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Château Bel Air Perponcher Réserve, Bordeaux 2013

Perfumed and floral albeit quite subtle in aroma. Nicely chewy in texture and with a very definite sour tang to the apple freshness on the finish. - The Wine Gang

( thewinegang.com 2nd Mar 2015 )

The Society's Côtes de Bordeaux

This is the second vintage of The Society's relatively new own-label wine, made by Château de Pitray, and we think this is a serious bargain claret. Handsome and grown-up with both ripe black fruit and a hint of leather, some tobacco leaf towards the end and decent length as well. - The Wine Gang

( The Wine Gang 2nd Mar 2015 )

Bricco Rosso Suagnà Langhe Rosso 2009

Dolcetto and nebbiolo beautifully blended into a savoury steal of a wine. - Olly Smith

( The Mail on Sunday 1st Mar 2015 )

Dogliani, Clavesana 2012

A great example, and a good introduction to dolcetto… Made by the local co-op, it’s a splendidly fruit-focused wine fermented in stainless steel to maximise the grape’s natural freshness. - Olly Smith

( The Mail on Sunday 1st Mar 2015 )

Crasto, Douro 2012

This is a superb wine for the money, offering sleek, ripe, black-cherry and blackberry fruit with a lovely texture. It’s made by Quinta Do Crasto, one of the most acclaimed wineries in northern Portugal’s Douro Valley, and would be great served with lamb and dates. - Jamie Goode

( Sunday Express 1st Mar 2015 )

Juanicó Benteveo Chardonnay 2014

Wonderfully fresh and vibrant. A good match for fish and chicken dishes and salads, it has delicious apple and pear aromas and flavours with a hint of honey and good length, making it very easy drinking. - Paula Gracey

( Belfast Sunday Life 1st Mar 2015 )

Soli Pinot Noir, Edoardo Miroglio 2011

Once there was little to recommend about Bulgarian bottles, but this gorgeous Pinot Noir, part of a Wine Society range of newly discovered wines, shows how far they have come on, thanks here to an Italian wine-maker – soft, cherry flavours, with a seriously smoky, spicy edge. Try, perhaps lightly chilled, with fish dishes or tomato-based pasta. - Terry Kirby

( The Independent on Sunday 1st Mar 2015 )

Cono Sur Los Gansos Merlot 2013

Soft, supple and superbly balanced... This sophisticated, easy-drinking Chilean red is full of exuberantly juicy plum and blackcurrant flavours and will be a perfect accompaniment to beef or lamb. - Raymond Gleugh

( Belfast Newsletter 28th Feb 2015 )

Almeida Garrett Entre Serras, Beira Interior 2012

Labourer's wine to have with a sausage sandwich or a pork, sage and lemon kebab for a hungry lunch after a Saturday morning spent sweeping leaves or digging the garden. It's a deep red, it's made from a mixture of local varieties and it tastes peasanty and a bit meaty, like the black bits you scrape up from sausages at the bottom of the pan. Lovely stuff. - Victoria Moore

( The Daily Telegraph 28th Feb 2015 )

Matetic Corralillo San Antonio Sauvignon Blanc 2014

These grapes are grown close to the Pacific Ocean, where a strong current of icy water pulling up from the Antarctic creates onshore breezes that cool the vines. Result: a crunchy, fresh, almost fierce sauvignon blanc that’s delicious drunk very cold. - Victoria Moore

( The Daily Telegraph 28th Feb 2015 )