This has featured several times in the Irish Times, before but I really would love everyone to try this wine. It is well-known to all in the know, and remains one of the best-value white wines available in this country. Lovely ripe melon fruits with a lovely mineral streak on the dry finish. It also ages wonderfully – I have a few bottles of 1994 which is gorgeous.
Stockist :Wines Direct www.winesdirect.ie Low call 1890579579
€9.99 (down from €19.99)
A warning; this wine may be difficult to find if you live in south Dublin, as most of my fellow wine scribes scour every branch of Tesco to buy up whatever they can find. I can see why; light and zippy, showing a lovely touch of mature fruit, with a crisp dry finish. Leave aside any reservations you may have about Semillon; this is an outstanding bargain at €10, and well worth buying in quantity at that price.