We offer superb value on a broad range of wines throughout the year which is why we don’t run January sales. However, we’ve recently managed to secure a limited parcel of delicious wines and couldn’t resist brightening up the start of 2011.
Further to our web exclusives launched over the last couple of days we are now offering a further range of superb value wines with prices significantly cheaper than you’d expect to pay elsewhere. So, even with the fun of Christmas over and the VAT rise, you can still enjoy a great drop for under £5. Act quickly as stock is strictly limited. Order now. Find out what other gems from this amazing parcel your local store may have as distribution varies around the country…
Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Shiraz 2007/2008, California £3.99
A blend of 76% Shiraz with a total of eight other varieties, primarily Tannat, Petite Sirah and Malbec, for depth of colour and flavour complexity. Juicy, ripe huckleberry and blackberry notes fill the expansive aromas and velvety flavours, and then linger on the finish. Hints of violet and tobacco leaf add interest to the bold fruit character. Enjoy with spicy dishes such as lamb souvlaki, grilled sausages, and smoky barbecued ribs or steak.
Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc 2008, California £3.99
The Woodbridge Winery is located in the Lodi American Viticultural Area, where the Sauvignon Blanc grapes, which make up 89% of the blend, are grown. The balance is of other varieties grown elsewhere, to give roundness to the final wine. Hints of fresh cut grass and tart citrus on the nose, accented by tropical fruit aromas. On the palate, the wine yields slightly more complex citrus notes that include pink grapefruit and lime zest.
Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Merlot 2006/2007/2008, California £3.99
A blend consisting of around 80% Merlot, sourced primarily from a number of vineyards in in the Lodi region of California. The grapes are pressed, fermented in stainless steel, then subjected to a brief period of ageing in French oak for added complexity. Lush flavours of juicy black cherries and plums accented by hints of mocha and cloves. The supple, velvety tannins give the wine good structure, while the oak adds warm vanilla tones to the finish.
Ravenswood Vintner’s Blend Zinfandel 2007, California £4.99
From the self proclaimed ‘King of Zin’ comes this perfectly crafted, gutsy blend, made from 84% Zinfandel. Aged for 12 months in 100% French oak, this is a superb quality wine at an almost unheard-of low price. With powerful aromas of raspberry, black cherry and spicy hints of oak, the palate is well balanced with supple tannins and a long fruit forward finish. Drinks well on its own, but benefits from pairing with simple but robust red meat dishes.
Houghton Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2007/08, Australia £4.99
A classic Bordeaux blend, made in a more modern, up-front style. Vinified without oak, the wine is cold fermented and clarified, and is bottled immediately after fermentation is complete, without any ageing to dampen the zesty primary fruit character. The nose displays citrus and tropical characteristics with a delicate herbaceousness reminiscent of fresh hay. The palate is vibrant with citrus flavours accompanied by gooseberry and passion fruit.
Houghton Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2007/08, Australia £4.99
This is a something of a classic blend which has become synonymous with Australian red wine, made by the most well-known, and most frequently awarded winery in Western Australia. Youthful aromas of redcurrant, raspberry and plum are accentuated by subtle hints of cinnamon, liquorice and vanilla. On the palate there are redcurrant and blueberry flavours and spicy pepper notes.