Chile


Estevez Pinot Noir 2016, Valle Central, Chile (£4.79 Aldi) Perhaps the oak is a bit clunky, and there’s a slight medicinal note, but at the price, it’s hard to complain about the gentle, every-so-slightly jammy, juicy strawberry-ish little number. C+ Parker Station Pinot Noir 2015, California (£13.50-£14.50 The Wine Society) […]

Two Pinot Noirs from Chile & California


Torres Natureo Rosé 2016, Spain (£5.99 Waitrose, Ocado, Amazon, Bacchus Wines, Taylor’s Fine Wine) A fair attempt at making an alcohol-free wine, I’d probably finish a glass of this fresh, easy-going strawberry laden concoction, but I’d much rather have a decent cordial or a glass of citrus-infused water (the white […]

Four rosés from Spain & Chile


Boya Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Leyda Valley, Chile (£11.99/£9.99 if you buy 6 Majestic) Strikes an attractive balance between quite rich passionfruit and pineapple tropical character and tangier rhubarb and citrus freshness/greenness. One for lightly spiced Thai dishes. B+

Boya Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Leyda Valley, Chile



This is the Spring Into Summer Case from Tesco Wine By The Case which I’ve been sent to review. It’s £54 for one of each of the bottles, the estimated bottle prices below are those where the wines aren’t available individually. Valtier Utiel-Requeña Reserva 2009, Spain (~£9 Tesco) Some mature […]

Tesco’s Spring Into Summer red collection


Blind Spot Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2016, Yarra Valley, Australia (£10.95 The Wine Society) Pale and gentle, with a herbal-scented rose hip character alongside the fresh and lightly cooked strawberry flavours, fresh but persistent, could happily take a light chill on a summer day. S- Santa Rita ‘National Gallery’ Pinot […]

Two affordable Pinot Noirs from Chile & Australia


Errázuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Aconcagua Valley, Chile (£14.75 Waitrose, Vino Wines, Hailsham Cellars, Partridges, Village Wines) Rounded and full but with a herbal freshness, this packs in plump, plummy berry and cassis flavours with a hint of eartniness and a touch of smoky oak, yet manages somehow to […]

Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia & Chile