Today’s short post takes a quick look at the new Lidl Wine Tour promotion that started yesterday – and reveals my headline selections from the wines it contains.
Next Wednesday’s post looks in more detail at the promotion and provides background on why I think certain selections will be of interest to those keen to learn a bit more about wine in general.
But back to those headlines.
2015 Squinzano Rossi Riserva Corte Aurelio (£5.99 at Lidl while stocks last and 13% abv):
For me, this Wine Tour is significantly stronger on reds than whites (which is why both today’s highlights are red), starting with this modestly priced version from Puglia.
It has soft plum and cherry fruit with good acidity and firm (but not intrusive) tannin and is given an unusual complexity for a six pound wine by mellow cocoa and allspice depth.
2018 Duck Point Cabernet Sauvignon (£8.99 at Lidl while stocks last and 14% abv):
Only two of the twenty or so wines in this promotion are more expensive but this cabernet from the Barossa (yes, cabernet not shiraz!) is well worth the money and, to me, outperforms both of those £10 New Zealand options.
Enjoy then its well defined, smooth cherry, plum and raspberry fruit that is neatly supported by just the right combination of acidic freshness and slightly chewy tannic bite.
Back on Monday with details of three promotions that begin next week.
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