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2011 GARNACHA Bodegas y Viñedos Monfil
Talk about bang for your buck, this has lashings of it. Sumptuous and juicy cherry fruit with a lovely lifted fragrance that screams of youth and vitality. It's equally as bright on the palate albeit... (more info)
2012 TEMPRANILLO Las Corazas Bodegas Roqueta
Castilla y León Spain
Extraordinarily good value, this ripe and juicy Tempranillo from the heartland of Spain, Castilla y León, has even been given a three month passage in oak, giving it an added dimension of flavour.
2011 DUROU 'EXCEPTION' MALBEC Fabrice Durou
Vin de France France
From an estate in the Cahors region but sold as 'Vin de France'. Simple but perfect in its way, very black and glossy and fresh and full. The nose is generous, the palate ample and soft with just... (more info)
2009 CASTILLO DE ALMANSA Colección Bodegas Piqueras
95% Garnacha Tinterera (a.k.a. Alicante Bouchet - one of the very few red grapes that actually has a red flesh) and 5% Syrah. Deep in colour with a very intense nose of plums and cassis, this is full... (more info)
2008 CHÂTEAU LES ARQUEYS Bordeaux
A touch of oak aging gives this wine a seriously characterful nose, rounding out a cherry and currant fruit which remains nicely fresh and crunchy on the finish. Great value.
2011 SYRAH-GRENACHE TRADITION Domaine Pierre Belle
Tastes like it has some good old Carignan in it - but not according to the domaine - Syrah and Grenache only. There's an honest attractive earthiness, a touch of spice, but above all a nicely supple... (more info)
2012 TANGUERO Malbec Finca Flichman
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 ARADON Rioja Tinto Riojana de Alcanadre
Vinícola Riojana de Alcanadre founded in 1957, is a union of 100 winegrowers who have come together with the sole purpose of making the highest quality wines from their shared vineyards. This Tinto... (more info)
2012 MERLOT Domaine les Yeuses
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.
2011 TERRA D'ALTER TINTO Terras d'Alter
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 LUNA LUNERA Bodega Dehesa de Luna
Tierra de Castilla Spain
Fresh from the sparkling new winery at Dehesa de Luna comes the Luna Lunera, a stylish young Tempranillo brimming with bright red fruit; all strawberry and cranberry, a touch of sweet spice and a... (more info)