Southern Rhone


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


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




Abbaye Sylva Plana Faugères Les Novices 2012, Languedoc, France (N/A in the UK) Lovely fresh wine which wouldn’t object to quarter of an hour in the fridge, abundant red fruit with earthy, sandy overtones and a tangy citrus freshness to perk it up. S- Domaine Les Grands Bois Côtes du […]

Wine Tasting Video; Reds from the Rhône and Languedoc


Domaine La Croix Gratiot Picpoul de Pinet 2011, Languedoc, France (£8.99 Whole Foods Market, Vagabond Wines, Askewine, Taylor’s Fine Wine, Red & White, Scarlet Wines, Shaftesbury Wines, Bray Valley Wine, The Butlers Wine Cellar, Corks of Cotham, Peter Osborne Fine Wines, Connolly’s Wine, Kenilworth Wines, Nickolls & Perks, Worth Brothers […]

Wine Tasting Video: Whites from the Rhone & Languedoc