Wine Names

Miguel Torres Santa Digna Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Curicó, Chile (£7.99 Bablake Wines, Big Wines, Celtic Wines, Cotswold Vintners, Lewis and Cooper, Partridges, Portland Wines) Crisp, restrained but confident style, with grassy lemon, grapefruit and rhubarb flavours set against pithy river pebble minerality. S- The Society’s New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2012, […]

Wine Tasting Video: Sauvignon Blanc from Chile & New Zealand

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

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

Adega de Monção Vinho Verde 2011 (£5.95 The Wine Society) Young and briny, with an Alka Seltzer/sherbetty spritz, and tangy pear and ripe red apple flesh. B+ Quinta da Romaneira Douro White 2011 (£16.99 Corks Out, Wine Utopia, Winearray, The Fine Wine Company, Exel Wines, The Wine Reserve, Liberty Wines) […]

Wine Tasting Video: Portuguese White, Rosé & Port

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