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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.

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Half bottle of Riesling Grand Cru Saering, Domaines Schlumberger 2010

Schlumberger brought in a tiny crop of exceptional quality in 2010. The grand cru sites produced the best wines as in this chiselled riesling from the Saering. The half bottle is lovely now, just right for a first More »

£9.50
Half Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL9572
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Reviews (1) >

Sauternes 2010 50cl

This sumptuous Sauternes hails from one of the most famous cru classé properties in Bordeaux. The Society cannot reveal the name of the château which produced it – it is a condition of purchase that we don't – but its More »

£12.95
Bottle

£155
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BW4821
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Half bottle of Château Brane-Cantenac, Margaux 2006

This has shown its elegance, charm and round, ripe flavour on a number of occasions. A complete wine which will develop a delightful bouquet. More »

£19
Half Bottle

£456
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
CM11492
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Half bottle of Château Guiraud, Sauternes 2008

Guiraud was invigorated in 2007 by new ownership, when Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier and Stephan de Neipperg of Canon la Gaffelière bought out the Narby family and joined Xavier Plantey. A touch of mandarin to More »

£20
Bottle

£120
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BW4242
Product Type
White Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Riesling Les Ecaillers, Léon Beyer 2011

Though never indicated on the label the origins of this superb riesling is the grand cru Pfersigberg vineyard in Eguisheim. The wine is rich and full-flavoured, bone dry with a touch of citrus and beeswax. More »

£20
Bottle

£240
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL10471
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Château Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes 2008

This has always been a top-class property but this wine really stood out in a recent comparative tasting of the vintage so we snapped up a parcel offered direct from the château. The estate is in Bommes and has been in More »

£22
Bottle

£132
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
BW4791
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Half bottle of Château Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac 2007

Classy 'cassis' aroma supported by succulent, elegant fruit and good length. Will grow in body as it ages. 72% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot. 2015 to 2025. More »

£22
Bottle

£528
Case of 24
In Stock
Product Code
CM12382
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%

Reviews (1) >

Gran Bodegón 2010

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 »

£22
Bottle

£132
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
UR331
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Tannat

Reviews (1) >

Riesling Jubilee, Hugel 2008

A very fine riesling from Hugel. More austere and backward than the 2007, this will need a little more time to come round. The fruit is all grand cru from the Schoenebourg which invariably makes top rieslings. More »

£23
Bottle

£276
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL8171
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Reviews (1) >

Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2006

Wonderfully rich, thick and plummy with plenty of length. Since the acquisition of Jaboulet by the Frey family, production of Thalabert has been halved in order to raise the quality bar and it shows. More »

£24
Bottle

£144
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH19741
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Reviews (1) >

Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2007

Domaine Thalabert has some 40 hectares of mature syrah, about 50 years old, with very gradual replanting and stock replacement so as not to upset the balance. Its gentle slope makes it easy to work on and is south More »

£24
Bottle

£144
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH22311
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2008

2008 Thalabert only represents half a crop, the result of stringent selection to include only healthy and fully ripe grapes. This is quite thick and chewy with a lovely finish. More »

£24
Bottle

£144
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH24341
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Plantagenet Great Southern Shiraz 2008

A perfect vintage for this stylish Western Australian shiraz from a mature 40-year-old vineyard. A fine, perfumed nose reveals a wine with smooth, velvety texture, peppery, blackberry fruit and seamless balance. It will More »

£25
Bottle

£150
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AU13991
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.2%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Château Doisy-Daëne, Barsac 2006

This property has been in the Dubourdieu family for three generations, Denis assuming control at the age of 51. The blend is 95% semillon and 5% sauvignon. He describes as good without being grandiose. Honeyed, perfumed More »

£26
Bottle

£312
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BW3061
Product Type
White Wine
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2009

All the layers of richness and ripe syrah fruit that one associates with this icon of the northern Rhône are here. No hurry to drink, but it's delicious already. More »

£26
Bottle

£156
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH26431
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 2007

This is a unique wine made from a majority of cabernet sauvignon grown on fine gravel, in an idyllic spot surrounded by the garrigue, fed by the cooling waters of the little Gassac stream. There is much finesse and More »

£26
Bottle

£156
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
FC17081
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Light Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Riesling 'E' Rare, Léon Beyer 2011

The ‘E’ stands for the grand cru Eichberg vineyard of Eguisheim and this is one of the top rieslings produced in 2011. Bone dry, complex and multi-dimensional. This will gain in complexity over many years. More »

£27
Bottle

£324
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL10691
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

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

Luis Pato Vinha Barrosa Vinha Velha, Beiras 2009

Vinha Barrosa is the best of Luis Pato's single-vineyard series, and highly sought after in Portugal. Made from 100% and a combination of 80-year-old and some younger vines, this wine is Bairrada in all but name; Luis More »

£30
Bottle

£180
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
PW3261
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%

Riesling Cuvée Sainte Cathérine, Domaine Weinbach 2011

Perfection from the Faller ladies; 2011 wasa very successful vintage for them. Their labelling has simplified over the years but still remains a little complicated. This cuvée always comes from the same plot on the More »

£30
Bottle

£360
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL10611
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Reviews (1) >

Ocio Pinot Noir 2011

2011 is the best ever vintage of Ocio, Chile's greatest pinot noir. The lovely 2011 vintage was cool, allowing fruit to ripen fully yet with finer aromas and a fresher palate. More »

£31
Bottle

£186
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
CE7581
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Reviews (1) >

Grosset Gaia Clare Valley 2010

2010 was a near-perfect vintage in the Clare Valley, and the resultant Gaia shows a dense dark-fruit character and a brooding nature. Firm tannins and fresh acidity hold the dark berry profile tightly on the palate. More »

£32
Bottle

£384
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AU16331
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.7%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Reviews (4) >

Château Langoa-Barton, 2002, St Julien

This typically vigorous, cabernet-dominated claret has benefited from some years in bottle to smooth the tannins and allow the savoury flavour and elegant fragrance to blossom. More »

£34
Bottle

£408
Case of 12
Out of stock
Product Code
CM7421
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Sold out
No Longer Available

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Brand, Josmeyer 2011

Wonderful pinot gris for a great occasion, heady, full-bodied and creamy. This will need a couple of years ideally. More »

£35
Bottle

£420
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL10351
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht 2012

A fabulously rich, opulent gewurz from the great Hengst vineyard, one of the finest grand cru slopes in Alsace. Already showing exceptional depth of flavour, this will gain in complexity over many years. More »

£35
Bottle

£420
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
AL11291
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
15.0%
Dominant Grape
Gewurztraminer

Reviews (1) >

Quinta do Vesuvio 2004

NEW A classic Vesuvio showing creaminess and an intensely rich and smooth concentrated finish with grip. Our original suggested drinking window was from 2020, but a recent tasting showed it to be approachable and delicious More »

£36
Bottle

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

Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde, Guigal 2006

2006 was an exceptional vintage form Côte-Rôtie which produced wines with Burgundian grace and charm with cherry-like fruit and round, sweet tannins. This is copybook Côte-Rôtie. Slinky, lithe and refined with a centre More »

£37
Bottle

£444
Case of 12
Out of stock
Product Code
RH25921
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Sold out
No Longer Available

Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Sauternes 2007

NEW This tiny property made only 1,500 cases of fabulous rich, honeyed and seductive Sauternes in the great 2007 vintage. Wonderful richness balanced by tensile fruit acidity. More »

£38
Bottle

£456
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BW3281
Product Type
White Wine
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

Château La Tour Blanche, Sauternes 2007

Top-class bouquet, fine, elegant, compact, powerful, vibrant, lively yet intense sweetness. More »

£39
Bottle

£468
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BW3291
Product Type
White Wine
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Semillon

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 (1) >

Teho Malbec 2010

A giant in the making, Teho is a new wine from the same stable as Zaha Malbec and impresses and seduces with its power and silky old-vine texture (it comes principally from a vineyard planted in 1955). High-altitude More »

£39
Bottle

£234
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AR2751
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Malbec / Cot

Reviews (1) >

Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo, Chianti Classico Riserva 2010

Ripe, succulent, yet fresh and well structured, with just 5% cabernet sauvignon to season the del Sorbo vineyard sangiovese, this is a wine that should be kept till 2016 then enjoyed over the following dozen years More »

£39
Bottle

£234
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT17371
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
15.0%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Chapouins Vieilles Vignes, Famille Perrin 2006

The 2006 vintage produced sumptuous grenache, a grape much admired by the Perrins. They selected some of the oldest vines at Beaucastel and raised the wine in large oak foudres for five years. This delicious red is More »

£40
Bottle

£240
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH34851
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha

Clos Mogador, Priorato 2010

Founded in 1979, Clos Mogador was one of Priorato’s original pioneers and has quickly become Spain’s most sought after wine. The steep, terraced mountain vineyards, lying at 750 metres altitude, produce tiny yields of More »

£41
Bottle

£246
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SP8661
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
15.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah

Hermitage, Domaine Bernard Faurie, 2011

From what seems like a garage beneath a rather unprepossessing town house on the outskirts of Tournon come minute quantities of outstanding Hermitage. Bernard’s vines are in Bessards, Méal and Greffieux, and for The More »

£42
Bottle

£252
Case of 6
Save £30
In Stock
Product Code
RH32821
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Reviews (2) >

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos des Papes 2008

Tiny yields but fine quality from this leading estate in Châteauneuf. In style this resembles 1999, which means that it should be good for drinking relatively early. This is lovely now, particularly if decanted, but More »

£42
Bottle

£252
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH24201
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
15.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah Mourvedre

Clos Mogador, Priorato 2011

Founded in 1979, Clos Mogador was one of Priorato’s original pioneers and has quickly become Spain’s most sought-after wine. The steep, terraced mountain vineyards, lying at 750 metres altitude, produce tiny yields of More »

£45
Bottle

£270
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
SP9491
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
15.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah

Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira 2005

Senhora da Ribeira was originally acquired by Dow's in 1890. The vineyard's 62,000 vines cover 21 hectares of south-facing slopes, the vines' average age being over 25 years. The grapes are picked by hand and the wine More »

£45
Bottle

£270
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
PT1201
Alcohol Level
20.0%

Magnum of Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine de Thalabert, 2005 (Jaboulet Aîné)

A wind of change has blown through this key Rhône domaine, bringing in new talent and much needed investment. The selection process has been more rigorous and this shows in the 2005 Thalabert which is a fabulous wine: More »

£49.50
Magnum

£148.50
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
RH29074
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Scharzhofberger Kabinett, Egon Müller 2012

Egon Müller owns 16 hectares, of which half are rooted in the pure slate of the steep, south-facing Scharzhofberg hill, one of Germany's coolest growing spots, and yet producing one of its greatest wines. Sublime Mosel More »

£52
Bottle

£312
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
GE8121
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
9.0%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Reviews (3) >

Fontodi Flaccianello 2010

A great vintage for Flaccianello. Wonderful bloom to the bouquet, powerful and harmonious flavour. The structure, sweet fruit and balance ensure this will be a lovely wine to enjoy over a good 20 years of life. More »

£55
Bottle

£330
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
IT17361
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Very Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
15.0%
Dominant Grape
Sangiovese

Riesling Sélection de Grains Nobles Cuvée Ernest, Domaines Schlumberger 2009

This is only the fourth vintage of this wine in Schlumberger's history and was reserved exclusively for The Wine Society. Sublime, sweet yet fresh at the same time, with the essence of passion fruit on the palate. A More »

£62
Bottle

£372
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
AL9921
Product Type
White Wine
Style
8 (of 9): Very sweet
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling

Domaine Sylvain Cathiard, Vosne-Romanée 2005

Nose is ripe and seductive. Palate starts sweetly but is still a little firm at present and will benefil from a few more years. (The premiers crus have an extra layer of sweetness so curiously are more approachable More »

£65
Bottle

£780
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU38271
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Reviews (1) >

Magnum of Contino Gran Reserva, Rioja, 2007

Contino's gran reserva is very limited, only released in magnums and made in stand out vintages. The remarkable 2007 is elegant yet dense, full in structure and harmonious, with immense keeping potential. In some ways More »

£76
Magnum

£228
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
SP9784
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo

Hermitage La Chapelle, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2001

Fruit from vines in the Méal always dominate in Jaboulet's La Chapelle and it is this which accounts for the deceptively smooth and velvety texture in the wine. Winemakers Jacques and Laurent Jaboulet aimed high in 2001 More »

£79
Bottle

£474
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
RH10861
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Domaine Maume, Charmes Chambertin GC 2005

Round, rich wine in Maume's appealing, opulent style in a superb vintage with the capacity for long ageing. 2011 to 2022. More »

£79
Bottle

£948
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU37201
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

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

Hermitage La Chapelle, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2003

Big weighty Hermitage from the heatwave vintage of 2003. This would stand up to a well-marinaded piece of beef. More »

£89
Bottle

£1,068
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
RH14631
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Domaine Denis Mortet, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Aux Beaux Bruns 2005

This is a beautiful wine, although perhaps less Chambolle and more Gevrey, such was the effect of Denis Mortets tiny yields producing a very rich house style. Lovely intense bouquet of maturing pinot mingling with More »

£95
Bottle

£1,140
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
BU37751
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
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
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