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Hello and welcome to The Drinker, I'm Pete Turner DipWSET, freelance writer, judge and drinks expert.

Here you'll find my weekly recommendations, articles and reviews with advice on making your eating and drinking more pleasurable.
DRINK OF THE WEEK
22nd April 2024
Extra Special Merlot
Asda 8.00
Drinker Rating 89

Asda's Extra Special Range continues to offer great value for money and a really spot on selection of wines typical of the grape variety and region. This Merlot is as supple and easy as you'd expect and coming from Chile's Clochagua Valley show's the country's ideal situation fro growing grapes.

The valley is notable for warm ripening conditions and a cooling influence from the Pacific coupled with a good range of vineyard altitude, personally I feel it's the best spot on earth to grow grapes.

Full on ripe black fruit combines with a wonderful earthy tobacco note to provide an easy drinking red worthy of spring BBQs.

Cheers!

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