Right, choices have been made…
First up, I noticed this case at Tesco was half price; the “Delicious Dozen” (http://www.tesco.com/wine/product/details/default.aspx?searchBox=delicious+dozen&id=267079699) down from £120 to £60 so that’s £5 a bottle (or effectively £5.42 a bottle if you include the £5 delivery)
Potential highlights include a 2008 Chablis, a few Savignon Blancs from Chile, South Africa and France, Viognier from the US and for the reds a Rioja Reserva (2003), Aussie Shiraz and a couple of Cabernets from South Africa and Bordeaux. I’ll look forward to tasting and reviewing these.
Also, this caught my eye from Laithwaites; the “Experts’ Choice Case” (http://www.laithwaites.co.uk/DWBase/jsp/templates/article/productDetails.jsp?productId=prod1000198) some of the best wines from their selection in the value category selected by no other than Christelle Guibert (Decanter Tastings Director) and Hugh Johnson (among others) in a blind tasting. This was £99.99 plus £6.99 delivery so effectively £8.92 a bottle.
I’m expecting good things from this due to the price and the professional recommendations. Potential highlights seem to be New Zeland Sauvignon Blanc, Chilean Viognier and Gewurztraminer, and for the reds a big Argentinian Malbec, Aussie Shiraz and a Negroamaro.
We’ll be cracking these open very soon so stay tuned.