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2017-06-14 07:19 pm

Ripe and juicy Rosé

Date sampled
Shop

Type

Colour
Region
Country
Price (€)
Alcohol (%)
Year
14-06-17
Waitrose

~
~
Spain
4.99
?
?



"Suitable for summer. The days this week were hot and sticky, so a chilled wine appealed. By the way, the reason for the recent hiatus has been to enjoy short-lived glut of bitterol at a certain discount retail store. The clue is in the name. 6.5/10"


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2017-04-03 08:50 am

privata cuvee

Date sampled
Shop

Type

Colour
Region
Country
Price (€)
Alcohol (%)
Year
03-04-17
Hotel
Prosecco
~
Conegliano
Italy
?
?
?



"Fruity and crisp; a good prosecco that is perfect to start the day! :) 6/10"


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2017-04-02 04:33 pm

donna marzia

Date sampled
Shop

Type

Colour
Region
Country
Price (€)
Alcohol (%)
Year
02-04-17
Carrefour express
?
Rosé
Puglia
Italy
2.99
12
2016



"Immediate fruity aroma and characteristically light bodied, but dampened slightly by a disappointing after-taste. 5/10"


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2017-04-02 04:18 pm

dal pollarolo 1936

Date sampled
Shop

Type

Colour
Region
Country
Price (€)
Alcohol (%)
Year
01-04-17
?
?
Red
?
Italy (assumed)
6 per 500 ml
?
2016



"Our first 'house wine' during a visit to la citta eternita. A serendipitous discovery, that went down well with the pizza. 6/10"


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2017-03-25 09:41 pm

Bosman shiraz

Date sampled
Shop

Type

Colour
Region
Country
Price (£)
Alcohol (%)
Year
25-03-17
Sainsbury's
Shiraz
Red
Lelienfontein, Wellington, Western Cape
South Africa
6
14
2016



"A respectable, if not unremarkable shiraz. 5/10"


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2017-03-22 06:46 pm

Douglas green

Date sampled
Shop

Type

Colour
Region
Country
Price (£)
Alcohol (%)
Year
22-03-17
Waitrose
Cabernet sauvignon
Red
Western Cape
South Africa
5.49
14
2016



"Smokey, woody tastes with smooth peppery back-notes. 7/10"


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2017-03-18 10:33 pm

Terre Siciliane

Date sampled Shop Type Colour Region Country Price (£) Alcohol (%) Year
18-03-17 Independent retailer Syrah Red Sicily Italy 2.5 12 2015

"Nice ruby colour, adequate with a spicy dish, but otherwise avoid. The only good attributes are that it doesn't taste of vinegar, is cheap and will not give a headache the following day. Do not take to a dinner party with friends; you will not be invited again. 3/10 "

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2017-03-17 09:07 pm

Palastri


Date sampled

Shop

Type

Colour

Region

Country

Price (£)

Alcohol (%)

Year

17-03-17

Sainsbury's



Red

Puglia

Italy

5

13.5

2015


"Medium fragrance with a full bodied texture. A sharp initial taste, giving way to an ambient warm sensation. 6/10 "


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2017-03-17 07:44 pm

Prosecco


Date sampled

Shop

Type

Colour

Region

Country

Price (£)

Alcohol (%)

Year

17-03-17

Sainsbury's

Glera

Semi-sparkling white

~

Italy

~

10

2016


"A soft, smooth and mellow celebration. 6/10 "


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2017-03-15 07:19 pm

Estevez


Date sampled

Shop

Type

Colour

Region

Country

Price (£)

Alcohol (%)

Year

15-03-17

Aldi

Cabernet carmenère syrah

Red

Valle de Maule

Chile

4.9

13.5

2015



"Dry and crisp, with an urban note, smokey flavours and a brandy-like finish. Medium-to-light body. 7/10 "


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2017-03-14 09:42 pm

The Whale caller


Date sampled

Shop

Type

Region

Country

Price (£)

Alcohol (%)

Year

12-03-17

Waitrose

Shiraz cabernet sauvignon

Hermanus (Western Cape)

South Africa

4.9

13

2016


"Fruity, yet not too dry. 8/10"