Rhône


Have a bit of a backlog of videos so let’s get a couple in this post, beginning in the southern Rhône… Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2015, France (£13.99 Fenwicks, The Framlingham Wine Shop, Swift Wines, Italian Continental Stores, Bubbles And Wine Ltd, Direct Wines, Amazon) A good mix of […]

Southern Italy, Southern Rhône


Don’t let the screen-shot put you off, this is tasty wine… Alain Voge Saint-Péray ‘Harmonie’ 2015, Rhône, France (£18.60 Cru) One of those wines that’s not immediately fruity, although it has some nectarine/peach character, but where textural, salty, nutty and creamy notes are more to the fore – reminds me […]

Alain Voge Saint-Péray ‘Harmonie’ 2015, Rhône, France


William Fèvre Petit Chablis 2014, Burgundy, France (£16.60 Wine Importers, Hailsham Cellars, Bubbles and Wine, The Wine Shop, John Hattersley Wines) Forget the Petit bit, this is fresh, vibrant wine with a light nectarine note alongside the floral citrus flavours and a crisp mineral note on the finish. Good for […]

Chardonnays from France & Chile



Guigal Gigondas 2011, Rhône, France (£24.26 Chordale Wine Merchants, Bubbles And Wine Ltd, Roberts and Speight Ltd, Portland Wine Company, Fenwick Ltd, R Campbell & Sons Ltd, Clifton Cellars, Hailsham Cellars, Liquorice) Dumb initially, this opens up over the course of a couple of hours to reveal its core of […]

Assorted reds from France, South Africa & Portugal


Boutinot ‘Les Cerisiers’ Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2015, France (£8.50 Hercules Wine Warehouse, Highbury Vintners) Juicy yet precise style, with rounded red berry, ripe red apple and rosehip flavours kept in check by crisp acidity. B+ Chapoutier ‘Belleruche’ Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2015, France (£12.50 Hanging Ditch, Wined Up Here) […]

Two Côtes du Rhône Rosés


Cape Heights Shiraz 2015, Western Cape, South Africa (£5.69-£6.95 Rannoch Scott, D&D Wine, Worth Brothers, Connollys) Dark earthy chocolate, gentle generous berry and plum, very much in that soft warm earthy South African feel, with a bit of the Cape bake and a savoury plum/tomato edge. Maybe the finish is […]

Spicy reds from Australia, France, South Africa & Spain