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The principal international red grape varieties which age successfully are cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah/shiraz, nebbiolo, sangiovese and, to a lesser extent, pinot noir. White varieties would be riesling, chardonnay and Loire chenin blanc. Add to them the botrytised dessert wine (like Sauternes) and Vintage Port. Other good keeping varieties include Italian aglianico, and the tannat of Madiran and the dry white semillons of Australia. ##

In addition to the wines listed below, The Society makes regular en primeur offers of Claret, Bordeaux, Rhône and, occasionally, Port. Find out more about En Primeur Offers here.

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Vinsobres, Référence, Domaine Jaume 2013

The Jaume family make The Society’s Côtes-du-Rhône for everyday drinking. But the aim is to become best known for Vinsobres. This southern Rhône cru differs from most of the others for syrah plays an important role and More >

£10.95
Bottle

£131
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH39181
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah

Maycas del Limarí Pinot Noir Reserva Especial 2014

Impressive pinot from the cool Limarí region, where clay and limestone soils produce a wine with more structure and a longer mid-palate than many of the other coastal regions of Chile. The earlier-picked 2014 is the More >

£12.50
Bottle

£75
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE8761
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Montpeyroux Coteaux du Languedoc La Jasse, Domaine La Jasse Castel 2013

Légion d'Honneur-awarded Pascale Rivière made some of her best wines ever in 2013. They seem to have more fruit and vitality. La Jasse is syrah-dominated, dark and savoury. More >

£12.95
Bottle

£77.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC27361
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
15.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah
Reviews (1) >

Wiltinger Kupp Riesling Kabinett von Othegraven 2014

The television personality, Gunther Jauch, inherited this great estate and has been able to contribute investment. Von Othegraven has some of the best sites on the Saar. Outstanding pure, lime-like fruit and length of More >

£13.50
Bottle

£162
Case of 12
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
GE8861
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
8.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Nierstein Oelberg Riesling Trocken, Louis Guntrum 2014

Oelberg is at the heart of Nierstein on its famous red slate soil, which gives wines of splendid fruit and depth capable of lasting for 10 years plus. Konstantin Guntrum has revitalised this famous estate which is once More >

£13.95
Bottle

£83.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
GE8821
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Faugères Maison Jaune, Domaine Alquier 2013

Syrah-grenache blend aged in old barrels. Burgundian elegance here. Bright cherry red, very fine and very long. Keeps well as the 2006 vintage currently shows. More >

£13.95
Bottle

£83.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC27421
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah

Crozes-Hermitage Les Jalets, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2013

Textbook Crozes: black, sappy with great depth of flavour. Most now comes from Jaboulet-owned vineyards, including a proportion from the famed Thalabert, and it shows. Slightly more backward than either the 2012 or 2011. More >

£14.95
Bottle

£179
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH38341
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Château Fourcas Dupré, Listrac-Médoc 2010

A classically honed wine in an excellent vintage. Remarkably approachable now, especially if decanted, but better allowed to mature a few years yet for greater complexity and reward, not least as it may soon close up More >

£14.95
Bottle

£179
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM18691
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberger Kabinett, Tyrell 2014

Authentic , distinctive crab-apple bouquet, followed by whistle-clean, long-lasting, fresh and dry flavour which it will retain over many years. More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE8971
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
8.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Château Carteau Côtes Daugay, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2009

Owned and run by the charming Bertrand family, this 17-hectare property is located close to the town of Saint-Emilion, and makes very classic, sensibly priced merlot-based claret. The 2009 is ripe and savoury with hints More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CS8341
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Merlot

Faugères Les Bastides, Domaine Alquier 2013

One of the great wines of the Languedoc, made with 75% syrah and 25% grenache. This has lots of old vines and very competent ageing in new barrel. Very dark, intense, powerful yet wonderfully elegant too. More >

£19
Bottle

£114
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC27441
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Half bottle of Château Doisy-Daëne, Barsac 2010

The Dubourdieu family’s home property benefits not only from their specialist knowledge but also from their considerable experience throughout the region. A more delicate wine than usual in 2010, fresh and blossomy with More >

£19
Half Bottle

£228
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BW4042
Product Type
White Wine
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Pinot Gris 'Roche Calcaire', Domaine Zind-Humbrecht 2014

A bone-dry gris from predominantly chalky soils, a good portion from the Jebsal vineyard, plus younger vines in the Clos Windsbuhl vineyard. Still young, this will benefit from slow bottle development ‘like a More >

£19
Bottle

£228
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL13041
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris

Half-bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe 2013

One of the stars from Châteauneuf: bold, concentrated and long. For Daniel Brunier this vintage could be compared to 2001 or, going back further in time, 1981 which was a fine Châteauneuf vintage. More >

£20
Half Bottle

£240
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH38262
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah Mourvedre

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Eichberg, Kuentz-Bas 2014

The dry climate of Alsace's Eichberg (the ‘hill of oaks’) vineyard produces rich, complex, long-lived wines. Pinot gris is a speciality of Kuentz-Bas and this young wine will reward patience, its smoky, salty, mineral More >

£21
Bottle

£252
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL12931
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris
Reviews (5) >

Zaha Mendoza Malbec 2013

This is an intensely aromatic malbec with floral and blackberry notes. The soils in Altamira, predominantly sandy and silty with some limestone, give an exquisite, fine-grained silky texture, especially after a year in More >

£21
Bottle

£126
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AR3331
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Malbec / Cot
Reviews (1) >

Susana Balbo Brioso Mendoza 2013

Brioso is Argentine winemaker Susana Balbo's top Bordeaux-style red, a blend of 45% cabernet sauvignon, 25% malbec, 25% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot matured 15 months in new French oak. Riper than Bordeaux, with More >

£21
Bottle

£126
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AR3411
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Concha y Toro Terrunyo Lot 1 Pirque Cabernet Sauvignon Bajo Las Burras 2014

NEW This is the last vintage from the old vines planted in about 1978 in this superb vineyard, Bajo Las Burras, planted on gravelly terraced soils beside the Maipo River at 570m. Just 2,200 bottles were made. Lovely More >

£21
Bottle

£126
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE8891
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Half bottle of Château Langoa Barton, Saint-Julien 2006

Patrician claret from the Bartons’ home property with sweet blackberry fruit and that unmistakable touch of Saint-Julien class. Plenty of time in hand but already lovely if decanted for an hour. A small but perfectly More >

£21
Half Bottle

£504
Case of 24
In Stock
Product Code
CM11722
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Chateau Musar 2009

Imbued with richness, depth and structure, with an abundance of the exotic, smoky flavours that characterise this special wine, the 2009 vintage of this legendary red from Lebanon is a worthy follow-on from the More >

£22
Bottle

£132
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
LE761
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%

Saint-Joseph Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph, Ferraton 2013

Ferraton, under Chapoutier management, produces wines from single vineyards in the best years. This comes from the heart of Saint-Joseph. Lots of densely packed fruit here, with richness and great depth of flavour. More >

£24
Bottle

£144
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH38521
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (2) >

Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese, J J Prüm 2010

Wines of Auslese level can be quite delicious with fine long-lasting flavour as this beautiful Mosel proves. They needed time and will age long and gracefully. More >

£24
Bottle

£288
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE8741
Product Type
White Wine
Style
5 (of 9): Medium sweet
Alcohol Level
8.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (2) >

Les Fiefs de Lagrange, Saint-Julien 2010

NEW The team at on-form Lagrange rightly considers 2010 to be the property’s best vintage ever. The second wine, Fiefs, which represents half of the crop, and represents great value. This has the hallmark depth of flavour More >

£24
Bottle

£288
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM16431
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (3) >

Mavrotragano Hatzidakis 2011

A rare and amazing Greek red made from the mavrotragano grape which had virtually disappeared until Haridimos Hatzidakis revived it. Intense bright fresh wild berry fruit bouquet, with hints of chocolate, tobacco this More >

£24
Bottle

£144
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
GR741
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%

Grosset Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2014

From an 8ha shale and slate vineyard, pruned and picked by hand, this is one of the classic wines of Australia. From a fine vintage, this proffers lime and quince on the nose with an astonishingly precise, rapier-like More >

£24
Bottle

£288
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AU17271
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

The Society's Exhibition Pauillac 2009

Roused from a slumber in our temperature-controlled cellars to participate in the Bordeaux tasting for Wine Champions, this impressive claret from the Rothschilds’ Lafite and Duhart-Milon vineyards impressed all who More >

£25
Bottle

£300
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM15011
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Gigondas, Ventabren, Moulin de la Gardette 2012

Jean-Baptiste Meunier has the air of a schoolmaster; in which case the vines are his pupils and in 2012 were top of the league table! This is a brilliant vintage for him: full-bodied, rich and yet with amazing elegance. More >

£25
Bottle

£150
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH36381
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha

Half bottle of Warre, 2007

Much of the fruit for this blend comes from the high-lying Quinta da Cavadinha. The winery is equipped with six robotic lagares which enable the pressing to be carried out at a controlled cool temperature producing very More >

£25
Half Bottle

£300
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
PT1342
Alcohol Level
20.0%

Domaine Ogier, L'Ame Soeur 2013

Stéphane Ogier was one of those growers who took the plunge and planted on virgin slopes by the village of Seyssuel. The soils here are as in Côte-Rôtie but the aspect faces the evening sun making the wines somewhat More >

£27
Bottle

£162
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH38741
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.4%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Riesling Clos Häuserer, Domaine Zind Humbrecht 2014

From a cool Alsace vineyard situated just below the grand cru Hengst site, this is a wine with tremendous cellaring potential. We tend to buy this wine when it ferments dry but in 2014 there is a little residual sugar, More >

£27
Bottle

£324
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL13031
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (3) >

Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva, Rioja 2006

2006 was an “Atlantic” vintage in that the weather was cooler than average. This resulted in a longer ripening period with grapes being harvested with excellent freshness. Muga's Prado Enea is arguably the greatest More >

£27
Bottle

£324
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
SP10931
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo

Jean Marc Vincent Auxey Duresses PC Les Bretterins 2012

More >

£28
Bottle

£336
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU55701
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Piedlong, Brunier 2013

This is a new wine from the Vieux Télégraphe stable and comes from two plots of very old vines, one being Piedlong itself, the other on Pignan, near Rayas. Daniel Brunier explained just how wonderful these two plots More >

£28
Bottle

£168
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH39531
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha

Cornas Les Eygats, Domaine Courbis 2013

Cornas from this village always has a certain freshness and 2013 is no exception. This is deeply coloured, fragrant and fine with a deep tannic structure for long-term keeping. More >

£28
Bottle

£168
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH40291
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Kumeu River Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Lauded by critics the world over, proven to age elegantly and still offering genuine value, it is no surprise that this single-vineyard flagship wine for Kumeu River is in such demand. This 2014 shows bright citrus and More >

£28
Bottle

£336
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
NZ8691
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (2) >

Nossa Calcario Filipa Pato, Beiras 2010

A fine, mineral and concentrated red made from Bairrada’s baga grape. Beautiful fragrance overlaid on solid structure means this wine will need some time to show at its best, but purists will appreciate its elegance and More >

£28
Bottle

£168
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
PW3601
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Reviews (4) >

Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Auslese Long Goldcap, von Kesselstatt 2006

Glorious sweet ripe fragrant Auslese with a silky palate, balancing freshness and the bloom of perfectly healthy grapes in a sunny vintage. An absolute joy to be savoured slowly. Jancis Robinson MW obviously agrees – More >

£28
Bottle

£336
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE8981
Product Type
White Wine
Style
6 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
7.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Case Via Syrah 2010 Fontodi

Wonderful perfumed syrah bouquet with firm ripe sweet fruit to support it. This is a wine to vie with very classy northern Rhône and the best Giovanni Manetti has made. More >

£29
Bottle

£174
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT17381
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Château Plince, Pomerol 2009

2009 presented no climatic challenges and produced a healthy crop of ripe grapes considered one of the best of the century to date. The wine was vinified and matured traditionally and displays the deliciously sweet More >

£29
Bottle

£348
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CS7471
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Reviews (1) >

Cornas Les Eygats, Ferraton 2013

Les Eygats is a vineyard to the north of Cornas and set quite high up. The wines always have more grip than those of Patou or Sabarotte. This is tight and backward at the moment but will eventually become a great More >

£29
Bottle

£174
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH38661
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Château Bouscaut, 2011, Pessac-Léognan

Outstanding Pessac from Sophie Lurton and her winemaker husband Laurent Cogombles, harvested up to 3rd October. 60% cabernet, with 30% merlot and 10% malbec which adds perfume, freshness and a pinch of spice to the More >

£29.50
Bottle

£177
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CM16121
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Gewurztraminer, Cuvée Laurence, Domaine Weinbach, 2009

Beguiling, fragrant, deeply sensuous gewurz, captivating with a hint of orange blossom and with great purity of fruit. More >

£30
Bottle

£360
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL9101
Product Type
White Wine
Style
5 (of 9): Medium sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Gewurztraminer

Riesling 'Grossi Laüe', Famille Hugel 2014

From the heart of the grand cru Schoenenbourg vineyard, a sensational riesling combining bright mouthwatering acidity, fine balance and great concentration. Best kept another year or two, or decant to reveal a taste of More >

£32
Bottle

£384
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL12841
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Château Belgrave, Haut-Médoc 2000

NEW Full and ripe, mature but still with real potential, from a classed growth which has raised its game impressively in the past few vintages by concentrating on the best part of the vineyard and cutting yields. More >

£32
Bottle

£384
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM5931
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (1) >

Cornas, Domaine du Tunnel 2013

Stéphane Robert, better known for his white Saint-Péray, also makes good sturdy Cornas that has both depth and weight of flavour. The 2013 is black and densely flavoured with great concentration. More >

£32
Bottle

£192
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH38651
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Coteaux du Layon, Moulin Touchais 2006

Wines here are only released in their tenth year of bottle maturation. A more modest vintage after the great 2005, this wine owes its clarity and balance to strict selection at harvest. Deep, bright yellow gold in More >

£32
Bottle

£192
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
LO12141
Product Type
White Wine
Style
5 (of 9): Medium sweet
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc

L'Etoile Vin Jaune, Domaine de Montbourgeau 2008

Stunning Vin Jaune made from 100% savagnin, aged under flor for six years. Very fine, refined and exceptionally long. More >

£33
Bottle

£396
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
JU1051
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Savagnin
Reviews (2) >

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Sommerberg, Domaine Albert Boxler 2011

Sensational quality here. Very full, fabulously rich and fruity and very long. Great pinot gris that will keep well. More >

£34
Bottle
Save £4

£408
Case of 12
Save £48
In Stock
Product Code
AL10391
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
13.8%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris

Alsace Riesling Grand Cru Hengst Samain, Josmeyer 2000

Fabulously rich, concentrated and very long. This is rieslling picked as a late harvest wine but fermented to near dryness. This would be wonderful with fish in a rich sauce, lobster or crab. More >

£35
Bottle

£420
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL9021
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Gigondas Valbelle, Château de Saint Cosme 2013

Big, sumptuous Gigondas, the result of a trawl through the best plots of Saint Cosme. 90% grenache and 10% syrah. Strapping. More >

£36
Bottle

£216
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH39411
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah
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