Thursday, April 1, 2010

Off to the Sale

I'm off to Superquinn now to see what is left of the French wine sale, before I go I should comment on the bargain wines I picked up in Tesco last week.

Santa Christina Toscana 2007 (€5-17!) - Lovely plummy flavours and not really as Chianti like as I expected. Great Value at this price.

Tesco Finest Gerard Bertrand Tautavel 2005 (€5-07!) - Liked this again but didn't really have my blogging/tasting* hat on at the time. Again good value for a fiver.

Famiglia Terraccia Chianti Riserva 2006 - (€6-99) - I liked this but I didn't love it. It ticked the Chianti boxes but didn't go the extra mile you'd expect from a wine normally costing €13-99. It was a little thin and lacking in complexity.

Lastly, I picked up the wine at left in Tesco earlier this week and although it breaks my Golden rule** I elected to give it a whirl.

Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Beaune 2007 (€12-35) - Not sure who exactly the producer is here from looking at the label. Again we found this wine OK. It was very pale and thin in the glass and quite light on the palate. Definitely less fruity than its New World Pinot Noir cousins but lacking the depth of the couple of expensive Burgundies I've had of late. Perhaps I'm expecting too much from wines at this price (I think it was reduced from around €16)?

* Sometimes my brain is too tired to analyse and really taste the wine I'm drinking - Apologies

** Don't buy cheap Bordeaux or Burgundy (sub €20) - you will be disappointed. If you know of one please let me know and I'll gladly try it.

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