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, Domaine du Bosc, Pays d'Oc 2018

Soft, round and ripe tasting merlot from the south of France with a hint of plum and spice. Delicious with food or without. More >

£6.95
Bottle

£83
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-FC36631
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Merlot

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 >

£6.95
Bottle

£83
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 2018

Juicy, plump merlot fruit and soft tannins combine in a very appealing, friendly claret for young drinking. Bags of charm. More >

£7.50
Bottle

£90
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-CB5681
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Reviews (2) >

Domaine des Joséphins Beaujolais 2018

A new wine from a small domaine which in 2018 made benchmark, juicy, accessible Beaujolais for early drinking (and that doesn't mean for breakfast!). Soft, rounded and appealing. More >

£7.75
Bottle

£93
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-BJ7951
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay

Pinot Blanc, Cave de Turckheim 2018

Ripe and rounded Alsace pinot blanc in the new vintage, adaptable to a wide range of dishes and enjoyable with or without food. The perfect 'house' wine. More >

£7.95
Bottle

£95
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-AL14801
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Blanc
Reviews (6) >

The Society’s Beaujolais-Villages 2018

Our bestselling Beaujolais every year and an easy win for your summer wine rack. The 2018 is classic Beaujolais-Villages, ripe yet fresh and balanced with an intense, vibrant black-fruit perfume. Take your Sunday roast 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

Coteaux du Lyonnais, Domaine des Hauts de Chasselay 2018

A charmingly light and fruity red from the south of France, made from the gamay grape and in an exceptional vintage. This is packed with juicy Beaujolais-like red-fruit flavours, making it the perfect choice for a More >

£7.95
Bottle

£95
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-FC37381
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (8) >

The Society's English White 2018

Our flagship English white wine is zingy, fresh and dry, with citrus and white-fruit aromas. A perfect aperitif. More >

£8.50
Bottle

£102
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-EN1381
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Reviews (5) >

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 >

£8.50
Bottle

£102
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-BJ7981
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Gamay
Reviews (2) >

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc ‘Les Hauts Lieux', Famille Bougrier 2018

Rounded by the warmth of the vintage, this modern expression of Loire sauvignon blanc offers aromas of ripe passionfruit and stone fruit and finishes clean and smooth on the palate. More >

£8.50
Bottle

£102
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-LO14901
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
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. A juicy, tasty, red-fruit-packed Loire wine, perfect for summer 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%
Reviews (4) >

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
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-RH53461
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Syrah Mourvedre
Reviews (1) >

Domaine Camp Galhan, Les Frigouliers, IGP Cevennes 2018

From where Rhône and Languedoc meet up, a little west of the town of Uzès in the south of France, this is made from 100% grenache and is round and fruity, with plenty of red fruits and just a hint of spice. More >

£8.50
Bottle

£51
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-RH53711
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha

Muscadet Château de la Templerie, Domaine Huchet 2018

An elegant, concentrated organic Loire muscadet, made in the commune of Château-Thébaud by bright young grower, Jérémie Huchet. A combination of well-drained soils and excellent sun exposure adds up to a gorgeously More >

£8.75
Bottle

£52.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-LO15211
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Muscadet
Reviews (1) >

Touraine Gamay, Jean-Christophe Mandard 2018

Super-ripe and super-delicious in this ripe and healthy vintage, this Loire red is brimming with plenty of velvety cherry fruit to luxuriate in! A cracking partner for good sausages. More >

£8.95
Bottle

£107
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-LO15241
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay

Ventoux Les Traverses, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2018

This full-flavoured Rhône from the exceptional 2018 vintage is made from mainly grenache with a big splash of syrah. Cool breezes coming off the mountain give this an attractive and juicy fruit flavour. More >

£8.95
Bottle

£107
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-RH53941
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha
Reviews (1) >

Marcillac ‘Lo Sang del Pais', Domaine du Cros 2018

Domaine du Cros is the key estate in Marcillac, leading this region of the French south-west's current revival. This is light, crunchy and thirst-quenching with delightful ruby colour and flavours of raspberry and plum. More >

£8.95
Bottle

£107
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-FC36941
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Fer

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

Coteaux du Giennois, Domaine de Villargeau 2018

Riper and fuller bodied than usual in this warmer vintage, MarcThibault's blend has nevertheless retained this Loire sauvignon's essential freshness, similar to nearby appellation Pouilly-Fumé but at a more modest More >

£9.50
Bottle

£114
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-LO15051
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc

Coteaux du Vendômois Le Carillon de Vendôme 'Le Cocagne' Chenin Blanc 2018

Ripe, refreshing Loire chenin blanc from the small co-op just outside Vendôme. Bring out your best fish! More >

£9.95
Bottle

£59.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-LO15001
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc

Brouilly Pisse Vieille, Domaine Condemine 2018

NEW 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
Reviews (1) >

Alsace Pinot Noir, Joseph Cattin 2018

A simple pleasure from Alsace, this charming pinot noir offers the plump ripe fruit of this generous vintage. More >

£10.95
Bottle

£65.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-AL14651
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Reviews (1) >

Gewurztraminer, Cave de Turckheim 2018

A fruity dry gewurz from one of the best co-ops in Alsace. Nicely rounded in this more generous vintage, its distinctive rose-petal fragrance and hint of spice make it a great match for delicately spiced dishes. More >

£10.95
Bottle

£131
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-AL14671
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Gewurztraminer

Côte Roannaise Éclat de Granite, Domaine Sérol 2018

Dark, sinewy and ripe-tasting gamay with explosive fruit flavours of blackberry, raspberry and dark cherry. Gamay here is grown on weathered granite, similar soils to those found in nearby Brouilly. More >

£11.50
Bottle

£138
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-FC36701
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Light Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Gamay

Saint-Pourçain 'Aurence' Chardonnay Tressallier, Domaine des Bérioles 2018

The appetising citrus and saline freshness of the tressallier grape is a super partner for perfectly ripe chardonnay, as this superb Loire white proves. This delicious rarity is produced in the Upper Loire by young More >

£11.75
Bottle

£141
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-LO15341
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay

Jean-Paul Brun, Terres Dorées Beaujolais L'Ancien 2018

Ripe and juicy, this is lovely Beaujolais from a top producer with vines in the famous ‘Pierres Dorées' of southern Beaujolais, so called because of the golden-ochre stone used in local construction. More >

£11.95
Bottle

£143
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-BJ8061
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Gamay

Côtes-du-Rhone, Le Caillou 2018

NEW Ripe, juicy, fruity red from a top producer in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Delicious and versatile, but we recommend enjoying it cellar cool with a plate of charcuterie! More >

£12.50
Bottle

£75
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-RH53791
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha
Reviews (2) >

Petite Arvine Val d'Aosta, La Crotta di Vegneron 2018

Fragrant spicy white from a fine typically Swiss variety here grown in Italy's Valle d'Aosta in confidential quantities! More >

£13.50
Bottle

£81
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-IT27391
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Petite Arvine
Reviews (8) >

Camel Valley Bacchus Cornwall 2018

Winner of a Gold medal at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards and beautifully ripe in this brilliant English vintage. With aromas of lime, peach and pear and a hint of the textbook elderflower flavour of the bacchus More >

£13.95
Bottle

£83.50
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-EN1341
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Bacchus

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%

Roussette du Bugey-Montagnieu, Altesse Domaine Peillot 2018

A lovely Alpine white from the far east of France, fresh, clean and fruity, delicately fragrant with hints of honeysuckle and a touch of roundness. This can be enjoyed with or without food and is a little fuller in 2018 More >

£16
Bottle

£192
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QKC-JU1461
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Altesse
Reviews (4) >

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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