Domaine Henri Milan 'Le Jardin' VDF 2010 The 'Provencal Petrus' charms with layers of sumptuous dark fruit and a beautiful texture. A brilliant alternative to Saint-Emilion and Pomerol from one of the masters of Southern French wines.
Domaine Les Terriens Brézème Côtes du Rhône 2013 A bold and daring revival of a once-forgotten appellation in the south of the Northern Rhône. Delightfully complex offering made entirely from Syrah.
Domaine Sophie Cinier Pouilly Fuissé 2011 Barrel fermented for added richness and softness, this is incredibly easy to drink and very versatile - complex enough to reward drinking on its own yet light enough to make it an excellent partner to food.
Couly-Dutheil Chinon Domaine René Couly 2012 The 2012 Rene Couly is showing evidence of age with garnet sneaking into the ruby red glass.
Domaine Charly Nicolle Chablis Ancestrum 2013 Heady and ripe aromas invite you in to try this textbook Chablis. Wonderful weight and texture with a lovely refreshing finish.
Domaine des Huards Cour-Cheverny Romo Blanc 2011 This exceptional White wine is made of Romorantin grape. There is a perfect balance between the vigorous strength and the subtle softness on the palate. Persistent and rich in freshness.
£18.95 Domaine Sophie Cinier Mâcon Fuissé 2011 The Mâcon is slightly warmer than the main hill in Burgundy, the Cote d'Or, and so the wines here take on an almost tropical character as they bask in the sunshine. Sophie's wines are a great place to start exploring Burgundy.
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Domaine Les Terriens Condrieu 2013 Condrieu is the top example of Viognier available to wine lovers and this example from Domaine Les Terriens is wonderfully elegant and restrained.
Domaine des Huards Cheverny Ouvrage Rouge 2012 Ouvrage is fermented and aged in oak barrels and has a delicate and spicy bouquet on the nose. The palate is clean and bright. This wine is very elegant and delicate with light black cherry notes.