A quick run through of last weekend’s drinking; some very nice wines, and some great value too.
Bolo 2015, Valdeorras
€17.95 from various independents.
Delicious rich plump pear and peach fruits, good acidity – almost like a Chardonnay in style – lovely wine.
Marques de Concha Chardonnay 2014, Limarí, Chile
€15.99 Tesco & SuperValu
Very attractive rich nectarine fruits, a touch of oak/nuts, nicely balanced, well-made wine.
Tabalí Syrah 2012, Limarí Valley, Chile
14% €14.95 from Whelehan’s Wines, Loughlinstown.
Lovely wine; dark cherries, savoury plums and black pepper, now smooth and very moreish.
Sancerre Harmonie 2006 Vincent Pinard
€39.50 from Terroirs, Donnybrook
I was given this by Francoise Gilley of Terroirs in Donnybrook with the instruction to keep it for a few years. So I did. And she was correct; lovely honeyed wine with a crisp mineral acidity, some soft peaches, and lovely length.
Früburgunder Trocken Edition PW 2012, Rheingau, Georg Müller
€27.70 from Karwig Wines, Carrigaline
Very attractive moreish wine with delicate piquant fresh red cherry fruits, some smooth tannins, a little oak and a very decent finish. I reckon it would go very nicely with duck.
Ch. Janoy Bellevue 2014, Bordeaux
€14.95 from Whelehan’s Wines, Loughlinstown
Very attractive modern Bordeaux with generous plum fruits and light soft tannins. Very good value too.