Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Cases ordered...

Right, choices have been made…

First up, I noticed this case at Tesco was half price; the “Delicious Dozen” ( 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” ( 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.



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