Enter your email address so that we can email you the password
La Picoutine Carignan / Grenache, France 2008
This wine is a blend of two grape varieties, Carignan and Grenache, and comes from the south of France. It’s soft with cherry and plum fruit flavours, plus some herbal notes.
Villa dei Fiori Primitivo, Italy 2008
The grape variety for this wine is Primitivo – a grape that many believe is the forefather of California’s famous Zinfandel – and which is from the south of Italy, where this wine is made. This stunning wine is rich and spicy with flavours of morello cherries, raisins, liquorice and plums.
Les Nuages Pinot Noir St Pourcain, France 2008
Loire Valley Pinot Noir is often hard to come by with prices to make all but the most committed oenophile a little queasy, but this has everything that’s good about cool climate Pinot Noir – bags of red fruit, powerful aromas and a perfect-for-summer light body.
Agustinos Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Aconcagua, Chile 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted grape variety in the Aconcagua region of Chile and is used to make this wine. It has an abundance of black fruits with hints of spice, coffee and elegant oak. It is full-bodied with a long after taste.
Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Crianza, Spain 2005
We are huge fans of Vivanco and this red completes the set of wines on this list! The word ‘Crianza’ on the label indicates some ageing in both the barrel and the bottle, and the principal flavours are red cherries and spicy oak.
Cotes du Rhone Villages Les Champauvins Domaine Grand Veneur 2008
Intense, brilliant garnet-red colour with aromas of woods and ripe red berries that are typical of the terroir. The tannic structure is elegant and smooth, the finish dominated by touches of spice and truffles.
St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz, Australia 2007
This Shiraz is from one of Australia’s most famous regions for wines of this grape variety: the Barossa Valley. It is rich, full-bodied and spicy with blackberry fruit, vanilla and mocha coffee flavours.