Light –Fruity – Elegant Reds
31 Chateau de l’Abbaye Fleurie – Beaujolais France £25.95
A lightish bodied and delicately tannic red that has just a touch of dark fruit.
Pale pink in colour, the nose is youthful and light in intensity.
The palate is also light and delicately tannic.
32 Waipara Hills Pinot Noir – New Zealand £27.50
A good intensity of red berry fruit with a smooth mid-light bodied palate.
Mid pink ruby in appearance with a good intensity of pure Pinot Noir fruit, raspberry and loganberry.
A mid-light bodied red wine with low acidity and a touch of ripe tannin.
♦P4 Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin France £69.00
Silky-textured with a perfumed aftertaste, this is a rich and elegant red wine.
A deep coloured classic red Burgundy with a multifaceted berry and red fruit bouquet.
It has a full tannic structure and mellow texture which carry’s into a lasting finish.
Smooth – Medium – Easy Reds
33 Gulara, Shiraz, Australia 175ml 250ml 750ml Btl. £4.95 £6.25 £16.95
A juicy, youthful red with plenty of bramble fruit and a hint of pepper.
Mid ruby in colour. Damson and plum fruit is joined by a stalky element on the nose.
The palate is mid bodied although there is a surprisingly burly grip of tannin.
34 Clockwork Raven, Merlot,Chile £4.95 £6.25 £16.95
Smooth and approachable with classic dark plummy Merlot fruit, not too heavy or tannic.
Deep pink ruby in appearance, delicious.
35 Andean Vineyards, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina £19.95
Mid-deep ruby colour. A good attack of ripe damson and plum on the nose
combines with some complex spice notes on the palate. Mid bodied and warming in the mouth.
36 Ochre Mountain, Merlot Carmenere, Chile £20.95
Rounded and smooth in flavour with pronounced blackcurrant fruit.
Complex wine that is deep red in colour, dry with fresh ripe berry flavours and a smooth finish.
37 Cycles Gladiator Zinfandel, California £22.75
A mid-full bodied red that shows quite pronounced fruit aromas with plenty of raspberry, red plum and spice. Mid-full bodied in the mouth. The tannins are soft which adds to the impression of roundness.
38 JP Azeitao, Tinto, Portugal £24.95
This mid-bodied red wine has a good intensity of dark fruit and some fleshy tannins.
39 Medievo Tempranillo, Rioja – Spain £23.50
This is an elegant modern style Rioja. Mid ruby in colour, it has gentle spice and herb notes on the nose.
In the mouth the wine is mid bodied with just a touch of tannin.
Full – Rich – Intense Reds
40 Franschhoek Vineyards, Shiraz, South Africa £25.95
Pronounced blueberry and bramble fruit and vanilla notes on the nose are supported
by a palate that is full bodied and rich with a decent grip of tannin and good length on the finish.
41 Woolshed Cabernet Sauvignon – Australia £22.50
Dark and impressive, full of mint and blackcurrants.
Classically styled with bright, dark berry fruit flavours and a juicy mid-palate.
Well structured with a good deal of fine Cabernet tannin.
42 Domaine du Père Châteauneuf du Pape – Rhône France £42.00
A deep, rich, concentrated wine with a fine flavour and a warm, satisfying finish.
Good colour with ripe, berry fruit nose. A full rich and spicy wine with hints of dark chocolate and ripe cherries.
The finish is long and peppery.
43 Anforio Vino Nobile, Montepulciano, Italy £29.00
A tannic full bodied red that has a complex nose of dried fruits, spice, oak and leather.
Exquisitely Big & Powerful
♦P5 Chateau Jacques Noir St Emilion – Bordeaux, France £37.00
An initial blast of brambly fruit and oak is followed by quite a full and fleshy palate.
Deep purple in colour, the palate is relatively full for a Bordeaux, with ripe juicy fruit and fleshy tannins.
Quite long on the finish.
♦P6 Varej Barolo DOCG – Italy £49.00
A full bodied red that has plenty of rich juicy fruit to balance the grainy tannins.
Ripe dark fruit aromas are overlaid by oak and developing aged notes.
♦P7 Cvne Rioja Gran Reserva – Spain £42.00
Attractive aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants and raspberries,
blended together with hints of spice and vanilla.
Complex and elegant on the palate with fine tannins and a good length.