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La Valona 4 Meses, Finca La Valona, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2009

This is a bit of a "how did they do that?!" wine. As in, how on earth do they manage to get that much intensity of flavour into a bottle for that little money?

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Red - 13.5%
Spain - Tierra de castilla
Grape: Tempranillo


Autocarro No 27 2014

Named for the 27 bus route that goes through Lisbon, this is a charming, rustic blend of Aragonez (Tempranillo) Touriga Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Red
Portugal - Douro
Grape: Cabernet sauvignon,aragonez


Alphabetical Red Vin Ordinaire 2016

A deep purple in the glass, there's something undeniably juicy, bitter sweet chocolatey and clove studded fruit laden about this. Dark chocolate dipped orange, a hint of menthol with a lovely warm earthiness- think sunbaked earth and terracota pots with juicy Autumn blackberries. It would work splendidly with a grilled Barnsley chop cooked with rosemary and some whole baked garlic cloves. A great take on a Cape style Bordeaux blend.

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Red - 14%
South africa - Western cape


A A Badenhorst Secateurs Red 2015

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Red - 13.5%
South africa - Swartland


Domaine Terre des Chardons Bien Lune 2015

Lovely fresh, frilly, and breezy nature and fruit aromas. Bacon fat. Violets as well, wild blueberries, rhubarb, like an English Summer garden. The palate is reminiscent of sticking your finger in the dish when you're making a Summer pudding. Nothing rustic here despite gentle, precise tannins- all about that intense fragrance.

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Red - 13% - Organic
France - Costieres de nimes
Grape: Grenache,syrah


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Chianti Rufina 'Cedro' Lavacchio 2014

The nose is earthy at first, but then reveals sweet and sour black cherries surrounded by fresh flower petals, wild herbs and a touch of mint. Those pretty floral notes are just beginning to really express themselves.

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Red - 13.5% - Organic
Italy - Tuscany
Grape: Sangiovese


Viano Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Contra Costa County 2012

*The perfect Christmas Cabernet to adorn your dinner table and wow your guests - all for a cheekily reasonable £15.95! Shh, no one will suspect a thing...* Astonishingly good value Cabernet Sauvignon from California's less fashionable side.

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Red - 13%
Usa - Contra costa
Grape: Cabernet sauvignon


Touriga Vai Nua Fitapreta 2016

"Winemaker António Maçanita knows what he is doing and I feel that he might change the paradigm for Touriga Nacional, because this rose petal, fresh blood and liquorice-scented wine is sheer heaven. It is what Nosferatu would drink before a night of light slaughter and he was a creature of exquisite taste." - Matthew Jukes, Money Week

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Red - 13%
Portugal - Alentejano
Grape: Touriga nacional


Buro Vendimia Seleccionada, Bodegas Pascual, Ribera del Duero 2014

"This must be one of the best-value wines in Ribera del Duero, showing bright cherry, coffee and tobacco characters. The smooth palate has lots of sweet vanilla oak but it is well integrated and very subtle." Decanter Magazine

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Red - 14%
Spain - Ribera del duero
Grape: Tempranillo


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Mas Brunet Cuvee Tradition, Domaine de Brunet 2011

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Red - 14%
France - Languedoc-roussillon
Grape: Grenache,mourvedre,syrah


Alheit Flotsam and Jetsam Cinsault 2016

This is one of our most wonderful, delicious wines. It's blissfully light but full of character, with the lifted red fruit aromas. It could almost be Pinot Noir, with an earthiness and rusticity from Cinsault that gives it some oomph. It's excellent red to go with fish, but will also be brilliant with meats. We're saving some for Christmas, as it will be superb with turkey as well as cold cuts.

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Red - 12%
South africa - Stellenbosch
Grape: Cinsault


Herdade do Portocarro 2011

From São Romão do Sado (100km South of Lisbon), this is a really serious blend of Aragonez, Touriga Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon. With 12 months in oak this has a beautiful elegance and finesse that is evident throughout. Enjoy with food with big, strong flavours such as ossobucco or game dishes.

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Red - 13.5%
Portugal - Alentejano
Grape: Cabernet sauvignon,touriga nacional,aragonez


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Valpolicella Superiore Monte Santoccio Nicola Ferrari 2015

This Valpolicella is streets better than the commercial interpretations of this wine. Beautiful wine from a new grand master of the region.

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Red - 13%
Italy - Veneto
Grape: Corvina,rondinella,molinara,corvinone


Domaine Terre des Chardons "Marginal" 2014

Marginal is their 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache blend. Beautiful herby, spicy Syrah - cassis, dark chocolate dipped orange peel with concentrated black fruits, a whisp of herbs, tobacco, rocks and garrigue. The freshness is incredible, one wonders how it delivers such delicacy and precision with such a deep and intense core. No oak used here - in fact, the only barrels you'll see in the winery are there for ornamental reasons. Nothing mucked about with these wines - they're very low intervention with the smallest amounts of sulphur used in fermentation and before bottling. Picking, racking and bottling are all carried out in accordance with the phases of the moon. Perhaps that why you get such a wonderful expression of the fruit, and such lifted, floating aromas.

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Red - 13% - Organic
France - Costieres de nimes
Grape: Grenache,syrah


Capolemole Rosso, Marco Carpineti 2013

Fabulously Italian, this is sheer joy. It’s also terrific value. A bit like Barolo but easier on the palate. It’s one of Southern Italy’s best Italian reds: heather, violets and cherries drift with cranberries and a touch of plum; the palate is serious and contemplative with darker, more plummy fruit, with branches and leaves of wild herbs stitched beautifully throughout. Good with pasta, pizza and meats.

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Red - 13.5% - Organic
Italy - Lazio
Grape: Cesanese,nero buono,montepulciano


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Yantra Tenuta Sette Cieli 2015

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot that sees stainless steel and some old oak. Surprisingly mature and expressive nose - dried currants, stewing berries with soft leather and wild herbs. Plush palate. Juicy blackcurrants with blackberries and juniper berries, dried cranberries and some tobacco. Vivacious and ready to drink now

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Red - 14%
Italy - Tuscany


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Johan Meyer "Palmiet" Pinot Noir 2014

Single site Pinot Noir from carefully selected cool climate areas in South Africa.

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Red - 13%
South africa - Swartland
Grape: Pinot noir


Barbera d'Asti 'La Bricca' Rinaldi, Piedmont 2009

While Barolo may be the king of Piedmont, its little brother, Barbera, cavorts around the region like a playboy prince, constantly reinventing itself and turning up in a variety of unexpected disguises. It’s a fiendishly difficult grape to pin down and we have tasted it in all it forms, from the very dark and brooding, to the light and ethereal. This one clearly looks up to its big brother, displaying similar flavour characteristics of warm plum skins, loose tea, leather, kirsch, tomato leaves and cherry wood. Where Barolo has muscle and power, this capers more nimbly, with its naturally high acidity carrying those delicious autumnal flavours within a lighter and more forgiving frame. 14% alc. Drink now-2020

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Red - 15%
Italy - Piedmont
Grape: Barbera


Les Sentius, Joan Simo, Priorat 2011

A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet, this isn't a Priorat that beats you around the chops with its alcohol and tannin. No, this Priorat gently envelops you in its blackcurranty hug. Its alluring, fresh, dark fruits draw you in, tinged with notes of nutmeg and vanilla. The palate completes this assault of loveliness with big, ripe blackberries picked straight from the hedgerow, that stain your lips black as you squelch into them. This is lifted by more grown up notes of buttery, lightly smoked oak that open into sun-dried fruits and more of those wonderful baking spices and cocoa.

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Red - 15.5%
Spain - Priorat
Grape: Cabernet sauvignon,grenache,syrah


Langhe Nebbiolo "Il Crutin" Manzone, Monforte d'Alba 2013

Il Crutin is made with 100% Nebbiolo sourced from vines of the Castelletto and Gramolere vineyards in Monforte d’Alba. Because the winery has no ‘minor’ vineyards to use for an entry-level, approachable nebbiolo, the family decided to declassify parts of the Castelletto and Gremolere vineyard to make il Crutin. Il Crutin (‘small cellar’ in Piedmontese dialect) is an old house located on the Gremolere hill: hand-carved in the rock in the 1800’s, purchased by Giovanni Manzone in 2000. Dark plums, coffee beans and aniseed. Cranberries with a bit of leather and a long dry finish, with a berry tinted finish.

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Red - 13.5%
Italy
Grape: Nebbiolo


Birichino Besson Vineyard Grenache, Santa Cruz, Monterey 2013

Beautiful old vine Grenache - bright cherry fruit with a pleasing crunch

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Red
Usa - California
Grape: Grenache


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Bourgogne Roncevie, Domaine Arlaud 2013

A delightful example of Bourgogne Rouge, full of tart hedgerow fruits laced with baking spice and botanical notes.

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Red - 12.5%
France - Burgundy
Grape: Pinot noir


Ar Guentota Malbec, Belasco de Baquedano, Mendoza 2011

So opulent and luxurious – blueberry compote, cocoa powder and spearmint. Crème de Myrtille. Deep. It’s a palate you want to dive into. Luscious. The integration of the fruit and the tannins is such that you can almost get lost. Blueberries and brambles with a bit of wood spice and savoury tones that so plush; so buoyed by the pristine polish of the tannins. This is a wine that gives a level of luxury that suggests a bottle two or three times the price. 14.9% alc. Drink now-2025

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Red - 15%
Argentina - Mendoza
Grape: Malbec


Barbera d'Alba 'Vigna Pozzo' Renato Corino 2014

We've managed this year to get one whole barrel! Only ten are made. Somtimes we get none, such is the demand for this delicious and great value Piemontese wine. A barrel equates to 25 cases. Pozzo, meaning water well, is an excellently sited special cru in La Morra planted with 60 year old vines. It ages deliciously. When young you would be best decanting. You can expect stewed plums, espresso, roses, pine; it's plush and smooth with lots of fruit. You can age it for ten years or more and it's as it best between 4 and 10 years.

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Red - 14.5%
Italy - Piedmont
Grape: Barbera


Valpolicella Ripasso Monte Santoccio Nicola Ferrari 2015

'Ripasso' is a Valpolicella style which involves reusing the pressed skins of the grapes that go into Amarone during fermentation, which adds structure, power and complexity. Aged for 24 months in a combination of Slavonian oak botti and French barriques, this is one of the most interesting as well as enjoyable Ripassos you're ever likely to try. Is is just one third of the price of his mentor's, and I would say as good, as I think there is great purity in the wine.

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Red - 14.5%
Italy - Veneto
Grape: Corvina,rondinella,molinara,corvinone


Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2015

"New Zealand's best-value pinot noir, hands down. Polished, bright and fragrant red cherry fruits take center stage on the nose with little in the way of embellishment or distraction. The really pure red cherry and boysenberry pinot fruits come complete with a subtle twist of spice and are evenly ripened and nicely caught. The palate has a gently rainy tannin texture and some bright and tart cherry fruits. Nice and juicy, super bright, upbeat and fresh. Drink now." - Nick Stock, James Suckling.com

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Red
New zealand - Martinborough
Grape: Pinot noir


Lismore Estate Syrah 2015

Samantha O'Keefe is back, with a second vintage of this stunning Syrah, from her remote estate in Greyton. This is groundbreaking, pioneering Syrah. It's like France discovering a new area in the Rhône for making Hermitage. The 2014 was incredible and this is better still. Samantha O'Keefe thinks it’s the best wine she has ever made.

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Red
South africa - Greyton
Grape: Syrah


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Chorey-les-Beaune 'Les Bons Ores', Maratray-Dubreuil 2016

Chorey-Les-Beaune is a pretty modest appellation, underrated in the firmament of Burgundy’s vineyards, but this is precisely the kind of wine that can score big in great years. In Chorey-Les-Beaune ‘Les Bons Ores’ Maratray-Dubreuil we have a wine made by a brilliant winemaker that punches above its weight every year. This is one the best-value wines in Burgundy. Add to that the conditions of a great vintage and you really have a treat for the price. You don’t often see me recommend red Burgundy but Maratray-Dubreuil has nailed it.

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Red - 13%
France - Burgundy
Grape: Pinot noir


Blank Bottle My Koffer 2016

This is a 100% Cinsault from one vineyard in the Breedekloof - "not a very hip and happening area!" Cinsault has enjoyed a fantastic revival in South Africa, and this is an interesting example. Breezy currants and briar fruits with a little spice - cinnamon, nutmeg and liqurice sticks. As Pieter says "a surprisingly intense personality for such a sweet, elegant little frame!"

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Red - 13.5%
South africa - Swartland
Grape: Cinsault


A A Badenhorst Family Red 2014

"My pick of his latest releases is the Family Red Blend, one of the best that Adi has overseen, bestowed with a sense of symmetry that is utterly beguiling" - Neal Martin

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Red - 13%
South africa - Swartland
Grape: Cinsault,grenache,shiraz


Clos Erasmus 'Laurel', Priorat 2014

"This might very well be the finest Laurel to date. Simply stunning!" - Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

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Red - 15%
Spain - Priorat
Grape: Cabernet sauvignon,grenache,syrah


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Sangiovese, 'Ciparisso', La Fralluca, Suvereto 2011

One of our absolute favourites - so Brunello esque. The 2009 was featured as Matthew Jukes' wine of the week in 2015, and the 2011 may be even better.

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Red - Organic
Italy - Tuscany
Grape: Sangiovese


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Petrichor Estate 'Les Trois' Syrah, Sonoma Coast 2011

Petrichor has an amazing aroma of black olives, herbs, graphite with a touch of game. It’s a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache, a typical Chateauneuf du Pape blend. It’s got lovely flavours and complexity; a bit of soul going on. This is a real boutique effort, made by a big collector of wine who found this small cool climate high altitude vineyard and got one of his favourite winemakers and a top viticulture guy to make the wine.

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Red - 13%
Usa - Sonoma county
Grape: Grenache,syrah


Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Syrah 2014

Here at Swig we absolutely adore being a bit silly and having some fun but occassionaly even we acknowledge that being grown up is necessary and this is one grown up, elegant and sophisticated wine! It has delicate floral top notes which are in perfect harmony with the spicy rich fruity character of Shiraz. An excuse to put on your favourite classical composer and indulge as only the most refined do.

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Red - 14%
Australia - Mornington
Grape: Syrah


Barolo Renato Corino, La Morra 2012

"Plenty of near-term appeal. Sweet red cherry, mint, crushed flowers, cinnamon and wild flowers are laced into the perfumed, silky finish" – Antonio Galloni "Renato Corino is one of the leading exponents of the modern school in Barolo." Antonio Galloni

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Red - 14.5%
Italy - Piemonte


Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

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Red
Australia - Mornington
Grape: Pinot noir


Clos du Clocher, Pomerol 2011

Truly gorgeous Pomerol from a producer next to Trotanoy, Vieux Chateau Certan and La Fleur Petrus who has stepped up their quality and is now making wines of very high quality but it's still available at a very fair price. Gorgeous ripe aromas, cassis, plums and chocolate and smart wine-soaked oak, open knit, generous and classy but not too much; full and smooth and mouth-filling on the palate. This is divine wine that is very much to be enjoyed and drunk now. Of course, you can cellar it too, for 5 to 10 more years, but there is so much to enjoy now and in the next few years. Made from 77.5% Merlot / 22.5% Cabernet franc. 14.3% alc.

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Red - 14%
France - Bordeaux
Grape: Cabernet franc,merlot


Mayer 'Close Planted' Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2016

This is a Pinot Noir aficonado’s Pinot. Deep and soulful, gradually revealing a wonderful underlying complexity. Timo Mayer has captured the genie of great Pinot in this beautiful, old-fashioned Pinot Noir. "Phenomenal pinot with the full Burgundy sensibility." 96pts, Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com

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Red - 13.5%
Australia - Yarra valley
Grape: Pinot noir


Indaco, Tenuta Sette Cieli, Tuscany 2013

Indaco 2013 is from Tenuta Sette Cieli, an up and coming producer on the next hillside to the famous Sassicaia. It is a blend of the Bordeaux varieties. They are just out of the Bolgheri zone, on the Tuscan coast, South of Livorno, but if Bolgheri was re-drawn, they would almost certainly be within it. It is higher altitude than all but the highest of Sassicaia’s original vineyard, so the style tends to be a bit fresher than some of the more typical Bolgheri wines. 2013 is an important vintage for Sette Cieli as it was the one when the current owner took over the reins from his mother and took the wines in a new direction with a new winemaker . They are a producer to look out in the future. They share the viticulture team with Ornellaia.

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Red - 14.5% - Organic
Italy - Tuscany
Grape: Cabernet sauvignon,malbec,merlot


Brunello di Montalcino Cupano 2009

One of the most beautiful most sensual wines we've ever drunk. 95pts - top Italian wine in TASTED Journal with Sassicaia. Beautiful vintage for Cupano Brunello. Cocao dusted nose, herbs, gentle deep and round with excellent structure. Fabulous for the cellar though a wine that you can drink now but will be wonderful from around 2016.

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Red - 15% - Organic
Italy - Montalcino
Grape: Sangiovese


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