Yes, we need to clear the decks and make way for new wines and new vintages. So here’s what we’ve discounted:
Chateau Noaillac Medoc 2005 Magnum (France £31.00 £25.00)
A cracking Bordeaux for the price. Lots of cassis and cedar flavours. Rather enjoyable now, if decanted for an hour or so. SOLD OUT
Gaja Sito Moresco 2011 (Italy
This blend of Nebbiolo, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon delivers red & black cherries, tobacco, tar with fine, integrated tannins. Like draping your tongue in a satin sheet.
Luneau-Papin Muscadet Sur Lie Dom. Du Verger 2011 (France £11.00 £9.00)
When it comes to a refreshing sip, few wines beat the zesty brightness & salty tang this Muscadet. Organic. SOLD OUT Laroche Chablis 2011 Half Bottle (France £8.99 £6.50)
A slightly rounder style of Chablis packed with orchard fruits and a citrus spritz. Just damn good unoaked Chardonnay basically. SOLD OUT Quinta de Cabriz Vinho Licoroso (Portugal £9.99 £6.00)
Imagine an aged tawny port on a date with a Banyuls. Fortified wine from the Dao region. SOLD OUT
Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling 2011 Half Bottle (Australia
Decanter gave this five stars. No wonder. The balance between honeyed limes & racy acidity is divine.
Beaumont Raoul’s Jackals River White 2012 (South Africa
A crisp, aromatic, easy-drinking blend of Chardonnay, Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc. All fresh cut grass & green apples.
Sonho Lusitano Pedra e Alma 2009 (Portugal £25.00 £20.00)
Complex, voluptuous yet mineral wine from the Alentejo region, made from Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet & Aragonez grapes. Recognised as one of Portugal’s top reds. Only made in good years. SOLD OUT
Glen Carlou The Welder 2011 Half Bottle (South Africa
Baked apples, apricots and pineapples balanced by a refreshing acidity. Good with creamy desserts and cheese.
The small print: First come first served and there are no further discounts on sale items.