About the country France

Few would argue that France is the country that long ago set the standards by which wine is judged. There are of course exceptions; Germany's Rieslings, Spain's Sherry and Portugal's Port are examples of non-French wines that are universally accepted as models to be admired and emulated. But no other country in the world can boast anything like France's influence over the wine world's now well-established benchmarks. The wine styles produced in Champagne, Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire and the Rhone have become targets that countless winegrowers around the world aim at, in the first instance by planting the same grape varieties. If you still have a bit of exploring to do before you can say you know well the world of wine, there can be no better place to start (or finish!) than France.

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Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016 £13.50

Pale yellow in colour, expressed with the scents of white flowers, almonds and toasted bread. In the...

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Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016 £13.50

Bourgogne Passetoutgrains Domaine Charles 2017 £13.50

Purple in colour, fuchsias first appear on the nose, perfumed with red berries (blackcurrant, raspbe...

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Bourgogne Passetoutgrains Domaine Charles 2017 £13.50

Camille Cayran La Reserve Cairanne Rouge 2018 £12.00

Ripe black raspberry aromas intermix dried herbs and peppered meats. Medium to full bodied the palat...

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Camille Cayran La Reserve Cairanne Rouge 2018 £12.00

Caprice Colombelle Blanc Cotes Gascogne 2018 £9.50

Lifted apricot, peach and honeysuckle scents are followed by some citrus and spice. Fresh with a vib...

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Caprice Colombelle Blanc Cotes Gascogne 2018 £9.50

Chablis 1er Cru Montmains La Chablisienne 2016 £22.50

Finely toasty nose and very elegant mineral reduction. A beautiful smooth and silky mouthful with a ...

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Chablis 1er Cru Montmains La Chablisienne 2016 £22.50

Charles Francois & Fils Volnay Clos de la Cave 2017 £29.50

Intense red colour. Nose: very finely wooded, bright red fruits, floral aromas (violet) In the mouth...

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Charles Francois & Fils Volnay Clos de la Cave 2017 £29.50

Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumees Domaine Jouard 2017 £72.50

Pale gold colour. Very fresh floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit aromas and white fleshed frui...

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Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumees Domaine Jouard 2017 £72.50

Chateau Bernes Bordeaux Blanc 2018 £10.50

The sauvignon nose is mostly noticeable (boxwood, lemon, grapefruit, white flowers) and the mouth st...

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Chateau Bernes Bordeaux Blanc 2018 £10.50

Chateau Bernes Rouge Half Bottle 2016 £5.75

Colourful, bright red, fruit aromas, slightly round with melted tannins, it can be drunk young and a...

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Chateau Bernes Rouge Half Bottle 2016 £5.75

Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc Bordeaux 2014 £44.50

Classic claret characteristics. Fragrant with well-defined blackcurrant aromas, notes of cigar box, ...

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Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc Bordeaux 2014 £44.50

Chateau Clarisse Puisseguin St Emilion 2016 £29.50

Very good colour, lovely˙fragrance on the nose, quite rich and succulent yet totally balanced, the ...

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Chateau Clarisse Puisseguin St Emilion 2016 £29.50

Chateau Closiot Premieres Brumes de Closiot Sauternes 2016 £25.00

Classic honey and orange blossom notes on the nose. The palate is intensely sweet yet beautifully ba...

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Chateau Closiot Premieres Brumes de Closiot Sauternes 2016 £25.00

Chateau D'Arsac Margaux Bordeaux 2014 £24.50

Medium-bodied, forward and already open, it takes no effort to find the soft, tannins, ripe, red fru...

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Chateau D'Arsac Margaux Bordeaux 2014 £24.50

Chateau D'Arsac Margaux Bordeaux 2015 £24.50

Medium-bodied, forward and already open, it takes no effort to find the soft, tannins, ripe, red fru...

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Chateau D'Arsac Margaux Bordeaux 2015 £24.50

Chateau d'Ollieres Prestige Rose 2018 £17.50

Mouth watering peach, citrus and strawberry flavours are carried by a stony back drop. Lovely freshn...

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Chateau d'Ollieres Prestige Rose 2018 £17.50

Chateau de Cassana Haut-Medoc 2012 £18.50

The open nose evokes cherries, blackcurrant with floral notes (roses and violets) and light spices. ...

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Chateau de Cassana Haut-Medoc 2012 £18.50

Chateau de Ferrand Grand Cru Classe 2014 £37.50

A deep red dress. Its rich and complex nose reveals notes of fruit, vanilla and roasted aromas. The ...

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Chateau de Ferrand Grand Cru Classe 2014 £37.50

Chateau de Ferrand Grand Cru St Emilion Le Different 2014 £25.00

As the second wine of Chateau de Ferrand an amazing array of cherry and raspberry notes finish with ...

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Chateau de Ferrand Grand Cru St Emilion Le Different 2014 £25.00

Chateau de la Baume Saint-Chinian 2012 £14.50

Sustained garnet/purple colour. Very expressive nose mixing red and black fruits, notes of spices, m...

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Chateau de la Baume Saint-Chinian 2012 £14.50

Chateau de la Coustarelle Classic Cahors 2016 £11.50

With an intense scarlet red colour, the nose is of notes of fruits of the woods with a dark berry ex...

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Chateau de la Coustarelle Classic Cahors 2016 £11.50

Chateau de la Durandiere Saumur 2017 £13.50

Fruity, balanced-supple-velvety wine, a nice rich body with a hint of dark berries, tender and flesh...

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Chateau de la Durandiere Saumur 2017 £13.50

Chateau de la Huste Fronsac 2010 £26.50

The nose is quite full with ripe blackcurrant and dark ripe cherry aromas leading the way followed b...

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Chateau de la Huste Fronsac 2010 £26.50

Chateau de la Saule Montagny Premier Cru 2014 £23.50

Preserved lemon, fresh herbs and a lovely creamy texture holding it all together on the palate. Fles...

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Chateau de la Saule Montagny Premier Cru 2014 £23.50

Chateau de Mauves Graves 2014 £12.50

Dark cherry, plum, smoke, graphite and game are all fused together with a rounded balance. The palat...

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Chateau de Mauves Graves 2014 £12.50