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The Rhone Valley stretches almost 500 miles from North to South and is home to some of France's oldest vine plantings that were first cultivated in Roman Times. The region is split into Northern and Southern Rhone, both of which are very contrasting regions. From the North, the appellations of Hermitage and Cote Rotie produce some of the most famous and rare wines from Syrah, harvested from the very steep slopes carved into the hillsides. It is also here that the world's best Viognier is produced from the Condrieu appellation.

Heading to the warmer South and a sizeable 13 grape...

varieties are permitted in the appellations, with Grenache appearing as the predominant red varietal, most famously celebrated in the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The range of grapes grown also provides refreshing alternatives to Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot, Cabernet and Merlot.

When compared to the wines offered from France's other leading winemaking areas, the wines of the Rhone Valley are comparatively cheap. As well as offering plenty of diversity from North to South, the area therefore produces some of the best value wines in the world. This, coupled with an incredible run of excellent vintages over the past 10 years, makes the Rhone Valley one of the most exciting and attractive wine producing regions in the world.

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The Grenache expresses all its qualities through this wine: exuberance of red fruit, roundness of tannins. The vintage brings this note of exuberance to this wine that makes it a perfect choice for enjoying moments with your friends or destress after a hard working day.

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A solid effort, the Grenache-dominated 2013 Côtes du Rhône reveals a healthy ruby color as well as Provençal notes of peppery herbs, saddle leather, licorice and ripe cherries. Medium-bodied, fresh and focused, it has lots to like and will have a decade of overall longevity

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Deep, ruby colour with cherry highlights. Sweet blackcurrant Aromas leading onto a rich, medium-bodied, spicy (white pepper). Palate with a chewy texture and mature tannins. For drinking over the next 3 years.

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This is a typical Crozes Hermitage made by a passionate winegrower. Etienne makes wine with lots of character, fruit and charm. White pepper & liquorice on the nose. Deep red fruits, blackcurrant with velvety tannins, nice round with a long & fresh finish.

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The cuvée is characterized by hints of floral and exotic fruits. The 2014 vintage, less hot than the previous ones, coupled with a harvest made with no excess of maturity allow this wine to keep acidity and freshness necessary for enjoying its very aromatic and rich flavours.

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The wine is rich, spicy, has a lot of red fruit in the palate, soft tannins but a very good structure. It can be drink young but is also able to age a few years.

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On the nose, great variety of spice, bark and red fruit flavors, in particular berries and morello cherry stones. There is also a light hint of eucalyptus. Altogether plump and structured by well constituted tannins with a lot of persistence which guarantees potential for ageing.

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This wine is an interesting and very well made blend of Grenache blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Picardan, Marsanne, Roussanne, Picpoul blanc & Picpoul gris. A wine which is all at once complex, elegant, fresh and rich. The layers of flavour you find in the glass are enticing from ripe peach and nectarine, to lemon peel, honey and ginger. A wine lover's...

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Heady aromas of dark berries, cherry pit, lavender and anise, with a bright mineral quality that gains power with air. On the palate, focused, impressively concentrated black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. Fine-grained tannins give the persistent finish shape and grip but they play second fiddle to this wine's sexy fruit and floral qualities.

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Case 6 x 150cl £65.20

Bottle 75cl

Case of 6£189.60

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Imagining the sweetness and purity of diverse berry fruits found in the corresponding “L’Esquerda” bottling allied to the saline savor of the corresponding “Vignes de Bila-Haut” will give you an idea of what awaits from the glass of 2011 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem …there is, unsurprisingly, at least as much sheer complexity on display here...

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Magnum 150cl £95.20

Case of 6 £95.20

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£45.60

Case of 6£273.60

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2012 Grenache

Domaine André Brunel

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Bottle 75cl £9.40

Case of 6 £112.66

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Complex and intense with peppery spice, dense berry fruits and hints of raspberry, cocoa and vanilla at the finish Pretty, fleshy strawberry fruits hide a serious little character A good match for grilled spring lamb.

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2014 Grenache

Domaine André Brunel

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Bottle 75cl £9.86

Case of 6 £118.18

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The Grenache expresses all its qualities through this wine: exuberance of red fruit, roundness of tannins. The vintage brings this note of exuberance to this wine that makes it a perfect choice for enjoying moments with your friends or destress after a hard working day.

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2014 Côtes du Rhône Rouge

Domaine de l'Ameillaud

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Bottle 75cl £10.74

Case of 6 £128.86

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Deep, ruby colour with cherry highlights. Sweet blackcurrant Aromas leading onto a rich, medium-bodied, spicy (white pepper). Palate with a chewy texture and mature tannins. For drinking over the next 3 years.

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2012 Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages

Domaine de l'Ameillaud

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Bottle 75cl £12.70

Case of 6 £152.26

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A limpid, deep crimson robe (partridge eye) with violet highlights. Generous, red fruit aromas, plums and cherries, white pepper spice and a t touch of wood-smoke. On the palate, a creamy texture of boiled sweets, blackcurrant, again spicy with liquorice and salt. Soft, mature tannins sustaining a well-balanced, lingering finish. A medium to full-bodied wine, marked in particular by the...

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2014 Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages

Domaine de l'Ameillaud

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Bottle 75cl £12.74

Case of 6 £152.86

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On the nose, great variety of spice, bark and red fruit flavors, in particular berries and morello cherry stones. There is also a light hint of eucalyptus. Altogether plump and structured by well constituted tannins with a lot of persistence which guarantees potential for ageing.

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2013 Côtes du Rhône Rouge Sommelongue

Domaine André Brunel

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Bottle 75cl £13.70

Case of 6 £164.26

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The wine is rich, spicy, has a lot of red fruit in the palate, soft tannins but a very good structure. It can be drink young but is also able to age a few years.

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2014 Côtes du Rhône Rouge Sommelongue

Domaine André Brunel

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Bottle 75cl £14.40

Case of 6 £172.78

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The wine is rich, spicy, has a lot of red fruit in the palate, soft tannins but a very good structure. It can be drink young but is also able to age a few years.

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2014 Côtes du Rhône Blanc Becassonne

Domaine André Brunel

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Bottle 75cl £14.90

Case of 6 £178.78

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The cuvée is characterized by hints of floral and exotic fruits. The 2014 vintage, less hot than the previous ones, coupled with a harvest made with no excess of maturity allow this wine to keep acidity and freshness necessary for enjoying its very aromatic and rich flavours.

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2013 Crozes Hermitage Rouge

Domaine Barret

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Bottle 75cl £15.14

Case of 6 £181.54

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Hints of iron and earth underpin the succulent fruit and enhance the vibrancy and energy of this enchanting Crozes. Hints of white pepper and garrigue lift and add complexity and nuance. An exciting yet very accessible Crozes. Delicious.

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2012 Crozes Hermitage Rouge

Domaine Barret

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Bottle 75cl £15.14

Case of 6 £181.54

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Spicy and succulent with dark fruit flavours, this is a classic Crozes Hermitage. On the nose, rich damson and dried summer fruits mingle with hints of leather and sweet herbs. The palate is smooth textured with notes of freshly ground pepper on the finish. Drink from release. Perfect companion to meat dishes (lamb, duck), terrine paté & cheese.

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