|Gewurtztraminer Reserve 2012/13||
|Packed with lusciousness, this is a wonderfully aromatic and fulfilling glass of Alsation wine that goes perfectly with Chicken Liver Pate.|
|Vouvray La Croix Picaussee 2016||(6)||£9.20||£55.20|
|This is perfect for those who do not want anything too dry, and will also go beautifully with pork and apple or cheese with chutney. This has won gold meadals back to back and has a delightful medium dry softness and with plentiful flavour throughout.|
|Domaine Langlois - Chateau 2016||(6)||£10.50||£63.00|
Well known and highly regarded Loire wine which ticks all the boxes for a white wine on any occasion. Full of character yet dry, with great length of flavour and can be drunk with or without food.
|Sauvignon Touraine 2016||(6)||£10.75||£64.50|
|Domaine Thierry Michaud|
For those who like sancerre, but not the price tag, try this. It is an excellent alternative with its delicious background of subtle fruit yet freshness to excite the palate.
|Langlois - Chateau Sancerre 2014/15||(6)||£14.20||£85.20|
Well made Sancerre that is dry with good background fruit.
|Domaine Langlois - Chateau 2005||(6)||£14.99||£89.94|
This is just stunningly good white wine, better than some burgundies at twice the price. Rich, full of flavour but yet fresh with excellent length at the finish.
|Harmonie, Pouilly Fume 2013||(12)||£15.29||£183.48|
This just oozes class and freshness and is beautifully balanced and thoroughly luxurious.
|Chateau de Fontaine - Audon Sancerre 2011||(6)||£15.59||£93.54|
A very handsome tasting sancerre with excellent body and flavour and still as dry as a bone.
|Domaine Langlois - Chateau 2014||(6)||£10.29||£61.74|
|Well balanced, gentle yet fleshy red, with notes of cassis and red berries, an ideal summer red.|
|Domaine Les Roches Bleues, Cotes de Brouilly 2014/16||(6)||£9.89||£59.34|
|Lovely light styled Brouilly, fresh yet a bit of firmness of fruit mid-palate that is perfect for a summer Sunday lunch.|
|Chateau de Belleverne, St Amour 2015/16||(6)||£10.20||£61.20|
|Le Cru des Amoureax|
|Lovely creamy, open styled Beaujolais that is delicious at any temperature.|
|Beaujolais Le Ronsay 2015||(6)||£11.99||£71.94|
|Jean Paul Brun|
|This is made from younger vines in the traditional style beaujolais way. It has delightful youthful fruit with fresh natural acidity that makes it a charming summer red wine to drink, and almost impreoves if served slightly cooler.|
|Cotes de Brouilly 2014||(12)||£12.29||£147.48|
|A more masculine style of Beaujolais that could almost be mistaken for Burgundy.|
|Beaujolais L'Ancien 2015||(6)||£14.49||£86.94|
|More complex than its sibling above, but still feels absolutely ready to drink. This is a top Beaujolais with none of the bubble gum and bananas nonsense about it. Delicious.|
|Bright in colour, with intense aromas of red berries this is simply delicious open Fleurie. Generous, but light styled fruit with great balance and a lingering finish.|
|Cuvee Luquet, Henry Fessy|
|A full bodied beaujoais that is well balanced and ideal to drink with all white meat and cold dishes.|
|Well balanced, light luscious and full of red berry fruit.|
|La Fleur Solitaire 2013||(6)||£8.49||£50.94|
|Cotes du Rhone|
This is a wonderfully fresh lemon nose and is good, clean, straight drinking white wine. A pleasant change from the normal French Country white and well worth trying.
|Luberon La Ciboise Blanc 2009||(6)||£8.95||£53.70|
|Like so many Rhone whites, this had good blance between freshness and roundness and is a very refreshing change from the normal chardonays or sauvignons. Well worth trying.|
|'Les Coteaux' Cotes du Rhone Villages 2012/13||(6)||£8.59||£51.54|
Full of open ripe fruit on first taste, but quickly developes layers of complexity giving it lovely warmth and an excellent savoury finish. This is very good value and recommended.
|Luberon la Ciboise Rouge 2014||(6)||£8.95||£53.70|
Full, well made Rhone wine with plenty of gutsy flavour at a really good price.
|Domaine de Bila-Haut 2013||(6)||£9.49||£56.94|
|Cotes du Roussillon Villages M Chapoutier|
|A big earthy wine full of flavour and punch and a pleasing finish that goes well with all red meat and game.|
|La Cote Sauvage Cairanne 2014/2015||(6)||£12.29||£73.74|
|Cotes du Rhone Villages|
Warm, flowing and throughly luxurious Rhone red.
|Les Coteaux Schisteaux Seguret 2012||(6)||£11.99||£71.94|
|Cotes du Rhone Villages|
A delicious example of Rhone wine, deep, powerful with excellent integration of fruit and tannins. Thoroughly satisfying and will only get better.
|Crozes Hermitage, La Petit Ruche 2008||(6)||£12.95||£77.70|
|Coudoulet de Beaucastel 2011||(12)||£16.29||£195.48|
|Made by the Perrin brothers who are so dedicated to natural wine making and although this is only the second wine to Chateau de Beaucastel, it is better than many other full Chateauneuf de Papes. It is not as heavy or sumptuous in style because of the extra percentage of Mouverdre used in the making thereof.|
|Domaine Chante Cigal||(6)||£18.75||£112.50|
|Chateauneuf de Pape|
Well made Chateauneuf in this price range. Good fruit with an underlying vanilla taste and a touch of spice at the end.
|Chateauneuf - du - Pape, La Bernardine 2010||(6)||£28.00||£168.00|
|Very classy indeed - this is full, young, luscious and a dream to drink and yes it should probably wait but it's much too good for that to happen. Recommended.|
|Macon Villages 2014/2015||(12)||£10.59||£127.08|
Exactly what you hope for in a quality Macon at this price. Complete, with good fruit and a smooth finish.
|Macon Charnay 2014||(6)||£9.39||£56.34|
|Fresh to the nose with a touch of citrus fruit mid-palate, this is a pure styled Burgundy that will improve with bottle age. Excellent value.|
|Clos de L'Eqlise 2014||(6)||£10.95||£65.70|
|From the excellent 2014 vintage this Macon is completely unoaked, exuding freshness and elegance with an almost creamy finish.|
|Macon Lugny 'Les Geneivres' 2013/14||(6)||£11.50||£138.00|
This is one of Louis Latours best known wines as it is always consistent in style with plenty of taste, stacks of class and yet affordable Burgundy.
|Chablis La Lotte 2014/15||(6)||£13.95||£83.70|
This is an everyday chablis that has good, clean chablis fruit with a lingering finish.
|Vire Clesse 2015||(6)||£12.75||£76.50|
|Excellent, deep grapey nose with fresh long lasting flavours throughout and is drinking perfectly now.|
|Macon Uchizy 2016||(12)||£14.29||£171.48|
|Excellent white Burgundy, round with buttery notes and full of style, and althoug has gone up in price is still worth every penny of it.|
|A chablis with real purity and precision, this has true minerality and quite unlike the chablis from Chanson, which as in the notes, has a much fuller fruitier style.|
|Billaud - Simon|
This is top notch Chablis made in the classic way that produces richness and elegance and beautifully balanced acidity.
|Harmonie, Pouilly Fume 2015||(12)||£15.29||£183.48|
|This just oozes class and freshness and is without any shadow of doubt the best Pouilly Fume I have tasted for some time. Beautifully balanced and thoroughly luxurious. Highly Recommended.|
|A lovely bright gold colour, this is very attractive Meursault. Good nose, buttery palate but with great depth, a fine texture - an excellent balance between richness and acidity.|
|Chassagne - Montrachet 2010||(6)||£36.00||£216.00|
|This is a star in the making, with good firm acidity and a slightly orange characater with plenty of fruit and creaminess that is starting to pull together.|
|Puligny Montrachet 2010||(6)||£39.00||£234.00|
|We have just taken delivery of a small parcel of this. This has to be an attractive buy.|
|Meursault Les Vielles Vignes||(12)||£35.50||£426.00|
|Bourgogne Pinot Noir Part des Angles 2013||(6)||£13.99||£83.94|
|Cave de Lugny|
|Well made soft, easy drinking Burgundy with a hint of damsons at the end.|
|Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vielles Vignes 2014||(12)||£14.29||£171.48|
|Lovely depth of nose and first taste with superb underlying fruit and tannins to support it. When we first tasted we thought it needed a bit more time - two days later it was simply delicious - so yes - but open well in front of drinking and there will be no disappointment!.|
|Pommard 'Noizons' 2011||(6)||£28.00||£168.00|
Good, steady nose that you feel can only develop. This it does with an excellent rich even taste that grows and opens up. Stylish, but with some charming robustness throughout.
|Beaune Bastion 1er Cru 2010||(6)||£29.95||£179.70|
|A very polished burgundy with firm but succulent fruit throughout. Well balanced beautifully smooth an drinking now.|
|Big, smooth and velvety with great depth, this is stunning burgundy which will go on getting better.|
|Gevry Chambertin 2008||(6)||£37.00||£222.00|
|Good, dark ruby colour with a nose full of fruit. This is generous, complex and well balanced gevry with good texture, tannins and a long after taste which will carry on developing for some time.|
|Nuit St Georges 2008||(6)||£38.00||£228.00|
|Well made, complex burgundy that is starting to drink now.|