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Sadly, the Trout Wine Shop closed for the last time in January 2014 and the space is now a popular self-catering holiday let, called Little Trout.  However, although the physical shop has gone, the website lives on and I aim to continue to offer an interesting and personal selection of wines for sale.  Since browsing my shelves is no longer an option, it is now possible to browse virtually.

Wine continues to be what this list is all about - wine that has been selected because it is interesting, enjoyable and which, while offering good value for money, is not included because it fits an arbitrarily set 'price point'.  Nearly three quarters of the wines in this list fall between £6 and £12 per bottle because this is where, I believe, the best value is to be found.  These are wines that I am passionate about - I hope you will share that passion.

Collection & Delivery

Wine orders can still be collected from The Trout but, as my stock is no longer stored on site, advance warning of a visit is advisable, preferrably by email

We are delighted to quote prices for delivery to any part of the UK mainland which, wherever possible, will be on our own vehicles but we cannot guarantee either speed or cheapness!  Please do ask - you may be surprised. See below for details.

Glass Hire

Glass hire is still be available for parties, again by prior arrangement.

Screw Tops

When screw top wines first started appearing, I used to distinguish them in my lists with a symbol.  However, since the vast majority of the wines I sell now come with a screw top, it seems sensible to identify those which have a cork, rather than those which don't.  I have chosen a corkscrew symbol for this purpose, which seems logical!  Some bottles marked with a corkscrew may appear to have screw tops in the picture because these are more recent bottlings.  The corkscrew symbol doesn't necessarily mean that you'll need one to get into the bottle, just that it hasn't got a screw top!  Most sparkling wines can be opened by hand, so have no symbol.

Anthony Whitaker

2020 Price List

Such is my enthusiasm for the wines of South Africa that I list them first.  Why the enthusiam? It is because, for me, these wines combine the best of the "old" world and the best of the "new" in wine making terms. Many grape varieties seem to grow better in South Africa than they do anywhere else - Chenin Blanc being a prime example.  Another would be the wonderful Mourvèdre which you can find as a single varietal wine in the south of France and, as Monastrell, in Spain but somehow it gains another dimension in Swartland (particularly but not exclusively).  The selection here includes some truly great wines and I have seldom, if ever, encountered a bad bottle.  Please give them a go!

South Africa Red

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False Bay Pinotage 2019/21

£8.30

£7.45

Western Cape

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Very good 'modern' style Pinotage - not too heavy.

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Percheron Old Vine Cinsault 2021

£8.30

£7.45

Western Cape

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Slightly lighter than the Shiraz Mourvèdre - really enjoyable.

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The Curator Red Blend 2016

£8.60

£7.75

Coastal Region

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Brilliant blend made by the great Adi Badenhorst

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Revenant Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

£8.95

£7.99

Stellenbosch

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Superb Cabernet from Stellenbosch - claret like in style. Limited availability

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Barton Rouge 2015

£8.95

£7.99

Walker Bay

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An "almost Bordeaux" blend containing 40% Merlot - very well made and drinkable.

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Percheron Shiraz / Mourvèdre 2021

£8.99

£8.20

Western Cape

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Still on great form - Rhône style wine with lots of fruit and real quality. Exceptionally good value for money.

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Darling Cellars The Capeman SMG 2017

£8.99

£7.99

Darling

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A new blend (Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Grenache) for this popular wine - and a new label.

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Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2017

£11.40

£10.20

Darling

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This is amazing! It really does taste chocolatey and almost more like a light port. Very moreish.

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Strange Kompanjie Natural Cinsault 2021/22

£11.99

£10.80

Paarl

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Cinsault is one of those grapes that works better in South Africa than anywhere else

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Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz 2014

£12.20

£10.99

Voor-Paardeberg, Paarl

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Don't be put off by the jokey name - this is a serious wine (or should that be 'cunning'?)

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Spice Route Mourvèdre 2019

£16.95

£15.25

Swartland

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Just one of my favourite wines on the entire list...

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Barton Winemaker's Reserve 2015

£17.60

£15.85

Walker Bay

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Classic Bordeaux blend of Merlot and Cabernet. Really classy stuff. An absolute joy to drink.

South Africa White

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Primordial Soup White Blend Non Vintage

£7.85

£6.99

Western Cape

This blend of unspecified grape varieties grown in the Swartland, where absolute ripeness is guaranteed, is fresh and clean with a citrusy feel to it.

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False Bay Wild Yeast Chenin Blanc 2022

£8.60

£7.70

Western Cape

Possibly my favourite Chenin Blanc. Consistently good - rich and apricoty

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False Bay Chardonnay 2022

£8.60

£7.70

Coastal Region

Although unoaked this is made from sun ripened fruit, giving it much greater depth and flavour.

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Simonsig Chardonnay 2019

£11.55

£10.40

Stellenbosch

Oaked Chardonnay from the makers of the wonderful Kaapse Vonkel sparkling

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Barton Sauvignon Blanc 2017

£11.60

£10.45

Walker Bay

Mature Sauvignon, drinking nicely.

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Groote Post The OMB 2019

£11.85

£10.65

Darling

Sauvignon / Chenin blend in which the former predominates. Delicious!

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Barton Chenin Blanc 2022

£11.95

£10.80

Walker Bay

Lovely, fresh Chenin Blanc made by the experienced team at Barton.

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Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2020

£12.55

£11.30

Darling

Clean and crisp with plenty of Sauvignon zing.

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The Tea Leaf 2022

£13.85

£12.45

Piekenierskloof

No longer 100% Chenin as it also contains Palomino and Grenache Blanc but still an exciting and unusual wine.

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Vondeling Barrel Selection Chardonnay 2019

£15.40

£13.85

Voor-Paardeberg, Paarl

Absolutely ace Chardonnay with just the right amount of oak.

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Spice Route Sauvignon Blanc 2021 The Amos Block

£15.95

£14.35

Swartland

Back on form after a slow start - one of my favourite SA Sauvignons.

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Groote Post Seasalter 2020

£16.40

£14.75

Darling

Containing 90% Sauvignon with 10% Semillon, this is really classy wine with great depth and finesse.

White Vins de Pays (France...)

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Maison de Vigneron Blanc Sec 2022

£8.30

£7.45

Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne

Made from Colombard and Ugni Blanc grapes - crisp and fresh; easy drinking.

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Les Volets Chardonnay 2018

£9.20

£8.30

Vin de Pays de la Haute Vallée de l'Aude

We've seen this before but it's a worthy returner. Classy oaked Chardonnay at a stonkingly good price…

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Domaine de Brumont Gros Manseng / Sauvignon 2021

£13.60

£12.20

Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne

A firm favourite - a combination that really works. Crisp and zingy.

Red Vins de Pays (France...)

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Maison de Vigneron Rouge 2020/22

£8.30

£7.45

Vin de Pays de Vaucluse

Terrific quality for a humble VdeP - full flavoured, soft, easy drinker.

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Les Oliviers Merlot Mourvèdre 2021

£8.30

£7.45

Vin de Pays d’Oc

Mostly Merlot (80%) with the balance in Mourvèdre – another great vintage for this old favourite which will improve with age (if allowed!)

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Domaine Mas Barrau Cabernet Franc 2019

£9.70

£8.70

Vin de Pays du Gard

Cabernet Franc doesn't often have such depth of flavour.

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Domaine de Boède Le Pavillon 2012

£10.60

£9.55

Vin de Pays des Côtes de Pérignan

Concentrated fruit cake flavours - very rich. Delicious.

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Domaine de Brumont Tannat / Merlot 2014

£11.20

£9.99

Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne

Very soft and fruity. A great glugging wine. Has aged beautifully. Limited availability

Southern French Red

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Château L'Herbe-Sainte 2018

£12.80

£11.50

Minervois

An amazing new find. Very deep colour with fantastic depth of flavour. Really "chewy".

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Domaine de L'Ostal Estibals 2019

£13.30

£11.95

Minervois

Syrah based wine made by the family of Jean-Michel Cazes, owner of Ch Lynch-Bages in Bordeaux, this is a really meaty wine with great power

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Borgia by Borsao Rosado 2020

£7.45

£6.70

Campo de Borja

Proper rosé with a decent depth of colour and strong strawberry flavours.

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Wild House Grenache Rosé 2023

£9.75

£8.80

Western Cape

Paler than I usually like a rosé but this is fresh and fruity - a good find

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Señorio de Sarría Garnacha Rosado 2021

£9.95

£8.95

Navarra

Darker style rosé but this is really fresh and fruity. Currently unavailable

Alsace

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Pinot Blanc Organic 2019

£10.99

£9.95

Cave de Turckheim

Crisp and steely but with richness of flavour too. Limited availability

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Gewürztraminer Tradition 2018/19

£13.40

£11.99

Cave de Turckheim

New vintage from an old favourite. Proper Gewürz like it should be.

Red Bordeaux

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Château Haut Rian 2014

£11.80

£10.65

Premières Côtes de Bordeaux

Soft, easy drinking claret. Lots of rich fruit - well balanced. Limited availability of this vintage.

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Château Le Bedat 2018

£12.80

£11.30

Gensac, Bordeaux

Deliciously soft, easy drinking claret. Lots of rich fruit - well balanced.

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Château Noaillac 2014

£15.35

£13.80

Médoc

Slightly less oomph than that 2016 below but a very attractive price for a wine of such quality

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Château Noaillac 2016

£17.25

£15.50

Médoc

Classic claret from a fine vintage with lots of fruit cakey fruit. Really good

Sparkling Wine

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Prosecco Spagorosso Domenico de Bertiol NV

£11.20

£10.20

Colli Trevigiani, Italy

"Lightly sparkling wine – all you need now is some peach nectar. The corkscrew symbol isn't an error!

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Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel 2020

£14.50

£12.99

Western Cape

Another old favourite returns! The great South African sparkler which ages beautifully. One of the few sparkling wines outside the Champagne region to include Pinot Meunier in the blend.

Champagne

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Bernard Robert Brut NV

£31.75

£28.60

Formerly known as J P Robert - but only the name has changed. High quality grower's Champagne.

Italy White

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Ca' di Ponti Catarratto 2021/22

£7.60

£6.85

Sicily

Catarratto is one of Sicily's best grapes, producing peachy, soft wines with elegance and style.

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San Vigilio Pinot Grigio 2022

£8.20

£7.40

Provincia di Pavia

Very drinkable wine with character. Only 12% alcohol, for those who prefer a lighter wine.

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Gavi La Battistina 2022

£12.75

£11.45

Piemonte

Something different - peachy and very drinkable. Light, crisp - a refreshing change.

Italy Red

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Ca' di Ponti Nero d'Avola 2019/21

£8.70

£7.85

Sicily

A welcome return for this lovely Sicilian favourite.

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Frappato Paolini 2020

£9.65

£8.70

Cantina Paolini, Sicily

Deliciously soft, easy drinking red from the increasingly recognised Frappato grape.

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Montresor 'Urban Park' Appassimento 2019

£10.40

£9.40

Veneto

A fine example of Appassimento - wine made from a proportion of dried grapes. What you might call souped-up Valpolicella

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Salice Salentino Giardinelli 2014

£10.50

£9.45

Puglia

Back on form, thank goodness! Packed with soft fruit and lasting flavour.

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Vallone Appassimento 2019

£12.45

£11.20

Puglia

The Apassimento technique involves the use of semi-dried grapes giving a much richer wine with concentrated flavours. This is an outstanding example!

Spain Red

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El Tesoro Monastrell Shiraz 2021

£8.60

£7.70

Jumilla

Back with a new label, this wine using 85% Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre) and 15% Shiraz grown on the top-rated Juan Gil estate offers exceptionally good value for money.

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Alaia Prieto Picudo 2019

£8.99

£8.20

Dehesa de Rubiales, Castilla y León

The return of an old favourite - made from 80% Prieto Picudo and 20% Tempranillo aged in French oak to give the cherry and berry fruit a bit more complexity.

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Manon Tempranillo 2019

£9.40

£8.45

Castile, Spain

I've sold this before but not for a while. Full bodied wine from the Rioja grape with great depth

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Borsao Selección Barrica 2015

£10.60

£9.55

Bodegas Borsao, Camp de Borja

Oak aged (barrica = barrel) and similar in style to a Reserva Rioja.

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Pinna Fidelis Roble 2016/18

£11.99

£10.80

Ribera del Duero

Oak aged wine with great depth of flavour accompanied by lots of juicy fruit. A great find.

Australia White

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Murphy's unoaked Chardonnay 2018

£7.99

£7.20

Big Rivers, New South Wales

New vintage and new label for this well made unoaked Aussie Chardonnay at a keen price.

Australia Red

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New Zealand

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North America

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Chile White

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Sierra Grande Sauvignon Blanc 2021

£8.45

£7.65

Central Valley

Crisp, clean and fresh. Excellent value

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Andes Peaks Chardonnay 2021

£8.45

£7.65

Central Valley

Unoaked Chardonnay from Chile's Central Valley

Chile Red

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Sierra Grande Pinot Noir 2021

£8.20

£7.40

An exceptionally fine example of Pinot Noir – what Chile does best in my opinion.

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Sierra Grande Merlot 2022

£8.30

£7.45

Central Valley

Outstandingly good value - fruit cakey Merlot for immediately enjoyable drinking!

Argentina Red

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Molinillo Malbec 2021

£10.60

£9.55

Uco Valley, Mendoza

Exciting new find. Deliciously jammy Malbec - perfect summer BBQ wine.

Liqueur

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Corkscrews

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These two models of Screwpull corkscrews are absolute bargains and offered at well below RRP.

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Screwpull Pocket Model

£12.95

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Screwpull Activ-ball Table Model "Trilogy"

£15.95

Kitchen Accessories

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Sarah Whitaker's Aga recipe books - lavishly illustrated in colour, featuring all new recipes for casual, effortless and confident cooking (but not necessarily in that order). An absolute must for cooks everywhere - and you don't even need an Aga to make these recipes work as there are instructions for conventional cookers as well!

 

Please visit sarahwhitaker.com where you will find a wide range of excellent cooking equipment to suit all pockets (and kitchens!)

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Casual Aga Cooking

£15.00

by Sarah Whitaker

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Confident Aga Cooking

£15.00

by Sarah Whitaker

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Effortless Aga Cooking

£15.00

by Sarah Whitaker

Information

Deliveries

 

Prompt, free delivery (minimum 12 bottles of wine) within 20 mile radius of Nether Wallop.  We can deliver to other areas by arrangement (whenever possible, at no extra charge) so those living more than 20 miles from Nether Wallop need not be afraid to order from this list!

Discounts

 

Please note that the case price shown in this list applies to any purchase of at least one dozen bottles of wine, which can be mixed.  You do not have to buy 12 bottles of the same wine to qualify for the discount.  The reductions offered vary between 5% and 10% (sometimes more) so it does pay to buy by the case.

Credit Cards

 

We accept payment by MasterCard, Visa, Delta and Maestro for all transactions over £10.  Please note that we can also take credit card payments over the telephone, subject to the standard security procedures.

 

Services

 

Free glass hire / Sale or Return facility / The Search for the Obscure (let us find your favourite wine, the one you thought you couldn't get any longer).

Wine Descriptions & Advice

If you would like further information about anything listed, just ask!

Email / Website

 

If you have any enquiries about this list or the wines therein, please email anthony@troutwines.co.uk. The website is updated regularly with new wines and vintage changes so please come back and have another look from time to time.

Terms & Conditions

 

All wines are offered subject to availability.  Prices are quoted per bottle or per unit.  Prices are correct at time of publication but are subject to any duty or currency fluctuations.  Discounted prices are offered on the basis that full case quantities are purchased and collected from The Trout.  E&OE.

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