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MORRISONS 2023/4 TOP WINES IN PRICE CATEGORY


SUMMARY
Really impressive and growing range. There is a lot to like in this list, everything from economy to classy classics. I was particularly impressed with the range of English Sparking wines and the growing list of The Best branded bottles are really very good, showing typicity of style and really good prices.


Please bear in mind that not all of these wines are available in every store - but they can all be found on morrisonscellar.com also prices are subject to variation.


KEY
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The fizz in this colour
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Up to a tenner
Veluti Pinot Grigio £7.00 rating 87
Straightforward pinot grigio, light peach and lemon, buy lots and chill well, summer party wine
Klein St Sauvignon Blanc (South Africa) £7.00 rating 90
All the right notes in the right order, proper SA Sauvignon, fresh and green and only £6!
Morrisons The Best Trentino Pinot Grigio
£8.25 rating 89
Some really nice tight fruit, lemon and citrus hints, touch of melon, fresh
Morrisons The Best Pecorino £7.50 rating 89
Creamy peach with a lemon/lime freshness, zippy, attractive and bright
Morrisons The Best Chenin Blanc £7.00 rating 89
Very well made wine, mango and lychee notes, bags of character
Morrisons The Best Vinho Verde £7.00 rating 88
Light and easy, mineral, lemon peel, long finish, light spritz
Morrisons The Best Grenache Blanc £7.00 rating 90
A real cut above, classy wine, well priced, floral nose, peach and apricot palate
Morrisons The Best Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
£9.00 rating 89
Beautiful aromatic lime peel nose, lovely sharp citrus palate, balanced, value
Morrisons The Best Gran Montana Chardonnay (Arg) £7.50 rating 90
Generous open fruit nose, citrus, grapefruit, touch of mango, good use of oak
Morrisons The Best Rioja Blanco Marques los Rios £9.00 rating 89
Good ripe oaky nose, baked apple and cream, lovely
Morrisons The Best Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie £10.00 rating 89
Wonderfully grapey nose, aromatic with cirus elements on palate, good old stand-by
Morrisons The Best Gavi £10.00 rating 90
Light and elegant, apple and blossom nose, lengthy finish
Morrisons The Best Verdeca £7.50 rating 91
Classy looking bottle, good floral aromatics, fresh and dry, vanilla, the full ticket.
Morrisons The Best Soave Classico £7.75 rating 88
Wonderful floral aromatic character, green apple and blossom, great value
Rosemount Diamond Selection Chardonnay £7.00 rating 89

Pole, lime and citrus nose, good acidity, lovely wine at the price
Journey's End Identity Merlot (SA) £9.00 rating 91
Fabulous wine, plum an dblack cherry to the fore, really good maker with great intentions and interactive label!
Morrisons The Best Shiraz (SA) £8.75 rating 90
Superb value shiraz, big inky and deep 14.5% spicy finish with a touch of chocolate
Villa Verde Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
£6.00 rating 88
Vanilla nose, spice and cinamon on palate, hint of tar and smoke, perfect BBQ party wine
Monts and Vaux Malbec £7.00 rating 89
Lots to like here, bramble, cedar, spice, violet, nice structure, well made
Piccini Memoro (Italy) £8.75 rating 91
Proper generous wine, plum, raisin, woodsmoke, mouth watering stuff
Colpasso (Italy) £9.00 rating 90
El vino collapso I drink it all of the time! Intense, juicy fruit compote, powerful and warming.
Leopards Leap Shiraz £7.75 rating 89
Solid shiraz, bramble and backcurrant, vanilla and coconut, hot finish
Cidade Branca Alentejo £7.00 rating 90
Properly fruit driven, plum, bramble and cherry, structure and spice, lots to like here
Pata Negro Toro Roble £8.00 rating 90
Black berry character with a solid oak backbone, power and finesse
Morrisons The Best Cotes du Rhone Villages £8.50 rating89
Super wine, great typicity, herbal, damson and pepper, earthy
Montelciego Rioja Reserva £8.00 rating 90
Some savoury development on the nose, leather, cedar, forest floor, summer berries, intense
Morrisons The Best Single Vineyard Chilean Pinot Noir £7.99 rating 88

Light red berry aroma, good body, really well made and well priced
Morrisons The Best Cahors Malbec (Fra) £7.50 rating 89
Proper BBQ red, smoke and bramble, good structure, well made, violet finish
Morrisons The Best South African Pinotage
£8.50 rating 89

Menthol nose, pepper and spice on palate, top wine, great value
Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir £8.00 rating 91
Savoury, earthy nose, complex and rewarding, red currant and spice palate
Zarper Malbec Gran Reserva £8.00 rating 89
Interesting medicinal nose, concentrated fruit and a lovely herbal finish
Morrisons The Best Negroamaro £8.00 rating 91
Good looking bottle, lovely smoky red, perfectly made, fantastic price
Morrisons The Best Primitivo £7.50 rating 89
Cardamom and spice, rich fruitcake palate, mouthwatering finish
Morrisons The Best Chilean Merlot £8.75 rating 90

Lovely medicinal nose, spicy black pepper, lots going on here, smashing wine
Morrisons The Best Chillean Carmenere
£8.00 rating 90
Soft redcurrant, black fruit and spice, good example of carmenere

Oriel Rosť £8.50 rating 89
Elegant looking, wonderful redcurrant nose, refreshing and light
Piccini Memoro Rosato £8.50 rating 90
Wonderful strawberry nose, becoming raspberry and red cherry on the palate, lovely
Morrisons The Best Touraine Rosť £8.50 rating 89
A pink with character, beautiful raspberry notes, dry, precise, refreshing, house rosť
Fleurs de Prairie Luberon Rosť £10.00 rating 88
Lovely looking bottle, elegant wine, pale pink redcurrant and cranberry freshness
19 Crimes Revolutionary Rosť (Spain) £9.50 rating 89
No crimes committed here, this is super stuff, dry, refreshing, strawberry and white pepper
Bellemente Pinot Grigio Blush £5.75 rating 89
Lovely cranberry and blossom palate, wow, amazing for the money

Morrisons The Best Marques del Norte Cava Brut £7.50 rating 90
Good yeasty nose, green and red apple with peach. Top wine
Morrisons The Best Prosecco DOC £8.00 rating 89
Lovely approachable soft bubbles, peach, apricot and a hint of lime.
Sorso Prosecco £6.50 rating 89
Super, refined Prosecco, floral blossom aroma, pear & peach palate, party wine
Morrisons The Best Prosecco Rosť £7.00 rating 89
Lots to like here, elegant pale pink crushed raspberry and peach melba
Castillo de Sierra Cava Rosado £6.00 rating 89
Red apple nose, cherry and strawberry palate, dry, fresh, easy


Over a tenner
Morrisons The Best Pinot Gris £11.00 rating 90
Good stone fruit nose, hit of citrus, lime peel on palate
Morrisons The Best Sancerre £17.00 rating 90
Fantastic wine, great depth, fruit character, citrus and mango, some minerality, poise
Morrisons The Best Pouilly Fume £19.00 rating 90
Absolutely spot on wine, hedgerow, elderflower, real typicity, first class example of the style
Morrisons The Best Gavi di Gavi £11.00 rating 90
Flinty mineral nose, lemon peel and racy acidity, fresh light, top wine
Morrisons The Best Uco Valley Malbec £11.00 rating 90
Lovely warming spice nose, ripe black fruit, good use of oak
Morrisons The Best Chateauneuf du Pape £21.00 rating 90
Really generous and powerful wine, bramble and spice, great structure, a real treat

Morrisons The Best Valpolicella Ripasso £12.00 rating 90
Full on generous wine, big over ripe nose, inky and rich black fruit, smashing

Morrisons The Best Fleurie £12.00 rating 90
Dark for a Beaujolais, good ripe black fruit, bramble and light spice, will do well chilled
Morrisons The Best St. Emillion £14.00 rating 91
Light perfumed nose, sound body, spice and black berry, exceptional wine, showing development
Morrisons The Best Rioja Gran Reserva £14.00 rating 90
Showing some lovley devleopment, savoury notes and black fruit, smoke and spice
Morrisons The Best Amarone £17.00 rating 90
Big winterwine, mouthwatering and full on, intense and complex, very giving, hot finish

Wm. Morrison Rose Champagne Etienne Leclair £25.00 rating 89
Smashing raspberry and yeast nose, beautifully made, great value
Morrisons The Best English Sparkling Vintage Brut £19.00 rating 92
Simply superb example of an English sparkler, complex, deep, giving, hedgerow and brioche

FORTIFIEDS
Taylors10 yo Tawny Port £25.00 rating 91
Beautiful development, lovely looking tawny, damson, spice and pepper
Morrison's The Best 10 yo Tawny Port £13.00 rating 89
Classy looking bottle, touch of raspberry jam, lovely sweetness
Morrisons Special Reserve Port £11.00 rating 90
Hot, ripe, intense concentrated fruit, rich and giving, spice and heat