Maquis Franco 2013

£42.00

While the image on the bottle of Franco, a renowned piece of Mapuche silverwork, may look like a wheel, it is actually a pipe. Perhaps the Mapuche didn’t want their...

While the image on the bottle of Franco, a renowned piece of Mapuche silverwork, may look like a wheel, it is actually a pipe. Perhaps the Mapuche didn’t want their mums to know they had taken up smoking, thus disguised it as another object, a lesson that a number of retailers in Camden market seem to have taken on board.

For the Mapuches, smoking was not just for pleasure; it also played a very important ritual role during traditional ceremonial events, and the smoke itself was considered to have clairvoyant properties. Mapuche elders would smoke during public meetings when they discussed matters of war and peace.

It is perhaps fitting that the pipe adorns Maquis Franco, as at Oddbins, we don’t vote on any legislation without a glass of Franco in hand. A 100% Cabernet Franc, this wine is all about finesse yet backed by a full body and powerful palate. Dark fruit scented with a floral undertone, seasoned with savoury aromas of black pepper, pencil shavings and tobacco.

Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.