The Daily Drop - Two Great Wines Under €15

  • Image 9 Aldi Lot 18 Baden Pinot Blanc 2015, Germany - Aldi Lot 18 Baden Pinot Blanc 2015, Germany Neither of the German supermarkets offer much in the way of native wine. Baden, tucked away in the south-west corner of Germany, opposite Alsace, specialises in the three Pinots – Noir, Gris and Blanc, the latter known as Weissburgunder in Germany. All three can be very good. […]
  • DSCF7103 Albizu Tempranillo 2015, Spain - Albizu Tempranillo 2015, Spain Available for €11.95-€12.95 from Mitchell & Son; Avoca Rathcoole; Le Caveau, Kilkenny; Baggot St Wines; Blackrock Cellar; Corkscrew; Fallon & Byrne; Listons; MacGuinness; Green Man; 64 Wines; World Wide Wines, Waterford. I have a weakness for unoaked (or very lightly oaked) Rioja. I love the lively aroma, the pure cherry fruits […]
     

    The Top Drop - Two Great Wines Over €15

  • St. Aubin Le Banc Saint Aubin ‘Le Banc’ 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey - Saint Aubin ‘Le Banc’ 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey €39 from Cabot & Co. (cabotandco.com), Westport; No. 1 Pery Square, Limerick; Grapevine, Dalkey. Magnificent classic white Burgundy with grilled hazelnuts, toasty new oak and ripe green apple fruit, cut through by plenty of zesty mineral acidity. This calls out for your finest fish; black sole or turbot […]
  • Image 10 G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2011 - G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2011 €78.99 from Baggot St. Wines: Jus de Vin, Portmarnock; Terroirs, Donnybrook; Corkscrew, Chatham Street.   Fragrant aromas of rose petals and violets; an intense palate of firm, elegant dark damson and cherry fruits, a slight spiciness and a long elegant tannic finish. Relatively approachable, but will certainly keep […]