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The phrase ‘primus inter pares’ occasionally springs to mind when thinking of French viticulture. For there might be many pretenders to this country’s greatest wines, but it still provides many of the vinous benchmarks, be they from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire, Alsace, or the Rhône. Countless winegrowers aspire, and rightly so: it was probably a French bottle that stimulated and motivated them to their chosen course. And, of course, standards have had to rise to meet many of these challengers from outside the country – there can be no resting on laurels, much to the benefit of the consumer. Allez les Bleus !

Ventoux, Les Terres Rouges, Font Sarade, 2020
Forget the fact that Ventoux is not one of the ‘smart’ appellations, we go with the winemaking skills of the Burle father/daughter team.
£11.50
Country
France
Region
Rhône
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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Beaujolais-Villages, Elégance, Domaine des Combiers, 2020
Ripe, packed with juice, the French description of ‘vin de plaisir’ could not be more appropriate.
£12.95
Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Style
Light & Perfumed
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Ventoux, Le Carignan, Font Sarade, 2020
Carignan is known for its approachable, vibrant reds and the winemaking that has gone into this one is extraordinary.
£13.20
Country
France
Region
Rhône
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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Côtes du Rhône-Villages, Plan de Dieu, Font Sarade, 2020
When you go to South of France and you smell thyme, bay leave, flowers and the ripen, sun mouthful red fruits, the dream, right? And what if you can find it all in this bottle?
£13.50
Country
France
Region
Rhône
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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Côtes-du-Rhône, Château de Saint Cosme, 2020
There cannot be a better Côtes-du-Rhône, can there? Especially when it’s from such a stellar vintage.
£13.95
Country
France
Region
Rhône
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château de Francs, Francs-Cotes de Bordeaux, 2016
One of our perennial favourites in our Claret range, made by two of the greatest winemakers of the region.
£14.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château de La Grave, ‘Grains Fins’ blanc, 2019
Sumptuous unusual white Bordeaux blend, a dry round wine with a lot of character.
£14.95
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Floral & Aromatic
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Château Trians Rosé, Domaine de Trians, 2020
Provence is the top stop for rosé and Château Trians one of the finest examples.
£14.95
Country
France
Region
Provence
Style
Dry & Crisp
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Château Crusquet de Lagarcie, Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux, 2016
A classic Claret that will please all Bordeaux blend lovers.
£15.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château de La Grave, Caractère, Côtes de Bourg, 2016
An ideal bottle with the Sunday roast, and it shows what superb value still exists in Bordeaux’s lesser known appellations.
£15.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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Crémant de Bourgogne, Brut, Manciat-Poncet, NV
Perfect sparkling as an everyday treat, far better than most of the cheaper Champagne!
£15.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Classic & Perfumed
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Bourgogne Aligoté, Boyer-Martenot, 2018
This was the first wine that Vincent poured us from his ‘egg’ experiment (wine aged in concrete egg shaped vat). Truly memorable.
£16.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Love by Léoube Rosé, 2020
Joyful and vibrant rosé, to be shared with good friends (or not shared at all!).
£16.50
Country
France
Region
Provence
Style
Dry & Crisp
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Vacqueyras blanc, Le Penchant, Font Sarade, 2019
An unusual gem, this bottle surprises even the avid wine explorer.
£16.50
Country
France
Region
Rhône
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Clos des Lunes, Lune d’Argent, 2019
One of the greatest points of reference for dry white wines of Bordeaux, a blend of elegance and richness. High bewitching power!
£16.95
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Floral & Aromatic
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Fleurie, La Cadole, Domaine des Combiers, 2019
Made from 60 year old vines, this Fleurie has excellent concentration of fruits and florals
£17.00
Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Style
Light & Perfumed
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Château Tour du Moulin, Terres Rouges, Fronsac, 2016
The wine that shows us the great terroir of Fronsac, still underrated and very accessible.
£17.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Sancerre, Vincent Grall, 2020
Our all-time favourite Sancerre, intense flinty, citrus aromas. Complex and refreshing.
£17.95
Country
France
Region
Loire
Style
Crisp & Clean
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Chardonnay, Les Peyrarols, Boyer-De Bar, 2018
A Chardonnay grown in the South of France, made by a talented Burgundian wine-maker.
£18.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Petit Chablis, Thierry Laffay, 2019
There is a lot of mass-produced Chablis, but this is as far removed as one can get.
£18.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Crisp & Clean
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Château du Grand Chambellan, Lalande de Pomerol, 2012
A lovely matured Claret, showing concentration and fine tannins, suits every palate.
£18.95
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Vinsobres, Château de Rouanne, 2018
It often takes a few vintages before a newly-acquired vineyard starts to perform at the highest level, but here, it’s already in place.
£19.50
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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Gigondas, Cuvée les Pigières, Font Sarade, 2019
Gigondas used to suffer by comparison to neighbouring Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but this is no longer the case, wines every bit as good.
£19.50
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine du Colombier, 2016
There was a time when Crozes was on every restaurant wine-list in the land, such was the value. That value hasn’t changed one bit.
£19.95
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Style
Classic & Savory
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Sancerre, Rosé, Vincent Grall, 2020
Refreshing during the summer and a perfect match with Asian cuisine during the winter.
£20.00
Country
France
Region
Loire
Style
Dry & Crisp
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Domaine de l’Ile Rosé, Porquerolles, 2020
A rosé "haute-couture" from Chanel fashion house.
£21.60
Country
France
Region
Provence
Style
Dry & Crisp
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Bourgogne Chardonnay, Thierry & Pascale Matrot, 2018
We’d take a bottle of this over an oaky, chewy New World Chardonnay, every day of the week.
£22.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Château Caronne Sainte Gemme Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 2012
All the classic character of the best Claret, made on one of the most prestigious "terroir" and at a very decent price.
£22.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château Cissac Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 2015
A Cru Bourgeois located between Saint Estephe and Pauillac that we have been buying for 20 years!
£22.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Bourgogne blanc, Boyer-Martenot, 2018
Meursault terroir for a staggeringly reasonable price point.
£22.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Rully, Montmorin, Jean Chartron, 2019
Rully blanc is one of those wines that has consistently maintained an excellent ‘rapport prix/qualité’, and long may that continue
£23.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Rully, Joseph Drouhin, 2018
Reputable white Burgundy from a commendable producer.
£24.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Château Teyssier, Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, 2014
We buy Teyssier every vintage, without fail: of its type, it is a definitive right-bank claret.
£25.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château Le Coteau, Margaux, 2014
Eric the bee-man: a vigneron obsessed with letting nature do the work; the vineyards are alive with an abundance of wildflowers and bees, and the resulting wine is as harmonious as the environment in which it is grown.
£25.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Saint-Romain, Thierry & Pascale Matrot, 2018
White Burgundy as we like it. Incredible value from a top-notch producer.
£25.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Aubry, Brut Premier Cru, NV
THE grower's Champagne, complex and fresh reflecting the place where it is from.
£25.50
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Style
Classic & Perfumed
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L’Expression de Pauillac, Pauillac, 2016
A special Claret from a Grand Cru Classé in Pauillac, better to keep it secret or it will be all gone with no time.
£26.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Sparkling de Léoube, Rosé, Brut, NV
Sparkling Provence style rosé, made in the Champagne method. What's not to love?
£27.00
Country
France
Region
Provence
Style
Dry & Crisp
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Château de Valois, Pomerol, 2014
Made with passion by a family-run estate, vibrant and classic.
£27.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Secret de Léoube Rosé, 2020
Delicate, elegant and sophisticated…
£27.50
Country
France
Region
Provence
Style
Dry & Crisp
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Sancerre rouge, La Noue, Claude Riffault, 2018
A truly charming Pinot Noir that promises a tremendous future for the grape in the Loire. And an even more impressive future for Riffault…
£27.50
Country
France
Region
Loire
Style
Light & Perfumed
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Montagny, 1er Cru Vieux Château, Laurent Cognard, 2018
The appellation may have lost some of the allure that it once had 20 years ago, but the wines are now much, much better.
£28.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Château Tour Sieujean, Cru Bourgeois, Pauillac, 2015
Recently sold off an hectare of vines to Latour! Which means they now have less than 5 hectares to make their delicious nectar.
£28.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Monthelie, Thierry & Pascale Matrot, 2017
It’s a bright, juicy wine to drink over the coming decade.
£28.80
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Classic & Savoury
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Santenay, blanc, Bachelet-Monnot, 2018
A classic white burgundy – mineral Chardonnay, and a very light touch of oak.
£29.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Complex & Buttery
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Marie Demets, Brut, NV
A stunning grower Champagne, you will keep coming back for more, we promise.
£29.50
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Style
Fresh & Crisp
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Château Milens, Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, 2014
A great value for money Saint-Emilion.
£30.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons, Thierry Laffay, 2018
A prodigious bottle that stands out for its vibrant minerality.
£30.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Crisp & Clean
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Love by Léoube Rosé, 2020 Magnum
Joyful and vibrant rosé, to be shared with good friends (or not shared at all!).
£34.00
Country
France
Region
Provence
Style
Dry & Crisp
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Château Laforge Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, 2011
So-called ‘off’ vintages are way too easily dismissed by commentators, yet so often produce enormous drinking pleasure.
£34.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Duluc de Branaire Ducru, Saint Julien, 2015
Second label of a fourth Granc Cru Classé, extension of the know-how of Branaire-Ducru.
£34.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Chassagne-Montrachet, rouge, Fontaine-Gagnard, 2017
In the right hands, it’s a match for any of the reds that are produced in the Côte de Beaune.
£35.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Light & Perfumed
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Aubry, Rosé Premier Cru, NV
A rose petal colour in your glass of Champagne!
£37.50
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Style
Classic & Perfumed
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Château Chantelune, Margaux, 2014
"Sing to the moon" is a seductive Margaux. Tiny quantity, unmissable wine.
£37.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Sancerre, Monoparcelle 469, Claude Riffault, 2018
Vines planted in the 1950s are used to produce this standout Sancerre.
£38.40
Country
France
Region
Loire
Style
Complex & Buttery
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Ségla, Margaux, 2016
The Chanel bag of our Claret range, elegant and sophisticated. No expense spared and made alongside the Grand Vin, should be twice the price.
£40.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Côte-Rôtie, Château de Montlys, Christophe Semaska, 2017
A bouquet of violets, a texture of velvet, with hints of black pepper, this has all the hallmarks of great Côte-Rôtie.
£42.50
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Style
Rich & Robust
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Aubry de Humbert, Brut Nature, 2012
Generous and radiant in the glass, a real Champagne experience.
£42.50
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Style
Creamy & Complex
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Gevrey-Chambertin, Dix Climats, Drouhin-Laroze, 2017
If we wanted to get someone hooked on red burgundy, a bottle of this would do the perfect job.
£45.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Classic & Savory
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Hermitage, Domaine du Colombier, 2014
Hermitage can take time to mature, but this 2014 is now aged to perfection.
£45.00
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Style
Rich & Robust
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Chambolle-Musigny, Anne & Herve Sigaut, 2017
For those who prefer a touch of lightness to their reds, this is the wine, no doubt about it.
£49.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Classic & Savory
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Volnay-Santenots, 1er Cru, Thierry & Pascale Matrot, 2017
Despite being away from the main Volnay drag, Santenots performs as well as any 1er Cru.
£55.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château Tour Sieujean, Cru Bourgeois, Pauillac, 2014 Magnum
Recently sold off an hectare of vines to Latour! Which means they now have less than 5 hectares to make their delicious nectar.
£58.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château de Valois, Pomerol, 2014 Magnum
Made with passion by a family-run estate, vibrant and classic.
£58.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chalumeaux, Thierry & Pascale Matrot, 2018
A bottle that exquisitely lives up to the world-famous Puligny-Montrachet reputation.
£60.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Complex & Buttery
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Volnay, 1er Cru Les Frémiets, Joseph Voillot, 2016
Not an inexpensive red burgundy, but if this quality came from the Côtes de Nuits, say Vosne-Romanée, twice the price.
£65.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château Milens, Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, 2015 Magnum
A great value for money Saint-Emilion.
£78.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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