A zippy Sauvignon and a smoky Claret are my top supermarket picks this week. Don't forget, you can also save 25% on your favourite Waitrose wines. See below for details of the offer but be quick, it ends tomorrow.
2019 Cimarosa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (£5.99 at Lidl):
A chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc can hit the spot on a summer evening but some low-priced versions contain little more than piercing acidity and one dimensional gooseberry fruit.
This guy does have assertive lime acidity but – unusually for a £6 wine – that zippiness is backed up by white peach, apple and grapefruit components and a herbal mellowness.
2018 Tesco Claret (£5 at Tesco):
Presentable £5 Claret is rare, and obviously will never rival Bordeaux’s superstars, but this is a sound and reliable version made by a well-established operator.
It contains cherry and bramble fruit, good acidity, minimal tannin and the savoury, smoky background typical of the region.
Don’t forget, the Waitrose 25% off deal ends tomorrow. You can save 25% on all wine and Champagne priced £5 and over when purchasing six or more bottles. The offer is on in-store and online at waitrosecellar.com and waitrose.com.
Tune in again this Thursday for a look at the new mid-price wine range arriving in M&S stores soon.
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