Very pleasant delivery from Supervalu. List 20:99, offer €11:99.
A very refined Chateauneuf du Pape from Jean Claude Fromont and this looks like a Tesco exclusive.
Slightly rusty colour in the glass, nice nose – hints of Chocolate.
Soft mouthfeel with good fruit complimenting the Lamb Chops.
A lovely blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan.
The new mansion of the Pope is an under-rated style of wine.
A motley cru of wines we enjoyed over Christmas and into the new year:
It’s a sparkler, classy:
One of the most reliable wines of the last few years. From Cellar Master. Alan tells me this is the House Wine in Rick Stein’s of Padstow. Smashing grapefruit hit, if you like that kind of thing.
Consistently good claret. Half Merlot, half Cabernet blend. Silky, unobtrusive. Went well with New Year
Always reliable, the Old Widow:
Nice and light, in-offensive and not unpleasant (!):
Vouvray (Chenin Blanc from Vouvray) is a style that appears to have disappeared from fashion, a shame, because this was competent:
Looks imposing but a pussy cat. Enjoyable, but didn’t live up to the cover:
A real stonker, explosive nose, great length, powerful stuff:
This Berbera by Berro from Piedmonte was very pleasant. Must research it properly.
In honour of our Spanish guests, we served the Marques as the Red with the Christmas Dinner. Consistently good.
This was surprisingly good value in Baan Thai, Leopardstown, where we had our annual Christmas catch up with John & Susan