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Wine faves

This is my growing list of select favourite wines:

White wines

Black Cottage Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Marlborough
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
Cost: £10.99
Lovely crisp, fruity white wine. Can only be described as having the personality of some of my favourite red wines – packing some punch!

Split Rock Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
Cost: £9.99 (Laithwaites)
Easy-drinking, notes of gooseberry and citrus. Crisp, fresh, fruity and smooth.


Red wines

Porta 6 2012 Lisboa
Grape: Castelão, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional
Origin: Alenquer and Cadaval mountain regions, north of Lisbon, Portugal
Cost: £9.99
Full-bodied with smells and tastes of forest fruit flavours and touches of spice. Goes down far too easily! 🙂

Churchill Estates 2008/2009 Douro
Grape: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca
Origin: Portugal
Cost: £11.49 (Special offer £9.99)
Smooth, fruity, full-bodied, velvety red.

Red Heads Rack 1 Shiraz Cabernet 2008
Grape: Shiraz
Origin: McLaren Vale, Australia
Cost: £9.99 (Laithwaites)
Immense, dark, fruity flavour with an interesting layer of toasty vanilla complexity. A big, ripe wine with lovely structure.

Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet 2008
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
Origin: South Eastern Australia
Cost: £7.49 (Special offer £5.99)
A sumptuous, juicy red delivering plenty of ripe plum and red berry fruit flavours on both nose and palate, lifted by a subtle hint of spice and soft tannins on the finish.

Trio Reserva 2009
Grape: Cabernet Franc, Shiraz
Origin: Chile (D.O. Maipo Valley)
Cost: £8.99
A three grape blend that has distinct tastes of blackcurrant, plum and cherry. The Cabernet Franc adds something a bit different to add to the silkiness.

Montgras Reserva 2011
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah
Origin: Chile (Colchagua Valley)
Cost: £8.99 (Waitrose special £6.74)
Medium-full bodied, deep red wine with rich berry flavours and subtle cocoa and spice aromas.



Codorníu Reina Maria Cristina Blanc de Noirs 2010
Grape: Pinot Noir (Austria)
Cost: £14.99 (Special offer £9.99)
A lovely Cava that beats many higher priced champagnes hands down. Rich, creamy, full flavour, not too fizzy with dense bubbles.

Wine faves

This is my growing list of select favourite wines: White wines Black Cottage Sauvignon...
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