A recent tasting of the Wine Society's new releases turned up a few gems. Here are our top six...

Decanter’s Tasting team recently tasted the latest additions to the Wine Society’s range.

Winner at Decanter’s Retailer Awards on multiple occasions,  and runner up in the Online Retailer category in 2016, the Wine Society is a cooperative owned by its members. Their range is curated by nine buyers.

Six recommended Wine Society new releases:

Aloja Mare, Montsant, Mainland Spain, Spain, 2011

Aloja Mare, Montsant, Mainland Spain, Spain, 2011

The region of Montsant, in north-east Spain, almost completely encircles Priorat and shares the same 'llicorella' soil type, composed of granite and schist. This has a baked strawberry and date nose, with fine tannins on the palate underscoring sweet, ripe red fruits framed by tobacco and cedar. A beautiful and…

Points 91
Txomin Etxaniz, Txakoli de Getaria, País Vasco, Spain, 2016

Txomin Etxaniz, Txakoli de Getaria, País Vasco, Spain, 2016

From 35 hectares of vineyards overlooking the Atlantic in Basque country, Txakoli is a regional speciality that sits in the same spectrum of freshness and crispness as Muscadet and Vinho Verde. On the nose there are aromas of dough and citrus, while the palate has a really appealing appley acidity…

Points 90
Domaine Cordier Père et Fils, Mâcon, Aux Bois d'Allier, 2015

Domaine Cordier Père et Fils, Mâcon, Aux Bois d'Allier, 2015

Cordier always manages to produce wines that punch above their weight and this Mâcon, from the Bois d'Allier vineyard near Charnay, delivers well balanced stonefruit elegance. Apricot and lychee vye for attention, with tangerine streaks behind. Combined with the rounded mouthfeel and lovely freshness, this is a great wine to…

Points 90
The Wine Society, Exhibition Hawke's Bay Red, 2014

The Wine Society, Exhibition Hawke's Bay Red, 2014

Very 'old-worldy' nose of cedar and tobacco alongside a touch of garrigue, cassis and plum in the background. Relatively light, but juicy and moreish with some chalky tannins. There is lots of peppery spice, cinnamon, cedar, tobacco and hedgerow fruit, making for a pleasurable drop that will work excellently with…

Points 89

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