Wairau Cove Sauvignon Blanc 2019

This was a reasonable Sauvignon in terms of both product quality and price @ €10 from Tesco.

Designed to assault your senses in the first couple of approaches, taste and nose – like most NZ wines it delivers dry tropical zingy punch with a tart finish.

Too many approaches guarantees severe heartburn from high acidity.

This is a Tesco own label – a JV with Indevin. The Telegraph pointed out some time ago that Wairau Cove doesn’t exist.

Nor is it likely all the grapes come from Marlborough.

Pauillac 2016

A ‘mini’ Lynch-Bages
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Rich black colour, blackcurrant nose and very dry finish. Delicious.

A welcome gift from John & Susan. Thanks!

Chateau Belles Eaux 2016. Les coteaux, Languedoc.

A heavyweight from the South of France.

Big, austere dry fruity mouthfeel, definitely for lovers of raw red meats.

From the wholesalers website “Top quality Languedoc winery owned by Château Pichon-Longueville in Bordeaux. With an explosion of red fruits, peppery spices and wild herbs on the nose that follow through to the smooth and full-bodied palate.”

Hedonism(e) Hedo 2017 Corbieres

Hedonistic – A delicious, intriguing raspberry blend of Grenache and Mourvedre from the Languedoc. Vibrant colour, firm alcohol delivery. Hedonistic & moorish.

A welcome dinner party bring from John & Susan. Smart packaging with a glass stopper from Vinolock.