The Daily Drop - Two Great Wines Under €15

  • ITATA Colinas del Itata Old Vines Muscat 2017, Itata -   Inviting delicate perfumed floral aromas; juicy, really lively orange peel and apricot fruits, with a lovely musky kick on the finish. A delightful wine and outstanding value for money.   Lightly spicy prawn or chicken Thai curries.   I featured the 2014 vintage of his wine a few years ago. The 2017 is, I […]
  • ramon roqueta1 Ramon Roqueta Tina 3 Garnacha 2016, Calatayud -   This is a very moreish all-purpose wine that offers great value for money. Medium-bodied juicy ripe strawberry fruits with plenty of concentration and real oomph on the mid-palate, and a smooth rounded finish.   A good match for most red meats or pork; I had mine with mildly spiced lamb kofte and a tomato […]

    The Top Drop - Two Great Wines Over €15

  • montlouis Domaine de la Taille aux Loups 2015, Remus, Montlouis - A glorious wine; a rich creamy texture, balanced by very brisk, well-integrated acidity, and masses of mouth-watering quince and white peach fruits, finishing long and dry. In an ideal world, with poached wild salmon with a buttery dill sauce. But good quality farmed salmon would still do nicely. Jacky Blot has transformed the reputation of […]
  • Las Cruces 2014 de Martino Las Cruces Old Vine Malbec Carmenère 2014, Valle de Cachapoal -     Wonderful wine. An explosion of tight ripe savoury dark fruits with real concentration and backbone. Lovely balance and great length – 13.5% alcohol. A world away from most alcoholic, oaky luxury Chilean wines, this really is worth trying, despite the price tag.   This would go nicely with most grilled or roast red […]