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Wines for Laying Down

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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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
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

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

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

Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätleses, von Kesselstatt, 2014

Fine with a touch of blackcurrant on the nose and refreshing, rounded palate which is developing more and more complexity each time we try it. More >

£16.50
Bottle

£198
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE9031
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
7.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

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

Hortevie, Saint-Julien 2010

The Borie family of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou has added extra polish and finesse to the wines since they bought this neighbouring vineyard. The 2010 has both muscle and Saint-Julien's cedary quality and length. More >

£21
Bottle

£252
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM14911
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (6) >

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

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 (1) >

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
Reviews (1) >

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%

Cornas Les Grandes Terrasses, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2013

Though Jaboulet is better known for Hermitage and Crozes, the family has always felt very close to Cornas on the other side of the river and remains so to this day. Because quantities are so small in 2013, only one More >

£22
Bottle

£132
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH38611
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (7) >

Gandolini Las Tres Marias Vineyards Maipo Andes Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

This delicious, complex Chilean wine has fine aromas of cedar and violets, and a ripe, multi-layered palate. Concentrated yet fine, it conceals plenty of ripe tannin under its opulent fruit. Aged 20 months in French oak More >

£23.50
Bottle

£282
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CE7591
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

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
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 (4) >

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%

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) >

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

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

Château Moulin-Riche, 2009, St Julien

Ripe, round and full with 7% exceptional petit verdot contributing freshness to 65% cabernet sauvignon and 28% merlot. The vineyard, owned by the Cuveliers of Léoville Poyferré, is in the north-west of Saint-Julien More >

£25
Bottle

£300
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM13761
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

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

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
Reviews (4) >

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
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
SP10931
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo

Jean-Marc Vincent, Auxey-Duresses Rouge Premier Cru Bretterins 2012

When he first started making this wine it was on the dry side. But many changes to viticulture, yield, date of harvest and vinification have transformed the wine into a delicious, balanced mid-weight Burgundy with 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
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
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
Reviews (1) >

Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg, Domaine Huet 2015

The Clos du Bourg is a unique walled vineyard and one of the finest of the Vouvray appellation. Hints of honey and peach emerge from this wine’s finely hewn mineral core. More >

£30
Bottle

£180
Case of 6
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
LO12681
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc

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

Domaine Denis Mortet, Marsannay Longeroies 2012

Lovely black-fruit pinot. Lively and expressive. 25% new oak. 2018–2024. More >

£32
Bottle

£192
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BU55831
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

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

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

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

Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux, Domaine Huet 2015

1997 was the last vintage to have this level and quality of botrytis (noble rot) and this is a fine wine for the cellar. Normally the slowest of the three Huet lieux-dits to open up, this is already rich and expressive, More >

£35
Bottle

£210
Case of 6
Out of stock
Sold out
No Longer Available
Product Code
LO12641
Product Type
White Wine
Style
6 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc
Reviews (1) >

Château d'Angludet, 2005, Margaux

Still young and vigorous, this is a concentrated wine with considerable complexity, if not quite the class of the 2010. Still some creamy oak notes to complement the beginnings of cedar, spice and liquorice flavours. More >

£36
Bottle

£432
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM9811
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

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

Côte-Rôtie La Germine, Duclaux 2013

This is a well-established property with vines in the south of Côte-Rôtie. The style is light, more Côte Blonde like, and ready to drink sooner. Germine is a blend of wines from both young and older vines, and includes More >

£38
Bottle

£228
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH38841
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (2) >

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac 2007

Classy, cabernet-dominated claret which has consistently been one of the stars of the vintage, now showing refined secondary aromas and flavours. More >

£38
Bottle

£456
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM12381
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (1) >

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2013

Often referred to as the 'baby Grange' this was first made by Max Schubert in 1960. The 2013 has great concentration and depth which will need a little time to develop and soften. Cassis laden and with a very long More >

£39
Bottle

£234
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU18551
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Shiraz
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