2012 DUROU 'EXCEPTION' MALBEC Fabrice Durou Vin de France France The previous two vintages rate as the most praised wine we have ever had in this price range. 'Could replace your house claret – and would very likely constitute a far better deal', wrote Victoria... (more info)
2012 VERMENTINO Domaine les Yeuses Languedoc-Roussillon France Vermentino from the French Mediterranean coast with citrus and dusty minerals, in this vintage with extra ripeness and rounded feel. Very sophisticated wine at its price level, and better by miles... (more info)
2012 MERLOT Domaine les Yeuses Languedoc-Roussillon France Another cracking effort - Yeuses have crafted another brilliant value red in 2011. Full of supple juicy fruit, an excellent youthful glass of silky southern Merlot.
2013 SAUVIGNON BLANC Domaine de Valensac Languedoc-Roussillon France Again in 2013 this is fantastically good value Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh green pepper flavours with a slightly zingy hint of the new world about it, this is as good as many of the Marlborough wines that... (more info)
2013 TANGUERO Malbec Finca Flichman Mendoza Argentina Bright Malbec from Argentina's Malbec capital - Mendoza. This has lovely with notes of warm straw and ripe berries, and just enough grip to keep it interesting. Great value.
2012 CHARDONNAY Domaine de Valensac Languedoc-Roussillon France Another cracking vintage of this immensely popular unoaked Chardonnay, as ever this tastes fruitily vivacious as well as having a touch of butter on the finish, giving a distinctive Burgundian feel.
2012 TERRA D'ALTER TINTO Terras d'Alter Alentejo Portugal Made from Aragones (80%) and a mix of other local grapes depending on the vintage. Peter Bright creates his perfect blend according to the conditions of the harvest. This is a juicy supper in the... (more info)
2012 PINOT GRIGIO Vallagarina Cantina Valdadige Veneto Italy Yet again the Cantina Valdadige has made a very good, basic Pinot Grigio in 2012. With bright fruit and refreshing acidity this does the job admirably for easy quaffing and light lunches. A great... (more info)
PROSECCO TREVISO 'Spago' Brut Il Follo Italy The lightest form of Prosecco; very lightly sparkling (frizzante), dry and refreshing and very easy to drink. Spago refers to the piece of string which is tied over the driven cork.
2013 SAUVIGNON DE TOURAINE Thierry Delaunay Loire France Different to the Domaine Joel Delaunay in that this is made by Thierry (son) using bought in fruit from other domaines in the area. A lighter expression of Sauvignon de Touraine, but with all the... (more info)