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Berberana Rioja Reserva 2005

I honestly have no idea where it came from or how much it was. Given that I don’t normally like rioja, there’s a very high likelihood it cost less than £4 or I wouldn’t have bought it. The picture isn’t … Continue reading

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Tesco Claret

I’d had both the Tesco and Asda clarets recommended to me by different people, so I grabbed this £3.79 bottle when I spotted it. Upon opening there was a slight raw grape aroma with a touch of vinegar. Not a … Continue reading

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Tesco Australian Red Wine

This was £3.49 from Tesco. Upon opening, the dominant aroma I got was strawberry with that subtly carrying through to the flavour. I also noticed some oak, and there was a very slight drying feel. After it had been open … Continue reading

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2008 Asda Syrah Vin de Pays d’Oc

The suspiciously cheap price of £3.37 from Asda, coupled with the fact I’d not tried a Syrah before made this too tempting to pass up. I left it open for a while and tried to ignore my

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Tesco Chilean Merlot

This red wine was £3.69 from Tesco. I was actually quite pleased with this addition to the wine rack. Aromas of blackberry with a touch of cherry and perhaps some chocolate. The taste was pretty similar, slightly drying with a … Continue reading

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Marchesini Vitis Pinot Noir

Bought on offer at Tesco for £3.99. Bought this for a change from the merlot we normally drink, as at one point I was partial to a bit of Burgundy. It appears my tastes have moved on since then!

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Hardy’s Merlot Varietal Range 2009

This was £4 from Asda and I think that was a discounted price. Also available at £4.11 from Tesco. At 13% it was very easy drinking. It had quite a spirity smell-I don’t mean alcohol, I mean strongly scented like

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2007 River Route Merlot

I couldn’t remember buying this cheap red wine but I suspected it came from Asda so I looked it up. Turns out it was £3.98, 13% ABV and Romanian. I must admit I wasn’t particularly impressed by this. It had … Continue reading

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Evening wines

Just a quick mention on these as I had guests round so couldn’t really do a proper taste test. That said, I’ve had them both before and will have them again because I enjoy them. First up was the 2008 … Continue reading

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Tesco Valpolicella

About 4 quid from Tesco I think. I believe it’s this bottle at £4.29 and they’ve changed the label. Unusually for the red wines I’ve bought off the shelf in the UK,

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