Paradiso Shiraz 2015

[Categories Chile, Shiraz, ]

The by-product of an excellent Marks & Spencer meal deal.

Firm, silky, fruity, a delight.

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Cono Sur, Reserva Especial, 2011, Cabernet Sauvignon

I liked this, big refined Cab Sav from Chile.

Winery Fact sheet:

RESERVA-ESPECIAL-CAB-SAUV-2011-ENG

Rios de Chile, Sauvignon Blanc, 2013

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A first: wine specially selected by a Petrol Station which probably says more for Applegreen’s aspirations that my wine snobbery.

Very crisp, compact and tarty Sauvignon from the Valle Central in Chile.

Good party wine I guess.

One of a bring from Ian to his fifth decade bash.

Good write-up here:

http://www.sauvblanc.org/sauvignon-blanc-review-2013-rios-de-chile-sauvignon-blanc-reserva-d-o-casablanca-valley-chile/

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Andara, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile, NV

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From Aldi, been looking forward to this. For the money very quaffable.

£3.99, €6.39 here so not unreasonable price comparison given our brutal wine tax..

The Mirror Wine Correspondent described this in their article:

“Christmas wine wonders from Aldi for less than £5”

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The Devil’s Chardonnay. Concha y Toro, Reserva, 2012, Chile. La Farra Prosecco Spumante. The Reluctant Cannibals

20131004-094906.jpgGulp, all I had chilled was this number, a C from The Devil’s Cellar in Chile.

A blend of grapes from the Casablanca, San Antonio (62%) and Limari (38%) areas.

Despite my ABC prejudices, this wasn’t bad: buttery, slightly oaked structure, well presented, rich takeaway.

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La Farra Prosecco Supmante.

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Ian & Jean served this at Ian’s launch of The Reluctant Cannibals in the Winding Stair bookshop.

Very dry, effervescent bang of an Apple Orchard in the mouth, very moreish. If the book is as good as this it’s a runaway, buy it now.

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