Krohn Rosé Port Was £13.99, special offer price: £9.99
Krohn Rose Port is a youthful, lively and very fruity Port with vibrant, sweet strawberry notes. Absolutely perfect chilled straight from the fridge as an aperitif. Alternatively, try serving it as a long drink with tonic water, ice and lemon.
Mont Rocher Carignan Was £8.99, special offer price: 6.99
This juicy wine has a beautiful cherry red colour. The nose shows an abundance of intense red berry fruit and hints of vanilla flavours. The palate is soft, full flavoured with a smooth and very easy drinking finish.
Mont Rocher Viognier Was £8.99, special offer price: £6.99
Here’s a deal for those of you looking for something a little bit more interesting and exciting this Christmas. This beautiful Viognier has a haunting honeysuckle, peach and apricot aroma with a rich, almost unctuous palate that is somehow still dry, tangy and refreshing. A long, more-ish finish.
The Mimic Shiraz Was £9.99, special offer price: £7.49
Shiraz is not a grape variety that you would immediately associate with Spain, but the sun-baked region of Jumilla produces some stunning examples that could worry the Aussies! This offers an explosion of damsons and plums, supported by sweet toasty vanilla from the oak which explodes out of the glass and into your mouth!
El Primero Graciano Garnacha Was £8.99, special offer price: £6.99
The enigmatic Graciano grape variety often plays second fiddle in blends from one of Spain’s most famous regions. More difficult to grow but oh so delicious to drink – a real delight finally to see it taking centre-stage. Aromatically brilliant, this vibrant red has perfumed, violet scented aromas and a delicious palate of savoury red fruits. Wildy different, this innovative red captures the new spirit of Spain and is highly recommended to be drunk with great jamon, tasty morcilla or a little spicy chorizo.
DeAlto Rioja Reserva Was £14.99, special offer price: £8.99
DeAlto Rioja fuses the traditions and knowledge of a proud region with cutting edge winemaking practices to create a modern style of Rioja. Using Tempranillo and Grenache, the two grapes that have made this region so justifiably famous, DeAlto have created a beautifully balanced red, with succulent red berry fruit laced with vanilla and hints of mocha & liquorice. An amazing price for a truly exceptional Rioja Reserva! Perfect Christmas drinking!
Conviviale Fiano Was £7.99, special offer price: £6.49
Hailing from Puglia, Italy’s “heel”, this is a very crisp and spicy dry white with delicate floral aromas and hints of fennel and white peach. Medium bodied and fresh with zesty citrus fruit flavours and lightly tropical hints balanced by good acidity and with spicy, mineral notes on the finish. A real bargain and one guaranteed to appeal to a Pinot Grigio fan looking for a really interesting alternative this Christmas.
Sentito Sangiovese Was £10.99, special offer price: £5.99
A stunning example of what can be done with the Sangiovese grape outside of just Chianti! Hailing from the rolling hills of Italy’s Marche region, just to the East of Tuscany, this is classic Sangiovese, with a deep purple colour and a ripe nose of cherries and plums, with excellent structure and oodles of ripe fruit on the palate. Long and complex on the finish. Definitely one to appeal to any Chianti fan out there that’s looking for a real bargain!
Krohn Colheita Port 2001 Was £26.99, special offer price: £19.99
Extremely smooth, silky and elegant in texture with balanced acidity, dried fruit and spice notes. The flavours really linger on the palate. This has all the colour and richness typical of the excellent 2001 vintage combined with mellow, spicy characters from its 12 years in cask.
Krohn LBV Port Was £19.99, special offer price: £15.99
Deep ruby colour with some brick red tints on the rim. The nose has lots of damsons, dried fruit and warm spice with a very interesting and developed complexity, as well as hints of fresh cherry. The palate has more dried plum and mirrors the nose with a rich, mellow, creamy texture, nuts and toast, balanced by gentle, fruity acidity and juicy cherry.
Château Treytins Saint Emilion Was £18.99, special offer price: £12.99
You can’t get through Christmas without a bargain claret. For this we’ve chosen the exceptional Chateau Treytins from Bordeaux’s East bank. This exceptional Montagne St. Emilion is particularly mellow due to its high proportion of both Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Merlot gives soft, plum and damson fruit, the Cabernet Franc adds a savoury note with a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon throwing in some cassis. All wrapped in a blanket of silky, cedary oak.
Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc Was £14.99, special offer price: £11.99
Though New Zealand’s Marlborough region is a relative newcomer to the global wine scene, it is an extremely fast growing, diversifying region with various sub-regions beginning to emerge as more experience leads to greater wines. One such sub-region is that of Dillon’s Point…home to Zephyr. Very pale straw with a slight green hue. On the nose, ginger, green apple and crisp highlights of lime. Citrus focussed palate with quenching acidity and varietal elegance.
Luis Canas Rioja Crianza Magnums A Christmas Special Purchase: £24.99
A subtly oaked Rioja from excellent producer Bodegas Luis Canas – soft blackberry fruit and spice combine beautifully with very silky tannins, gentle vanilla and a long finish. Bottled in magnums for twice the pleasure.
Krohn Colheita Port 1982 A Christmas Special Purchase: £49.99
Aged for over 30 years, this truly stunning 1982 Colheita vintage Port is pale, delicate and elegant, offering fresh citrus peel and ginger notes. Some soft toffee makes an appearance with a hint of caramelised berry fruit and dry figs. Complex and very memorable.