Smooth and rounded reds

Key notes: Ripeness of fruit and easy-going, rounded character.

Typical aromas and flavours: Often produced in warmer climes, these wines have characteristics of stewed red fruit and secondary flavours of spice, toast, leather. The result is easy drinking reds.

Structure: Generally medium-bodied, smooth in the mouth, softer tannins

Examples of 'Smooth and Rounded' reds: Southern French reds, Southern Portuguese Reds (from the Alentejo in particular), Rioja, red Bordeaux, Merlots, Chiantis.

Grand Nicolet 2015 Cotes du Rhone 750ml

$25.13

Staff Pick: This wine represents freaking phenomenal value for me. Juicy, but with excellent concentration of flavour, this unassumingly inexpensive little CDR (Cotes du Rhone) hits WAY above its price point. Cedar, dark fruit notes like plum, and ample...

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Finca Los Primos 2016 Malbec 750ml

$13.99

This is a rich and full-bodied malbec. There`s loads of ripe cherries and plums together with tobacco aromas and flavours. It has a rounded, supple and fat feel about it givng a deeply warming and satisfying wine.  Every casual dinner party needs a...

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Tollo 1.0L Sangiovese d'Abruzzo

$15.13

Winemaker's Notes: Ruby red in color with elegantly ripe, berry aromas. Characterized by its fresh fruit and pleasant acidity which make it an optimal food wine. Recommended with antipasti, first courses and lightly grilled entrees.

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Apothic 2013 California Red 750ml

$15.49

The brambly spice of Zinfandel, dark fruit flavors of Syrah, the bold notes of Cabernet Sauvignon and the smooth elegance of Merlot unite to create this captivating red blend. Apothic Red reveals intense fruit aromas and flavours of rhubarb and black...

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Santa Julia 2014 Organic Malbec 750ml

$21.65

Violet-intense purple, concentrated and bright. A complex nose with varietals notes of ripe, fruits, figs, prunes, jam and raisins. A good body, with sweet tannins and well balanced by acidity. A lingering and complex finish.-- Winemaker

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Callia Alta 2013 Shiraz Malbec 750ml

$19.04

A lighter style of Malbec that has a clear deep ruby colour; black cherry and plum with hints of oak and spice; cedar, blackberry, plums, mulberry, raspberry, tobacco leaves, anise, cassis, spinach leaves & a touch of spice. dry, medium body with...

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Lopez Pergolas 2014 O.V.Tempranillo 750ml

$15.57

Excellent Value! Aromas of spicy cherries and red plum, smoked, leather and peppery notes and wrapped around an earthy core. The palate echoes the nose with similar earthy, smoky and spiced flavours layered with char and bittersweet chocolate. A supple...

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Nuviana 2013 Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvigon 750ml

$14.70

This Spanish wine is an equal blend of Tempranillo and Cab Sauv grapes which were de-stemmed and aged in barrels of American oak. This wine has an intense aroma with fruity notes reminiscent of red fruits. In the mouth it delights with red fruits...

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Pasico 2013 Monastrell Shiraz 750ml

$14.69

A stunning wine from the 'new wave' Jumilla region of southern Spain. It tips its hat to the classic regions of Spain but delivers a whole lot more. The blend of Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre) and Shiraz (aka Syrah) grapes make this a real blockbuster of...

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Frescobaldi 2014 I Leccioni Chianti 750ml

$19.04

A luminous ruby red colour with purplish highlights. Markedly fruity, with plum, pomegranate, strawberry, and raspberry, lifted by floral notes of sweet violets and by subtly pungent eucalyptus and clove. Smooth and rounded, with judicious, fine-grained...

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Domaine De l'Arjolle 2012 Cabernet Merlot 750ml

$27.74

Claret-like Languedoc red that is deliciously fruity and easy to drink. Louis-Marie Teisserenc took over the family estate in the late 1970s and very quickly decided to re-build, removing low quality, mass production varieties and replacing them. An...

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Carson 2014 Pinot Noir 750ml

$37.30

Strawberry fruit runs wild with enough spice and acidity to keep it all lively. The finish is soft silky and long. The bottle was served with roast chicken and gone in minutes.Score: 91 points -- Anthony Gismondi, Dec 2016

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Juan Gil White Label Jumilla 750ml

$19.04

Full-bodied, juicy, savoury and delicious. Loaded with dark wild blackberries and forest-deep cherries and cedar. Pair with mushroom and wild rice dishes, savoury meat stews.Natalie MacLean, 90 points

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