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CO-OP TOP WINES IN PRICE CATEGORY 2017
A really good selection for what is really a convenience store - and one going through a really challenging time. Not all of these wines are available in every store and the prices listed may not be fully up to date. There's a really well chosen and more importantly well priced selectionof French whites.


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Up to 10
Linda Mora Torrontes 2013(Arg) 6.49 rating 89
Good light floral and fresh wine, perfect for the BBQ
The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Fiano 6.99 rating 90
Lemon peel and citrus nose, fresh light and grassy, beautiful
Macon Villages Cave de Lugny 7.99 rating 89
This producer never disappoints, green apple and mineral, classy at the price
The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Chablis 2014 9.99 rating91
Lovely flinty minerality, forward fruit, apple and lime peel, really lovely example
Wolfberger Gewertztraminer 2014 8.99 rating 90
Grpey and floral nose, aromatic, toward sweet, lemon and honey, lovely

Stonehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2012 8.99 rating 88
Grassy elderflower, restrained Sauvignon nose, really well made, cool wine
Stellenbosch Drive Chardonnay 2012 6.99 rating 88
Apple and lime zest, restrained oak, great price
Pure Malbec Trapiche 2013 (Arg) 8.99 rating 89
Good, well made malbec, as it should be all black pepper and hint of liquorice
Bibbiano Chianti Classico 9.99 rating 90
Lovely pale aged look, ripe plum and black pepper, 10 well spent
Novare Valpolicella Ripasso 2012 9.99 rating90
Forward fruit on nose, black cherry and damson palate
La Grange St Martin Cotes du Rhone 2014 6.99 rating 90
Lovely example of CDR, soft ripe fruit and long black pepper finish
The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir 7.99 rating 89
Earthy nose, forward fruit palate, easy and approachable, blueberry
Indomita Gran Reserva Carmenere 2012 (Chi)
6.49 rating 88
Soft supple, well made, black pepper, ripe fruit and full on tannin
Montes Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Chi) 8.79 rating 88
Black pepper and savoury mushroom, hint of forest floor, complex and full
Zalze Sangiovese 2012 (Chi)
6.99 rating 89
Sweet cedar and spicy oak, forward fruit, very approachable
Zalze SGV (shiraz/grenache/viognier) 2012 (Chi)
6.99 rating 89
Black pepper and plum, good spice and oak, intense fruit compote
Muriel Rioja Reserva 2009 (Spa) 9.99 rating 89
Sweet cedar and damson, very good example of Rioja
Co-operative Truly Irresistible Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir (Chi) 8.99 rating 91
Classy wine, spice on nose, hint of leather, bags of black fruit, well priced 
Co-operative Truly Irresistible Bio Bio Valley Malbec (Chi) 8.99 rating 90
Aniseed and fennel, spice and bold fruit, will do well with a curry
Montes Alpha Syrah 2010
9.99 rating 89
Lovely depth on nose, good holding fruit and soft integrated tannins, lots of the money
Coeur de Cardeline Rose 2012 8.99 rating 88
Onion skin look, light fresh lively rose, peach stone
Cordoniu Gran Cremant Vintage Brut Cava 2013 9.99 rating 90
Green cooking apple nose, lovely toasty note, fresh acidity, very well made, value
Lindauer New Zealand Sparkling Rose 9.99 rating 91
Brioche and red berry, beautiful body and poise, great price



Up to 15

Dead Letter Office Shiraz (Aus) 12.99 rating 90
Very deep colour, developing nose, cherry and leather, lots of oak and cassis
Domaine les Grandes Costes 2009 13.99 rating 89
Expressive nose, tobacco and fruit, good supporting tannin, hot finish
Vergelegen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (SA) 14.99 rating 92
Pipe tobacco nose - good. Green and black pepper on palate, complex.

Henri Clerc Pouilly Fuisse 2010 14.99 rating 89
Green apple and hints of cedar and vanilla oak, good fresh, fuller body, nicely made
Domaine Les Chaumes Pouilly Fume 2014 12.49 rating 90
Lovely mineral nose, subtle fruit, citrus and grape, easy drinking




Over 15
Villa Annaberta Amarone della Valpolicella 2012 17.99 rating 90
Raisin nose, big and expressive, soft full mouth feel, ripe fruit, very good wine, will age
Henri Clerc Chassagne-Montrachet 2009 21.99 rating 91
Lovely full on Burgundy, burnt notes, class through and through, pricey mind
Clos Floridene Graves Blanc 2013 17.99 rating 89
Lovely open herbaceous nose, white pepper, hint medicinal, complex and deep

Les Pionniers Vintage Champagne 2006 24.99 rating 92
Good fresh green apple nose, soft in the mouth, good depth, nice Champagne
Les Pioneers Champagne NV 16.99 rating 89
Good yeasty nose, real depth, good mousse and lovely body