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Wine Review Round Up!!

Its wine review time, here is our round up of fav’s over the past couple of weeks…Enjoy!!

Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2016 – South Australia from Majestic for £10.99

Wine Review

From the beautiful Barossa Valley this full bodied aromatic Viognier is crisp, refreshing and floral with a lovely creaminess on the palate. Peaches & cream come to mind but it’s not sickly just the right amount. We had it with prawn gyoza and spicy chicken but it would also work well paired with a meaty fish like monkfish or even tuna. It’s really great value for the quality!!

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The Waxed Bat Reserve Cabernet Malbec 2015 – Mendoza from Laithwaites for £12.99

Wine Review

This is a smooth and extremely tasty red, it’s rich with dark spiced berry fruit, and hints of vanilla coming from a year in the finest of oak barrels…its just everything really. Enjoy it with roast lamb and you won’t be disappointed.

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Los Rosales Don Manuel Block Single Vineyard Selection Carmenère 2015 – Chile from Laithwaites for £9.99

Wine Review

Carmenère is Chile’s signature grape and they do it so well! This example is full bodied with rich plum and cherry flavours, a hint of spice & chocolate with some super smooth tannins. Its easy drinking and tastes even more delicious when paired with something a little aromatic like Chinese crispy duck….Delicious! And a great price too.

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Domaine Ferrandière Riesling 2015 PGI Pays d’Oc France from Majestic for £9.99

Wine Review

Reisling is fairly unusual in the South of France as it’s usually a too warm, however where this vineyard is situated the area is flooded once a year to moderate the salt content of the soil in turn making the terroir able to support this wonderful grape. This is a dry style with a crisp citrus flavour, highly acidic with a fresh minerality. Riesling is one of my favourites and this was a great example for the price. Usually I would match a Riesling with oriental dishes but I felt this was a bit too citrusy and acidic for that so I think it would work well with seafood..oysters specifically if that’s your thing!

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Stones & Bones 2014 – Portugal from Laithwaites for £9.49 (currently out of stock)

Wine Review

Portugese wines are on the up, and I for one am very pleased about it! They are delicious and this red is a fine example of the quality that you can get. This is a blend of local and international grapes so of course Touriga Nacional the main man in vintage port, Tinta Roriz & Alicante Bouschet with Syrah. Its mouthwateringly good with dark berry fruit, a toastiness from the oak and a smooth vanilla finish. We had this with beef and it worked perfectly, basically any strong flavoured meat dishes would go down a storm.
The name apparently comes from the fact that its grown in a landscape littered with ancient boulders and dinosaur fossils…make of this what you will!!

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If you missed it check out our last wine review here

 


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