This is a well-balanced blend of traditional grape varieties consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. As the main variety, the Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine the classic elegance of the Lafite style, while the ageing gives it charm and a well-rounded character.
The nose is intense and expressive dominated by fresh fruit aromas of red currant and raspberry blended with subtle notes of oak. The palate is structured, round and easy, slightly oaked with firm but silky tannins and a long, fresh and fruity finish.
Chateau Villefranche is recognised as one of the oldest wine estates in the Graves region with the Guinabert family tending the vines since the 17th Century. Located near the Ciron stream, the estate extends over to the Haut-Barsac plateau and is mainly known for sweet wines. After centuries of making stunning Sauternes stickys Henri Guinabert decided to make his own red wine and so created this supple and fulsome blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot - fragrant and satisfying. This wine showes ripe red fruit, dark plum, vanilla, nutmeg and licorice on the nose and a palate that is rich, full of red berry notes and an excellent structure.
Who said Bordeaux's had to be expensive - you'll find great value in this AOC Graves red wine at just over $20.
Chateau Loudenne Medoc is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
A wine of exquisite fragrance with blueberries, black plums, and cherries accompanied by subtle earth, oak, licorice, black pepper, clove, dry herbs and pencil notes.
On the palate it’s plush, full bodied yet smooth with medium acidity, fine grained elegant tannins and long finish.
This is a superb red Bordeaux from a great vintage.
Approachable now, will be magnificent in 3 to 5 years time.
This cuvée is made from a one-hectare plot of old vine Merlot situated in the commune of Montagne-Saint-Emilion, one of the most beautiful terroirs of Bordeuax’s Right Bank, and it represents the purity of the grape variety.
Planted on sandy – clay soils in coversion to organic viticulture, the grapes are coming from 80 year old vines and are hand harvested and carefully selected.
The nose is very expressive with ripe raspberry, cherry and blackcurrants aromas with just a touch of vanilla, toast and cinnamon notes
Son of a warm vintage on the palate is well-structured, richly dense with silky and generous tannins and a touch of freshness.
Drink now but will give its best from 2022.
As is always the case with Pierre Lafon, not a man known for a lot of talking so he just lets his wine do it all for him. Most of you will be familiar with this stunning Bordeaux, one of the first imports of Accent on Wine over 20 years ago. A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, medium to full bodied with lovely lush and rounded tannins, concentrated and just beautifully balanced. For a Bordeaux Superior it punches well above its weight, it has power, concentration and depth with a lovely middle palate and beautiful finish. You could easily pay double for a wine of this quality. Drink now or over the next 5-6 years.
One of the quintessential signature wines from Vincent Prunier. Made from 100% Chardonnay, the wine exhibits typical terroir from Burgundy, medium to full bodied, creamy and soft with a touch of pure white cream yet an addition of mineral notes and just a touch of oak.
Sumptuous Chardonnay that is drinking beautifully now or over the next 3-4 years.
A variety that has been overlooked and under-represented in Burgundy for decades.
Traditionally it can be added to some white Burgundy as they were however in recent times it has been made on its own and is achieving remarkable results. Floral and medium to full bodied with hints of white peach and tropical melon but yet with lovely racy acidity, richness and concentration.
Wonderful depth and structure, it’s not a wine you will keep indefinitely in your cellar however very rewarding over the next 3-4 years.
Frankly when it comes to value for money, this has to be one of the best Aloxe Corton that you can find. The wine is expressive and balanced displaying floral notes of thyme, wet leaf and hints of lavender. Medium to full body with beautiful texture with softly extracted tannins, balance and just perfectly focused. Wonderful wine and with a little patience another 7-8 years it will be magnificent!
A standard village from Savigny-les-Beaune that again typifies the extent that this Domaine is going to, even in their basic village wines. On the nose it is fresh, floral, perfumed with a touch of spring flowers, hints of lavender followed by a beautiful seamless acidity, perfect texture and medium body. Will be drinking beautifully over the next 5-6 years plus.
Sylvain has a family estate of 37 acres of Chardonnay planted in a soil of clay, limestone and chalk, this is the old vines which is absolutely outstanding. It epitomises what real good Chablis should be. It is firm, lean, aromatic and complex with wonderful clean acidity showing outstanding minerality, freshness, purity and depth. Drink now or cellar for 3 to 5 years.
A relatively small vineyard quite elevated with an average vine age of 40 years and low yielding. This is a complete terroir expression of Chablis, nerve, vibrancy with racy mouth-watering acidity but yet with very good fruit weight and composure. 2018 provided another superb vintage from Chablis, low yields and a smaller production compared to other bigger vintages however we think it’s even better. More mineral, fuller body, in essence, a truer expression of Chablis. Cellar from 4 to 6 years.
Classical Chablis this one, dry, mineral, crisp and bursting with freshness, clarity of fruit and medium body but always in balance, not austere or over-done. Laffay is one of those producers that stays the course, his approach is very much hands off when it comes to winemaking he prefers the vineyard to do the talking and this is very much reflected in the wine. It will evolve over the next 4 years or so as it is a little young at present but it will be worth waiting for.
One of the small growers that has sustained the traditions and classical style of Chablis. A superb offering of riverbed pebbles, chalk, dry stone, superb minerality yet displaying incredible freshness, focus and flintiness. One of the great characteristics of Chablis is that it is able to offer full bodied wines with length, concentration and depth without having to result to any oak or oak aging. Enjoy now or over the next 2-3 years. Ideal with white meats, fish and shell fish.
After being without it for almost 2 years, we welcome back this magnificent bubbly that has been with us for over 10 years. We get more requests for this than any other bubbly that we’ve ever stocked. And of course, once you try it, it’s quite understandable. It is an unpretentious, light, dry, very refreshing and crisp bubbly with lovely acidity, refined bubbles and ideal for big functions or just for the weekend! You can drink it on its own, you can mix it with orange juice, cassis etc. At the price it is unequal value for money.
We also welcome back our beloved Paul Louis after being out of it for a long time. This is made from Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley and in the Traditional Method of Champagne, first fermentation and second fermentation in bottle, yeasty, rich and full bodied, with lovely refined and tiny bubbles, long bead and lovely balance. A great substitute for Champagne at a fraction of the cost. Something to be enjoyed on its own or also with fish, anti-pasta etc.
From a good producer such as Chateau de L’Engarran, this is what Languedoc can do. A stunning, balanced blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mouverdre, with hints of dry spice, garrigue and dry herbs which is full bodied, structured and balanced. Quintessential Languedoc, once you open the bottle it takes you there! 2016 is a pretty good vintage which is starting to drink beautifully now however for those with a little patience, it will keep rewarding you for the next 4-5 years.
After more than 20 years importing this wonderful Languedoc, we’ve got to say that it gets better and better. Beautiful cherry colour packed with dark berry fruit, spicy, floral and with hints of garrigue, really what Langeudoc is. Made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mouverdre, it offers an array of dry spice intermingled with dry herbs with a core of minerality. Beautiful now or over the next 4-5 years plus.
Chateau de L’Engarran enjoys a tremendous reputation and history in the Coteaux du Languedoc rose is one of Chateau’s specialities. Made from Grenache and Syrah, this Rose is made from the juice that has seeped from the grapes without any artificial pressure. Beautiful wild salmon pink and onion skin colour with bright fresh aromas, hints of spice and beautiful texture. This is the kind of Rosé that you have on the veranda of a restaurant in Cannes or maybe Monaco with a salad nicoise.
A new addition from this much acclaimed producer made from a blend of Syrah, Merlot and Grenache from the excellent vintage of 2018 which is full bodied and spicy with a typical expression of Languedoc in being perfumed and floral with hints of dry herbs and garrigue. On the palate it’s profound with lovely racy acidity, soft caressing tannins and a long finish. Excellent now but better over the next 3-4 years.
This might not be familiar to many people as it is a particular appellation in Northern Beaujolais which overlaps the appellation Lyonnais. However common to both is the Gamay Noir grape variety. This not your usual Beaujolais, it’s bursting with fruit, lovely aromas of dark berry, rosemary and tarragon but still displaying almost the characteristics of a junior red Burgundy. Lift, acidity, structure and complexity and at the price we think is just outstanding. Drinking beautifully now or over the next 2-3 years. Recommended drinking temperature is 15 degrees.
Our brand new arrival from this historical producer Louis Tete. Brouilly, a Cru Beaujolais exhibits fresh frontal fruit packed with berry notes bursting out of the bottle which is really what an excellent Beaujolais should be. Having said that, it also has an undercore of lovely acidity pinned by mineral notes and perfect balance. I think that you are going to like this because it’s true superb Beaujolais in a bottle. Beautiful now or over the next couple of years. Drink at about 14-15 degrees preferably.
New to us on a fresh shipment of this stunning Beaujolais producer dating back to the 1800s. This is his Rosé made from Gamay Noir with very little skin contact, dry, crisp and lovely acidity with a fresh perfume like a spring of wild strawberry, rose petals and rosemary water. Full bodied yet beautifully light, refreshing and dry. It’s one of those Rosé’s that keeps coming back to you. Served well chilled is exactly what you would drink on a warm Summer evening while you are planning your trip to France!
The much loved, much admired and much drunk by our beloved customers across the country, our Coteaux du Lyonnais 2017 has arrived! This is what true Gamay Noir should be, juicy, fresh, clean, eclectic and at the same time refreshing, satisfying and so easy to drink! We’ve said this before various times, at the price it over delivers, it’s consistent, it typifies what Coteaux du Lyonnais is, not Beaujolais but more restrained, less fruity and with a bigger punch.
2018 was another incredible vintage in Southern Lyon. Having tried this and compared to other vintages, the wine exhibits beautiful texture, purity and clean fruit, wonderfully ripe and balanced with notes of brioche and toasted almonds. Drink now or over the next 3-4 years.
Domaine de Triennes was established in the mid-1990s by two of the foremost producers in Burgundy, Aubert de Villaine from Romanée-Conti and Jacques Seysses from Domaine Dujac, in Provence. They produce red and white and this is the Rosé style. Quintessential Rosé made from a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault. It offers an array of wild berries especially wild strawberry and dry Provence herbs, aromatic, fresh, light and completely dry and very refreshing. In short, what a top Provence Rosé should be.
This beautiful Cotes Du Rhone is a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah.
I like this wine because it offers a fragrant bouquet of blackberry and blackcurrant with a delicate touch of oak and sweet spice. On the palate, it’s fruity, juicy with lovely smooth tannins.
When it comes to Rosé production, it doesn’t come any more famous than Tavel. Instantly recognized as one of the best communes producing bombastic Rosé. Made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, it’s a full bodied Rosé with just a little more skin contact but yet light, sensual, beautifully balanced with a magnificent finish of wild rose petals and coriander strawberry. Drink now or over the next 2-3 years.
Quintessential Rosé from the Rhone valley with a lovely blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre that made with the right proportions, they offer a beautiful fresh, floral and perfumed wine that palate wise is expressive, incredibly fresh and balanced. It’s almost like freshly picked wild strawberries on a sunny day! Put it in the fridge nicely chilled and have it with wild Salmon, beautiful! It’s almost like you are in Marseilles!
Cairanne, a relatively new appellation within the Cotes du Rhone, makes wines mainly from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. The 2016 a vintage which is starting to drink superbly now however with another 2 or 3 years it will only get better. Medium to full bodied with good concentration, balance and backbone. Wonderful aromas of thyme, pepper and roasted capsicum are very prominent but it is not only about fruit flavours, it also has excellent depth, length and beautiful balance. Drink now or over the next 4-5 years.
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