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3 Best drinks from the high street.

Byline: Wine seller with Brian Elliott

2016 Les Richoises White PS4.75 at Morrisons Often the bridesmaid elsewhere, colombard takes the lead in this great value, light (11 per cent alcohol) white from south-west France. Enjoy its apple-based depth and the sharp lemon-centred acidity that gives it enlivening verve - assisted in the task, probably, by the 30 per cent sauvignon this blend contains.

2016 Tesco Old Vines Tempranillo PS5 at Tesco Although exceptions exist, wines from old vines are generally worth seeking out. Where warmer, drier winters have allowed vines to grow old gracefully, consistency increases and yields reduce but, crucially, the berries are usually smaller and, hence, more concentrated. Certainly, there is intensity and ripeness to the raspberry and sour cherry fruit in this good value red - which supplements that flavour centre-piece with a savoury, herbal edge.

Puglia PS4.99 at Lidl This lighter-than-usual primitivo is left over from a previous promotion so will not be available everywhere. Beneath its rose-centred aromas, good acidity and firm tannin, however, there are appealing suggestions of cinnamon, star anise and butterscotch that, in unison, work well with the loganberry and go

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 1, 2017
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