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.
A ‘mini’ Lynch-Bages
A typical left bank Claret blend from one of the best vintages in recent years.
Rich black colour, blackcurrant nose and very dry finish. Delicious.
A welcome gift from John & Susan. Thanks!
Ross and Amy brought this to demonstrate Portugal’s prowess with Olives.
It’s a good product. Lovely colour. Distinctive cut-through taste. Definitely not for cooking. Well worth the trip.
Delicious. Very rich Stout. Caramel and Tobacco. 6% ABV
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.”
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.
A dinner party bring. A fruity, meaty mouthful from the South East.
Thick, plum purple, good legs, black berry nose, good mouthfeel, big fruit Blackberry bang on the tongue, dry finish.
14%. A blend of Syrah 60%, Grenache Noir 15% and 25% Carignan.
This rose is a cool €3.99 in Tesco.
Hugely enjoyable and refreshing in this glorious heat, a nice light slightly fruity Rose.
Bottled by BODEGAS LÓPEZ MORENAS for kingsland-wines.com
Amy & Ross have been trying to convince me of the merits of Portuguese Wine and proffered this – sourced from their local wine shop.
Sweet black fruit with a dry silky finish. Nice tannin / structure, well made.