Special Discounted Price £70.00 (Normal Price £82.58)
The Oxford Wine Company's mixed case is a collection of our best loved everyday drinking wines and offers great value for money for any occasion - it also makes a great gift at any time of year.
Contains 1 bottle of each wine:
Les Vignerons Vermentino/Colombard, France - Light and fresh with citrus and apple fruit.
Deer Point Chardonnay, Domaine Boyar, Bulgaria - Soft peach and melon fruits with a hint of gentle oak.
Condorito Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley, Chile - Hints of tropical and stone fruits with a zesty acidity.
Cal y Canto Viura/Verdejo, Tierra de Castilla, Spain - Light and crisp with citrus, orchard fruits and fresh cut grass.
Meerestein Chenin/Pinot Grigio, Western Cape, South Africa - Light and fresh with plenty of soft guava fruit.
Pierre et Papa Rose, Pays de l'Herault, France - A light, refreshing pale Rosé bursting with red fruits.
Les Vignerons Grenache/Pinot Noir, France - Ripe cherry fruit and a touch of spice.
Bodegas Borsao Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain - Juicy red wine with black pepper spice and ripe plummy fruit.
Condorito Merlot, Central Valley, Chile - Light and easy with juicy red fruits.
Castillo del Moro Tempranilla/Syrah, Castilla, Spain - Smooth red with plump ripe dark fruits and smoky spices.
Nero D'Avola, Il Meridione, Sicily - Pure dark cherry and bramble fruit combine with a hint of chocolate spice.
Les Terrasses Merlot/Grenache, France - Soft and ripe red fruits with a gentle touch of black pepper spice.
Special Discounted Price £96.00 (Normal Price £113.94)
You'll notice that this special offer contains some wines that are somewhat less pricey than my usual recommendations. This is because all the wines below represent unusually superb value for money and are genuine bargains even at their normal prices! They are all delicious wines that we sell a good deal of - with good reason. Give them a go and you'll see what I mean.
Contains 1 bottle of each wine:
Dry Tokaji, Chateau Dereszla 2014, Hungary - £13.99. Dry examples of Tokaji, the famous Hungarian sweet wine, have been around for quite a while but nothing as good and modern made as this one. Ultra clean with refreshing fruit, this characterful wine is made from a blend of the main grape varieties of the Tokaji wine region resulting in very drinkable and delightfully aromatic wine.
Chablis, Domaine Fournillon 2013, Burgundy, France - £13.99. This wine has been causing something of a sensation since we began stocking it last year. It has all the classic hallmarks of Chablis at a fraction of the price of so many examples available. I love the dry, ultra clean minerality and counterbalanced crisp fruit that it shows - very good wine.
Vermentino di Bolgheri, Guado al Tasso, Antinori 2014, Italy - £18.99. I first tried this wine in one of our regular Cherwell Boathouse dinners and was blown away by it. It's elegant and intense with notes of aromatic herbs which characterize the variety. Add to that subtle touches of minerality and an unusual richness for a Vermentino and you have a really delicious wine.
The Black Craft Shiraz 2014, Barossa Valley, Australia - £12.99. This Aussie Shiraz from the classic Barossa district is distinctly different in that it owes more to the Rhone Valley than to Australia. I've only tasted one other Shiraz that tasted like this and that was a wine I used to stock in the Oddbins Fine Wine department that I ran in the 90s. Here you have notes of smoke and leather and flavours more in common with Syrah as grown in the northern Rhone. Very good wine.
Liberty School Pinot Noir 2012, Central Coast, California - £21.99. This is one of my top favourite wines at the moment. There may be others that we list that taste a little more like Burgundian Pinot Noir but to my taste they are not as delicious as this. This wine has wonderful richness alongside super clean freshness that makes it a real joy to drink. It was one of the top selling wines at our Annual Oxford Wine Fair - and deservedly so!
Châteauneuf du Pape, Roc Epine, Domaine Lafond 2012, Rhone, France - £31.99. I've loved the wines of Domaine Lafond for quite a few years now and recently tasted this again at another of our Cherwell Boathouse dinners. I drink their Cotes du Rhone regularly at home and their Chateauneuf is just gorgeous. It has amazing richness and a really smooth mouthfeel that that make you want more and more of it. Totally irresistible!
Special Discounted Price £49.00 (Normal Price £57.96)
The Oxford Wine Company has such a vast range of wines that it takes me a while to work out which handful I want to bring to your attention each time I choose a mixed case. I thought this season we would have some fun with two principal grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Both of these were originally (and still are) incredibly famous in their home towns: Sancerre and Pouilly Fume for the white and Burgundy for the red grape. They also have become famous around the world as winemakers try to give us consumers the flavours that we enjoy. I hope you like this selection which I put together to highlight a variety of personalities in grape varieties we may think we know well.
Contains 1 bottle of each wine:
Sauvignon Bascand 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand - £10.99. New Zealand has become synonymous with this grape variety. Bascand is a good example with fruit and freshness and that distinctive elderberry flavour we love.
The Opportunist Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2014, South-East Australia - £10.50. Semillon is blended with Sauvignon in white Bordeaux and in Australian whites like this where is fleshes out the Sauvignon and adds juiciness and lemon flavours.
Running Duck Chenin/Sauvignon 2014, Western Cape, South Africa - £8.99. Another escaped grape, this time from the Loire valley and wines such as Vouvray. Here the Chenin is used to add fruitiness in a surprisingly successful blend.
Franschhoek Cellar Stone Bridge Pinotage 2014, Western Cape, South Africa - £7.99. Cheating here as this is a cross of the Pinot Noir and the Cinsault grape varieties. This new cross, Pinotage, was created in South Africa because the Pinot Noir was too sensitive to make commercially useful wines. This medium bodied red has smooth cooked fruits and earthy flavours.
Morande Pionero Pinot Noir 2014, Casablanca, Chile - £8.99. Chileans are now making fruity, soft and very appealing Pinot Noirs in a variety of climates. ThIs is from a warmer vineyard and reminds me of cherry and almond tart.
Montsablé Pinot Noir 2014, Pays d'Oc, France - £10.50. The South of France is a great place to make good value wines - this smooth and gently aromatic red has plenty of cherry, strawberry and mulberry character and is lovely with a Sunday roast.