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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, along with the occasional discontinued line. All will 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! These wines are offered at significant savings on the original retail prices and most are available only in very small quantities.

Chateau Rives-Blanques Occitania 2012 Limoux
Chateau Rives-Blanques Occitania 2012
Vintage
2012

Region From the hills surrounding Limoux
Colour/Style Dry white, fermented and aged in oak barrels
Grapes 100% Mauzac
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Fish, shellfish, white meats, cold cuts
Next day
Still very good
Drink Now or up to 2017
An intriguing and rather delightful nose, combining spiced lemon, apple and raisin aromas with notes of honey, orange blossom, mixed herbs and a subtle whiff of oak - like summer in a glass! And whilst Mauzac is typically rather neutral, in terms of fruit aromas/flavours, this one has plenty on show, with bags of zesty citrus and white fruit flavours on the palate, wrapped around a core of tangy acidity, with a definite streak of stony minerality and just the merest hint of oak adding a touch of honey-like richness and texture. A really rather lovely surprise.
Bin-end - was £12.95. 4 bottles available.

 

Price:  £10.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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l'Argentier Aramon Vieilles Vignes Rosé 2014 Vin de France
l'Argentier Aramon 2014
Vintage
2014

Region Sommières, in eastern Languedoc
Colour/Style Dry rosé, medium bodied, aged in vat
Grapes 100% old-vine Aramon
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Grilled vegetables, cold cuts, salads, pizza
Next day
Still good
Drink Now or over the next couple of years
Lovely aromas of red fruits and herbs, with hints of white fruits, roasted meat and fennel. The palate is soft and luscious, unlike many others of its kind, with flavours of ripe eating apples, raspberry, redcurrant and peach, together with a delightfully creamy texture and perhaps even a touch of grape tannin. And whilst there is plenty of juicy acidity on offer, there is nary a hint of the bitter pithiness one often finds in so many rosés. A lovely, gentle, yet surprisingly complex rosé.
Bin-end - was £11.99. 7 bottles available.

 

Price:  £8.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine de Cébène Ex Arena 2013 IGP Pays d'Oc
Domaine de Cebene Ex Arena 2014
Vintage
2013
Region Béziers, Pays d'Oc
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied
Grapes Grenache and Mourvedre - partly oak-aged
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Roasted red meats, game, cheeses.
Next day
Improves for 2 or 3 days
Drink Can be drunk now, or aged for up to 10 years
Grenache and Mourvedre, from sand-based terroir in Corneilhan, just north of Béziers. The nose is truly elegant, exhibiting floral aromas and notes of redcurrant and cherry, garrigue herbs and a gentle savouriness. With time in the glass (and especially on day 2) the floral aromas grow, with an unusal yet most welcome array of spring blossom ,violets and honeysuckle The palate is relatively rich and powerful, yet at the same time soft and silky, full of fresh and crystallised fruit flavours, countered by savoury nuances, even a hint of salinity. All of this is wrapped around a core of fine-grained tannins and ample acidity. A delicious wine.
Bin-end - was £14.75. 2 bottles left.

 

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

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Domaine de Cébène Belle Lurette 2013 Faugères
Domaine de Cebene Belle Lurette 2013
Vintage
2013
Region Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - medium/full bodied, aged in steel vats
Grapes 70% Carignan, plus Grenache and Mourvedre
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Char-grilled red meats, duck, grilled vegetables
Next day
Even better
Drink Can be drunk now, but will age nicely for 5 to 8 years
Made predominantly from ancient Carignan vines grown on schiste, at around 300 metres above sea level. Packed with classic old Carignan aromas of bramble and blackcurrant, with hints of fresh bread, spice and eau de vie and a whiff of damp forest floor. Rich, ripe and concentrated in the mouth, with bags of fruity jam crumble flavours and garrigue herbs. At such a young age, the tannins need some time to soften, though there is plenty of underlying acidity to keep it nice and fresh. 24 hours of air sees it open up a little and gain complexity, whilst 48 hours sees it really singing. The structure is firmer and a little more tannic than the previous couple of vintages, so I suspect that Brigitte Chevalier has gone for a more traditional fermentation, rather than the previous semi-carbonic maceration, resulting in a wine that takes longer to open up, but which has the unmistakeable whiff of fine wine about it and it should be a real "keeper". Lovely now (especially after a day or two in the decanter) but will evolve for at least another 5 to 8 years.
Bin-end - was £16.99. 6 bottles left.

 

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

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Domaine Turner Pageot Le Rouge 2012 Languedoc Pézenas
Turner Pageot Le Rouge 2012
Vintage
2012

Region Gabian, north of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry red, full-bodied, aged partly in barrel, partly in vat 
Grapes 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food All manner of lamb, beef, duck and mushroom dishes
Next day
Just as good, perhaps even better
Drink Now, or over the next 5 to 8 years
60% Grenache from schiste, 20% Grenache from other terroirs and 20% Syrah from volcanic basalt. The grapes go through an extended maceration on the skins, with the absolute minimum of added sulphur and is bottled unfiltered. And boy does it hit the spot - a beautiful deep but limpid blood red colour, with a truly expressive and heady nose of mixed red and black fruits, brioche, polished leather, iodine, tobacco and spice. The sort of smell that transports me instantly to the Languedoc. Richly fruited and full bodied, with a healthy dose of tannin and acidity to match, it is undoubtedly very youthful and needs a year or two to really get into its stride and for all of the elements to knit together. But it is such a joy to drink now that the gentle dryness of those tannins - like the very finest dark, bitter chocolate - is more than offset by the sheer vibrancy and depth of the fruit, spice and downright earthiness on offer. It really is the absolute essence of sweet and sour loveliness, with a long, dry, pepper and spice finish and a bitter orange and black cherry taste that lingers for an age. At the price, this is an absolute bargain - indeed, amongst the greatest bargains on our list. Certified organic and biodynamic.
Bin-end - was £14.50. 6 bottles left
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Price:  £12.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Turner Pageot B815 2012 Vin de France
Turner Pageot B815 2012
Vintage
2012

Region Gabian, north of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry red, full-bodied, aged 1 year in oak barrels
Grapes 95% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Lamb, beef, duck, liver
Next day
Even better
Drink Now, or over the next 5 to 8 years
From a single, north-facing vineyard, on limestone soil, winemaker Emmanuel Pageot calls this his 'grand cru'. He also considers Grenache to be the 'Pinot of the south', and this wine illustrates his point perfectly. It actually takes a day in the decanter for all of its subtleties to reveal themselves. Initially, I was expecting something big and brash and showy, but this is just the opposite, for it has real charm. Aromas of red berry and cherry fruits, garrigue herbs and floral, earthy, freshly baked brioche nuances combine beautifully in a considerably complex nose. Indeed, rarely do you find a Grenache-based wine that shows such perfumed elegance at such a young age. The palate is crammed full of fresh and crystallised red fruit flavours, subtle herb and spice nuances and an equally subtle streak of saline minerality, all of which is wrapped around a core of very fine tannin and mouth-watering acidity. It's a veritable beauty, which can either be enjoyed young (though preferably decanted 24 hours in advance) or aged for a good few years. Certified organic and biodynamic.
Bin-end - was £21.99. 4 bottles left
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Price:  £18.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine de La Marfée Della Francesca 2012 Languedoc Saint Georges d'Orques
Domaine de La Marfee Della Francesca 2012
Vintage
2012

Region Saint Georges d'Orques, west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - medium-to-full bodied
Grapes 80% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Red meats, stews, game, duck
Next day
As good
Drink Now, or over the next 8 to 10 years
Semi-transluscent deep-ish purple colour with a narrow rim. Yet again, we have that wonderful trademark Marfée nose of blackcurrant leaf and fruit pastille, with hints of elderflower, polished wood, tobacco, spice, mint and a definite savoury/meaty element - not too much, mind, for the emphasis is definitely on the fruit. The palate again shows typical freshness, with citrussy acidity, grippy but fine tannins and tangy, sweet-and-sour flavours, courtesy of some intense plummy and brambly red and black fruit, again with a savoury/spicy/meaty/herby quality. The finish is very long, with those mouth-watering red/black fruits lingering for an age. This is mightily good to drink already, but will cellar well for a decade or more.
Bin-end - was £19.50. 2 bottles available.

 

Price:  £16.75 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine de La Marfée Les Vignes Qu'On Abat 2011 IGP Pays de l'Hérault
Domaine de La Marfeee Les Vignes Qu'On Abat 2011
Vintage
2011

Region Saint Georges d'Orques, west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged for 2 years in oak barels
Grapes 100% Carignan
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Beef, lamb, duck, perhaps even a spicy tagine
Next day
Still going strong
Drink Over the next 10 to 15 years
This is almost understated - for which read elegant and refined. The nose is charming and delicately perfumed, offering up a complex array of ripe bramble, raspberry and cherry, leather, polished old wood, orange peel, garrigue herbs and tobacco. Not rich, not overripe, not big and bold, but truly elegant - if ever a Languedoc Carignan could be compared (in structure, if not flavour profile) to a top red Burgundy, then this is it. By which I mean, if you love great Burgundy, then you can hardly fail to be won over by this. Dark summer fruit, herb and soft spice flavours combine with ripe, tea-like tannins and utterly mouth-watering, sour cherry acidity, in a wine that is - at this relatively early stage in its development - persistently drinkable and more-ish, and very long.
Bin-end - was £26.50. 5 bottles available.

 

Price:  £21.95 (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.
Bin-end - was £14.95. 8 (50cl) bottles available.

 

Price:  £10.85 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine Monplezy Délice 2012 Vin de France (50cl)
Monplezy Delice 2012
Vintage
NV - a blend of vintages, but mainly 2012

Region Pézenas
Colour/Style Full-bodied sweet/late-harvest red, aged 2 years in barrel
Grapes 100% old-vine Grenache
Alcohol (a.b.v)
15.5%
Food Blue cheeses, foie gras, rich fruit cakes and puddings (including chocolate), dried fruits - very versatile!
Next day
Lasts for weeks, once opened
Drink Excellent now, or over the next 5 to 10 years
With a miniscule yield of just 8 hl/ha, just 1,000 50cl bottles are produced annually (if at all - in some years the autumn conditions are not right). After the main harvest, 2 bunches are left on each vine, which dry naturally on the vine, before being picked at the end of October. Fermentation stops naturally at around 15% abv. The resulting wine is then placed in 5 year-old barrels for 2 years before bottling. A beautiful dark purple colour with brick red glints, with an intense nose of preserved red fruits, prunes, fresh bramble and spice, with subtle notes of arabica coffee, nuts, and woodsmoke and just a hint of toasty oak. The palate is wonderfully complex and rich, yet beautifully poised and fresh, with fine tannins, a hint of balsamic and a very long finish. A delicious and very unusual wine - and a little goes a long way.
Bin-end - was £19.75. 11 (50cl) bottles available.

 

Price:  £16.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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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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