Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Happy Easter from Tesco March 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm

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Tesco LogoLast week it was Sainsbury’s, this week it’s Tesco doing 25% off 6 bottles. For some reason, the deal is valid in store and if you buy through the groceries section of Tesco.com but doesn’t apply to the Wine By The Case site.

And yes, the offer applies to already discounted wines: here are some that you might want to stash in the trolley over the Easter weekend and beyond (the offer runs until April 3rd).

Sparkling
Codorníu Brut Cava NV (Spain) – normal price £10.00, 6 bottle offer £4.88

Cono Sur Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé (Chile) – normal price £10.00, 6 bottle offer £5.63

Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne (France) – normal price £35.00, 6 bottle offer £21.00
Very keen price for this delicate Champagne with a light biscuity edge to its citrus and apple flavours

White
Finest* Cotes de Gascogne Case – not currently discounted in single bottles, but you can buy a 6 bottle case for £25.00
Proper pithy style, Sauvignon-like but with some quince and herb notes too

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) – normal price £9.00, 6 bottle offer £4.88

Marques De Casa Concha Chardonnay (Chile) – normal price £12.00, 6 bottle offer £6.75
Grown up Chardonnay, crisp but full of flavour, taut and tangy finish

Red
Cono Sur Pinot Noir (Chile) – normal price £8.00, 6 bottle offer £4.50

Rocca Alta Valpolicella Ripasso (Italy) – normal price £10.00, 6 bottle offer £6.00
My pick of these reds, really lovely gently sour cherry and blackcurrant, fresh and never too large, supple, lightly spicy, slips down well with steak

Marques De Casa Concha Syrah (Chile) – normal price £12.00, 6 bottle offer £6.75

Château Latour Camblanes 2011 Côtes Bordeaux (France) – normal price £15.00, 6 bottle offer £7.50
If you’re looking for a sensibly priced claret for Easter lamb, this is hard to fault – give it an hour or so to come out if its shell, then enjoy the oak-tinged dark fruit flavours

Fortified
Taylor’s LBV Port (Port) – normal price £15.00, 6 bottle offer £7.50
The 2011 vintage was a corker for the Douro, both for ports and table wines. This isn’t one of those LBVs that’s intended to be kept, but it’s burly, fragrant and backed with dark fruit flavours, and should give much pleasure for the next couple of years at least.

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