Rivarey Crianza 2016 £ 29.95 SpainExpressive bouquet of red fruits, spicy notes on a vanilla background. Wonderfully fruity with dense blackcurrant and blackberry flavours.
Allan Scott Estate £ 32.95 Marlborough- New ZealandSweet fruit character of black cherries matches perfectly with the gritty bitterness of pure cocoa. On the palette, plum jam with a toasty oak texture and finely balanced spices.
Domaine du Seuil Cadillac £ 34.95 Bordeaux – FranceA Welsh-owned Château, this stunning barrel-aged claret has the bouquet of ripe plums, redcurrants and bramble fruits. Soft well-integrated tannin, good acidity and a very pleasing finish.
Amarone Valpolicella DOC Botter £ 38.95 ItalyA deep garnet red colour in the glass; intense and characteristic bouquet of Christmas cake and sweet spice. Concentrated and voluptuous palette with black fruits and a firm yet silky tannin.
MEG Escorihuela Gascon £ 37.95 Malbec – ArgentinaElegantly complex with vibrant red fruits, the mineral personality of the terroir, well-integrated oaky aromas and smoky undertones. Juicy and flavoursome with a chalky texture.
Aresca Barolo DOCG Costareto £ 42.95 ItalyVery ample and complex aromas with notes of violet and spices. The taste is rich of smooth tannins with notes of red mature fruit, tobacco and vanilla.
Nuits St. George Bouchard £ 58.95 France Powerful aromas of red berries and a touch of spice lead on to a rich, well-structured wine with a good tannic backbone with red berry, earthy and oaky notes.