Red Wine

Ramos Reserva Red 2011, VR Alentejano (£8.49 Majestic) Warm-hearted wine, full and rounded with juicy blackberry jam flavours tempered by an earthy plumminess. Maybe just a little jammy, and possibly too polished for some purists but this is a good glug. B+ João Portugal Ramos F’OZ 2011, VR Alentejano (£9.99 […]

Wine Tasting Video: Four reds from the Alentejo

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

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

Terra Nostra Nielluccio Corse Rouge 2011, Corsica, France (£7.25 The Wine Society) The bruised cherry edge and slightly tart, appley acidity seem more Italian than French, good fresh earthy style, but needs some fat and tomato to fight against. B+ Poggio del Sasso Sangiovese di Toscana 2011, Italy (£6.95 The […]

Wine Tasting Video: Sangiovese from Tuscany & Corsica

Tons de Duorum Red 2011 (£8.20 The Real Wine Company, Duncan Murray, Totnes Wines, Halifax Wines, Tanners, Wine Cellar) Joyously fruity youngster, with plush berry, damson and plum flavours, notes of earthy spice and a chewy backbone. S- Quinta da Romaneira Liceiras 2009 (£12.99 Vagabond Wines, The Hampstead Butcher & Providore, […]

Wine Tasting Video: Five Douro Reds

(There’s currently information only about the Natureo White on the Torres website) Torres Natureo Rosé Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Spain (£5.99 Asda, Waitrose) It may not be incredibly wine-y, but it’s a pleasant enough drink, off-dry and juicy with flavours of rosehip syrup and tinned strawberries. C(+) Torres Natureo Tinto Syrah […]

Wine Tasting Video: Low Alcohol Reds & Rosé from Torres