As we have often said, one doesn’t have to drink expensive wine everyday so long as it is well made, interesting and not bland or dull. All you really need is something with a good balance of fruit, acidity and intensity, and that will make it good for everyday drinking.
Our real test is: do you want the second glass? And does it taste like where it comes from?
So we are delighted that the new buyers for Tesco have obviously started a review by looking at the their own-label range. As it happens, we also think they are doing an excellent job as these next three clarets prove.
These Tesco clarets all come from a good Bordeaux “négociant” called Yvon Mau. The 2015 own-label claret we tasted blind against all the competition and thought it was worth £6.50 a bottle, so at £4.15 it is very good value. You may be put off by a wine so inexpensive, but dont be: this is really typical of classic Bordeaux; slightly leathery and pleasantly complex with a nice bite of tannin, freshness and dark fruit. An honest simple Bordeaux and exactly what you would get in a café by the Gironde with a Steak and pommes frites! BUY HERE.
For something a bit more serious, the 2015 Finest Medoc is a really solid wine, worth £9.00 and on for a very reasonable £8.00. BUY HERE.
wotwine? can definitely recommend these to you as typical, well made wines; well priced, and all from Yvon Mau. Well done Tesco!
On the whites, we are pleased with the latest raft of Muscadet and Tesco’s 2015 version is very good. At only £4.50 its an excellently priced quaffing white. BUY HERE.