Sunday, September 17, 2017

U LAGER 250ml TEN PACK UNDER 3 euro

The only complaint about this is that 250ml just disappears far too quickly. This is a delicious lager with just the right amount of malt. 4.2% a/v. Highly recommended.

2.95euro from SuperU France 
4.5/5 Rating from me

ACKERMAN NV CREMANT DE LOIRE


Here's more of the "why would you bother with champagne?" stuff. This is a beautifully made sparkler with fine bead and a little bit of development. Avoid if you like them in the crisp freshness of youth. Otherwise snap up a bargain.

5.87euro from SuperU France 
4.5/5 Rating from me

I COULD DRINK A LOT OF THIS

 La Chateliere 2016 Muscadet Sevre et Maine
For me this is muscat at its pure unadulterated best. The grapiest of all grape varieties with lashings of flavour on a DRY seamless palate. Perfect with shellfish. Impossible to recommend highly enough at this absurd price.

3euro from SuperU France 
5/5 Rating from me

AUGUSTE NURDIN COTES DU RHONE



This is a pleasant little quaffer at a bargain price. Nothing exciting about it and absolutely nothing wrong with it. Would do perfectly well as a function wine.

2.12euro from SuperU France 
3.5/5 Rating from me

THE FRENCH HAVE A DAMN FINE CRACK AT McLAREN VALE

Ogiers 2016 Heritages Cotes du Rhone


This is that classic Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre trifecta that our favourite region in Australia does so well. Well this one is blended to perfection with rich, ripe fruit characters in perfect harmony. With a hefty 14.5% a/v this superb red is the perfect antidote to any homesickness I may have for Australia

5.75euro from SuperU France 
5/5 Rating from me

A BIT OF A STRANGE ONE BUT WELL WORTH A TRY

 Pays D'oc 2016 Muscat Sec Grande Reserve
I was surprised how well this was received at an impromptu campsite wine tasting. It opened strangely with a cloying front palate intensity that lasted about 30 seconds. Once that dissipated a tasty balanced long palate emerged. Won't be to everyone's taste. Very impressive packaging.

3.55euro from SuperU France 
4/5 Rating from me

ROSENHOFF 2016 ALSACE SYLVANER

 The wine with the crazy retro label delivers again with an outstanding expression of this variety. It opens just a little subdued and then explodes into a spectrum of flavours. If you're looking for a change from sauvignon blanc this is definitely worth a try. Absolute bargain.

3.89euro from SuperU France 
5/5 Rating from me

THIS WINE IS RIDICULOUSLY OUTSTANDING AND JUST 2.15 euro

Cotes de Gascogne Colombard Sauvignon


It comes in the cheapest bottle money can buy with an unpretentious label definitely not trying to deceive. Just how ordinary can a wine be at this price? the answer is EXTRAORDINARY! It's beautifully dry with an appealing minerality. Fruit character in the apple/pear spectrum is balanced by crisp acidity. It's such an outstanding bargain it would be worth nipping over to France to grab as many dozen as you could legally bring back to the UK.
2.15euro from SuperU France 
5/5 Rating from me

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Tunnel Top, Dutton Cheshire

The building looks like it needs a lot of work but at the moment the owners are concentrating on getting everything inside just right. And they're succeeding. The young bloke behind the bar was a natural, the beer and cider outstanding and the Tbones we ordered were cooked to perfection. We even got to meet the guys from the kitchen who shared one of their latest creations with us. Tunnel Top, we wish you well.






http://www.thetunneltop.co.uk/

Monday, July 31, 2017

5 STAR PRIMITIVO

PEUCETA 2016 PUGLIA PRIMITIVO


This is a delicious, delightful fruit bomb backed up with tannins and a firm acid spine. It even has flash packaging that can be deceptive. Not here. The wine is probably even better. Very highly recommended as I've grabbed a few.





5/5 rating from me  
£4.99 from Lidl