This week's top tips come from Sainsbury's SO Organic range and Asda's Extra Special collection. Read on for details of a tasty South African Cabernet and a textured Spanish Rueda – both great value bottles. Plus a heads up on the supermarket promotions ending this week.
2020 SO Organic Cabernet Sauvignon (£5.75 – instead of £6.50 until 31 August – at Sainsburys)
This sound and tasty South African red forms part of Sainsbury’s (SO) organic range and is sulphur free.
It delivers ripe, juicy, dark cherry and blackcurrant flavours with evolving acidic freshness (but muted tannins) supported by cocoa, cedar and coffee bean richness to counterbalance its pronounced fruit forward style.
2020 Extra Special Rueda (£5.50 at Asda):
Spain’s Rueda region, northwest of Madrid, is white wine country and specialises in the often underestimated (and, many feel, Sauvignon-like) Verdejo.
Subtle yet with textured substance, this example has stylish pear, peach and other stone fruit flavours combined with crisp acidity and suggestions of fennel that add savoury contrast.
This week's offers and promotions
The current promotion at Morrisons ends tomorrow. This highly regarded Portuguese red is among the discounts:
- Cidade Branca Alentejo (Down to £6 until 24 August)
Save 25% on this restrained Aussie Sauvignon (made by Robert Oatley) as part of the promotion at Waitrose which also ends tomorrow:
- Craigmoor Sauvignon Blanc (Drops to £6.29 until 24 August)
A new promotion launched last week at the Co-op and is expected to run until early September. Here's my highlight among the offers:
- Co-op Fairtrade Irresistible Sauvignon Blanc (Down £1 to £5 until 7 September in participating stores)
At other retailers
Promotions at Sainsbury's and M&S continue until the end of the month. See last week's Top Tips post for details.
What to drink as (regrettably) autumn creeps over the horizon? We pick the best of the remaining summer wines in Aldi and a couple from elsewhere in our post this Thursday.
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