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  1. Château Cambon la Pelouse 2013 Red Wine

    Château Cambon la Pelouse 2013

    £20.00

    £20.00

    Like the teacher at school who really understood how to get the best out of you, this Bordeaux is both serious and stimulating and, underneath it all, is a bit of a softy.

    Unusually for a left bank Bordeaux, this red wine is Merlot heavy - 60% to be exact. That Merlot helps to soften the tannins and gives this deep Bordeaux a delicate, silky texture that secures your attention, whilst it educates you as to all the charms of a decent Claret. An edifying tipple.

  2. Chateau Leoville Barton 2011

    Château Léoville Barton 2011

    £85.00

    £85.00

    This vintage wine is a beautifully purple in colour, reflecting the high grape maturity of this red wine. It is an amazingly fresh wine with balsamic and dried citrus aromas.

  3. Diane de Belgrave Haut-Médoc 2011

    Diane de Belgrave Haut-Médoc 2011

    £19.00

    £19.00

    A classic Bordeaux from fifth growth Château Belgrave in Haut-Médoc. A wine of depth, class and smoothness that really sings with rich fruit when decanted.

    This is the kind of wine your parents used to let you have a sip of at Christmas - austere but profound and full of the forbidden promise of adulthood. Open at a triumphant celebration of victory, or at the weekend.

    Medium-bodied, deeply complex, supple and rounded with a confident touch of wood on the finish.

  4. Domaine Schistes Cuvée Tradition 2011

    Domaine Schistes Cuvée Tradition 2011 *WEB EXCLUSIVE*

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Addressing ourselves to the obscure Lledoner Pelut grape that makes up most of this wine* In the words of David Bowie, 'Little wonder / You little wonder, you'. Seriously though, where have you been all our lives? Everybody knows and loves your cousin, Grenache, but why you've had your light under a bushel for so long, we don't know. With your soft, downy skin, petite body and capacity to make darkly spicy, juicy belters like this, we want more of you in our lives.

  5. Man O' War

    Man O' War Cabernet Franc/Merlot/Malbec 2011

    £19.00

    £19.00

    Waiheke Island, off the coast of Auckland, has some of New Zealand’s most northerly wineries. You’d think that would make it a tad too tropical for Bordeaux-inspired winemaking, being flanked by the Southern Ocean, the South Pacific and the Tasmanian Sea, it is breezy to say the least.

    In the case of this Merlot/Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, which is vinified in 25 separate batches under the expert watch of winemaker Duncan McTavish, this unique climate has resulted in a beautiful wine with lifted aromas of crushed red berries and darker cassis, with hints of coffee, liquorice, clove, Mediterranean herbs and cedar.

  6. Marchand Tawse Clos Vougeot Burgundy Red Wine

    Marchand Tawse Clos Vougeot 2011

    £110.00

    £110.00

    The source of this great wine comes from within the unique, walled vineyard of Clos Vougeot. The Cistercian monks enclosed the entire area many moons ago (work completed 1336) with a dry stone wall. Hence if a wine comes from this Grand Cru than it's from a highly defined & very limited amount of grape vine.

    About 80 folks each have a plot within the walls too. All squabbling over who makes the best wine. Thus if you get your hands on a bottle of this one, you're in for a big treat.

    Marchand Tawse Clos Vougeot's version is a rich red packed with dark currants and cinnamon spices. Followed by mushroom and warm, earthy notes on the finish. It can age for up to 20 years too. Incidentally, this beautiful vineyard also has a rose named after it.

    The Chateaux Clos De Vougeot Climbing rose - named after the intensely deep red robe of this remarkable Burgundian red wine.

  7. Numanthia 2009

    Numanthia 2011

    £42.00

    £42.00

    Bodega Numanthia was named in tribute to the town of Numancia, renowned in antiquity for its legendary resistance to Roman invasion. Under attack from raiding legions in 134 BC, the townspeople fought to the last, choosing death over the dishonour of surrender. How very 300! It has become a bit more civil these days; you would have to be mighty unlucky to get Spartan kicked anywhere in the Toro region. However, tenacity and resilience does seem to run in the soil, as many vines are over a 100 years old, surviving in the extreme heat of summer and the chill of winter. They don't just survive either, they thrive! Producing incredibly concentrated, intense wines with big flavours of forest berries, cedar and liquorice. "Numancians what is your profession!?" Winemaker of course.

  8. Palesa Pinotage (Fair Trade) 2011

    Palesa Pinotage (Fair Trade) 2011

    £7.50

    £7.50

    Palesa, a common female name in South Africa, reflects the magnificent balance of qualities that characterise African women; strength and elegance. If they're talking about lady lions, the other characteristic this wine must embody is work ethic. Those boy lions are a bit lazy, aren't they? The ladies do the hunts, look after the cubs, pay the council tax and what are the men doing? Sitting around drinking delicious fair-trade Pinotage, when the women get in the bottles are drained! Ridiculous, they don't want to get their glorious 80s glam-rock hair styles ruined is what it is... Get a job you bums!

  9. Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    £140.00

    £140.00

    Now we don't want to start a bar room brawl and we are massive fans of French wine, but the British do love an underdog and the story of Ridge's Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon appeals to our sensibilities.

    The 1971 vintage was one of the Californian wines that beat its French opponents in 1976's Judgement of Paris blind tasting, which upset the apple cart somewhat over the Channel and cemented California's reputation for being world-class winemakers. The cool 2011 season turned out a pristine vintage of Monte Bello, made from Cabernet Sauvignon.

  10. Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva, La Rioja Alta 2010

    Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva La Rioja Alta 2011

    £18.25

    £18.25

    This wine is like falling head over heels in love. It is all encompassing, completely mesmerising and totally distracting. Its beauty makes you feel slightly light-headed and its perfection gives you butterflies.

    You will wonder what you did before it came along and worry a little about what you would do if it ever left. It is complicated (red berries, oak, coconut, coffee, vanilla and savoury notes) and when it's finished you'll be heartbroken... until another comes along!

  11. Villa Maria 'Cellar Selection' Syrah 2011

    Villa Maria 'Cellar Selection' Syrah 2011

    £16.00

    £16.00

    This New Zealand red caused quite a sensation amongst Oddbins' passionate staff last time this was in the range, with much hoarding and hiding of the limited stock... It's not hard to see why.

    This sumptuous Syrah combines beautiful freshness as well as a purity of deep, dark, dense fruit that will only inspire forays into urgent food preparation. A wine to drink when seeking inspiration and the reassuring comfort of something really outstandingly good...

  12. William Cole Albamar Sauvignon Blanc 2011

    William Cole Albamar Sauvignon Blanc 2011

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Winemakers go a long way to make sure their grapes are taken care of. But William Cole goes an extra step. Casablancan locals thought 'Bill' had gone mad when they woke one morning to the sound of his rich tenor voice resounding through the foggy valley.

    Turns out he wasn't mad after all. Bill was singing to reassure his grapes, so they weren't made all anxious by the thick fogs that come in off the sea most evenings. Knowing their faithful winemaker was there to look after them meant the grapes could relax in the sea mist without being scared, and let the cool, refreshing 'Albamar' enhance their beautifully crisp, appley acidity.

  13. William Cole Columbine Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

    William Cole Columbine Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

    £9.50

    £9.50

    While he does have a great singing voice, 'Bill' Cole perhaps doesn't have the best of memories. Waking to his rich tenor, sounding through the morning fog, locals have come to know which vines the winemaker is serenading by the tune he's singing.

    When they hear the dulcet strains of "Oh, my darling, oh my darling..." they know it's the Pinot Noir, and they're certain the silky, complex nuances of Bill's voice find their way into the grapes. They just don't have the heart to tell him it's Clementine, not Columbine...

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