Wine


Asda Moneda Chilean Merlot (Episode 147)

In this episode, we taste a Chilean Merlot available from Asda at £5.00 per bottle.

This wine is really fruity, low on tannin – really tasty!

The only downside with this wine is that it does not have much length, but for this price, there is no way one can complain!

 

 

 

Merlot Episode 147

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BeefSteak Club Shiraz (Episode143)

In this episode, we taste a wine John L thought he had enjoyed at a restaurant a few weeks before recording this episode. John L wanted to see how much different the wine tasted outside the context of a convivial Sunday Lunch with Friends in the cold light of the day (or perhaps cold light of the cellar would be more appropriate)

Little did he know at the time of recording that the wine was bound to taste different as the wine he had tasted at the restaurant was a Malbec and the wine he and John were tasting in the cellar was a Shiraz?

Can you spot the confused look on his face as he begins to taste it?

On the nose, the small was one of a herbaceous smell rather than a fruity taste.

The taste too, had little fruit flavour, with the taste being once again more herbal.

A really nice taste, very easy to drink which at 14.5% alcohol content could be slightly dangerous!

John M could detect mint and whilst other flavours were present we were unable to identify them.

 

 

 

 

Beef Steak Club Shiraz

 

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Wolf Blass Yellow Label Malbec (Episode 142)

 

This Malbec is produced in Australia, only a very small amount of Malbec is produced in Australia, compared to Argentina where 62% of their wine production is Malbec.
First impressions are very good, in fact tasting better then some of the Argentine Malbecs we have reviewed recently. Tasting like a Malbec should do and for the price of £7.00 excellent value.

Well worth a try at the price (available from Morrisons at £7.00)!

 

 

 


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Torretta de Mondelli Sangiovese (Episode 140)

In this episode, we taste a Sangiovese produced in Puglia Italy. The area sometimes described as the heel of Italy.

This wine is a great quaffing wine to enjoy with some pasta and or drinking with friends, especially at the fantastic advertised price on Sainsbury’s website of £3.95

 

 

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Yellow Tail Jammy Red Roo Wine (Episode 138)

In this episode, we taste a wine we hope will help us identify the “Jammy” taste people talk about when tasting some wine.

The episode follows on from the episode where we try to explain what some people might call “Snobby wine Terms”.

So we selected this particular wine, Yellow Tail Jammy Red Roo because it actually has Jammy on the label.

The blend is made up of around 80% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% of other red varietals.

The wine smells sweet and of strawberries. John M could also detect vanilla on the nose.

The wine has hardly any tannins which give it that jammy taste.

Summarising the wine John M says it has that sticky sweetness, it’s soft, fruity, easy, incorporating a lot of things that many people want from a wine.

John also felt that this wine would be a great introduction to Red Wine for someone who drinks White wine and would like to get into Red.

 

 

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Asda’s Luis Felipe Edwards Chilean Malbec (Episode 136 Part 3)

In the last part of this episode, we taste our third Malbec from Chile.

This bottle was purchased from Asda for £7.45, a little more than the previous two.
The colour is more garnet than purple and is much darker than the previous two.
The nose again is predominately cherry and has a similar smell to what one would expect from a Pinot Noir.
A much fuller and better-balanced wine than the previous Malbec with some serious power.

 

 

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Tesco’s Valle Central Chilean Malbec (Episode 136 Part 1)

In the first part of this episode, we taste the first of our Malbec wines from Chile.

The wine tasted in this episode is Tesco’s Chilean Malbec.

The price is very competitive at just £4.75 a bottle, but is it worth that?

The nose gives off a lot of fruit, cherry and the taste also is of predominately cheery with strawberry and raspberry flavours.

Very light on the tannins making it very soft. It is also very “juicy” and would make an ideal wine for someone trying to acquire a taste for red wine.

At the price, this is excellent value!

 

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Jay Z’s Armand De Brignac Champagne (Episode 134 Part 2)

In this part of this episode, we taste the Armand De Brignac Champagne. This Champagne House is owned by the famous rapper Jay Z husband to Beyonce.

This champagne retails at between £200 and £300 and in our view it’s taste did not warrant the price tag.

In John L’s opinion, the Ambriel tasted a few weeks ago which retails at £26.50 tastes better!

to find out more take a look at the video if you have not already!

 

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Pol Roger 2004 Vintage Champagne (Episode 134 Part 1)

In this episode, we taste two big names in the Champagne world Pol Roger and Armand de Brignac which both have a hefty price tag so we are expecting great things from both of them, but particularly the Armand de Brignac as it retails between £200 and £3001

In this first part, we taste a Vintage Pol Roger 2004 which retails at a price around £75.

A fantastic well-balanced glass of Champagne with no excess acidity to detect. The flavour is as close as you can get to perfection for John L!

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Chateau Les Bouysses Malbec (Episode 133 Part 3)

In this last part of this episode, we taste our last French Malbec from the Cahors region.

This one was darker in colour and on the nose smells more like Rioja to John L. and on the palate, it so much better than the previous two examples in this episode.

It is available from Sainsbury’s at £13.00 which is considerably more expensive than the wines tasted in part 1 and 2.

The taste of this has rich blackcurrant flavour, tannins soft with red berries on the end of the taste.

 

 

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