The Daily Drop - Two Great Wines Under €15

  • Image 1 Kaapzicht Chenin Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa - Kaapzicht Chenin Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa 13% €12.95 Available from Whelehan’s Wines, Loughlinstown A big smiling mouthful of wine, refreshing and attractively fruity with a snappy dry finish. Perfect to sip on its own or with lighter fish and chicken dishes. Very good value for money too. Chenin Blanc is the greatest chameleon grape […]
  • IMG_0005 Artuke 2014, Rioja - Artuke 2014, Rioja 13.5% €15.70 Delicious wine; ripe strawberries on the nose; supple easy sweet ripe strawberry and red cherry fruit on the palate with surprising concentration and depth. Lovely easy-drinking wine and very much my style. Sadly the retail price of this wine increased to over the €15 mark at the last minute. I […]
     

    The Top Drop - Two Great Wines Over €15

  • IMG_0027 Ad Libitum 2014 Rioja (White, Organic) - Ad Libitum 2014 Rioja (White, Organic) 12.5% €16.99 Normally I steer well clear of white Rioja; most of it either tastes of nothing, or has been aged in oak barrels, and therefore tastes of oak and little else. There are exceptions though and this is one. It is made from an obscure mutation of the […]
  • Image 26 Señorío de Cuzcurrita 2008, Rioja - Señorío de Cuzcurrita 2008, Rioja 14% €20.99 Exclusive to Wines on the Green, Dawson Street, D2. This was a standout wine in a recent Rioja tasting. The importer tells me that is from a single old vineyard (planted 1970) surrounding a medieval castle (take a look online). They also tell me that is cheaper here […]