Two Merlots in the Press

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December 4th 2012

This weekend Jane MacQuitty selected our brilliant value Comtes de Tastes as “BEST WITH BEEF” in the Under £8 section of her Top 50 Red Wines for Winter.

“Even at this humble appellation level, the glories of the sumptuous, silky 2009 vintage are obvious. So sip this beguiling, classic, bold cedar and sandalwood-perfumed claret, made from 20-year old merlot vines with everything form a simple supper of grilled lamb chops to the festive-day centrepiece of a baron of rosy-pink beef.” £95 per 12 inc VAT / £7.92 per bottle. To buy click here.

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A couple of weeks ago in The Independent, Terry Kirby feautured Simone Santini’s excellent Tuscan 2006 Merlot Gabriele as the perfect accompaniment for a Sunday lunch.

“From Tuscany but not a Chianti or a super-Tuscan blend, this is a 100 per cent Merlot that is the work of a producer known for top-notch whites: richly, earthily warming it is, too, with flavours of chocolate, coffee and blueberries and a long, spicy finish. Savour with a venison steak or game casserole.” £170 per 12 inc VAT / £14.17 per bottle inc VAT. Click here to buy.