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MAJESTIC WINES SELECTION 2017

SUMMARY
Top selection of really well priced whites in the £5 to £10 section. Also some really great value quality wines from Spain and Italy coming to the fore. On the downside Germany seems to be missing. Wines from Majestic are particularly good value when bought as part of their Pick Six offer, all the following wines are listed offer price (also watch out for variations in price as there are frequent new offers).

A few of the Definition range is listed here, but they're all pretty much spot on stylistically and well priced to boot. There's also a new Majestic Loves range, all at £5.99, some really well made good value wines.The search tool on the Majestic website is not what it was so you might need a bit of perseverance or see them in the shop to find some of these wines. Also worth checking out the sister companies in Naked Wines and Lay and Wheeler.


KEY
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Pink in this colour
The fizz in this colour
Sweets and forts in this colour



Up to £10

Macon Villages Domaine Des Marechaudes 2015 £8.99 rating 88
Lemon peel nose, light and easy, zesty citrus palate, solid Macon
Casal de Ventozela Vinho Verde £7.99 rating 89
Lovely floral and light aromtic nose, melon and green apple palate
The Cup and Rings Godello Sobre Lias Monterrei £9.99 rating 90
Richness to this wine, good body and depth, baked apple and brioche
Morande One to One Gewertztraminer £6.99 rating 88
Lovely aromatic nose, floral blossom, lychee, melon and jasmine
Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling Marlborough £9.99 rating 89
Superb steely mineral riesling, lovely floral notes, really well made
Porcupine Ridge Chenin Blanc £7.99 rating 89
Vibrant fruity nose, peach and nectarine, pineapple palate, refreshing
Majestic Loves Chardonnay £5.99 rating 89
Good warm climate chardonnay, tropical fruit and citrus dominate
Terra Pegoes Vinho Branco
(Por) £5.49 /89
Light floral nose, fresh green honeysuckle, lovely wine, great value
Planalto White Reserva (Por) £6.99 / 89 (offer price)

Great looking bottle, classy little wine, orange peel, white blossom, bargain
Alamos Uco Valley Viognier (Arg) £8.49 /89
Lovely light fresh wine, zippy acidity, lime peel, hint of pear and melon
Tasca Regaleali Bianco di Sicilia £8.99 /89
Good green fresh hedgerow aroma, apple, peach and grapefruit palate
Montagny 1er Cru Les Millieres Cave des Vignerons de Buxy £11.99 rating 90
Lovely nose, green apple and grass, depth and quality, lemon zest, sophisticated wine
Santa Ana Sauvignon Blanc (ARG) £5.99 rating 89
Lovely floral nose, chalky minerality on palate, great party wine
Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet (FRA) £7.99 /90
Good depth, nice minerality, hint of citrus, lovely wine
Araldica Gavi 2016  £7.99 rating 89
Green fruit and blossom, hint of peach, lovely wine
Santa Ema Sauvignon Gris £7.99 /90
Grapefruit, pepper and spice, a lovely wine, interesting and affordable
Morande M Chardonnay Casablanca Valley £6.99 /88
Lovely open green apple chardonnay nose, citrus, pear and pineapple -palate, solid
Santa Rita Medalla Real Chardonnay 2016 £8.99 rating 90
Green apple and oak, lovely body and balance, poised wine
Majestic Loves Rosť £5.99 rating 88
Proper pink looking pink, forward cherry and strawberry palate, rosť that tastes of something

The Ned
Rosť (NZ) £7.99 rating 89
Straightforward rose, good hintof rqaspberry, very drinkable
Cuvee Richard Rosť Pays d'Herault £6.49 /88
Lovely easy drinking pink, light fruit, refreshing, very well priced
Leon Perdigal Cotes du Rhone £7.99 /90
Light pink, black and redcurtrant nose, floral palate, complexity
Majestic Loves Merlot £5.99 rating 88
Good BBQ bargain, forward and easy drinking merlot, full on fruit easy tannin
Majestic Loves Shiraz £5.99 rating 89
Big black fruit nose, full on black pepper and spice, good structure
Definition Cotes du Rhone £8.99 rating 89
Vibrant forward fruity nose, intense bramble, hint of violet
Domaine Les Yeuses Les Epices Syrah Pays d'Oc £8.99 rating 89
BBQ stunner, robust, spice and black pepper, big fruit palate
Papa Luna Calatayud £8.99 rating 90
Classy looking bottle, powerful yet graceful, black cherry
Porta 6 Lisboa £7.49 rating 89
Light and soft, plum and damson, good for a BBQ
Porta 6 Reserva £9.99 rating 90
Good deep black fruit palate, nice use of oak, tight tannins
Edna Valley Pinot Noir California £9.99 rating 92
Classy looking, interesting nose, redcurrant and leather, big but balanced for a pinot
Capia Merlot Cabernet (SA) £8.49 rating 90
Lovely blackcurrant leaf nose, iodine and oak, complex, wonderful
Parcel Series Pinot Noir (NZ) £9.99 /89
Inky bramble nose, soft ripe red fruit, summer pudding, light tannin
Surani Costarossa 2015 Primitivo di Manduria (Ita) £9.99 /91
Good deep oaky nose, vanilla and coconut, rich, rewarding wine, generous
Bosman Adama Red Fairtrade (SA) £9.99 /91
Deep inky wine, bramble and spice, classy, tar and tobacco, very good indeed
Dolcetto d'Alba De Forville £9.99 /88
Ripe black cherry, soft spice, pepper and tar, lovely light, fresh
Domaine Sainte Rose 'la Garrigue' Syrah Grenache £8.99 /90
Cherry and blossom nose, bright vibrant ripe cherry palate, long finish
Cotes du Rhone Belleruche 2015 M. Chapoutier £7.99 rating 89
Bloody nose, soft easy drinking wine, cherry and oak, well made
Barista Pinotage, Western Cape (SA) £6.99 rating 90
Open fruit nose, hint of tobacco, floral palate, lovely interesting wine
Trebuchet Red 2014 £6.99 rating 89
Bold open fruity nose, soft tannins, straight forward but lots of wine at the price
Mister Shiraz 2013(Chil) £6.99 rating 89
Eucalyptus nose, beautiful complex black fruit and development, lovely menthol back note
Primitivo Natale Verga (ITA) £6.99 /90
Lovely spiced fruit compote, very well made, very drinkable

Bellingham Pinopasso Pinotage 2014 £8.99 /91
Deep concentrated black fruit nose, ripe and mouthwatering, intense and complex
Majestic Loves Fizz £6.99 rating 88
Proper simple light Italian fizz (sicily), peach and orange blossom
Prosecco La Gioiosa Etamarosa (ITA) £8.49 /89
Open peach blossom, dry and peachy, good value fizz
Le Berceau Frisante Piquepoul Chardonnay £9.99 /90
Aromatic with floral notes, good acidity, light and fresh, frisante


£10 to £15
Definition Chardonnay Limoux (Fra) £10.99 /89
Lovely balanced wine, good use of oak, touch of spice and coconut, green lime palate

Definition Pouilly Fume £12.99 /90
Hint of smoke and flint, pure light French sauvignon, very good example of style
Definition Chablis £13.99 /88
Lovely mineral nose, hint of lime peel and white blossom, lovely
Chablis Elodie Dupes 2015 (Fra) £11.99 /91
Lovely wine, austere mineral backbone, some green apple and citrus
Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige de Prince £18.99 rating 90
Bold juicy fruit, development potential, big tannins, powerful stuff
Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise
(USA) £14.99 /90
Open bramble and red currant nose, perfumed and spicy, intense but light
Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera (NZ) £14.99 /90
Lovely full on fruit, bold black pepper, hot finish
Peirano Estate Six Clones Merlot (USA) £11.99 /91
Good oaky black fruit, full on intense and ripe, big and beautiful
Definition Rioja Reserva 2010 £10.99 /89
Lovely classic Rioja nose, black cherry, oak, smoke, spice, some age, good

Chateau de Berne Rosť Cotes de Provence £12.99 /90
Square bottle, beautiful light elegant rose, classy

Chateau La Sauvageonne Rosť (FRA) £14.99 /89
Lovely looking bottle, glass stopper, good fruit a cut above
L'Extra par Langlois Rose Cremant de Loire (FRA) £10.99 rating 90
Straightforward fizz, very well made, lovely cherry, hint of sweetness
Fonseca Bin 27 NV Port £12.99 /92
Lovely rich Port, integrated alcohol, big fruit, as it should be at a great price



Over £15

Decoy Zinfandel, Sonoma County £22.00
Bright forward black fruit nose, firm tannins, oak and blueberry palate
Amarone Classico Vigneti di Roccolo Cantina Negrar £19.99 /91
Spiced fruit, big, deep intense and concentrated, lots of wine for the money
Drappier Premier Cru Brut NV £22.99 rating 90
Lovely yeasty autolytic nose, open green apple, high acidity, classy
Nytimber Classic Cuvee NV £25.99 rating 90
Open nose, floral and nettle, green apple, orchards, England in a glass
Definition Blanc de Blancs Champagne £19.99 /89
Terrible looking bottle, lovely wine, great value
J de Telmont Grande Reserve NV (Fra) £16.99 rating 90
Lovely apple nose, hint of peach, lots of class for the price