In my last top tips and promotions round up of 2021, I bring you details of a classic party red for around £5 plus a great value, mellow New Zealand white. You'll also find reminders of the supermarket deals running – and ending – this week.
2020 Terrenal Tempranillo (£5.50 at M&S)
Here is a classic party season red from Spain that will fit into most budgets.
Undemanding with modest texture, the wine nevertheless contains lots of Tempranillo based attractions via its herbal cherry, walnut and nutmeg flavours, bright acidity (but firm tannin) and hints of cedar, cocoa and slate savouriness.
2020 Aupouri Sauvignon Blanc (£6.50 at Asda)
This Sauvignon is from New Zealand’s Gisborne region and, therefore, less piercing than many Marlborough equivalents – and well worth £6.50.
Mellow and grassy, it brings us grapefruit and ripe melon flavours supported by an opening sweetness that quickly gives way to a fresh lime acidity and a minty herbal depth.
Current offers and promotions
The current promotion at Sainsbury's ends tomorrow. Look out for this ‘double discount' Prosecco Magnum which is also included in their (now extended) Buy 6 and Save 25% offer (where available) but be quick if you're shopping online, purchases need to be delivered by tomorrow.
- Taste the Difference Prosecco Conegliano (Down from £21 to £16 until 14 December)
The latest set of offers from Co-op also end tomorrow. Check your local store for this red made by a reliable Chilean producer:
- Indomita Gran Reserva Carignan (Down to £6.50 until 14 December)
Asda have extended their Buy 6 and save 25% offer on red, white and sparkling wine until 16 December. Check their website for details and exclusions.
At other retailers
The final window on our “MidWeek Wines Mini Advent Calendar” springs open this Thursday to reveal recommendations for Christmas bubbles.
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