Blind Tasting: Morrisons & The Wine Society Part 1

Received two big batches of wine from Morrisons & The Wine Society and thought, why not taste some of them against each other – blind? Here are the whites, the reds follow soon (the offer prices are valid until April 3rd for The Wine Society and April 4th for Morrisons)

The Society’s Touraine Sauvignon 2008 (Bougrier), Loire, France (£7.50 The Wine Society)
Nose is quite grassy with more than a hint of tom-cat, then touches of citrus and greengage, fresh, but just a little too soft. B-

Calvet Sancerre 2008, Loire, France (£12.99/£6 Morrisons)
The initial touch of sulphur gives way to pungent, nettly character, lots of greengage and grassy lemon fruit, then a grippy sappy finish. B+

Bertrand Capdevigne Chablis 2008, Burgundy, France (£9.99/£6 Morrisons)
Starts of creamy with a touch of peach but then it’s all downhill – there’s a slightly dirty lees edge, not much fruit and a tart finish. 0

The Society’s White Burgundy, Mâcon-Villages 2008 (Jacques Dépagneux), France (£7.50/£6.67 The Wine Society)
Simple but honest young wine, quite full and fleshy, with pear, peach and pineapple flavours and a clean finish. B

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