Santa Cruz de Alpera 2014 Red

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Red table wine from Spain a Grenache / Syrah blend.

Red Santa Cruz de Alpera

Appellation of Origin Almansa (http://denominacion-origen-almansa.com/)

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Mas Belles Eaux, Rose, Pays d’oc, 2013

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Mas Belles Eaux is a sister vineyard to Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron. It is owned by French insurance company AXA and was run by Jean-Michel Cazes of Château Lynch-Bages – makers of our other current favourite Rose L’Ostal Cazes – for a while.

And this doesn’t disappoint, recommended by the Assistant Manager in O’Briens Sandymount.

Well constructed, pink tint with delicate berry nose and very smooth dry moreish taste. Delicious.

We all enjoyed this celebrating Ian’s Birthday on a humid and wet summer Sunday.

Summer Rose offer: Buy one Get One half price @ €14.49

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Il Padrino Nero d’Avola 2013

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We weren’t impressed with the 2012 but this 2013 makes up for it and we served it to the family at Ian’s fifth decade birthday bash.

Slightly oakey with nice blackcurrants, decent party wine to cater for all tastes. From the Belice Valley in Sicily near Selinunte.

€10.99 reduced to €8.99 in O’Briens.

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