81 products

Quaffers - under $15

    • 91
      2020 Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Sangiovese
      Terre di Chieti, ITALY
      $11. 99 Bottle
      $143.88 Dozen
      Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
      ABV: 13%
      Closure: Stelvin

      Deep dark red core with black tinged edges and a vibrant dark red hue. Aromas of dark cherries and ripe red currants intermix with earth and spicy dried herb notes. Medium bodied, juicy dark cherry fruits sit over spicy vanilla and earthy dried herb characters. Polished feel with slightly dryish tannins and a medium length conclusion.
      Drink over the next 2-3 years.
      Alc. 13%

      • 91
        2020 Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
        Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, ITALY
        $11. 99 Bottle
        $143.88 Dozen
        Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2021-2023)
        ABV: 13%
        Closure: Stelvin

        Deep dark red black colour with a bright dark red hue. Aromas of dark cherries mix with inky earth, incense and spicy herb notes. The juicy mid weighted palate features ripe dark cherry fruit over a back drop of inky earth like characters, infusions of herbs and spice. Nicely fleshed with slightly grainy tannins, good freshness and a savoury conclusion.
        Drink over the next 2 years.
        Alc. 13%

        • 91
          2018 Mesta Garnacha
          SPAIN
          $14. 99 Bottle
          $179.88 Dozen
          Minimum 12 bottles
          Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2019-2023)
          ABV: 13.5%
          Closure: Stelvin
          Certified Organic. Vibrant purple red colour with a bright purple hue. Freshly crushed dark raspberry and plum scents mix with liquorice, earthy graphite and spicy dried herb notes. Juicy dark raspberry and ripe cherry flavours fill the light to medium bodied palate with underlying inky earth, dried herb and spice elements. Bright finish with polished tannins and a juicy aftertaste.
          Cellar 3-4 years.
          Alc. 13.5%
          • 92
            2019 Radio Boka Tempranillo
            Castilla, SPAIN
            $14. 99 Bottle
            $179.88 Dozen
            Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
            ABV: 13.5%
            Closure: Stelvin
            Deep dark red black colour with a bright dark purple hue. Aromas of dark to black cherries mix with hints of liquorice, scorched earth and spice. Medium bodied the palate has juicy dark to black cherry and liquorice fruits over a back drop of scorched earth, dried herbs and spice. Fleshy mouthfeel and polished tannins, finishing savoury and richly fruited.
            Drink over the next 3-4 years.
            Alc. 13.5%
            • 92
              2015 Vinas del Vero Garnacha Syrah
              Somontano, SPAIN
              $13. 99 Bottle
              $167.88 Dozen
              Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2017-2020)
              ABV: 14%
              Closure: Stelvin

              A juicy Spanish quaffer that slips down the gullet with ridiculous ease.

              Deep dark red core with black tinged edges and a bright crimson purple hue. Freshly crushed ripe dark cherry and plum scents meld into some earthy incense like notes and spice. Light to medium bodied the palate is filled with succulent ripe dark cherry and raspberry flavours which sit over a backdrop of earthy incense like characters and spice. Juicy textural feel with soft fine grained tannins. Finishes with an aftertaste of ripe dark raspberries, dark cherries, earthy incense and spice.
              Drink over the next 2-3 years.
              Alc 14%

              • 88
                2014 Albastrelle Wines Select Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
                MOLDAVIA
                $11. 99 Bottle
                $143.88 Dozen
                Minimum 12 bottles
                Cellar: Drink now (2016)
                ABV: 13%
                Closure: Stelvin

                Very deep dark red black colour with a dark red hue. Aromas of ripe plum, blackcurrant and Morello cherries are followed by lightly toasted cedar and spice. Ripe plummy flavours dominate the palate over some Morello cherries and toasty spiced cedar. Fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of ripe plum, Morello cherries and toasted spicy cedar. A ripe fruity blend that lacks varietal character.
                Drink now.
                Alc 13%

                • 83
                  2014 Aresti Espiritu de Chile Pinot Noir
                  Casablanca Valley, CHILE
                  $14. 99 Bottle
                  $179.88 Dozen
                  Minimum 12 bottles
                  Cellar: Drink now (2017)
                  ABV: 13%
                  Closure: Stelvin
                  Semi translucent dark red colour with a brick red hue. Aromas of spicy dried herbs and subtle red cherries are followed by earthy cedar. Soft mellow palate with red cherry flavours overlaid by spicy dried herb and tobacco infusions. Some earthy toasted cedar characters ensuing. Soft tannins. Dry finish with a moderate aftertaste of red cherries, prominent spicy dried herbs, tobacco and earthy toasted cedar. A very herby Pinot.
                  Drink now.
                  Alc 13%
                  • 93
                  • Nick's Import
                  2012 Aruma Malbec
                  Mendoza, ARGENTINA
                  $13. 99 Bottle
                  $167.88 Dozen
                  Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2015-2020)
                  ABV: 14%
                  Closure: Synthetic Cork

                  This wine is produced from 100% Malbec – Argentina’s signature varietal in a joint venture between Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Nicolas Catena. Originally from France, Malbec was introduced to Argentina by a Frenchman, Jean Pouget, in 1868. A very fruity, exuberant and powerful grape, Malbec has adapted wonderfully to the Mendoza region where the sunshine and cool nights soften its tannins and reveal its velvety texture.

                  Opaque black dark red colour with a dark crimson red hue. Aromas of dark cherries and blackcurrants are followed by some cedary tobacco characters with spice end notes. Medium bodied and possessing excellent richness, the wine has developed some more complexity and savoury tones over the last 12 months having lost it’s youthful inky characters. Generous flavours of ripe blackcurrants and dark cherries are prevalent over some cedary tobacco characters and spice. Very fine grained tannins. Good length with a medium to long aftertaste of blackcurrant, dark cherries, cedar, subtle earth and spice. Drinking well now it will only get better over the next 4-5 years.


                  First Tasted January 2013
                  Opaque black dark purple colour with dark purple hue. The nose opens with ripe blackberry and dark cherry aromas followed by some liquorice, inky earth like characters and spice. Medium to full bodied the palate is bursting with succulent joosy flavours of dark cherries and dark plums with a touch of liquorice also present alongside some underlying earth and spice. Dryish finish with solid but fine grained tannins. Long joosy aftertaste of ripe dark cherries, liquorice, earth and spice.
                  Cellar 3-4 years (2017-2018).
                  Alc 14.0%

                  • 90
                    2018 Banfi Collepino Merlot Sangiovese
                    Tuscany, ITALY
                    $14. 99 Bottle
                    $179.88 Dozen
                    Minimum 12 bottles
                    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
                    ABV: 13%
                    Closure: Diam Cork
                    Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a bright dark red hue. A mixture of red currant and red cherry fruits greets the nostrils followed by dusty earth and spicy cedar notes. Light to medium bodied, bright acidity and chalky tannins back savoury red fruits with earth and spicy dried herbs in the distance. Slightly firm, dryish finish with a rustic aftertaste.
                    Cellar 2-3 years.
                    Alc. 13%
                    • 90
                      2018 Banfi Col di Sasso Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon
                      Tuscany, ITALY
                      $14. 99 Bottle
                      $179.88 Dozen
                      Minimum 12 bottles
                      Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2021-2023)
                      ABV: 13%
                      Closure: Stelvin
                      Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. Spicy ripe cherry and red currant aromas mix with fresh herb and light earth notes. Mid weighted juicy red cherry and red currant flavours are to the fore on the palate underscored by dried herbs, light tobacco and spicy earth characters. Soft finish with well rounded tannins and a savoury aftertaste.
                      Drink over the next 1-2 years.
                      Alc. 13%
                      • 91
                        2014 Bodegas Navarro Lopez Tierracalar Tempranillo
                        Castilla, SPAIN
                        $13. 99 Bottle
                        $167.88 Dozen
                        Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2018-2019)
                        ABV: 13%
                        Closure: Cork

                        Opaque bright dark red black colour with a crimson purple hue. Ripe black cherry and black raspberry aromas merge into some liquorice, scorched earth and spice notes. Medium bodied the palate is quite juicy with flavours of black cherries, some liquorice, earthy leather like characters and spice. Slightly chewy finish with fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of black cherries, subtle liquorice, earthy leather and spice.
                        Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                        Alc 13%

                        • 94
                        • Nick's Import
                        2011 Caliterra Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon
                        Colchagua Valley, CHILE
                        $14. 99 Bottle
                        $179.88 Dozen
                        Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2018-2019)
                        ABV: 14%
                        Closure: Cork

                        Excellent colour displaying an impenetrable black red core with a very deep dark red black tinged hue. Lifted top notes of ripe blackcurrants and liquorice are overlaid by distinct tobacco notes with spicy cedar following. Medium to full bodied the palate is awash with ripe blackcurrant flavours. Liquorice is also present over a background of cedary tobacco characters. Very spicy finish. Long ripe blackcurrant, black cherry, liquorice and spicy cedary tobacco aftertaste.
                        Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                        Alc 14%

                        • 93
                        • Nick's Import
                        2016 Caliterra Reserva Carmenere
                        Colchagua Valley, CHILE
                        $10. 99 Bottle
                        $131.88 Dozen
                        Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2020-2021)
                        ABV: 13.5%
                        Closure: Cork

                        Excellent depth of colour displaying a totally opaque black dark red core with a bright dark red hue. Aromas of ripe red and black currant fruit are overlaid by tobacco and dried herb notes with spicy cedar following on. Medium bodied the palate has an abundance of rich red and black currant fruits which meld into some tobacco, dried herb and spicy cedar nuances. Bright youthful finish with slightly dryish but fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of spicy ripe red and black currant fruit, cedary tobacco characters and dried herbs. A great introduction to Carmenere.
                        Cellar 3-4 years.
                        Alc 13.5%

                        • 93
                        • Nick's Import
                        2012 Caliterra Reserva Carmenere
                        Colchagua Valley, CHILE
                        $9. 99 Bottle
                        $119.88 Dozen
                        Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2018-2019)
                        ABV: 13.5%
                        Closure: Cork

                        This entry level Carmenere also includes a 6% Petit Verdot component. Opaque black purple colour with dark purple hue. The nose exhibits lifted aromas of ripe blackcurrant and dark cherries infused with tobacco followed by some cedar and spice. Reflective of the nose the palate possesses plenty of richness within an elegant structure delivering flavours of ripe blackcurrant, tobacco, cedar, light earth and spice. Dry finish with solid but fine grained tannins. Medium to long blackcurrant, cedary tobacco and spice aftertaste.
                        Cellar 4-5 years (2018-2019).
                        Alc 13.5%

                        • 95
                        • Nick's Import
                        2013 Caliterra Tributo Carmenere
                        Colchagua Valley, CHILE
                        $14. 99 Bottle
                        $179.88 Dozen
                        Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2020-2021)
                        ABV: 14%
                        Closure: Cork

                        Possessing superb fruit intensity and length this Carmenere delivers exceptional value.

                        This Carmenere contains a portion of Malbec (5%) and Petit Verdot (2%) in the blend with maturation taking place in French oak of which 16% were new for a period of 12 months.

                        Totally opaque inky black core with a dark crimson black hue showing outstanding depth. Pronounced aromas of ripe blackcurrant, black cherry and liquorice are laced with tobacco like characters followed by spicy cedar end notes. Medium to full bodied the palate is filled with rich blackcurrant, black cherry and liquorice flavours which dominate over a backdrop of cedary tobacco characters and spice. Very fine grained, yet supportive tannins provide the framework. Excellent length and fruit intensity finishing with a long aftertaste of blackcurrant, black cherry, liquorice and spicy cedary tobacco characters.
                        Cellar 4-5 years.
                        Alc 14%

                        • 93
                        • Nick's Import
                        2015 Caliterra Reserva Carmenere
                        Colchagua Valley, CHILE
                        $10. 99 Bottle
                        $131.88 Dozen
                        Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2016-2020)
                        ABV: 13.5%
                        Closure: Cork

                        Totally opaque midnight black colour with a bright purple red hue. Aromas of violets and ripe blackcurrant merge into some cedary tobacco characters with subtle spicy dried herb end notes. Delivering fantastic richness for its price point within an elegant mouthfeel the generously fruited palate features blackcurrant flavours alongside a touch of liquorice wrapped up in a cedary tobacco component with dried herbs and spice following on. Finely grained perfectly balanced tannin structure. Finishes with an aftertaste of ripe blackcurrant, subtle liquorice, cedary tobacco characters and spice. Super value.
                        Drink over the next 3-4 years.
                        Alc 13.5%

                        • 92
                        • Nick's Import
                        2017 Caliterra Reserva Carmenere
                        Colchagua Valley, CHILE
                        $11. 99 Bottle
                        $143.88 Dozen
                        Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2020-2021)
                        ABV: 13%
                        Closure: Cork

                        Outstanding colour saturation displaying an inky black dark red core with a bright dark red hue. Elevated blackcurrant aromas meld with cedary led pencil and tobacco characters followed by dried herbs and spice. Medium bodied with a juicy textural feel, rich blackcurrant flavours dominate over some pencil cedar characters, notions of tobacco and spice. Beautifully integrated fine grained tannins concluding with a blackcurrant, mulberry, cedary tobacco character and spice aftertaste. Great value.
                        Cellar 2-3 years.
                        Alc. 13%

                        • 92
                        • Nick's Import
                        2013 Caliterra Reserva Carmenere
                        Colchagua Valley, CHILE
                        $10. 99 Bottle
                        $131.88 Dozen
                        Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2016-2017)
                        ABV: 13.5%
                        Closure: Cork
                        Excellent colour displaying a black purple core with a dark purple red hue. The nose reveals ripe dark cherry and blackcurrant aromas over a background of cedar, light tobacco and earth. Medium bodied the palate has good richness opening with ripe blackcurrant flavours followed by more subtle undertones of cedary tobacco and spice. Fine grained well integrated tannins with an aftertaste of blackcurrant, cedary tobacco and spice.
                        Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                        Alc 13.5%
                        • 94
                        • Nick's Import
                        2014 Caliterra Tributo Carmenere
                        Colchagua Valley, CHILE
                        $14. 99 Bottle
                        $179.88 Dozen
                        Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2020-2021)
                        ABV: 13.5%
                        Closure: Cork

                        Produced from predominately Carmenere the 2014 Tributo also contains 5% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Maturation took place in French oak for 12 months of which 10% were new.

                        Totally opaque inky black core with a deep bright dark red black tinged hue. Aromatics of blackcurrant, black cherry and liquorice with subtlety infused tobacco are followed by spicy cedar. Showing excellent fruit richness yet possessing an elegant feel the palate dishes up a savoury flavour profile of blackcurrant intermixed with liquorice over some cedary tobacco characters and a touch of earth with a spicy dry finish. Fine grained well integrated tannins. Aftertaste of blackcurrant, liquorice, spicy cedar and some tobacco. Great value.
                        Cellar 4-5 years.
                        Alc 13.5%

                        • 93
                        • Nick's Import
                        2016 Caliterra Tributo Chardonnay
                        Casablanca Valley, CHILE
                        $16. 99 Bottle
                        $203.88 Dozen
                        Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2019-2022)
                        ABV: 13%
                        Closure: Stelvin

                        The fruit for this Chardonnay was harvested at optimal ripeness and the juice was 'wild' fermented in French oak barrels of second and third use. It was then aged in the same barrels for 9 months.

                        Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. On the nose lifted nectarine and white peach aromas intermingle with dried honey, citrusy nougat and spice. Since our original tasting some year and a half ago, the palate has put on weight and filled out both in terms of its richness and texture. Generous white peach and ripe nectarine flavours laced with dried honey have a gentle creamy feel, finishing with good freshness. Citrusy nougat and spice elements present themselves on the back palate. Good length with a moreish aftertaste that’s medium to long. Delightful everyday drinking at this price.
                        Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                        Alc. 13%

                        • 88
                          2018 Campo Flores Tinto
                          La Tierra de Castilla, SPAIN
                          $14. 99 Bottle
                          $179.88 Dozen
                          Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2022-2023)
                          ABV: 13.5%
                          Closure: Stelvin
                          Certified organic this is an unoaked blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Syrah. Opaque dark red black colour with a dark red hue. Nosing reveals dark to black cherry and liquorice aromas with some inky earth and dried herb notes also evident. Light to medium weight the palate has savoury dark cherry flavours over a back drop of earthy dried herbs, subtle leather and spice. Finishes fresh with drying, slightly chalky tannins and a modest aftertaste.
                          Cellar 2-3 years.
                          Alc. 13.5%
                          • 90
                            2017 Campo Flores Tinto Tempranillo Syrah
                            Castilla, SPAIN
                            $14. 99 Bottle
                            $179.88 Dozen
                            Minimum 12 bottles
                            Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2019-2022)
                            ABV: 13%
                            Closure: Stelvin
                            Certified organic. Deep dark red at its core with black tinged edges and a bright dark red hue. Aromas of dark to black cherries and liquorice mix with earthy incense and pepper notes. Juicy dark cherry flavours interact with some liquorice on the lighter bodied palate with inky earth, subtle infusions of incense and spice in the background. Vibrant acidity and slightly chewy tannins firm up the finish a touch. Concludes with a youthful, medium length aftertaste.
                            Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                            Alc. 13%
                            • 89
                              Campo Flores Tinto Tempranillo Syrah
                              Castilla, SPAIN
                              $14. 99 Bottle
                              $179.88 Dozen
                              Minimum 12 bottles
                              Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2020-2021)
                              ABV: 13%
                              Closure: Stelvin

                              Certified organic. Deep dark red black tinged colour with a bright purple red hue. Freshly crushed raspberry and red cherry scents are overlaid by violet like notes, subtle inky earth and fresh herbs. Juicy flavours of red cherries and raspberries have a fresh inky feel. A touch of underlying earth and spicy herb infusions are also evident. Finishes dry with crunchy like acidity, chalky tannins and a medium length vibrant red fruited aftertaste.
                              Cellar 2-3 years.
                              Alc. 13%

                              • 91
                                2019 Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
                                Montelpulciano d'Abruzzo, ITALY
                                $11. 99 Bottle
                                $143.88 Dozen
                                Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
                                ABV: 13%
                                Closure: Stelvin
                                Deep black dark red colour with a dark red hue. Dark cherry, plum and subtle liquorice aromas intermingle with inky earth and delicate dried herb notes. The juicy medium bodied palate sees dark cherry, plum and liquorice fruits meld into earthy dried herb and vanillin spice characters. Soft and fleshy in its feel with very polished tannins and a savoury dark fruited finish.
                                Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                                Alc. 13%
                                • 90
                                  2019 Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Sangiovese
                                  Terre di Chieti, ITALY
                                  $11. 99 Bottle
                                  $143.88 Dozen
                                  Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2020-2023)
                                  ABV: 13%
                                  Closure: Stelvin
                                  Deep black dark red core, showing excellent depth, with a dark red hue. Freshly crushed ripe cherry and red currant aromas mix with fragrant herb notes, light dusty vanillin cedar and spice. Mid weighted flavours of dark cherries and dried herbs show good flesh with some subtle dusty vanillin cedar and spice nuances in the background. Slightly dryish finish with balanced acidity and fine grained tannins. Savoury medium length conclusion. Drink over the next 2-3 years. Alc. 13%
                                  • 89
                                    2014 Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
                                    Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, ITALY
                                    $11. 99 Bottle
                                    $143.88 Dozen
                                    Cellar: Drink now (2017)
                                    ABV: 13%
                                    Closure: Stelvin

                                    Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. Nosing reveals aromas of dried cherries intermixed with herbs, earth and spice. Light and soft with dark and dried cherry flavours prevalent over a background of earthy dried herbs and spice. Fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of spicy dried cherries and earthy dried herbs.
                                    Drink now.
                                    Alc 13%

                                    • 91
                                      2017 Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
                                      Montelpulciano d'Abruzzo, ITALY
                                      $11. 99 Bottle
                                      $143.88 Dozen
                                      Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2021-2022)
                                      ABV: 13%
                                      Closure: Stelvin
                                      Totally opaque black dark red colour with a bright dark red hue. Aromas of ripe dark cherries are shaded by hints of liquorice with earthy incense and spicy herb notes ensuing. Juicy mid weight palate with ripe dark cherry flavours to the fore. Slightly dry and earthy finish with infusions of spicy incense also present. Bright acidity, grainy tannins and a savoury medium length aftertaste . Good value.
                                      Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                                      Alc. 13%
                                      • 90
                                        2016 Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Sangiovese Terre di Chieti
                                        Abruzzo, ITALY
                                        $10. 99 Bottle
                                        $131.88 Dozen
                                        Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2017-2020)
                                        ABV: 13%
                                        Closure: Stelvin

                                        Opaque dark purple black colour with a bright purple red hue. Aromas of freshly crushed ripe cherries and red currant intermingle with hints of dried herbs, earth and spice. Light to medium weight with good generosity of fruit, flavours of ripe dark cherries and plum sit over light earth and spice. Soft finely grained tannins. Aftertaste of ripe cherries, plums, subtle earth and spice. A fruity, easy going Sangiovese to drink over the next 2-3 years.
                                        Alc 13%

                                        • 89
                                          2014 Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Sangiovese Terre di Chieti
                                          Abruzzo, ITALY
                                          $11. 99 Bottle
                                          $143.88 Dozen
                                          Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2018-2019)
                                          ABV: 13%
                                          Closure: Stelvin

                                          Opaque dark red black colour with a dark red hue. Aromas of spicy black cherries, liquorice and earth. Light to medium weight the palate is generously flavoured with savoury dark cherry characters alongside a touch of liquorice, earth and spice. Slightly dryish finish with fine grained tannins and bright acidity. Aftertaste of dark cherries, earth and spice.
                                          Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                                          Alc 13%

                                          • 90
                                            2018 Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Terre di Chieti Sangiovese
                                            Abruzzo, ITALY
                                            $11. 99 Bottle
                                            $143.88 Dozen
                                            Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2019-2022)
                                            ABV: 13%
                                            Closure: Stelvin

                                            Retasted 04/12/2019:  Opaque dark red black tinged colour with a dark red hue. Uplifted aromas of dark cherries, plum and liquorice mix with fresh herbs and spicy earth. Light to medium weight the palate is filled with juicy dark cherry and plum fruits which are underpinned by earth and spicy herbs. Smooth mid palate feel with soft tannins, good freshness and a medium length aftertaste.
                                            Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                                            Alc. 13%

                                            Tasted 3/7/2019: Opaque dark red black core with a dark red hue. Scented aromas of freshly crushed dark cherries tinged with hints of violets are trailed by subtle inky earth and spicy herb notes. Light to medium weight the palate sees juicy ripe cherry flavours combine with inky earthy characters and spice. Slightly dryish finish with dusty tannins and medium length aftertaste.
                                            Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                                            Alc. 13%
                                            90 points

                                            • 90
                                              2016 Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
                                              Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, ITALY
                                              $10. 99 Bottle
                                              $131.88 Dozen
                                              Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2017-2020)
                                              ABV: 13%
                                              Closure: Stelvin

                                              Opaque dark red black colour with a bright purple red hue. Aromas of inky dark cherries and sour cherries meet up with earthy and spicy dried herbs. Soft and fleshy the palate has generous flavours of ripe dark cherries shaded by traces of liquorice over some earth and spicy dried herbs. Dryish finish with finely grained tannins. Aftertaste of ripe dark cherries, a touch of liquorice, lightly scorched earth and spicy dried herbs. A great everyday drinking red.
                                              Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                                              Alc 13%

                                              • 91
                                                2017 Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Terre di Chieti Sangiovese
                                                Abruzzo, ITALY
                                                $10. 99 Bottle
                                                $131.88 Dozen
                                                Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2020-2021)
                                                ABV: 13%
                                                Closure: Stelvin
                                                Deep dark red black tinged colour with a dark red hue. Spicy ripe dark cherry and plum aromas meld into earthy vanilla like notes. Soft rounded palate entry with dark cherry and ripe plum flavours sitting over earth, vanillin cedar and spice. Slightly dryish finish with fine grained tannins and a medium length aftertaste.
                                                Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                                                Alc. 13%
                                                • 86
                                                  2012 Castellani Solo Arte Merlot
                                                  Della Venezie, ITALY
                                                  $9. 99 Bottle
                                                  $119.88 Dozen
                                                  Minimum 12 bottles
                                                  Cellar: 1 - 2 Years (2016-2017)
                                                  ABV: 12%
                                                  Closure: Stelvin
                                                  Deep dark red colour with a dark crimson red hue. Aromas of ripe dark cherries are overlaid by toasty oak with some following earth and spice notes. Light to medium weight and softly textured the palate has flavours of dark cherries, earthy cedar and spice. Dryish finish with soft fine grained tannins. Moderate aftertaste of dark cherries, earthy cedar and spice.
                                                  Drink over the next 1-2 years.
                                                  Alc 12%
                                                  • 91
                                                  • Nick's Import
                                                  2016 Chateau Francs Magnus
                                                  Bordeaux, FRANCE
                                                  $16. 99 Bottle
                                                  $203.88 Dozen
                                                  Closure: Cork

                                                  Other Reviews....
                                                  Plenty of good fruit here with ripe tannins and a berry, light vanilla character. Medium-bodied, clean and bright. Better than the 2015.
                                                  91-92 points
                                                  James Suckling

                                                  • 93
                                                    2019 Conde Valdemar Rose
                                                    Rioja, SPAIN
                                                    $14. 99 Bottle
                                                    $179.88 Dozen
                                                    Cellar: Drink now - 1 Years (2020-2021)
                                                    ABV: 13.5%
                                                    Closure: Stelvin

                                                    Made from a blend of 70% Garnacha and 30% Mazuelo grapes. Translucent salmon pink colour. Nosing reveals a fragrant mixture of peach, strawberry, subtle blood orange and light musk aromas followed by spice end notes. The palate has excellent intensity and a supple feel with peach, raspberry and tangy blood orange fruits overlaying a wet stone and spice back drop. Finishes very dry with crisp acidity and a refreshingly savoury aftertaste.
                                                    Drink over the next year.
                                                    Alc. 13.5%

                                                    • 94
                                                    • Nick's Import
                                                    2012 Cousino-Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                    Valle del Maipo, CHILE
                                                    $14. 99 Bottle
                                                    $179.88 Dozen
                                                    Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2019-2020)
                                                    ABV: 14%
                                                    Closure: Cork

                                                    A new arrival from Chile to our shores, Cousino-Macul was established in 1856 and is the only winery amongst those established in the nineteenth century that remains in the hands of the original founding family. Their Antiguas Reservas range of wines deliver excellent varietal expression and are fantastic value.

                                                    A perfectly ripened Cabernet delivering loads of flavour

                                                    Aged in French oak for 12 months then given a further 6 months bottle age before being released. Opaque black crimson colour with a dark crimson red hue. Aromas of blackcurrant and black cherries infused with tobacco arise from the glass followed by some black olive and spicy cedar. Medium to full bodied the palate dishes out superb perfectly ripened blackcurrant flavours alongside some ripe dark cherries and mulberries with underlying cedary tobacco characters and spice. Finishes dry with a solidly built very fine grained tannin structure. Very savoury with a long aftertaste of ripe blackcurrants, mulberries, cedary tobacco characters and spice.
                                                    Cellar 4-5 years.
                                                    Alc. 14%

                                                    • 94
                                                    • Nick's Import
                                                    2013 Cousino-Macul Antiguas Reservas Merlot
                                                    Valle del Maipo, CHILE
                                                    $14. 99 Bottle
                                                    $179.88 Dozen
                                                    Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2019-2020)
                                                    ABV: 14%
                                                    Closure: Cork

                                                    Opaque black dark red colour with a dark crimson red hue. The nose is led by aromas of blackcurrant and ripe mulberry fruit with a tobacco overlay and underlying earth and spicy cedar. Medium weight the palate possesses abundant richness without sacrificing any of its typical varietal elegance. Mouthfilling flavours of blackcurrant and mulberry are followed by cedary tobacco like characters, a touch of black olive and spicy earth. Very fine grained beautifully integrated tannins. Medium to long aftertaste of blackcurrant, mulberry, cedary tobacco and spicy earth.
                                                    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
                                                    Alc. 14%

                                                    • 93
                                                    • Nick's Import
                                                    2014 Cousino-Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                    Valle de Maipo, CHILE
                                                    $14. 99 Bottle
                                                    $179.88 Dozen
                                                    Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2021-2022)
                                                    ABV: 14%
                                                    Closure: Stelvin

                                                    Cousino-Macul was established in 1856 and is the only winery amongst those established in the nineteenth century that remains in the hands of the original founding family. Their Antiguas Reservas range of wines deliver excellent varietal expression and are fantastic value.

                                                    Aged in French oak for 12 months. Totally opaque dark red black colour with a dark red hue. Aromas of red currant and mulberry intermix with some tobacco and black olive characters followed by spicy cedar. Medium bodied the palate is blessed with rich blackcurrant and mulberry fruits which sit over a backdrop of cedary tobacco characters, faint black olive and spicy dried herbs. Slightly dryish, finely grained tannins provide a good backbone. Aftertaste of ripe red and black currants, mulberries, black olive infusions, cedary tobacco characters and spice.
                                                    Cellar 4-5 years.
                                                    Alc 14%

                                                    • 94
                                                    • Nick's Import
                                                    2013 Cousino-Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                    Valle del Maipo, CHILE
                                                    $14. 99 Bottle
                                                    $179.88 Dozen
                                                    Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2019-2020)
                                                    ABV: 14%
                                                    Closure: Cork

                                                    Cousino-Macul was established in 1856 and is the only winery amongst those established in the nineteenth century that remains in the hands of the original founding family. Their Antiguas Reservas range of wines deliver excellent varietal expression and are fantastic value.

                                                    Chile continues to produce some of the best value Cabernets in the world today.

                                                    Aged in French oak for 12 months. Opaque dark red black colour with a bright dark crimson red hue. Fragrant blackcurrant and mulberry aromas are overlaid by spicy tobacco with cedar and earth notes also evident. Medium bodied the palate is filled with generous ripe blackcurrant and dark cherry flavours intermixed with cedary tobacco characters finishing quite spicy. Very fine grained perfectly integrated tannins create a smooth textural experience. Excellent richness and weight whilst still remaining in the varieties confines of elegance. Long spicy aftertaste of blackcurrant and cedary tobacco characters.
                                                    Cellar 3-4 years.
                                                    Alc 14%

                                                    • 92
                                                      2009 Domaine de Nizas Les Mas
                                                      FRANCE
                                                      $13. 99 Bottle
                                                      $167.88 Dozen
                                                      Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2016-2017)
                                                      ABV: 14%
                                                      Closure: Cork

                                                      A well crafted blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Opaque black crimson red colour with deep crimson red hue. The nose displays aromas of ripe blackcurrant followed by some blackberry, earthy cedar like characters and spice end notes. Medium bodied the palate has generous ripe blackcurrant and dark plum flavours supported by some cedary characters, earth and spice. Dryish finish but fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of blackcurrant, cedar, earth and spice.
                                                      Cellar 4-5 years.
                                                      Alc 14%

                                                      • 91
                                                        2009 Domaine de Nizas Le Mazet de Salleles Cabernet Syrah
                                                        FRANCE
                                                        $16. 99 Bottle
                                                        $203.88 Dozen
                                                        Minimum 12 bottles
                                                        Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2015-2016)
                                                        ABV: 14%
                                                        Closure: Cork

                                                        Deep dark red black colour with dark crimson red hue. The nose displays aromas of blackcurrant, toasty characters, liquorice, a touch of dried meats and spice. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel the palate has generous flavours of blackcurrant and liquorice overlaid with some meaty characters and a spicy dry finish. Very fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of blackcurrant, dried meats, subtle toastiness and spice.
                                                        Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                                                        Alc 14%

                                                        • 91
                                                        • Nick's Import
                                                        2012 Domaine des Escaravailles Les Sablieres Cotes du Rhone
                                                        Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
                                                        $14. 99 Bottle
                                                        $179.88 Dozen
                                                        Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2018-2019)
                                                        ABV: 14%
                                                        Closure: Cork

                                                        Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a dark crimson red hue. The nose is a touch subdued with aromas of dark raspberry, dried herbs, some meaty earth like characters and spice slowly emerging. Light to medium weight and quite savoury the palate dishes up flavours of dark raspberries intermixed with spicy dried herbs and meaty characters. Very fine grained tannins with a medium to long aftertaste of spicy dark raspberries, some meatiness and spicy dried herbs. A lighter, savoury styled Cotes du Rhone that offers great drinkability.
                                                        Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                                                        Alc. 14%

                                                        • 93
                                                        • Nick's Import
                                                        2015 Domaine des Escaravailles Les Sablieres Cotes du Rhone - Last Stocks
                                                        Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
                                                        $16. 99 Bottle
                                                        $203.88 Dozen
                                                        Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2017-2022)
                                                        ABV: 14%
                                                        Closure: Cork

                                                        Combining the freshness and richness of the outstanding 2015 vintage this generously flavoured entry level Cotes du Rhone is a total no brainer at this price.

                                                        Displays excellent depth of colour for an entry level Cotes du Rhone. Very deep dark purple black core with a bright purple crimson hue. Quite perfumed the nose displays freshly crushed dark raspberry and dark cherry aromatics overlaid by incense with following faint scorched earth and spice notes. Juicy dark raspberry and subtle liquorice flavours meld into some inky earth like characters with subtle incense infusions and a good dose of spice also present. Despite the light to medium body weight there’s ample richness and it’s surprisingly concentrated for its price. Good fresh acidity combines with slightly dryish but fine grained tannins. Finishes with an aftertaste of spicy dark raspberries, liquorice, subtle incense infusions and peppered inky earth characters.
                                                        Drink over the next 4-5 years.
                                                        Alc 14%

                                                        • 89
                                                          2013 Domaine des Escaravailles Les Antimagnes Rose
                                                          FRANCE
                                                          $14. 99 Bottle
                                                          $179.88 Dozen
                                                          Cellar: 1 - 2 Years (2015-2016)
                                                          ABV: 12.5%
                                                          Closure: Synthetic Cork

                                                          Was $14.99   Now $9.99

                                                          Translucent pale salmon pink colour with a watery hue. Aromas of cherry and raspberry are followed by some mild Turkish delight notes and faint spice. Light and dry with a rounded textural mouthfeel and crisp finish the palate features delicate flavours of cherries, musk and spice. Aftertaste of cherries, light musk and spice.
                                                          Drink over the next 1-2 years.
                                                          Alc 12.5%

                                                          • 91
                                                            2010 Domaine des Escaravailles Les Sabliers Cotes du Rhone
                                                            FRANCE
                                                            $12. 99 Bottle
                                                            $155.88 Dozen
                                                            Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2015-2016)
                                                            ABV: 13.5%
                                                            Closure: Cork

                                                            Deep dark red black colour with dark crimson hue. The nose displays aromas of dark raspberry and black cherry along with a touch of liquorice, some dried meats and spice. Medium weight the palate has flavours of dark raspberry, dark cherry, liquorice, some meaty characters and spice. Dryish finish with fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of dark raspberry, dried meats and spice.
                                                            Cellar 2-3 years (2015-2016)
                                                            Alc 13.5%

                                                            Other Reviews….
                                                            The tasty, spicy 2010 Cotes du Rhone Les Sabliers (a blend of 70% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre) exhibits a seductive style filled with black cherry and strawberry fruit intermixed with Provencal herb and earth notes. Medium-bodied, deliciously fruity, pure and well-made, it should be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.
                                                            87 points
                                                            Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate
                                                            • 93
                                                            • Nick's Import
                                                            2015 Domaine Grand Nicolet Cotes du Rhone
                                                            Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
                                                            $14. 99 Bottle
                                                            $179.88 Dozen
                                                            Cellar: 2 - 5 Years (2020-2023)
                                                            ABV: 14%
                                                            Closure: Cork

                                                            The first hectare of vines was planted on the Domaine Grand Nicolet property in 1875. The winery was established in 1926 and further plantings of Grenache and Carignan were made, replacing cereal crops. The present owner, Jean Pierre Bertrand purchased the Estate in 1999 which has now expanded to 20 hectares (50 acres) of vines. Rhone super star Philippe Cambie acts as consultant.

                                                            The Cotes du Rhone blend is produced from predominately Grenache and Syrah with some smaller amounts of Carignan and Cinsault also included. Aged in concrete vats for 6-8 months. Excellent colour for an entry level Cotes du Rhone. Opaque dark red black core with a dark red hue. Nosing offers up a mix of raspberries and cherries infused with dried herbs followed by some light spicy scorched earth and pepper notes. Possessing good medium body weight and generosity, flavours of juicy black raspberries and liquorice combine over spicy dried herb infusions and a touch of earth with a peppery finish. Quite robust in its mouthfeel with slightly dryish, sturdily built tannins providing some structure and a bit of grip. Very spicy aftertaste of black raspberries, liquorice, scorched earth and pepper.
                                                            Cellar 2-3 years.
                                                            Alc. 14%

                                                            • 94
                                                            • Nick's Import
                                                            2011 Domaine Grand Nicolet Cotes du Rhone
                                                            FRANCE
                                                            $14. 99 Bottle
                                                            $179.88 Dozen
                                                            Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2014-2018)
                                                            ABV: 14%
                                                            Closure: Cork

                                                            ‘A fantastic entry level Cotes du Rhone that delivers impressive everyday drinking.’

                                                            The first hectare of vines was planted on the Domaine Grand Nicolet property in 1875. The winery was established in 1926 and further plantings of Grenache and Carignan were made, replacing cereal crops. The present owner, Jean Pierre Bertrand purchased the Estate in 1999 which has now expanded to 20 hectares (50 acres) of vines. Rhone super star Philippe Cambie acts as consultant.

                                                            Great Value!

                                                            Opaque black dark red colour with deep dark red hue. The nose exhibits ripe black raspberry and liquorice aromas over a background of incense and spice. Medium to full bodied the palate has generous almost succulent flavours of black raspberry and liquorice followed by some incense infusions and blackpepper. Fine grained balanced tannins impart some chewiness on the finish. Long liquorice, black raspberry and spicy blackpepper aftertaste.
                                                            Drink over the next 3-4 years (2017-2018).
                                                            Alc 14.0%

                                                            Other Reviews…
                                                            A knockout Cotes du Rhone that does everything right, Bertrand’s 2011 Cotes du Rhone is comprised of 70% Grenache and equal parts Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan. Aged 14 months in concrete tank, it offers up a terrific bouquet of ripe red and blackcurrants, saddle leather, spice-box and licorice to go with a full-bodied, voluptuous and textured feel on the palate. Buy this beauty by the case and enjoy it over the coming 2-4 years. Drink now-2017. Run by Jean-Pierre Bertrand, with consulting help from Philippe Cambie, this top-notch estate covers over 70 acres, mostly in Rasteau.
                                                            91
                                                            Jeb Dunnuck – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

                                                            • 90
                                                              2002 Domaine Ogereau Cabernet D'Anjou
                                                              Loire Valley, FRANCE
                                                              $9. 99 Bottle
                                                              $119.88 Dozen
                                                              Cellar: 1 - 2 Years (2004-2005)
                                                              ABV: 11%
                                                              Closure: Cork

                                                              A classic Cabernet d’Anjou with a hint of residual sweetness emerging. Deep damask pink colour. Lifted nose of confectionary, raspberry and plum. The palate has subtle flavours of plum and stewed fruit followed by a layer of ripe raspberries. The palate has a degree of sweetness that is found in ripe raspberries followed by a dusty raspberry aftertaste. Clean finish.
                                                              Cellar 1-2 years (2004-2005)
                                                              Alc/Vol: 11.0%

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