Saturday, May 20, 2017

I'm looking for much more from this grape

Sainsbury's "Taste the Difference" Salento 2015 Primitivo

I'm looking for a lot more complexity and grunt from Primitivo than I found here. The outstanding Gypsy Jack from Langhorne Creek raised the bar way too high for any competitors I've tasted so far. While this is a perfectly pleasant red that won't offend please don't use this as a benchmark.

3/5 rating from me 
£6 from Sainsbury's

Colinas de Uruguay 2016 Albarino

I love Uruguayan red wines and believe that they provide some of the best value in the world. So it was with some anticipation I twisted the screwcap off the first Uruguayan white I can recall coming across. It's a beauty, full of a heady mix of fascinating fruit flavours and lovely texture. For me this defines this grape variety so do yourself a favour and grab a bottle. It might just be the most exciting dry white you've tasted in a long time.

5/5 rating from me
£7 from Sainsbury's

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hurry for this 3 for £12 offer from Tesco

Tesco have a really interesting wine range. 
This is one of their many own labels which I wouldn't worry too much about at its regular £6 asking price. But they currently have a 3 for £12 offer [ending 15/5] which elevates it to a must buy if you're looking for an every day Marlborough sauvignon blanc 
5/5 rating from me at this price