France

Despite its complacency and notable challenges from all-comers, France remains the world’s finest wine-producing nation, and its famous regions – Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Rhône, Alsace and increasingly Languedoc-Roussillon – read like a who’s who of all you could want from a wine. Full-bodied or light, still or fizzy, dry or sweet, for drinking now or laying down, infinitesimal variety is one of France’s great attributes.

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Despite their own complacency, occasional arrogance and impressive challenges from all-comers, France is still far and away the finest wine-producing nation in the world and its famous regions – Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Rhône, Alsace and increasingly Languedoc Roussillon – read like a who’s who of all you could want from a wine. Full-bodied, light-bodied, still or fizzy, dry or sweet, simple or intellectual, weird and wonderful, for drinking now or for laying down, France’s infinitesimal variety of wines is one of its great attributes. And that’s without even mentioning Cognac and Armagnac.

France’s grape varieties are grown, and its wines emulated, throughout the world. It also brandishes with relish its trump card, the untranslatable terroir that shapes a wine’s character beyond the range of human knowledge and intervention. It is this terroir - a combination of soil and microclimate - that makes Vosne-Romanée taste different to Nuits-St Georges, Ch. Langoa Barton different to Ch. Léoville Barton.

France is a nation with over 2,000 years of winemaking, where the finest grapes and parcels of land have been selected through centuries of trial and error rather than market research. Its subtleties are never-ending and endlessly fascinating. Vintage variation is as great here as anywhere – rain, hail, frost and, occasionally, burning heat can ruin a vintage. Yet all this creates interest, giving the wines personality, and generating great excitement when everything does come together.

However, this is not to say that French wine is perfect. Its overall quality remains inconsistent and its intricate system of classification and Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) based on geography as opposed to quality is clearly flawed, sometimes serving as a hindrance to experimentation and improvement.

Nevertheless, the future is bright for France: quality is better than ever before – driven by a young, well-travelled and ambitious generation of winemakers – while each year reveals new and exciting wines from this grand old dame.

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Savas SA, Ready, but will keep,

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Domaine des Deux Roches, Ready, but will keep,

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H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 137cs

£108.96

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£12.50

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£86.52
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£8.75

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£52.68
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Dourthe, Drink now,

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£9.50

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£59.52
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Dourthe, Drink now,

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Bottle 12 x 75cl 80cs

£63.48

D. Magnum

£73.99

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£46.83
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£10.95

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Alexandre Burgaud, Ready, but will keep,

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£77.52
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Chateau Sainte-Marie, Ready, but will keep,

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Domaine Bellevue, Drink now,

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£11.95

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£81.48
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Antech Limoux, Drink now,

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£12.25

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£66.12 Saving £7.38

Bottle 6 x 75cl 787cs

£38.40
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£12.50

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£270.00 Saving £30.00

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£198.96
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Chateau Miraval, Drink now,

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£45.24
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£13.30

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£212.88
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Chateau Clinet, Ready, but will keep,

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£83.88
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£99.48
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Domaine du Grand Cros, Drink now,

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£99.48
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Ch. Fleur Haut Gaussens, Ready, but will keep,

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£99.48
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Jean-Marc Burgaud, Ready, but will keep,

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£14.00

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£99.96
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Chateau Climens, Drink now,

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£14.25

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H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 411cs

£115.08
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£174.00

H/Bottle 12 x 37.5cl 13cs

£131.88

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£154.14

Bottle 6 x 75cl 250cs

£115.44

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£308.40

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£231.00
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Chateau Guiraud, Drink now,

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£14.50

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£158.85
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Famille Becot, Ready, but will keep,

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