The Daily Drop - Two Great Wines Under €15

  • DSCF5763 Tesco Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014, New Zealand - 12.5% €11 Classic Marlborough Sauvignon with lifted grassy aromas, clean green fruits with lime zest and good dry length. A few months back, I wrote about the Lidl Cimarosa Sauvignon Blanc, which they buy from Yealands, a large single estate in Marlborough. This week I received a bottle of the Tesco own-label Marlborough Sauvignon – […]
  • DSCF5775 Côtes du Rhône Simone Joseph Les Vignes Paralleles 2012 - 14.5% €13.99 Ripe and rounded with plenty of sweet strawberries and other red fruits and a hint of spice. Drink with red meats; my bottle went down perfectly with grilled lamb chops. The 2011 vintage of this wine was one of my favourite bottles of 2014. I loved the combination of elegance and rich fruit. […]
     

    The Top Drop - Two Great Wines Over €15

  • DSCF5724 Hugel Cuvée des Amours 2011, Pinot Blanc de Blancs - 12% €15.99 Light apple and quince fruits with a clean refreshing acidity. Perfect sipping wine or with salads and lighter fish dishes. Pinot Blanc generally gets a pretty bad press, rated lower than Pinot Gris/Grigio, which isn’t saying much. ‘Useful rather than exciting’, according to Jancis Robinson. I think this is a little unfair; I […]
  • DSCF5746 Waltner Zweigelt 2013, Halterberg, Austria - 13% €16 Enticing floral aromas with refreshing juicy dark fruits and a tannin-free finish. Great with lighter meats – pork, chicken or charcuterie. Having arrived back from holiday, with delayed flights and lots of waiting around, I grabbed a bottle of this to drink with a hastily-prepared dinner of chops and salad. It was delicious. […]
 

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