This week's recommendations include another great alternative to Malborough Sauvignon Blanc and a delicate but tasty Shiraz from M&S. You'll also find details of a new 25% off promotion at Majestic plus other supermarket discounts and promotions of note.
2019 Le Froglet Shiraz (£6 – instead of £7 until 12 July – at M&S)
While French Syrah (Shiraz) is often quite weighty, this Languedoc version is surprisingly delicate. Nevertheless, it has more savouriness than other light-ish wines, containing appealing graphite influences to offset its aromatic bramble and cherry flavours.
Supporting acidity, mild tannin and traces of cinnamon and chocolate add to its enticements. The discount ends today but it still represents good value at the list price.
2020 Best South African Sauvignon Blanc (£5.50 – instead of £6.75 until 27 July – at Morrisons)
This should be added to my list of “Marlborough alternatives” mentioned in a recent post – as should the Bordeaux Sauvignon recommended in the comments section to that post.
Soft and textured, this Morrisons version contains subtle orange, green pepper and crunchy pear flavours accompanied by firm lime acidity and suggestions of ginger.
Current offers and promotions
A new promotion launched last week at Sainsbury's and is expected to run until 27 July. Both the red and white versions of this Languedoc are included among the offers:
- Taste the Difference Languedoc (Down to £6.50 until 27 July)
Deals continue this week at Asda including 1/3 off Grahams LBV Port (down to £9) for anyone thinking of stocking up for Christmas. I'm told a number of the offers run until the beginning of August but this Rosé is on offer until 13th:
- La Vielle Ferme Rosé (Down to £6 until 13 August)
Save at least 25% on all Definition wines at Majestic when you ‘mix six' until 19 July (in parts of the UK where multi-buys are permitted). Their Valpolicella, which we recommended back in December, is a particular highlight:
- Definition Valpolicella Ripasso (On offer until 19 July)
A reminder that current offers end today at Marks and Spencer. Both my Top Tip above and this red are among the discounts:
- Burra Brook Cabernet Sauvignon (Down to £6 until 12 July)
At other retailers
Offers also continue this week at the Co-op and Waitrose, see last week's post for details.
Tune in on Thursday when we look at wines that have fallen out of favour but most definitely deserve rehabilitation.
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