Saturday, April 3, 2010

40% down...and rising

Well we've had the first two (of five) reds that I got as part of the Superquinn Spring French wine Sale.

SQ Classic Collection Cotes Du Rhone 2007 - €7.
The Blurb said "Rich, supple, rounded dark cherry and liquorice fruit".
I say - Not bad but not great. Perfectly fine and drinkable but not a great depth of flavour, length or complexity. OK value at €7 (it doesn't say what the full price is normally), but not something I'll be buying again.

Chat-eu-Oeuf Rouge €8 (Reduced from €11-99)
The Blurb said - "A mini Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Wonderfully mature with black cherry fruit"
The back of the bottle said "ripe berry fruit flavours. A touch of soft tannin and a subtle twist of spice"
I say - The bottle has it bang on. There is some lovely Grenache'y spiciness, some nice fruit and more than a hint of tannins on the finish. It all gels quite harmoniously into a nicely balanced wine which is super value at €8 and still pretty good value at full price. I'm going back tomorrow to pick up some more to have with Easter Sunday leg of lamb in the company of the in-laws.

We have just started the Bunan Bandol and so far so good. A full report will be forthcoming soon.

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