It may just be me but the quality of New World entry point wines seem on an upward spiral; they are back to knocking French and Italian wines off the top value spot regularly.
Amid a group of fairly predictable branded wines in Morrisons current promotions, here are two well priced reds to test out the theory.
These specific promotions are time limited but my judgements on the wines themselves should hold good for at least three months from the date of the post.
Click on any of the bottles shown for an enlarged image to help you pinpoint the wine on a crowded shelf.
As impressive as it is inexpensive
The less expensive of the pair is this malbec from the prolific Mendoza region and made by Trivento – the Argentinean arm of the giant Concha Y Toro operation.
The warm and soft 2014 Alzar Malbec(£4.99 – instead of £7.99 until 19 July) has a minty nose that leads into herbal, plum fruit with a shot or three of raspberry acidity nicely mellowed by suggestions of all-spice and just the right tannic touches.
A smooth but complex flavour range
Western Australia can be hot but wine growing in its southern coastal corner is helped by cooling winds and currents that originate right down in Antarctica.
See the results in the award winning, dark and dense 2011 Buckingham Estate Reserve Shiraz (£5.99 – instead of £8.99 until 5 July) with its smooth, chocolate-centred, bramble and liquorice flavours, firm acidity and rounded fennel touches that bring savouriness to the wine’s sweeter components.
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