France

France will always occupy a special place in our portfolio, being where it all began for us back in 1983. There is not, and will never be, anywhere quite like France:  eccentric, idiosyncratic and unswervingly confident as it is in the ability of ‘terroir’ and tradition to continue to produce the world’s best wine in the face of ever-increasing competition.

The French are immensely proud of their heritage and with a winemaking history stretching back over 2000 years this is hardly a surprise. Yet while many remain close to their roots, the dynamism, passion and energy we find amongst this country’s winemakers is unprecedented and is increasingly reflected in the quality and diversity of the wines. And after thirty-five years we are still astonished by the extent of variety that France has to offer.

We are also surprised at just how many of France’s best winemaking regions, especially those of the Languedoc-Roussillon and the South West, remain oddly undiscovered, and continue in our mission to bring ever more exciting varieties from little known areas to your attention.

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  1. Cyprès de Climens, Château Climens, Barsac, Sauternes (half bottle)

    An outstanding sweet wine - made by Château Climens, known as 'the Yquem of Barsac' - with justification, as this is one of the very best châteaux in all of Sauternes and Barsac. Learn More

    £24.50
  2. Garonnelles Sauternes, Lucien Lurton

    Made with the expertise of Bérénice Lurton of the famous Château Climens, this has an expressive nose with aromas of apricot, super-ripe pineapple and crème brûlée. Learn More

    £21.50
  3. Clos des Paulilles Banyuls Rimage, Domaine Cazes (50cl bottle)

    Decadently sweet, fruity and full-bodied yet beautifully balanced. Learn More

    £19.95
  4. Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive, Trimbach

    Extremely fruity and enticing, yet beautifully pure. Learn More

    £47.50
  5. Les 4 Vents Coteau du Layon, Pithon Paille

    Delicious aromas and taste of glazed fruits, pears and subtle notes of quince, with a fresh and vibrant finish.

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    £33.50
  6. Garonnelles Sauternes, Lucien Lurton (half bottle)

    Made with the expertise of Bérénice Lurton of the famous Château Climens, this has an expressive nose with aromas of apricot, super-ripe pineapple and crème brûlée. Learn More

    £12.95
  7. 1978 Rivesaltes Cuvee Aimé Cazes, Domaine Cazes

    A complex and suave fortified wine enriched by a myriad of aromas: nuts, Seville oranges, figs, dried apricots, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom. Learn More

    £115.00
  8. Monbazillac, Château La Sabatière

    Richly honeyed with complex notes of dried fruits, nuts and caramel with a heady orange blossom bouquet. Learn More

    £15.50
  9. Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives 2015, Trimbach

    Extremely fruity and enticing, yet beautifully pure. Learn More

    £27.50
  10. Odé d'Aydie, Pacherenc du Vic Bihl Moelleux (50cl)

    A silvery yellow, this wine is clear and bright. Exotic fruits and honeyed notes on the nose, a combination of delicacy and strength.

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    £16.95
  11. Domaine de Barroubio, Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois

    This fortified sweet wine is intense and powerful yet perfectly balanced. Learn More

    £19.95