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So, it begins ay, Watson? The hunt, the great hunt is on! “…It’s Williams, sir.” Simmer down, Watson, here we can find a whole host of wines in the Oddbins range. Red, white, fortified, rosé or fine, it’s all here. In fact, there might be a bit too much… if you want to narrow the search Watson, we can use the ‘Refine By’ tool and search by grape, price, country or even character. The game is a foot!

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  1. Blandy's 10 Year Old Bual 500ml

    Blandy's 10 Year Old Bual 500ml

    £20.00

    £20.00

    Good Madeira wine can be quite hard to find. They just don't make that much of the stuff, unfortunately. Take the forgotten Madeiran noble grape Bastardo, how much do you reckon the whole island produced in 2010? It's pretty low, what you reckon 2000 bottles? 1500 bottles? Nope, 4.5 litres... 4.5 litres! So, if someone tries to sell you a case of 2010 Bastardo you can be confident they're trying to rip you off. Thankfully there's a bit more Boal, so we can all get our hands on this delicious medium-sweet wine with notes of raisined fruit, butterscotch and vanilla. That being said, there are only 133 acres Boal plantings on the whole island, that's like a medium sized Bordeaux grower, so if you find any good quality Madeira, we recommend you get it home as fast as possible!

  2. Blandy's 10 Year Old Verdelho 500ml

    Blandy's 10 Year Old Verdelho 500ml

    £20.00

    £20.00

    The history of the island of Madeira is fascinating. In 1419 Madeira was discovered in the name of Portuguese Price, Henry the Navigator. Despite being dubbed the Navigator, unsurprisingly he stayed in Lisbon sipping on a White Port & Tonic, while he got two other chumps to sail around the coast of Africa. Legend dictates the Portuguese started a fire to clear some space in Funchal and the fires burned for 7 years & that's why the soil is so nutritious. That sounds apocryphal to us, we can't even keep a log burner going and we have matches, fire-lighters and rolled up copies of The Telegraph. Nonetheless, the soil is certainly well nourished and contributes to this astonishing wine, expressing a fresh and fragrant bouquet of dried fruits and spice with luxurious warm orangey aromas. Medium dry and full- bodied. Concentrated and fresh with a pleasant zesty bittersweet edge from a finally balanced acidity. Long lingering aftertaste of exotic fruits with spicy overtones.

  3. Blandy's Colheita 1999 Malmsey

    Blandy's Colheita 1999 Malmsey 500ml

    £47.00

    £47.00

    We've always found it slightly odd that this Madeira producer is named Blandy's... Nominative determinism suggests that if your name is Baker you're statistically more likely to make bread for a living, well, this wine is like the opposite of this principle. Blandy's Colheita Malmsey 1999 is possibly the most powerfully flavourful wine ever to sail into a British port. This vintage fortified wine is rich and full-bodied and expresses concentrated flavours of dried fruit, caramel, toffee and walnut, perfectly balanced by a fresh and zesty acidity. Of course, Blandy's refers to the name of this family owned business, currently under the management of Chris Blandy and has nothing to do with the style of wine. Here's to 7 generations of Blandy's make the least bland wine on the planet!

  4. Blandy's Duke of Clarence Madeira

    Blandy's Duke of Clarence Madeira 750ml

    £15.00

    £15.00

    We can thank the existence of this Portuguese sweetie to a very happy accident of history. Way back when, when merchants shipped their wares in wooden ships, the wine in the hold would often overheat, resulting in a delicious, caramelised wine.

    Winemakers have sought to recreate this effect by baking the wine ever since - and now Blandy's have perfected the technique. This Madeira, made with the more unusual Tinta Negra Mole, is toffeed, ripe and nutty Madeira, with ample sweetness and a clean, tart finish. A most serendipitous wine indeed.

  5. Cigarra Rosé Wine Portugal

    Cigarra Rosé 2016

    £7.00

    £7.00

    Casa Santos Lima seem to have the Midas touch. We have half a mind to take all our jewellery over there and see if they can turn it all a shimmering gold. This is why we are stocking as many of their wines as possible, including the best-selling Quinta de Bons Ventos.

    This rosé wine has a beguiling, deep pink hue that, on the palate, reveals intense aromas of strawberries and raspberries, with excellent structure and balanced, refreshing acidity. All for £7.

  6. Croft Vintage Port 1994 Vegan and Vegetarian Fortified Wine

    Croft Vintage Port 1994

    £65.00

    £65.00

    We love Vintage Port here at Oddbins, it's like a spicy, dark fruit flavoured time capsule. Take a sip and you're transported through time and space to Croft Quintas in 1994. "Bloomin' old John Major, he's planning on privatising British Rail don't you know? O well, at least I can kick back and listen to Oasis' new album Definitely Maybe, they're going places these guys." Thankfully, this wine has more longevity than the Gallagher brothers' relationship and Major's political career combined; it's drinking great with rich flavours of jammy damson, leather, tobacco and sweet spice. In 20 years, what will this year's vintage remind us of, hopefully not Armageddon.

  7. Fonseca Guimaraens 1998 (Wooden Gift Box With Decanting Funnel)

    Fonseca Guimaraens 1998 (Wooden Gift Box With Decanting Funnel)

    £30.00

    £30.00

    Guimaraens Vintage Port, we like to think, is somewhat like Casey Affleck; sure, maybe he didn't write Good Will Hunting like his big brother Ben, but hey, he was still in it! Sure, Ben Affleck is Batman, Casey was in Oceans 11, 12 & 13! That's pretty cool, right? 2 of those films were actually pretty good. Casey can also grow a magnificent beard, he's approachable, just like Guirmaraens Vintage Port. Point being, Guimaraens might not have the same prestige as Fronseca's true Vintage Port but it's more supple, early maturing and grapes are still harvested from the same three estates. Not every film needs Ben Affleck in, just as not every occasion requires Fronseca Vintage Port, sometimes you'd prefer his little brother Casey, clutching a delicious bottle of Guimaraens Vintage Port.

  8. Luis Pato Maria Gomes Metodo Antigo NV Vegetarian White Wine

    Luis Pato Maria Gomes Metodo Antigo NV

    Now £14.45

    Was £17.00

    £14.45

    This sparkler is a curious and wonderful thing. It is made using an ancient 'Rural' Method in which, unusually, the wine only undergoes fermentation once, using only naturally occurring sugars.

    If you are slightly bored and confused by this and care not for the methods used, let us tell you that it is made by Luis Pato, the Baron of the Bairrada and one of the most renowned producers in Portugal, who calls it his 'take on Prosecco'.

    If you're now muttering 'meh' at your screen because you don't give a monkeys about famous producers, let us simply say that it is an elegant and focused wine with generous mousse and aromas of white flowers and citrus. Does that do it?

  9. Manz Penedo Do Lexim 2015

    Manz Penedo Do Lexim 2015

    £9.00

    £9.00

    The myth of Sisyphus is well known. A man punished by the gods for his deceit, doomed to spend his days pushing a boulder up a steep hill, only to watch it roll back down each time he got it to the top. What's less well known, the Greeks being fairly free with other people's stories, is that the original Sisyphus was Portuguese.

    It is said that the huge limestone rock in the centre of the Mansz vineyards is the very boulder, serving as constant reminder to those making this delicate, complex red that perseverance is key. Each morning, workers embrace the stone with such gratitude and vigour they encrust themselves with limestone dust; and so, from their thankful hands, a compelling minerality is transferred to the wine.

  10. Offley Tawny Port NV Fortified Wine

    Offley Tawny Port NV

    £10.50

    £10.50

    Tawny. In the avian world, it refers to a beautiful, golden-coloured owl that is, in fact highly territorial and non-migratory.

    Offley Tawny Port is an elegant fortified wine, offering mature and fresh flavours with a classic style. A typical drink that combines modern techniques with years of experience.

  11. Paseo White 2015 White Wine Lisboa Portugal

    Paseo White 2015

    £6.25

    £6.25

    Paseo White Wine, we would be so bold as to venture, lies midway between the flavour profile of Vinho Verde and Albarino and we think it has the best of both, as a bread manufacturer once said. It has the fresh, breezy, lemony charm of Vinho Verde in northern Portugal and elements of the tangy, tropical flavours of Albariño, from over the border and up the Spanish coast in Rías Baixas. However, this wine has a lower price than the average rate for Vinho Verde and Albariño - it's win win, basically.

  12. Quinta de la Rosa 'douRosa Branco' 2015 Vegetarian White Wine

    Quinta de la Rosa 'douRosa Branco' 2015

    £12.50

    £12.50

    The line between genius and insanity is a fluid one. Look at Lord Byron, we all love a bit of Don Juan; some cracking poetry there son, then again Byron took a bear to Cambridge with him and tried to get said bear a fellowship... Eccentric! Many suggested it was insane to try to make high quality still whites in the Douro region. "It's hot enough to bake Port, one of the most resilient wines in the world, what chance does Rabigato have?" That's where the genius of Quinta de la Rosa comes in; they were one of the first producers to take still wine production in the Douro really seriously. With fresh citrus aromas and a delicate minerality on the finish, Quinta del la Rosa are clearly more of the Don Juan type of Byron opposed to the bear for a bunk-mate Byron.

  13. Quinta de la Rosa 'Dourosa Tinto' 2013

    Quinta de la Rosa 'douRosa Tinto' 2015

    £13.75

    £13.75

    It was an ordinary enough Sunday service in Oporto, with the usual stuff - christenings, BMWs in the car park, expensive gifts for the little treasures' 18th - vintage Champagne for Anna, tattoo removal cream for sweet little Damien and... hello, what have we got here... a whole vineyard for baby Claire Feuerheerd! Well, hang on to that one, love, even if the family flogs everything else.

    Because one day Portugal will join the EU. Then your son can start making table wine on your land, and your granddaughter can run the winery for him. And in turn, she'll explore the potential of the Douro region while making beautifully balanced, cherry, cedar and cassis-driven lovelies like this. Beats premium bonds don't it!

  14. Quinta do Noval 2008/09 LBV

    Quinta do Noval LBV Unfiltered Port 2011

    £24.00

    £24.00

    Traditions can be really odd can't they? Take cheese-rolling in Gloucestershire, where people leg it down a hill after a nine pound round of Double Gloucester cheese, which can reach up to 70mph, in a bid to win said cheese. The tradition of treading the grapes for Port in traditional 'lagares' is a slightly less ridiculous tradition, with indubitably tastier results. This Port, from a simply cracking year, underwent foot-treading in a lagare and has flavours of ripe plums, stewed blackberries and a hint of sweet tobacco. It would probably go pretty well Double Gloucester, come to think of it.

  15. Quinta Do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2013 Vegan and Vegetarian Fortified Wine

    Quinta Do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2013

    £59.00

    £59.00

    Quinta Vesuvio Vintage Port 2013 is not a wine that treads carefully. In fact it's made initially by vineyard workers stomping on the grapes to village music. (The song YMCA naturally). The world would be a happier, less stressed place if we could all help make this wine.

    Imagine coming home after a horrible day and declaring 'Right, I'm out back to the shed for a good bit of grape galumphing!' Not only is this anger managment. It'd be assisting in the production of one of the best ports in the world. So if you haven't tried Quinta Vesuvio , get yourself a bottle. We guarantee you'll lava it.

  16. Quinta Soalheiro 'Allo' 2016 Vegan and Vegetarian White Wine

    Quinta Soalheiro 'Allo' 2016

    £15.50

    £15.50

    Allo to you too! French café owner, Rene Artois became bored of existing only in the realms of an 80s BBC sitcom, set in Nouvion, during the French resistance. He seemed to be under the impression that the entire thing was propped up by physical gags, ridiculous fake accents, broad cultural clichés and far too much sexual innuendo. "My mother-in-law's name is Madame Fanny La Fan, for goodness-sake, who are we writing this for, pre-pubescent boys... you silly old bat?" He bellowed in broken English. Thus, he dashed off to Portugal to make a wonderful white wine with rich flavours of tropical fruit and white flowers, naming it for the life he'd given up. We may have got this wrong, the wine might be called Allo because it's made with the grapes Alvarinho & Loureiro.

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