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Half bottles of red wine are ideal because wines in half bottles age about twice as fast as those in full bottles.  So any red wine that would benefit from aging (and that is most of them) reach their peak sooner in half bottles.  But that is not to say that they go off quicker.  We have had many half bottles of red wine that were over 10 years old and quite a few that were over 20 years old and all were excellent.

We have established separate sections for the most common types of red wine, that is, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz or Syrah, and Pinot Noir.  The rest we group under the Other heading.  But this is no way implies that they are inferior, just that one comes across them less often. Included in this heading one finds, for example,
Tannat – Tannat-based wines from the Madiran in the South West of France are considered to be at the heart of the ‘French paradox’ - a catchphrase, first used in the late 1980s, which summarizes the apparently paradoxical epidemiological observation that French people have a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD), while having a diet relatively rich in saturated fats.
Malbec – Malbec originated in Cahors also in the South West of France and also has a high procyanidin content, the polyphenol that has been identified as being responsible for the ‘French paradox’. Argentina has, of course, made this grape their own.
Tempranillo – The grape of Rioja where it is used to make both Crianza (lightish and fruity) and Reserva (rich and complex) styles of wine.
Grenache – The grape of the Rhone valley wines most often the base of Cotes du Rhone but also found in Chateauneuf du Pape.

If you want learn more about different types of red wines you should try our tasting packs click here or try our Dozen Reds, click here

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Picture of Vina La Playa, (375ml), 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon

Vina La Playa, (375ml), 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon

Red, Cabernet Sauvignon, New World, from Chile


£5.75
Picture of Herdade do Esporã (375ml), 2015, Monte Velho Tinto

Herdade do Esporã (375ml), 2015, Monte Velho Tinto

Red, Old World, Touriga Nacional blend from Alentejo, Portugal


£5.95
Picture of CVNE (375ml) 2012 Cune Crianza

CVNE (375ml) 2012 Cune Crianza

Red, Old World, Tempranillo based wine from Rioja, Spain


£6.50
Picture of Louis Jadot (375ml), 2013, Beaujolais Villages «Combe aux Jacques»

Louis Jadot (375ml), 2013, Beaujolais Villages «Combe aux Jacques»

Red, Old World, Gamay from Beaujolais, France


£6.60
Picture of Caves São João (375ml), 2012, Porta dos Cavaleiros

Caves São João (375ml), 2012, Porta dos Cavaleiros

Red, Old World, Touriga Nacional blend from Dão, Portugal


£6.95
Picture of Backsberg (375ml) 2014 Merlot

Backsberg (375ml) 2014 Merlot

Red, New World, Merlot from South Africa


£7.25
Picture of Ferraton Père & Fils (375ml), 2010, Samorëns Côtes du Rhône

Ferraton Père & Fils (375ml), 2010, Samorëns Côtes du Rhône

Red, Old World, Grenache based blend from the Northern Rhone, France


£7.25
Picture of Wirra Wirra Church Block (375ml), 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz-Merlot

Wirra Wirra Church Block (375ml), 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz-Merlot

Red, New World, Cabernet-based from McLaren Vale, Australia


£7.30
Picture of Jasci Donatello (375ml), 2014, Montepulciano d`Abruzzo

Jasci Donatello (375ml), 2014, Montepulciano d`Abruzzo

Red, Old World, Motepulciano from Abruzzi, Italy


£7.55
Picture of Château Lamartine, (375ml), 2011, Cahors

Château Lamartine, (375ml), 2011, Cahors

Red, Old World, Malbec blend from the South West of France


£7.90
Picture of Jean Bousquet (375ml), 2013, Malbec

Jean Bousquet (375ml), 2013, Malbec

Red, New World, Malbec from Argentina


£7.95
Picture of Chateau Gachon (375ml), 2012, Montagne St Emilion

Chateau Gachon (375ml), 2012, Montagne St Emilion

Red, Old World, Merlot based blend from Bordeaux, France


£8.45
Picture of Laibach (375ml) 2013 THE LADYBIRD Organic Red

Laibach (375ml) 2013 THE LADYBIRD Organic Red

Red, New World, Merlot-based blend from South Africa


£9.05
Picture of Ferraton Père & Fils (375ml), 2013,  Crozes-Hermitage «La Matinière»

Ferraton Père & Fils (375ml), 2013, Crozes-Hermitage «La Matinière»

Red, Old World, Syrah from the Northern Rhone, France


£9.25
Picture of Dandelion Vineyards  (375ml), 2014, Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz

Dandelion Vineyards (375ml), 2014, Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz

Red, New World, Shiraz from South Australia


£9.65
Picture of Izadi (375ml) 2012 Reserva

Izadi (375ml) 2012 Reserva

Red, Old World, Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain


£10.25
Picture of Domaine Berthoumieu (375ml), 2012, Madiran 'Cuvee Charles de Batz'

Domaine Berthoumieu (375ml), 2012, Madiran 'Cuvee Charles de Batz'

Red, Old World, Madiran from the South West of France


£10.55
Picture of Leone de Castris (375ml), 2013, Salice Salentino DOC Riserva

Leone de Castris (375ml), 2013, Salice Salentino DOC Riserva

Red, Old World, Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy


£10.55
Picture of Clos de la Cure (375ml), 2014, Saint Emilion grand cru

Clos de la Cure (375ml), 2014, Saint Emilion grand cru

Red, Old World, Merlot based blend from Bordeaux, France


£10.95
Picture of Allegrini (375ml), 2015, Valpolicella

Allegrini (375ml), 2015, Valpolicella

Red, Old World, Corvina from Valpolicella, Italy


£11.20
Picture of E Guigal (375ml), 2013,  St Joseph Rouge

E Guigal (375ml), 2013, St Joseph Rouge

Red, Old World, Syrah from the Northern Rhone, France


£11.20
Picture of Domaine Charton-Vachet (375ml), 2015, Bourgogne Pinot Noir cuvée des Henri

£11.35
Picture of Chateau la Croix St Estephe (375ml), 2006, St-Estèphe

Chateau la Croix St Estephe (375ml), 2006, St-Estèphe

Red, Old World, Cabernet-based from Bordeaux, France


£11.55
Picture of Domaine Filliatreau (375ml), 2014, Saumur Champigny Vieilles Vignes

Domaine Filliatreau (375ml), 2014, Saumur Champigny Vieilles Vignes

Red, Old World, Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley, France


£12.90
Picture of Craggy Range (375ml) 2006 Gimblett Gravels Sophia

Craggy Range (375ml) 2006 Gimblett Gravels Sophia

Red, New World, Merlot blend from New Zealand


£13.25
Picture of St Gayan (375ml), 2012, Gigondas

St Gayan (375ml), 2012, Gigondas

Red, Old World, Grenache blend from the Southern Rhone, France


£13.35
Picture of Mt Difficulty (375ml), 2014, Pinot Noir

Mt Difficulty (375ml), 2014, Pinot Noir

Red, New World, Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand


£13.95
Picture of Chateau Musar (375ml), 2009, Red

Chateau Musar (375ml), 2009, Red

Red, Old World, Cabernet-based blend from Lebanon


£14.10
Picture of Fontodi (375ml), 2012, Chianti Classico

Fontodi (375ml), 2012, Chianti Classico

Red, Old World, Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy


£14.45
Picture of Domaine du Grand Tinel (375ml), 2009, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine du Grand Tinel (375ml), 2009, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red, Old World, Grenache blend from the Southern Rhone, France


£15.90
Picture of Domaine Coursodon (375ml), 2015, St Joseph Rouge La Silice

Domaine Coursodon (375ml), 2015, St Joseph Rouge La Silice

Red, Old World, Syrah from the Northern Rhone, France


£15.95
Picture of Chateau Le Crock (375ml), 2004, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur, St-Estèphe

Chateau Le Crock (375ml), 2004, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur, St-Estèphe

Red, Old World, Cabernet-based from Bordeaux, France


£18.65
Picture of Franco Conterno (375ml), 2011, Barolo Panerole

Franco Conterno (375ml), 2011, Barolo Panerole

Red, Old World, Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy


£19.05
Picture of Ca’ del Baio (375ml), 2012, Barbaresco Valgrande

Ca’ del Baio (375ml), 2012, Barbaresco Valgrande

Red, Old World, Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy


£19.70
Picture of Seghesio (375ml) 2014 Sonoma Zinfandel

Seghesio (375ml) 2014 Sonoma Zinfandel

Red, New World, Zinfandel from California, USA


£19.75
Picture of Domaine Alain Michelot (375ml), 2009, Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes

Domaine Alain Michelot (375ml), 2009, Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes

Red, Old World, Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France


£20.20
Picture of Domaine Lucien Boillot (375ml), 2013, Gevry Chambertin

Domaine Lucien Boillot (375ml), 2013, Gevry Chambertin

Red, Old World, Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France


£20.30