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Bin-Ends
Bin-Ends
This section is devoted to bin-ends that we will offer from time-to-time - mainly older vintages from growers whose new(er) wines we have recently added. They will all still be good to drink, and some may even repay further keeping. But sometimes we just need to trim the list down a little, otherwise it becomes too unwieldy! All are offered at significant savings on the original retail prices and most are available only in very small quantities - so be quick!

Domaine Turner Pageot La Rupture 2012 Vin de France
Turner Pageot La Rupture 2012
Vintage
2012

Region Gabian, north of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry white - medium to full bodied
Grapes 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Fish with rich sauces, shellfish, cold cuts and salads
Next day
Still fine
Drink Over the next 3 to 5 years
As with Le Blanc (above) 20% of the grapes are given the “orange” treatment. The nose is rich and apricotty, with notes of lime oil, orange marmalade, basil, flowers and a whiff of beautifully judged oak. It leads you to expect a rather muscular wine, but the reality is quite the opposite – it is a considerably complex wine, chock full of delicate white fruit and floral flavours, apple, pink grapefruit and soft citrus, with a really fine, minerally structure and wonderfully prickly acidity. In a blind tasting, not many would guess it as Sauvignon, but who cares when the wine is this good. A really brilliant, quirky and utterly delicious wine. Certified organic and biodynamic.
Was £17.50. Bin-End price £14.50. 11 bottles left.

 

Price:  £14.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine La Combe Blanche Why Not? Pinot Noir 2011 IGP Côtes du Brian
Combe Blanche Why Not? Pinot Noir 2011
Vintage
2011
Region Côtes du Brian, in the Minervois
Colour/Style Dry red - full-bodied.
Grapes 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Red or white meats, pizza, pasta
Next day
As good
Drink Now, or over the next 3 to 5 years
Medium-deep red colour with aromas of summer fruits and soft citrus, hints of forest floor, leather and soft spices and remarkably fresh and high-toned. This is in my opinion the best Pinot Noir that Guy Vanlancker has fashioned in years - balanced and fresh on the palate, with lots of red cherry and raspberry fruit flavours, a subtle spiciness, easy tannins and a refreshing backbone of juicy acidity, yet with plenty of southern charm and warmth and a delightful sweet and sour finish. And it is drinking beautifully already.
Was £8.95. Bin-End price £7.50. More than 12 bottles left.

 

Price:  £7.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine d'Archimbaud La Robe du Pourpre 2010 Languedoc Saint-Saturnin
Domaine d'Archimbaud Robe du Pourpre 2010
Vintage
2010
Region Saint-Saturnin, some way north-west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - medium bodied, aged in barrel for 11 months
Grapes 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Grilled or roasted red meats, game, charcuterie
Next day
Even better
Drink Now, or over the next 5 to 10 years
One thing I have learned about the wines of Domaine d'Archimbaud is that they are never over-extracted or over-ripe. Elegance is the order of the day, and this one is a prime example. Bucket-loads of ripe, elegant red and black fruit aromas combine with notes of tobacco, cedar and spice, with an attractive meaty/spicy/herby quality. On the palate, the oak is already beginning to integrate, especially with air, whilst the bright, fresh, gently jammy fruit combines with elegant tannins and super acidity. It is nicely grippy and sweet-sour on the long finish. Lovely now, but with great promise for the medium-to-long term.
Was £14.99 - Bin-End price £12.95. 13 bottles left.

 

Price:  £12.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine de La Marfée Les Champs Murmurés 2007 Languedoc Saint Georges d'Orques
Domaine de La Marfee Les Champs Murmures 2007 table
Vintage
2007

Region Saint Georges d'Orques, west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - medium-to-full bodied
Grapes Syrah and Mourvedre from very old vines
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Rib of beef, rich stews, game
Next day
Not yet tested
Drink Now, or over the next 5 to 10 years
Deep purple at the core, with a narrow ruby rim. This wine has a truly compelling nose, with dark fruits galore, mixed with herbs and spices, tobacco and polished wood. This is probably the most backward of all the Marfée reds, but may also be the most complex and complete. It is so tightly-knit and "together", with dark fruits, herbs and spices combining beautifully into a fruity, savoury whole. It is perhaps a touch closed, when compared to Les Vignes Qu'On Abat, but oh-so complex. Like the other wines in the Marfée range, it is medium-to-full, rather than being a heavyweight and - even at this early stage in its development - there is a good deal of elegance. This wine is going to age beautifully, over many years. A stunner of a wine.
Was £24.95. Bin-End price £21.95. 3 bottles left
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Price:  £21.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine de La Marfée Les Champs Murmurés 2009 Languedoc Saint Georges d'Orques
Domaine de La Marfee Les Champs Murmures 2009
Vintage
2009

Region Saint Georges d'Orques, west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - medium-to-full bodied
Grapes Syrah and Mourvedre from very old vines
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Rib of beef, rich stews, game
Next day
As good, if not better
Drink Now, or over the next 10-plus years
Deep purple at the core, with a narrow ruby rim. This wine has a truly compelling nose, with dark fruits galore, mixed with herbs and spices, tobacco and polished wood. This is probably the most backward of all the Marfée reds, but may also be the most complex and complete. It is so tightly-knit and "together", with dark fruits, herbs and spices combining beautifully into a fruity, savoury whole. It is perhaps a touch closed, when compared to Les Vignes Qu'On Abat, but oh-so complex. Like the other wines in the Marfée range, it is medium-to-full, rather than being a heavyweight and - even at this early stage in its development - there is a good deal of elegance. This wine is going to age beautifully, over many years.
Was £24.95. Bin-End price 21.95. 6 bottles left.

 

Price:  £21.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Treloar MO2 N/V Vin de France (50cl)
Treloar MO2 2009
Vintage
Strictly speaking, non-vintage, but made from grapes from the 2009 harvest

Region Trouillas, south-west of Perpignan
Colour/Style White, almost dry, lightly fortified
Grapes 100% Muscat à Petit Grains
Alcohol (a.b.v)
15.0%
Food Aperitif, foie gras, patés, cheeses
Next day
Stays fresh for many days after opening
Drink Anytime over the next 5 to 50 years!
Described by winemaker Jon Hesford as "fermented in the presence of oxygen until dry, fortified with grape spirit and aged in a 2 year-old oak barrel with headspace, out in the sun". Basically, it was a batch of Muscat that "went wrong" (i.e. oxidised - hence the name) due to a technical fault with a grape press. Instead of sending the resulting juice to be distilled, Jon decided to experiment. The result is a wine that to all intents and purposes looks and smells like a slightly nutty (in both senses of the word) Muscat de Rivesaltes, a deep-ish orange/gold colour with orange marmalade and solera/flor-like notes, classic Muscat grapiness, a touch of honey, perhaps even a hint of digestive biscuit and a subtle herbiness. And whilst your nose prepares you for a sweet wine, the palate is very definitely almost dry, with only the fortifying grape spirit contributing a perception of "off-dryness". Conversely, the texture is quite rich and unctious, coating the mouth with delicious grapey, marmaladey, buttery/biscuity and nutty flavours, yet remaining steadfastly refreshing and distinctly tangy. This really is a wine for contemplation ,and the length, by the way, is immense - unlike Parker, I'm not one to put the stopwatch on, but we're talking minutes, rather than seconds. I could try and categorise it, but that would be unfair to a wine that is - albeit by accident, rather than design - pretty unique. In short, it is completely and utterly lovely.
Was £16.25. Bin-End price £13.50. 2 (50cl) bottles left.

 

Price:  £13.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine d'Archimbaud Vendanges d'Automne 2007 Vin de Table de France (50cl)
Domaine d'Archimbaud Vendanges d'Automne 2007 table
Vintage
2007

Region Saint-Saturnin de Lucian, Terrasses du Larzac 
Colour/Style Sweet white dessert - full bodied. Late harvested.
Grapes 100% Bourboulenc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Sweet puddings, fruit, soft cheese, foie gras
Next day
How about next month?! Lasts for weeks in the fridge
Drink Now to 2018
The label says "Mout de raisins partiellement fermenté - Issue de raisins passerillés". Which basically means a wine from grapes harvested very late in the season (and therefore partially raisined on the vine). There is no AOC for such wines in Languedoc, hence the simple Vin de Table denomination. No vintage is allowed on the label, but this is from the 2007 vintage. It is fashioned from 100% Bourboulenc, a grape also occasionally known as Malvoisie. This wine is a rich, shiny 24-carat gold colour with orange tinges. The nose offers aromas of bonfire toffee, candied orange peel, marzipan, fig, honeysuckle and rose, whilst the palate has flavours of autumn fruits, preserved citrus, root ginger and toffee apple, with hints of clove and cinnamon. Although lovely when first opened, it actually gets better and better after as much as a week or two, as the underlying acidity begins to integrate with the inherent sweetness. So take as long as you possibly can to finish the bottle - if you can resist - and you will be richly rewarded. A lovely wine.
Was £14.95 - Bin-End price £11.95. More than a dozen (50cl) bottles left.

 

Price:  £11.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Piétri-Géraud Banyuls Blanc 2010
Pietri-Geraud Banyuls Blanc 2010
Vintage
2010

Region Banyuls - by the Mediterranean, near the Spanish border
Colour/Style Full-bodied fortified white, aged 1 year in new oak barrels
Grapes 100% Grenache Blanc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
16.0%
Food Cheeses, patés, fresh fruit, creme brulée, fruit puddings
Next day
Lasts for weeks after opening
Drink Excellent now, or will age for up to years(!)
A luscious yet delicate sweet wine, with 118 g/l of residual sugar and very lightly fortified, this has a medium gold colour - no deeper than a rich dry white. The nose offers notes of honey, apricot, orange blossom, lime oil and toasted almonds, with subtle hints of nettles, celery and garrigue herbs. Even after ageing for a year in new oak barrles, there is only the merest hint of an oak aroma. The entry is rich and honeyed, wit a gently oily texture ,with orange and apricot flavours and a delightfully spicy edge, redolent of fresh root ginger, cinnamon and clove. And then, all of a sudden, a burst of vibrant acidity appears as if from nowhere, and carries the wine all the way to a long, tangy finish. This is a really elegant wine, and not at all heavy - in fact, it is deceptively light and refreshing, as well as gorgeously sweet!
Was £18.79. Bin-End price £15.50. 2 bottles left.

 

Price:  £15.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Minimum order value, delivery charges, times and restrictions
We deliver only to UK and Northern Ireland addresses. The minimum order value is £75 (plus the delivery charge). You may of course choose a mix of any wines in our range. Orders between £75 and £200: delivery charge is £7.50. Orders over £200: delivery is free! (If your order is over £200, please remember to change the delivery charge in checkout to £0.00). Please note: Delivery to non-mainland addresses (Scottish Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, etc.) is usually possible, but may not be on a next-working-day basis. It is also more expensive than delivery to mainland addresses, so will be charged at cost (for orders under £200) but with a small discount for orders over £200 - please call us for a quote.

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It is an offence to purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol if you are under the age of 18. (Section 149 Licensing Act 2003).We reserve the right to seek proof of age. Leon Stolarski says "drink less, but drink better!" Please consume alcohol in moderation.