WINE SELLER; Four of the best from supermarket shelves.
Casa Sant Orsola Prosecco pounds 5.48 - Wine Rack
Champagne hits pockets hard just now, so it is good to see the rising quality of Cava and Italian Prosecco. One example is this lovely, light fizz offering attractive pear and melon flavours. With the half price promotion. Wine Rack has a real winner for summer.
Extra Special Coonawarra Cabernet Sauv 2006 pounds 5.98 - Asda
I have praised Australia's Katnook Estate (founded by a Scot - John Riddoch) before, so it was great to see this red, one they produce for Asda, winning a prestigious award. The intense, peppery yet smooth bramble flavours show clearly why it caught the judges' eye.
Tawhiri Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008 pounds 5.99 - Co-op
Trust the Co-op to combine quality (beautifully fresh gooseberry flavours topped off with a hint of sweetness), ecology (producer Peter Yealand's estate is New Zealand's largest carbon neutral vineyard) and value (their pounds 2 discount - from pounds 7.99 - runs until Tuesday).
Finest Kulapelli Cabernet Sauv Carmenere 2007 pounds 4.49 - Tesco
Less than a fiver is a cracking price for this dense, chewy and youthful red from Chile's Maipo Valley. Its flavours of damsons and dark chocolate, with a hint of liquorice, make it ideal for barbies. Half price offer (from pounds 8.99) ends on June 23 so get some now.
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Jun 13, 2009|
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