Here at Exel Wines we are proud to be a team of dedicated and passionate individuals who love what we do. We want our customers to enjoy the world of wines and spirits as much as we do. We source products from every far flung corner of the globe to ensure that we offer an extensive range encompassing everything from the perennial favourites to the slightly more unusual. You are welcome to browse our range in peaceful contemplation but should you wish to talk to us or if there is a particular wine you’ve been struggling to find elsewhere, please feel free to get in touch. You can call us on 01738 493535 or email us atand we will do our very best to help you.
Exel Wines is an independent company based in Perth, Scotland where we have a shop as well as our main warehouse and offices. The shop at 47 South St is a small but perfectly formed Aladdin’s Cave of fine wine, rare whisky, all manner of spirits and liqueurs as well as some carefully selected Scottish beers and ciders. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly – they relish the opportunity to spend time chatting to like-minded people and are always happy to help.
Awarded 96 points and a rare Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their April 2017 edition review of New World Cabernet Sauvignons (see blue link below).
Sourced from vineyards in the prized Terra Rossa region of Coonawarra: here the warm days are moderated by offshore breezes and the rich red loam over well-draining limestone soils are the foundations for Coonawarra's justified reputation for producing premium-quality Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
This Coonawarra beauty has an intense, ripe berry bouquet with hints of chocolate and liquorice. The palate is brimming with crushed blackcurrant fruit flavours enhanced by subtle eucalyptus and mint notes characteristic of this region and is beautifully complemented by elegant French oak notes.
** WE HAVE NOW SECURED MORE STOCK OF THIS WINE WHICH WE EXPECT TO ARRIVE HERE FROM AUSTRALIA IN THE MIDDLE OF MAY. WE ARE NOW TAKING BACK ORDERS (MAXIMUM OF 12 BOTTLES PER CUSTOMER). IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY THIS WINE PLEASE CALL US ON 01738 493535**
Fans of the steeped Valpolicella wines – Amarone, Recioto and Ripasso – will love this, especially as it does what an Amarone does at barely half the price. Merlot (25%) makes up the body of the wine while Puglian specialities Primitivo (15%) and Negroamaro (60%) lend it their fruity depth of flavour. But it is less the varietals and more the winemaking process that makes this special: instead of the traditional Veneto passito method used with the Valpolicellas - in which the grapes are picked and then allowed to dry to concentrate flavours and sugars - the Puglian appassimento method sees the grapes left in-situ on the vines to dry for a fortnight, ahead of picking and winemaking. The effect is the same: a wine which has deep colour and a rich luscious nose and palate full of sweet ripe dark cherries, plums, vanilla, and raisins. Result: seriously fruity and wonderfully easy drinking. It’s a great wine for roasted and grilled meats and game dishes.
This wine is deep rich red, almost black in colour. It has a perfumed labyrinth of ripe berry fruits, violets, black pepper and menthol, Asian spices, cigar box, oak and new leather. This wine has a complex palate showing a distinct elegance and vibrancy of fruit with an array of black currant, mulberries, dark cherry and quince. The fruit acid is natural and balanced with the tannins being fine and layered. Underlying oak shows restraint combined with notes of cedar, dark chocolate, spice and tar.
An elegant medium bodied, rich, fruit driven wine with a deep purple hue and complex aromas of creme de cassis, blackberries, black olives and coffee. The fruit dominant palate displays flavours of bIackberry, cedar, mocha chocolate, liquorice and mint combined with fine integrated oak and grape tannins and a long persistent finish. This red developed beautifully in the glass and is an excellent food wine, which will complement rather than dominate food.