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New arrivals - the latest additions to our list
Here, you can see at-a-glance the most recent additions to our list, be they new vintages from existing growers, or wines from growers completely new to us. This page is updated/refreshed on a regular basis, as and when new wines arrive. The wines below are all new for 2015.

Domaine de La Garance Les Armieres 2006 Vin de Pays de l'Hérault
Domaine de La Garance Les Armieres 2006
Vintage
2006
Region Caux, a few km north-west of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied
Grapes 90% Carignan and 10% Syrah, aged for 2 years in barrel
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Roasted red meats, game, cheeses.
Next day
Still fresh, though at its best on day one
Drink Now, or over the next 10+ years
Mostly Carignan, with a little Syrah, and this one has quite a lot of sediment. But I don't let a little sediment worry me, for it is what the wine tastes and smells like that is important - and my word this one is good! The nose offers-up myriad aromas of red and black fruits, woodsmoke, pepper, exotic spices, leather and garrigue herbs. There is also a strong hint of grilled meat and - at the other end of the spectrum - even some delicate floral notes. A huge hit of bramble and redcurrant fruit washes over the palate, accompanied by the most wonderful citrus-tinged acidity and all kinds of other flavours and textures, which coat the mouth and linger for an age. This really is a wine which fills the senses and keeps you coming back for more. There is plenty of grip, but the sheer pleasure offered by the intense, concentrated, yet gloriously succulent sweet-and-sour fruit is such that you almost don't notice the tannin. Every mouthful leaves you salivating and simply craving for more. It is utterly delicious, and yet another example of why I think Carignan - in the right winemaker's hands - is the jewel in the Languedoc's crown. A stunning wine.
 

Price:  £18.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine de La Garance Les Armieres 2007 Vin de Pays de l'Hérault
Domaine de La Garance Les Armieres 2007
Vintage
2007
Region Caux, a few km north-west of Pézenas
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied
Grapes 90% Carignan and 10% Syrah, aged for 2 years in barrel
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Roasted red meats, game, cheeses.
Next day
Still fresh, though at its best on day one
Drink Now, or over the next 10+ years
This is almost on a par with the amazing 2006 - perhaps even its equal. Once again, mostly Carignan, with a little Syrah, deep blood red in colour, almost opaque, with a tiny rim. As with the 2006, the nose is a riot of red and black fruits, smoke, white pepper, exotic spices, leather and herbs, with hints of sandalwood and forest floor. The palate has all of those things going for it, and more - concentrated but not overly rich, a complex array of red and black fruits, with healthy tannins and a core of juicy, citrus and cranberry-tinged acidity. The finish is satisfyingly dry and tangy, with lingering flavours of forest fruits, cedar and peppery spice. Although it may be a few years short of its absolute peak, it is nevertheless rather delicious already. Another wonderful, world-class Carignan.
 

Price:  £17.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Domaine de La Garance Bruixas Vin de Liqueur Solera Hors d'Age
La Garance Bruixas Hor's d'Age
Vintage
A "solera" consisting of 5 vintages from 2001 onwards

Region Caux, a few km north-west of Pézenas
Colour/Style Lightly fortified red - full bodied
Grapes 100% Grenache Noir
Alcohol (a.b.v)
15.0%
Food Aperitif, after dinner, blue cheeses, rich fruit cakes.
Next day
Lasts for weeks, once opened
Drink Now, or over the next 20 or more years
100% old-vine Grenache, blended from the fruit of no less than 5 different vintages (from 2001 onwards) and lightly fortified. There's a fine sediment, courtesy of having spent several years in barrel, and bottled without fining or filtering, but it pours a pale, limpid tawny/mahogany colour, fading gently to an even paler rim. The nose is quite beguiling - coffee grounds, chocolate, molasses, fig, burnt orange, polished wood and a wonderfully evocative hint of autumn forest floor, not to mention an impressive array of preserved red and black berry aromas. There's also the vaguest hint of fine eau de vie, but this is such a gently fortified wine that neither the nose nor the palate shows too much in the way of alcohol. The palate is gloriously smooth and generous, combining flavours of rich fruitcake, orange peel, fig, molasses, lapsang tea and mocha, with a long, tangy, earthy finish. Beautifully resolved tannins and a streak of tangy sour cherry acidity complete the package, in an utterly more-ish wine of great depth and complexity. Similar in style to an aged vintage Maury or Banyuls. A wonderful wine.
 

Price:  £23.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Terre Inconnue Les Bruyeres 2013 Vin de France
Terre Inconnue Les Bruyeres 2013
Vintage
2013

Region Saint-Sériès - midway between Nimes and Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged in used oak barrels
Grapes 50% Carignan, 50% Grenache
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Rack of lamb, rib of beef or rich, hearty stews
Next day
Even better
Drink Over the next 10-15 years
Winemaker Robert Creus advised me to taste and assess this wine over 3 to 4 days, since (at the time of writing - February 2014) it is so young and very recently bottled. I can sort of see why it will take that long to show it's true colours, but I have to say I am loving it from the start! Yes, the tannins are chunky and robust and the acidity is relatively high, but it is absolutely chock full of fresh and pickled bramble and sour cherry fruit, damp earth aromas and flavours that it is hard to resist! Add to that some subtle hints of polished wood and spicy, herby notes, plus of course that utterly wonderful streak of volatile acidity that I love in Robert's wines, and it really is a wonderfully fresh, vibrant, expressive wine. After time in the glass, it also begins to develop some nice floral/violet aromas, which lend a touch of real elegance to the fruit, which is increasingly turns more red (rather than black) by the sip. For the money, this is an absolute bargain, whether you drink it now, or cellar it for 10 years. Biodynamic.
 

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

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Terre Inconnue Guilhem 2012 Vin de France
Terre Inconnue Guilhem 2012
Vintage
2012

Region Saint-Sériès - midway between Nimes and Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged in used oak barrels
Grapes A blend of Grenache, Merlot, Carignan and Tempranillo
Alcohol (a.b.v)
15.0%
Food Roasted or grilled red meats, wild mushroom risotto
Next day
Even better
Drink Now, or over the next 10+ years
An eclectic blend of old-vine Grenache, Merlot, Carignan and Tempranillo, and a big, brooding wine, with tremendous depth and complexity. The nose offers notes of black fruits steeped in eau de vie, leather, tapenade, roasted meat and coffee, not to mention huge wafts of garrigue herbs and burning incense. The palate offers all of this and more, with a combination of fresh and baked fruits and tertiary elements, backed up by robust tannins and a layer of fabulously juicy acidity that builds towards a long finish. Granted it is still very youthful, with a long (10 year - plus) future ahead of it, but it is already offering much pleasure. Brilliant wine! Biodynamic.
 

Price:  £17.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Terre Inconnue Leonie 2011 Vin de France
Terre Inconnue Leonie 2011
Vintage
2011

Region Saint-Sériès - midway between Nimes and Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged in used oak barrels
Grapes 100% old-vine Carignan
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Roasted or grilled red meats, wild mushroom risotto
Next day
Not yet tested
Drink Over the next 10-15 years
New vintage - tasting note to follow. Biodynamic.
 

Price:  £21.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Terre Inconnue Los Abuelos 2011 Vin de France
Terre Inconnue Los Abuelos 2011
Vintage
2011

Region Saint-Sériès - midway between Nimes and Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged in used oak barrels
Grapes 100% Grenache (100 year-old vines)
Alcohol (a.b.v)
15.0%
Food Feathered game, fillet steak, seared tuna, soft cheeses
Next day
Not yet tested
Drink Over the next 10+ years
New vintage - tasting note to follow. Biodynamic.
 

Price:  £29.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Terre Inconnue Sylvie 2011 Vin de France
Terre Inconnue Sylvie 2011
Vintage
2011

Region Saint-Sériès - midway between Nimes and Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged in used oak barrels
Grapes 50% Syrah and 50% Sérine
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Roasted or grilled red meats, game, hard cheeses
Next day
Still really good
Drink Over the next 10-15 years
New vintage - tasting note to follow. Biodynamic.
 

Price:  £32.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Chateau l'Argentier 2011 Coteaux du Languedoc
L'Argentier Languedoc 2011
Vintage
2011

Region Sommières, in western Languedoc
Colour/Style Dry red, medium-full bodied, aged in vat
Grapes 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, plus Mourvedre and Carignan
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food White meats, risotto, sausages, pizza
Next day
Even better - opens out nicely after a night in the decanter
Drink Over the next 5 to 8 years
A lovely, limpid blood red colour, with an intensely aromatic nose, combining curry spices and garrigue herbs, with notes of spiced orange, forest floor and leather, all wrapped around a core of summer fruits. The palate is quite powerful and mouth-filling, with an array of redcurrant, cherry and plum fruit flavours, again with a hint of spiced orange. Firm but ripe, tea-like tannins combine with juicy acidity and a hint of licorice, making for a delightfully tangy, sweet-sour style, with a long, mouth-watering finish. A really enjoyable wine.
 

Price:  £12.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Chateau l'Argentier 2011 Languedoc Sommieres
Chateau l'Argentier Sommieres 2011
Vintage
2011

Region Sommières, in western Languedoc
Colour/Style Dry red, full bodied, aged in vat
Grapes 70% Syrah, 20% Carignan, 10% Grenache
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Red meats, game, risotto, garlicy sausages
Next day
Even better - takes 2 or 3 days to show its best
Drink Over the next 8 to 10 years
As with the above wine (and this is like its big brother) the nose belies the freshness and vitality of the palate. Initially rich and deeply fruity, with hints of curry spices, roasted meat and leather, it evolves with time into something more perfumed and elegant. Flavours of bramble, plum, licorice, herbs and spices are countered by firm but fine tannins and a core of cherry skin acidity, which makes for a deliciously sweet-sour and tangy wine, with a lingering finish. Given plenty of air, this wine just gets better and better, so if you must drink it in one session, I would recommend you decant several hours in advance, or even the day before. A super wine with a great future!
 

Price:  £14.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Chateau l'Argentier 2011 Languedoc Gres de Montpellier
Chateau l'Argentier 2011 Gres de Montpellier
Vintage
2011

Region Sommières, in western Languedoc
Colour/Style Dry red, full bodied, aged in vat
Grapes 65% Grenache, 17.5% Carignan, 17.5% Syrah
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Red meats, game, risotto, spicy sausages
Next day
Even better
Drink Over the next 8 to 10 years
A pale-ish, translucent cherry/blood red colour. The nose offers crystallised red berry and cherry fruits and a mélange of herbs, spices, damp earth and eau de vie, with a subtle creaminess. The palate is packed with raspberry/cherry fruit and spice flavours, together with a subtle meaty/savouriness, fine, ripe tannins and ample acidity, all of which combine in a really rather elegant wine. The finish is long, dry and gently warming. Who needs oak, when the raw materials and the level of winemaking skill is as good as this. Another delicious wine, and yet another that will age for a good few years - if you can resist.
 

Price:  £14.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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L'Argentier Vieilles Vignes de Cinsault 2011 IGP Pays d'Hérault
l'Argentier Cinsault 2011
Vintage
2011

Region Sommières, in western Languedoc
Colour/Style Dry red, medium bodied, aged in vat
Grapes 100% Cinsault
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Grilled meats, roasted vegetables, cold cuts
Next day
Still good, but not quite as fresh as on day 1
Drink Over the next 3 to 5 years
This is pure Cinsault from a vineyard planted in 1969 (so 45 years old). As can be expected with Cinsault, it is the lightest of this grower's reds - both in colour and body - but nevertheless delicious. It offers aromas of red berry fruits laced with spices and herbs, with subtle hints of sous bois and freshly baked brioche. It is beautifully soft and approachable, full of raspberry and redcurrant fruits, with soft tannins and a gently creamy texture and flavour. In fact it is really rather light and ethereal, in an almost Burgundian sort of way, but with a softer feel. There's plenty of acidity though, and just the right amount of tannic grip. Cinsault is (along with Carignan) traditionally one of the "black sheep" grapes of the Languedoc family, but I have enough evidence to suggest that, from old vines and a sympathetic hand in the winery, it can make fabulous wine - and this is one of them. Lovely stuff!
 

Price:  £11.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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L'Argentier Vieilles Vignes de Carignan 2011 IGP Pays d'Hérault
L'Argentier Carignan 2011
Vintage
2011

Region Sommières, in western Languedoc
Colour/Style Dry red, full bodied, aged in vat
Grapes 100% Carignan
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.5%
Food Roasted red meats, hearty stews, herby sausages
Next day
Even better - opens out nicely after a night in the decanter
Drink Over the next 5 to 8 years
Pure Carignan from a vineyard planted in 1935 (80 years old). A reassuringly bright colour, with rich fruitcake aromas and flavours, a touch of spice and a whiff of eau de vie. An initial slight tarriness on the nose dissipates to reveal a rather elegant wine, with a silky-smooth palate, soft, ripe tannins and a spicy warmth. It really begins to show its true colours after 24 hours in the decanter - still with a gentle warmth, beautifully balanced, gently spicy and with a tremendous core of crystallised red fruit flavours, flowers, herbs and soft spices, tea-like tannins and a rasp of juicy, orange infused acidity. This is a wine that (with the benefit of a day's air) could hardly fail to appeal to the most jaded palate. A truly delicious and elegant expression of my very favourite grape variety. An absolute cracker!
 

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

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Mas Coutelou La Buvette A Paulette 2013 Vin de France
Mas Coutelou La Buvette A Paulette 2013
Vintage
2013

Region Puimisson - midway between Béziers and Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - medium/full bodied, aged in vat
Grapes 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah. 
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Red and white meats, pasta dishes
Next day
Even better
Drink Now, or over the next 2 or 3 years
An impressively deep colour, which belies the rather elegant nose and palate. A wonderfully fresh and vibrant combinination of lusciously juicy blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, grippy tannins and fabulous acidity, with notes of damp undergrowth, peppery spices and new leather. It doesn't pretend to be particularly complex or even especially age-worthy, although it will certainly keep for a few years. But when it is as delicious as this, who cares?! Such a lovely wine deserves to be drunk young and hearty and without too much ceremony. A brilliant and completely natural Cabernet, which just leaves you salivating!
 

Price:  £10.75 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Mas Coutelou La Vigne Haute 2013 Vin de France
Mas Cotelou La Vigne Haute 2013
Vintage
2013

Region Puimisson - midway between Béziers and Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - medium/full bodied, aged in vat
Grapes 100% Syrah. 
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Red and white meats, pasta dishes
Next day
Still very good
Drink Now, or over the next 5 or so years
Rightly or wrongly, I tend to compare every Syrah that comes my way to the benchmark wines of the northern Rhône. And, whilst undeniably Languedoc in origin and style, this one compares very favourably, with its elegant red fruit and savoury/saline aromas and flavours, along with hints of roasted meat, polished leather and a veritable pot pourri of aromatic herbs and spices. In time, little notes of violet and honeysuckle begin to emerge, making for a truly alluring and elegant nose. At a mere 13 percent abv, the grapes for this wine were evidently harvested relatively early, thus retaining all of those lovely fresh fruit and floral aromas and flavours and mouth watering acidity. There's plenty of colour - and a healthy dose of tannin to match - but this only serves to heighten the sheer vibrancy and youthful vigour of this wine. As ever with Jeff Coutelou's wines (and despite the zero added sulphur) I suspect this can only get better with a few years' ageing. Then again, this is yet another of his wines that are almost too good not to drink young!
 

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

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Mas Coutelou L'Oublié NV Vin de France
Ma Coutelou l'Oublié NV
Vintage
NV - a blend of several vintages from 2001 to 2013

Region Puimisson - midway between Béziers and Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged several years in old demi-muids
Grapes Carignan and Syrah 
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Red meats, duck, casseroles, risotto
Next day
Even better
Drink Now, or over the next 5 to 8 years
A quirky "solera" blend of Carignan from the 2001, 2007 and 2010 vintages, plus Syrah from the 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 vintages. When first opened, it smells really fresh and full of fruit, but with an unmistakably cheesy - and undeniably attractive - whiff of maturity. A day or even 2 days later and that cheesiness disappears, and the wine is even fresher, more perfumed and more alluring than when first opened. Complex notes of old leather, curry spices, forest floor and fine eau de vie are married to fresh bramble and cherry aromas and flavours, and perhaps a touch of licorice. The tannins are nicely chewy and robust and the acidity is - surprise, surprise - mouth-watering and tangy. The overall effect is a full-bodied, concentrated, yet really elegant wine, which will age nicely for a good few years, although again, there is no need whatsoever to wait. A brilliantly quirky and really delicious wine!
 

Price:  £19.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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