This website is all about top value – not necessarily the lowest prices. So, here is a quartet of wines retailing around £10 that I consider are worth rather more. Any of them would do splendid service on an Easter lunch table.
Chablis to punch above its weight
It combines fresh, lemon based acidity and Granny Smith apple crispness with a buttery backdrop and tangerine centred complexity.
Thoroughly modern Australian chardonnay
Enjoy, instead, the smooth and gentle citrus fruit of 2013 Lot 02 Tasmanian Chardonnay (£9.99 at Aldi) with its textured, slightly savoury depth and suggestion of butterscotch in the background.
Generous Languedoc red
Certainly, 2012 Taste the Difference Pic Saint Loup (£8 at Sainsbury’s) provides us with a mellow, plum and raspberry charged red embellished with cinnamon and herb influences and only modest tannins that never intrude.
Elsewhere in Languedoc …..
Here you find soft, ripe, cherry, blackberry and dark plum fruit with suggestions of both chocolate and vanilla and just the right touch of acidity.
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