Domaine Sainte Croix Corbieres Las Fournas 2007- €7 (reduced from €10-99)
The Blurb said "a delightful mix of fruit, herbs and spice at a price that is a joke"
I say - Corked, even though this is a screw top, it definitely wasn't right. Will try and get more today if there is any left.
Domaine de Brunely Vacqueyras 2009 €12 (reduced from €17-99)
The Blurb said "A powerful wine with redcurrent fruit"
I say - very nice but not nearly as dark and complex as the 2005 that I have tried a few times. One to keep a eye on over the next couple of years I fancy.
Next up is the red chosen for Lil Sis's wedding next month. I had a hand in the choosing of this on a hungover Saturday morning and was dearly hoping this was as nice as I remembered. It's an Olivier Ravoire Cotes Du Rhone 2007 - The House red of the Donnybrook Fair restaurant. Myself and Herself both really liked it. It's a good wedding wine, in that it's well balanced, a little bit fruity and not too tannic or wine-snobby. A good wedding wine should appeal to both the casual drinker and the wine bore, IMHO.
**Update** - Just back from Superquinn where I picked another Domaine Sainte Croix Corbieres Las Fournas 2007, a couple of the delicious Chat-En-Oeuf 2007, and a Domaine Cristia Cotes Du Ventoux 2007 (€7 reduced from €14-99). I had thought this was new to me but when I searched this blog I found that I'd had it before here, and I really liked it. So well done me.
Off to get slaughtered and watch the Leinster game...