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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, or opening offers of Claret, Bordeaux, Rhône and, occasionally, Port. Find out more about Opening Offers here.

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Riesling Tradition, Hugel 2011

NEW ‘Tradition’ is an estate riesling, much of it coming from the Schoenenbourg vineyard overlooking Riquewihr. Very ripe and full-bodied in 2011 yet for all that perfectly balanced, dry with a salty, mineral flavour. More »

£14.95
Bottle

£179
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL10171
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Château Ferran, Pessac-Léognan 2010

Not to be confused with Château Ferrande in the wider Graves, this smart property was owned and planted in the 18th century by local boy and eminent philosopher Charles de Secondat de Montesquieu. Family owned for five More »

£17
Bottle

£204
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM16751
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Merlot

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos du Calvaire 2010

The Mayards have been winemakers in Châteauneuf for five generations. The estate consists of a little more than 100 acres of vineyards, mostly in top sites such as the Plateau de la Crau. The Mayard team are a brother, More »

£17
Bottle

£102
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH30461
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah Mourvedre

Riesling, Les Ecaillers, Léon Beyer, 2009

This is a style of riesling that is always good with food. Bone dry with quite complex flavours that would match, say, a sea bass or a turbot to perfection. More »

£20
Bottle

£240
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL8881
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (1) >

Riesling Jubilee, Hugel 2009

Hugel’s top riesling comes from the grand cru Schoenenbourg vineyard overlooking Riquewihr. This is a fine, beautifully poised Riesling. More »

£21
Bottle

£252
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL9031
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Hortevie, 2008, Saint-Julien

The vines of this ‘châteauless château’ adjoin those of Ducru-Beaucaillou, and the Borie family, proprietors of the latter, acquired it in 2006 along with the Terrey Gros Caillou estate of which it formed part. There is More »

£21
Bottle

£252
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM12981
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (4) >

Gran Bodegón 2010

NEW Fernando Deicas owns Juanicó, Uruguay’s biggest wine company, and reserves his best wines for sale under the Familia Deicas labels. Gran Bodegón is a superb blend of varieties showing how fine Uruguay’s top wines can More »

£21
Bottle

£126
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
UR331
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Tannat
Reviews (1) >

Chateau Musar 2007

This famous cabernet, cinsault and carignan wine from Lebanon is particularly exotic in 2007. Lower yields and a summer heatwave resulted in a wine which rests its quality on power, muscle and concentrated dark fruit More »

£22
Bottle

£132
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
LE641
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, 2004 (JJ Prüm)

JJ Prüm wines need patience before revealing their full beauty and complexity. This 2004 is now perfect to drink, with floral enchanting aroma and crisp deliciously appetising palate. It will be good for many more years. More »

£24
Bottle

£288
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
GE7741
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
8.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

San Román, Toro 2011

Big, savoury blockbuster made by Mariano Garcia Fernandez (ex Vega Sicilia) and his winemaker son Eduardo Garcia Montana. This is potent Toro at its most exquisite: meaty, concentrated, very full-bodied with massive More »

£26
Bottle

£156
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SP9841
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese JJ Prum 2012

Wonderfully sensual and original flowery fragrance, backed by delicious yet quite intense spicy, ripe, racy, refreshing fruit. This will develop beautifully in bottle over a good thirty years because the balance is More »

£29
Bottle
In Stock
Product Code
GE8211
Product Type
White Wine
Style
6 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
7.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Bouchard Père et Fils, Aloxe-Corton 2011

Aloxe often produces wines with firmish tannins but Bouchard have produced a surprisingly supple and delicious sweet-textured Aloxe. Now–2020. More »

£31
Bottle

£372
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU56101
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (1) >

Quinta do Vesuvio 2004

A classic Vesuvio showing creaminess and an intensely rich and smooth concentrated finish with grip. A recent tasting showed it to be approachable and delicious now, though it will still age well. Now–2035 More »

£36
Bottle

£216
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
PT1161
Alcohol Level
20.0%

Cornas Sabarotte, Courbis 2004

NEW 2004 was a fine vintage for the northern Rhône and this is rich, dark, almost chocolatey, with plenty of concentration and a little complexity brought to the wine by the use of oak. More »

£39
Bottle

£234
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH15531
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Domaine Dujac Morey St Denis 2011

Fresh, medium-bodied wine with a palate of unusually good length for a village wine. 2018-2024. More »

£39
Bottle

£468
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU54401
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (3) >

Wineglass Bay Tasmania Pinot Noir, Freycinet Vineyard 2008

Geoffrey Bull’s Freycinet Vineyard is in a sheltered spot on the east coast of Tasmania, close to the aptly named Wineglass Bay. It has a track record of producing complex wines that age very well. Made by Claudio More »

£39
Bottle

£468
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AU13791
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (1) >

Almaviva 2008

2008 is a wonderful vintage for the top Maipo wines, with a long, cool autumn resulting in a late harvest of ripe yet fresh grapes. Yields were low (20-45hl/ha). The blend is 66% cabernet sauvignon and 8% cabernet franc More »

£75
Bottle

£450
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE6211
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%

Domaine Dujac Morey St Denis PC 2011

This is made from a number of small parcels of four premiers crus (Clos Sorbé, Charrières, Milandes, Ruchots). Lovely intensity of flavour, understated. 2019-2026. More »

£85
Bottle

£1,020
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU54411
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Brûlées, Domaine Jean Grivot, 2011

Rich and full premier cru with an extra layer of fruity opulence. More »

£95
Bottle
Save £14

£570
Case of 6
Save £84
In Stock
Product Code
BU52821
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Scharzhofberger Spätlese, Egon Müller 2012

2012 is one of the smallest harvests Egon Müller has seen since he started in 1991. With controlled power and wonderful length of flavour, finesse and precision, this is an exceptionally delicious Saar riesling from More »

£96
Bottle

£576
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
GE8131
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
9.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Domaine Dujac Gevrey Chambertin PC Combottes 2011

Bordering Morey-Saint-Denis, Les Combottes is a superbly situated premier cru, sandwiched between grands crus Latricières-Chambertin and Clos de la Roche. The whole bunch style is always a little ‘stemmy’ in its youth, More »

£99
Bottle

£1,188
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU54391
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (2) >

Sassicaia 2011

Beautifully balanced, classy, long-lasting Sassicaia from an exceptional vintage in Bolgheri, harvested in perfect conditions. 'The best since 2000,' is the word from the estate. The tannins are perfectly poised, More »

£110
Bottle

£660
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT18471
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Sassicaia 2010

A super vintage for Sassicaia because cabernet vines benefit from long, gentle maturation to make the most of their aromas and fine weather with sunny, windy days in October allowed this. Intense, elegant, sweet yet More »

£115
Bottle

£690
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT17331
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Sassicaia 2009

Rich, elegant and refined An outstanding wine that will reveal its true depth and complexity with ageing, as you would expect from a blend of 85% cabernet sauvignon and 15% cabernet franc. More »

£119
Bottle

£714
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT16011
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Hermitage Blanc, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave 2011

For many, the true spirit of Hermitage is white and it is certainly true that the earliest wines were indeed white. Most of the Chave vines, about 80% marsanne and 20% roussanne, are in the middle chalkier part of the More »

£120
Bottle

£720
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH37461
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne Roussanne
Reviews (1) >

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 2011

In this sun-filled vintage Ornellaia is immediately impressive with wonderfully ripe glossy fruit and depth of seductive spicy flavour, but it needs some time in bottle to show all its quality. More »

£122
Bottle

£732
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT18461
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Château Palmer, Margaux 2006

More in the style of 2001 and 2004 than 2000 or 2005, this has wonderful freshness combined with rich, fat, well-structured flavour. A splendid result from 56% cabernet sauvignon and 44% merlot. More »

£125
Bottle

£1,500
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM11591
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Dominus Napa Valley 2011

The cooler-than-average 2011 growing season has produced a Dominus with a more ‘European’ feel than some, its accent on elegance and grace rather than power. In 2011 wetter conditions set many a Napa winemaker, used to More »

£128
Bottle

£768
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
US5951
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Domaine Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin PC Lavaux St Jacques 2011

From the cool Combe de Lavaux, this is fresh and fine flavoured with sweet tannins. 2018-2024. More »

£129
Bottle

£1,548
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU54321
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Sassicaia 2008

Elegant structure and exceptional finesse, this is an absolute classic vintage for Sassicaia and good for 30 years. More »

£135
Bottle

£810
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT14851
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Domaine Bruno Clair Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2011

Grand cru grip and weight, yet still with such pretty aromas and silky tannins. More »

£139.50
Bottle
Save £19.50

£837
Case of 6
Save £117
In Stock
Product Code
BU53081
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Domaine Sylvain Cathiard, Vosne Romanée Premier Cru En Reignots 2011

Slightly closed aroma and palate but one can sense the concentration and structure. The fruit will blossom given time. More »

£149
Bottle

£447
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
BU53891
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Domaine Rousseau Charmes Chambertin GC 2011

Rousseau’s Charmes is a relatively light wine for a grand cru and priced accordingly but this has greater depth now than previously. Soft, round and pretty. 2018-2024. More »

£149
Bottle

£1,788
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU54341
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Magnum of Le Clarence de Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan 2009

Particularly impressive second wine of Haut Brion,formerly known as Bahans-Haut-Brion, and the finest vintage for it since 1989, we reckon. Lovely, ripe fruit, exquisite perfume and texture. More »

£150
Magnum

£900
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CM14214
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Hermitage, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave 2011

NEW A very dark and concentrated wine with quite pronounced tannins and rich, sweet-tasting fruit. Wine buyer Marcel Orford-Williams tasted the vintage twice before the blend was made: the fruit from Hermite is delicate and More »

£199
Bottle

£1,194
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH37441
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Château Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan 2007

Aromatic with real middle grip, class and length and a lovely sweet finish to the flavour. 43% merlot, 44% cabernet sauvignon and 13% cabernet franc. More »

£265
Bottle

£1,590
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CM12511
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche GC 2011

Powerful, structured wine of true grand cru dimensions. Weighty palate, yet shot through with a seam of freshness. Excellent. 2022-2034. More »

£289
Bottle

£3,468
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU54381
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Château Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan 2006

Tightly knit grand vin for which we recommend a long time in bottle to allow its exceptional depth and quality to unravel. 57% merlot, 41% cabernet sauvignon, and just 2% cabernet franc. More »

£295
Bottle

£1,770
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CM11621
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Chateau Margaux 2006

90% cabernet sauvignon and only 36% of the total crop, the smallest percentage ever made here, this is a Margaux of purity and strength with great cabernet character. More »

£300
Bottle

£1,800
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CM11641
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Château Margaux 2007

A graceful Margaux with the property's incomparable perfume. Elegant, fine, stylish with persistent finish. 32% of the crop. 87% cabernet sauvignon, 11% merlot and 2% petit verdot. More »

£300
Bottle

£3,600
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM12531
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Magnum of Château Pontet-Canet, Pauillac 2010

One of the most exciting wines of the year. The bouquet jumps from the glass and the palate is balanced, long and quite deliciously full of promise. Everything is present so this will reveal more weight and depth as it More »

£310
Magnum

£1,860
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CM15334
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Château Margaux 2008

Nowhere else in the world can produce wine like this, embodying the delicious and bewitching fragrance of Margaux, with depth and complexity which will gather momentum as the wine matures. More »

£320
Bottle

£960
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
CM13461
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Château Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac 2007

Creamy, pure, mouth-coating ripe fruit and lovely harmonious texture. 41% of the crop. 81% cabernet sauvignon and 19% merlot. More »

£320
Bottle

£3,840
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM12501
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Domaine Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin PC Clos Saint Jacques 2011

Exquisite, beautifully balanced wine with freshness and verve. 2018-2030. More »

£339
Bottle

£4,068
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU54351
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel, Hommage à Jacques Perrin, 2007

Only produced in exceptional years and then only in very small quantities so as not to undermine the quality of the main Beaucastel cuvée. 2007 is quietly sensational and should be left alone for a few more years yet. More »

£350
Bottle
Save £45
In Stock
Product Code
RH29011
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
15.5%
Dominant Grape
Mourvedre

Château Latour, Pauillac 2007

Graceful, polished Latour with dense middle palate and outstanding finesse and less austerity than in some vintages of the past; greater elegance. 41% of the harvest. 91% cabernet sauvignon and 9% merlot. More »

£360
Bottle

£4,320
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM12521
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan 2006

A wonderfully distinctive claret with lovely rich fruit and enormous character in the finest tradition of this great vineyard. More »

£375
Bottle

£2,250
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CM11601
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Château Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac 2006

A new team at Mouton has made what many regard as one of the wines of the vintage. A classic concentrated Mouton for keeping and, they reckon, somewhere between 1995 and 1996 in style with shades of the 1928. Full of More »

£375
Bottle

£2,250
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CM11611
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Chateau Ausone, Saint-Emilion 2007

Refined and very subtly constructed with a texture of silk and ravishing freshness. Great finesse and class. Only 1,500 dozen made. 55% cabernet franc and 45% merlot. 2017 to 2030. More »

£420
Bottle

£2,520
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CS6801
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Côte-Rôtie La Landonne, Guigal 2009

La Landonne is always the most backward of Guigal's three prized single-vineyard Côte-Rôties in its youth, and the 2009 is no exception. Darkly coloured, with flavours of the very rock itself, it is tarry and mineral More »

£425
Bottle
Save £50

£2,550
Case of 6
Save £300
In Stock
Product Code
RH34651
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
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