Read on for my top tips to add to your supermarket trolleys or online baskets this week. They include a Spanish star from the shelves of Iceland and a soft, creamy Chenin Blanc currently on offer at Morrisons. And, talking of offers, you will also find details of new wine promotions at Asda and M&S plus a round up of discounts at the other major retailers.
2019 The Best Chenin Blanc (£6 – instead of £7.50 until 1 June at Morrisons)
Here is another illustration of Morrisons great partnerships with selected South African producers, this time involving a white wine.
Soft with creamy depth, this guy brings us peach, baked apple and ripe pear flavours neatly complemented by good lime acidity and suggestions of ginger and honey.
2019 Marques del Bravo Tempranillo Bobal (£5.95 at Iceland)
Iceland store wine lists may not be the most eye-catching but the retailer does sell two outstanding Iberian reds: Portugal’s Rabo de Gala (that I recommended in March) and this great value Spanish choice from Utiel-Requena.
Herbal and medium bodied, it has appealing raspberry, cherry and red plum flavours, good acidity, firm tannin and a savoury background with touches of aniseed too.
My thanks to MidWeeker Eddie for the tip off about this one.
A new promotion started last week at Asda (although we don't yet have an end date). This Extra Special red, which made our Best Value Malbec list back in April, is included among the offers:
- Extra Special Malbec (£6 each or two for £10)
At Marks & Spencer
Another new promotion is underway at M&S, running until 7 June. I have yet to try it but this newcomer may well be worth a go at the discounted price:
- La Bonita Lisboa Portuguese Red (Drops to £7 until 7 June)
The current set of offers finish tomorrow at the Co-op. This ever-popular Sauvignon (highlighted among our Sunday Best selection last week) is one to snap up before the discounts end:
- The Ned Sauvignon Blanc (Down from £9.50 to £7.50)
At other retailers
Promotions continue this week at Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Morrisons, see last week's post for details and my recommendations.
No post this Thursday so join us again next Monday for another look at my Top Tips and the promotions running in major retailers.
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