn't just get a tax break on Pinot Noir, he created something beautiful: a gentle giant, with mellow Morello cherry, pine needles and hints of smoke. Take that, taxman!
  12. Salomon Groovey Grüner Veltliner Austrian White Wine

    Salomon Groovey Gruner Veltliner 2015

    £11.50

    £11.50

    Once in while a wine comes along whose anonymity sells it to those who want to be drinking something that no one else is drinking. Now this doesn't always guarantee a good wine but in this case we have an absolute winner.

    Characterised by its own hallmark style but still crisp, dry, fruity and approachable this is a wine with really remarkable appeal. A dry white with that lovely hard-to-grasp balance that every white drinker wants. This fish deserves a bigger pond!
  13. Xerolithia White 2014 Greece White Wine

    Xerolithia White 2016

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Based in a region with a strong winemaking history, and recently overhauled by a company that is investing time, love and money into it, the Mediterra Winery is fighting fit and making some cracking wines from indigenous grape varieties. Made from the rarely-seen Vilana grape, this white is super crispy clean and exhibits a host of tropical and citrus fruits. Its exuberant summery fruitiness is ideal for beach barbecues. Try with BBQd red snapper.

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