A look at six wines from Lidl’s upmarket range Pouilly Fuissé 2011, Burgundy, France (£7.99 Lidl) Quite a heavy style, honeyed with not enough fruit and some toasty sulphur notes. 0 Fleurie 2011, Burgundy, France (£6.49 Lidl) OK raspberry earthiness, but it’s a bit sharp, and doesn’t have enough of […]

Wine Tasting Video: Six wines from the Lidl Wine Cellar

Dominic Hentall Saint Véran 2010, Burgundy, France (£15.99 Naked Wines) Good mix of zesty citrus freshness with a softer, rounded cooked apple character, plus a slightly dough-like character reminiscent of undercooked cake mix. B Domain Parigot Meursault ‘Les Vireuils Dessous’ 2010, Burgundy, France (£32.99 The Perfect Cellar) Lean and lovely, […]

Wine Tasting Video: Chardonnays from Burgundy, Chile, California & New ...

Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis 2011 (£13 Oddbins) Classic Chablis with rich flavours – blood orange, apple and even a touch of cranberry – and sleek minerally structure. Tasty now, but good for 3+ years. S Louis Latour Pouilly Vinzelles En Paradis 2010 (£12.99-£14.99 Majestic, Mill Hill Wines, Campbell Moore, Whole Foods […]

Wine Tasting Video: Four White Burgundies

Harvey Nichols Pinot Noir 2010 (Framingham), Marlborough, New Zealand (£18.00 Harvey Nichols) Reasonable plummy strawberry flavours with a touch of spice, but there’s also a stewed edge that speaks of slightly heavy-handed winemaking and just-too-ripe fruit. B(-) Louis Latour Mercurey Rouge 2009, Burgundy, France (£16.99 slurp.co.uk, The Wine Cellar, T […]

Wine Tasting Video: Pinot Noir from Marlborough, Burgundy & Sonoma ...

The Society’s Exhibition Saint-Aubin (Henri Prudhon) 2009, Burgundy, France (£9.95 The Wine Society – they’ve now moved on to 2010) Light, delicate aromas, the gently perfumed cherry and raspberry fruit is very nice, but there’s also a slightly earthy/stalky edge that doesn’t dissipate with time. B- Louis Latour Gevrey-Chambertin 2007, […]

Wine Tasting Video: Pinot Noir from Burgundy & Chile

Taste the Difference Chablis 2010 (£9.99 Sainsbury’s) Young perky style, sprightly and lively with tangy rhubarb, apple and lemon fruit and a richer, mealy streak. S Waitrose ‘In Partnership’ Chablis 2010 (£10.49 Waitrose) Feels younger and dumber than the above to start with, but as it opens up, the nutty/leesy […]

Wine Tasting Video: Supermarket Chablis