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Domaine du Garinet Classique Malbec 2005 Cahors
Domaine du Garinet Classique Malbec 2005
Vintage
2005

Region Cahors - 10km south of Puy l'Evêque and the River Lot
Colour/Style Dry red, medium/full bodied - aged in vat (no oak)
Grapes 100% Malbec
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Red meats, spicy or herby sausages, pizza, or on its own
Next day
Still showing  nicely
Drink Now, or over the next 3 to 5 years

A medium-deep garnet red colour. Whilst at the same time gently herby and savoury, this wine certainly majors on fruit, with an abundance of black cherry and bramble aromas. And whilst it still looks and smells young and fresh, it is just beginning to shake off some of the puppy fat and develop secondary notes of spiced orange, blackcurrant leaf, cedar and tobacco. And despite the deep colour, it is surprisingly elegant on the palate, with supple tannins offering just the right amount of  grip to accompany the fresh red/black fruit flavours and  juicy acidity. Nothing sticks out - it all comes together in a deliciously sweet and sour whole. You could easily drink a glass or two for its own sake, but it is equally good as a food wine, whilst it certainly has the structure to age gracefully for a few years yet. A really delicious wine.
Currently out of stock - more arriving summer 2014.

 

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

Domaine du Garinet Fûts de Chêne 2004 Cahors
Garinet Fut de Chene 2004
Vintage
2004

Region Cahors - 10km south of Puy l'Evêque and the River Lot
Colour/Style Dry red, medium/full bodied - aged in new oak barrels
Grapes 100% Malbec
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Red or white meats, toulouse sausages, cassoulet
Next day
As good, if not better
Drink Now, or over the next 5 to 8 years

Deep, semi-opaque garnet red colour. As with the Classique (above) the deep colour is a bit of a red herring, for there is real elegance here. The nose is really lovely, with aromas of bramble fruits, cherries, blackcurrants and dried orange peel accompanied by some delightful secondary notes of smoke, damp earth, iodine and really classy (i.e. understated oak). The fruit is bright and still beautifully fresh on the palate too, and whilst the tannins are still nicely grippy, they add to, rather than get in the way of, the overall enjoyment. There's a core of sweet, ripe red and black fruit flavours, countered by a delightful cherry kernel sourness and juicy acidity. Balanced, elegant, ageing nicely, but a good few years away from its absolute peak. All-in-all, a beautifully fresh, mouth-watering, complex wine, which is a credit to the Cahors appellation. Yummy!
Currently out of stock - more arriving summer 2014.

 

Price:  £13.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

Chateau Peyros Tempo 2009 - Madiran
Chateau Peyros Tempo 2009
Vintage
2009
Region Madiran - north-east of Pau, in deepest SW France
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied
Grapes 50% Tannat, 50% Cab Franc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Lamb, duck, cassoulet, pizza
Next day
Fine and still fruity
Drink Now, or over the next 2 to 3 years

A bright, clear purple/magenta colour with a light ruby rim. This is a Madiran which (amazingly) says "drink me now!" The nose offers copious aromas of plum, blackcurrant, cherry and even a hint of fresh apple, with subtle notes of cream and tobacco. The palate is light, airy and fresh, encompassing flavours of red, black and white fruits, with hints of Asian spice and bitter chocolate, agreeably soft tannins and really juicy acidity. For a wine so young, this is a really juicy, tangy, approachable style of Madiran, which is deliciously soft and drinkable now, or to be enjoyed over the next couple of years.

 

Price:  £9.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Chateau Peyros Vieilles Vignes 2008 - Madiran
Chateau Peyros Vieilles Vignes 2008
Vintage
2008

Region Madiran - north-east of Pau, in deepest SW France
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged in oak barrels for 14 months
Grapes 80% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc - vines aged 40+ years
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Beef, lamb, game, duck/goose, cassoulet
Next day
Best drunk the same day
Drink Now, or over the next 5 to 10 years

A deep-ish purple core with a narrow, cherry red rim. This vintage offers the classic Peyros aromas of blackcurrant, bramble and black cherrywith some enticing earthy, smoky, oaky notes. With air, it develops real lift, courtesy of some faintly citrus and herb aromas, with tiny hints of black olives and iodine. It is a nose that changes and evolves over time in the glass - and indeed, over the next day or twoThe palate is medium-to-full bodied, with plenty of cassis and plum fruit flavours to counter the expected backbone of firm, grippy tannin. And there is a distinct note of black cherry kernel and plenty of citrus-tinged acidity, all of which combine in a sweet/sour style, with a touch of savouriness, with excellent depth and roundness. Matched with some hearty food, this is remarkably good to drink now, although it certainly has all the stucture - and the fruit - necessary for it to age beautifully. A very fine Madiran, which again puts many a classed growth Claret to shame.

 

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

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Chateau Peyros Greenwich 43N 2001 - Madiran
Chateau Peyros Greenwich 43N 2001 Table
Vintage
2001
Chateau Peyros Greenwich 43N 2001
Region Madiran - north-east of Pau, in deepest SW France
Colour/Style Dry red, full bodied, aged in new oak barrels for 20 months
Grapes 95% Tannat, 5% Cabernet Franc - vines aged 40+ years
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Beef, lamb, game, duck, cassoulet
Next day
Best drunk the same day
Drink Now (with food!) or keep and improve for 10 to 15 years

An immensely rich and full-bodied wine, with masses of dark fruit flavours, spicy, chocolatey tannins and excellent underlying acidity - well balanced, in a big sort of way. It can be drunk now, but definitely needs rich food to bring the best out of it - something flavoursome and fatty, such as a rib of beef, lamb chops or duck. An excellent wine for the long haul.
Currently out of stock. More arriving summer 2014.

 

Price:  £19.99 (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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