2018 – the best vintage in living memory?

Many of our growers in the northern hemisphere, especially those off the beaten track, have talked about 2018 as one of their best-ever years. Buyer Marcel Orford-Williams says that though far from being a straightforward year, 2018 is going to yield some great wines, particularly in regions that sometimes struggle; those on the margins of what is ideal for grape growing – England, northern France, Germany and inland mountainous vineyards. We have already been enjoying many delicious whites from 2018 and the reds, which take a little longer to come round are starting to arrive too. Crack open and celebrate the spoils of a great summer.

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Merlot, Pays d'Oc, Domaine du Bosc 2019

Soft, round and ripe-tasting southern French merlot with a hint of plum and spice. This is a versatile wine, delicious with or without food. More >

£6.95
Bottle

£83
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-FC38381
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Reviews (3) >

The Society's Ruppertsberg 2018

The co-operative movement has historically been important in Germany and Ruppertsberg is easily one of the best and most reliable. This impeccably full, fruity white made from silvaner and riesling grapes is tailor made More >

£7.50
Bottle

£90
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-GE12371
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Sylvaner

Château Le Bédat, Bordeaux 2019

Juicy, plump merlot fruit and soft tannins combine in a very friendly Bordeaux red for drinking young for its bags of chocolatey charm. More >

£7.50
Bottle

£90
Case of 12
Due in 02-Jun Order Now
Product Code
QKC-CB5951
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Reviews (12) >

The Society’s Beaujolais-Villages 2018

With intense and vibrant black-fruit perfume, this is a classic Beaujolais-Villages with good balance and a ripe yet fresh palate. Tim Sykes blends this every year at Les Vins Aujoux, home of The Society’s White More >

£7.95
Bottle

£95
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-BJ7901
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay

The Society's English White 2019

Our flagship English white wine is zingy, fresh and dry, with refreshing citrus and white-fruit aromas, that makes for a perfect aperitif. More >

£8.50
Bottle

£102
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-EN1501
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Reviews (2) >

Val de Loire 'Chapitre' Pinot Gris, Réthoré Davy 2018

From the western Loire Valley, France, where pinot gris has a tiny foothold. This has the gentle pear and white-flower scent of the grape, and the lovely clean ripe fruit of the vintage. More >

£8.50
Bottle

£51
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-LO15141
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Gris
Reviews (5) >

Val de Loire 'Collection', J. Mourat 2018

The historic vineyards of the Vendée coast include the rare negrette grape as well as pinot noir, cabernet franc and gamay, and this wine blends all four into a juicy, tasty, red-fruit-packed joy from the Loire, perfect More >

£8.50
Bottle

£51
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-LO15331
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc ‘Les Hauts Lieux', Famille Bougrier 2019

From finer, chalky soils in the Loire Valley and grapes picked plump and ripe, this is a fragrant, gently citrusy style with just a touch of tropical fruit and fresh, clean cut finish. More >

£8.50
Bottle

£102
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-LO15721
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Reviews (11) >

Côtes-du-Rhône Rive Droite Rive Gauche 2018

A stunning, fruit-packed wine with easy charm. The name was conjured up because this wine is sourced from both banks of the Rhône, with the grenache coming mainly from the left (gauche) and the syrah from the village of More >

£8.50
Bottle

£102
Case of 12
Due in 29-May Order Now
Product Code
QKC-RH53461
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah Mourvedre
Reviews (2) >

Costières de Nîmes La Ciboise, Chapoutier 2018

Deliciously fruity, vibrant, ripe-tasting and full-bodied grenache-syrah blend from the stony plateau south of Nîmes in the south of France. More >

£8.50
Bottle

£51
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-RH54771
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah

Ventoux Les Traverses Paul Jaboulet Aine 2019

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£8.95
Bottle

£107
Case of 12
Due in 15-Jun Order Now
Product Code
QKC-RH56921
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha
Reviews (1) >

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Guénault 2019

A smart pear and gooseberry-tinged Loire sauvignon blanc from Bougrier’s family vineyards in the highest part of Touraine. An element of chalk in the soils here gives the wine its typical mineral character and offers More >

£8.95
Bottle

£107
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-LO15711
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Reviews (17) >

Château d'Emeringes, Beaujolais-Villages Vieilles Vignes 2018

This château is a magnificent edifice, now sadly in disrepair, high up in the northern hills near Juliénas. The cool spot makes an intense, deeply coloured, refreshing style of Beaujolais that can outshine many a cru. More >

£8.95
Bottle

£107
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-BJ7981
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (1) >

Stéphane Aviron, Beaujolais Quincié 2018

From Quincié, considered one of the finest of the Beaujolais villages, this has a bouquet of crushed raspberries, a burst of ripe fruit on the palate and a bright clean finish. Particularly impressive in 2018. More >

£8.95
Bottle

£107
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-BJ7991
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (1) >

Gamay, Puy de Dôme, Cave Saint-Verny 2018

2018 was a stunning vintage in the Auvergne. Never had fruit been picked in such perfect conditions and so perfectly ripe resulting in dark, juicy black-cherry fruit. More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-FC37661
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (2) >

Domaine Condemine, Brouilly Pisse Vieille 2018

Silky, perfumed Beaujolais from the well-respected Condemine family that is particularly good in the excellent 2018 vintage. More >

£9.95
Bottle

£119
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-BJ8091
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay

Coteaux du Giennois, Domaine de Villargeau 2019

Marc Thibault is now working organically, made easier in 2019 by fine summer and harvest conditions in the Loire, which produced a ripe and fragrant sauvignon with hints of juicy yellow fruits, supported by mineral More >

£9.95
Bottle

£119
Case of 12
Due in 01-Jun Order Now
Product Code
QKC-LO15841
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc

Côte Roannaise Éclat de Granite, Domaine Sérol 2019

Dark, sinewy and ripe-tasting gamay with explosive fruit flavours of blackberry, raspberry and dark cherry. Gamay grown in the upper reaches of the Loire in the Auvergne is grown on weathered granite, similar soils to More >

£11.50
Bottle

£138
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-FC38881
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (2) >

Camel Valley Bacchus, Cornwall 2019

Beautifully ripe, with aromas of lime, peach and pear and a hint of the textbook elderflower flavour of the bacchus grape. This is really smart stuff from Cornwall. More >

£13.95
Bottle

£83.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-EN1471
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Bacchus
Reviews (5) >

Albourne Estate Selection, Sussex 2018

A delicious English white, especially smart in this fantastic vintage. Lots of freshness, ripe citrus and white fruit and an elegant texture. More >

£14.95
Bottle

£179
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-EN1351
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Reviews (9) >

Blackbook Winery, The Mixup 2018

A real curiosity, made by an American winemaker in London! This 50:50 blend of bacchus and ortega, partially oak fermented, partially on skins, has aromas bursting with notes of curry spice, herb, lardo and green grass More >

£18
Bottle

£216
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-EN1411
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
10.5%
Dominant Grape
Bacchus
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