October 2011 Selection

Pla de Bages, next door to the magical mountain

October 2011 Selection

Més Que Paraules 2008 (2 bottles)
Bernat Oller 2006 (2 bottles)
Abadal Crianza Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot 2008 (2 bottles)

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Més Que Paraules 2008 (2 bottles)

Young red Crianza. Més Que Paraules Pla de Bages, Spain Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Bottle: £5.46 club members / £6.19 non-members


Jaumandreu is a Catalan manor house that stands in a unique setting, surrounded by vineyards that uphold the past history of wine-growing there and in the area. The winery's main aim is to produce wines that combine a modern approach with a sense of terrain. They practise biodynamic viticulture which means that herbicides have been replaced by plant cover (rye grass), chemical fertilisers have been eliminated, and green and winter pruning are observed, always in accordance with the lunar phases.

Més Que Paraules is the flagship red wine from Jaumandreu. It is a powerful wine, high on colour intensity and alcohol content, which brings to mind the type of Priorat wine that holds a heady mixture of varnish, lacquer and black tarmac. We suggest serving it in a wide glass, precisely because of its high alcoholic strength; this is definitely a top-class wine. With a bit of evolution and exposure to air, it displays traces of damp cardboard, pine resin and preserved artichokes. On the palate, there is plenty of volume, with a soft oily edge and a wonderful earthy finish.

Més Que Paraules, the genuine article.

  • Alcohol content: 14,0%
  • Optimum serving temperature: 15ºC
  • Drink now or keep until 2012.

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Bernat Oller 2006 (2 bottles)

Red Crianza. Oller del Mas Pla de Bages, Spain Merlot

Bottle: £11.81 club members / £15.28 non-members


In the municipality of Manresa, verging on the mountain pilgrimage site of Montserrat and towered over by the majestic castle which has kept a watchful eye on the history of the Oller countryside, there lies an estate with more than 400 hectares of woods and farmland known as Mas Oller.

The wines of this cellar possess an amazing elegance, unrivalled in the district, and Bernar Oller is a fine example. Bernat Oller is a wine made traditionally, in a true Bordelais style, 100% Merlot which is a variety that has adapted well and is completely understood in the region. On the nose it offers first impressions of animal-type reduction, typical of wines produced with this grape, and this is followed by wafts of barbecue, caramelised shallot onions, liqueur chocolates and whisky cream liqueur, giving it a great 3D nose. On the palate, it is has a delectable feel, a cashmere-like touch with a texture that comes close to the purest pressed fruit juice, and supported by well-integrated sweet tannins.

Bernat Oller, a most distinguished wine.

  • Alcohol content: 13,5%
  • Optimum serving temperature: 16ºC
  • Drink now or keep until 2014.

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Abadal Crianza Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot 2008 (2 bottles)

Red Crianza. Masies d'Avinyó Pla de Bages, Spain Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Bottle: £7.29 club members / £8.67 non-members


Masies d'Avinyó (Abadal) is the amalgamation of a land reclaimed and restored to the wine-growing tradition of Bages (a name bestowed by ancient settlers, paying tribute to the Roman god of wine, Bacchus), the modern approach of its owners and the innovative, willing spirit of a young, enterprising team with a single purpose: to produce wines of quality and great distinction, and with an aspiration: to make wines that have their own defining character.

Abadal Crianza is the most bourgeois of all the cuvées; it is produced predominantly from Merlot and undergoes a very traditional vinification. It brings us comfortably close to the classic Bordeaux formula: roasted plum preserve, dampness, animal scents of wild boar skin, leather and cow hide are the smells revealed on the nose; it is one the region's classics, with a delicate side, saline, fresh, dynamic but elegant, and coming up with a great explosion of plums on the palate.

Abadal Crianza, a wine ready to conquer.

  • Alcohol content: 14,0%
  • Optimum serving temperature: 17ºC
  • Drink now or keep until 2013.

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