French Wine

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

The Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé 2012, France (£5.99 Aldi) Gentle red berry and wrinkled apple, with a touch of peach. OK flavour, but would like a little more wine in my glass. C(+) Barone Ricasoli Albia Toscana Rosé 2011, Italy (£11.99 Yorkshire Vintners, Quite a rounded, rich […]

Wine Tasting Video: Rosés from France, Italy & Chile

Henry Fessy Fleurie 2011 (£14.95 Oddbins, Hailsham Cellars,, George Hill, Wine House, Forth Wines) Really attractive style, starts off quietly then opens up in the glass to show plusher raspberry, cherry and plum flesh, but all the while with an earthy mineral undercurrent to keep it fresh. S Château […]

Wine Tasting Video: Cru Beaujolais

Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaïque NV (£25 Majestic, Great Western Wine) An attractive mix of richness and crispness, with tangy apple (fresh and cooked) flavours combining with toasty maturity. S- Champagne Canard-Duchêne Authentic Green NV (£30-£35 Oddbins) Feels rather heavy-footed, with sulphury overtones dampening the flavours. Not a success. C(-) Champagne […]

Wine Tasting Video: Three Non-Vintage Champagnes