A country like no other is synonymous with fine wine. France is a dazzling collection of terroirs, styles and price points. Too many to mention, France is home to some of the most recognisable and loved wine regions in the world. Having defined and helped shape some of the finest wine regions in the world, it is undeniable that France’s influence extends far beyond its regional boundaries. While classic regions like Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne, amongst others, continue to be the standard-bearer of fine wine production, the country is also rediscovering some of its lesser-known regions. The recent success of Provence, the Loire or the South West, testifies to the diversity, richness and heritage of winemaking in France.
The 2012 Chateauneuf de Pape from Clos Saint Jean is a blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 10% mixed. This is a medium-body wine showing a lovely inviting nose of young red fruit, with hints of strawberries, licorice and good spice on the palate. Really opens up in the glass as it is swirled and shows its...more
Bottle 75cl £28.68
Harmonious and refreshing, bright citrus characters on the nose mingle with aromas of flower blossom and white peaches. Yellow citrus flavours are balanced by a chalky mineral quality which leads to a long finish. This wine will be very enjoyable in its youth but has enough energy for several years of ageing. Drink from 2018. Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £57.68
Wow, this wine is incredible. When tasting so many wines it is rare that one can give you goosebumps. At first you are met with a smokey, powerful and dense wine that takes a few minutes to unwind. As it opens in the glass you are met with a melange of tarte tatin, spice, vanilla, caramelised grapefruit and barley sugar. ...more
Bottle 75cl £58.68