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MORRISONS 2018/19 TOP WINES IN PRICE CATEGORY


SUMMARY
Really impressive and growing range. This season look out for the limited edition autumn/winter parcel wines, not a bad one among them and fantastic value. It is in the process of re-branding its 'Morrisons The Best' wines to 'Wm. Morrison', these  are on the whole very good wines well priced. There is a lot to like in their list, everything from economy to classy classics, and don't forget a great range of fortified wines.


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
The reds are written up in this colour
The whites in this colour
Pink in this colour
The fizz in this colour
Sweets and forts in this colour


Up to a tenner
Castelliere Pinot Grigio £4.75 rating 89 (vegan)
Perfect summer party or BBQ wine, simple and straightforward, light and easy
Yalumba Y Series Viognier £8.25 rating 92
Really very good, stone fruit and lemongrass, soicy ginger, proper wine, great value
Timestone Marsanne Grenache Blanc £10.00 rating 91
Classy looking wine, passionfruit and lychee, fresh acidity, beauty
Morrisons The Best Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc £8.00 rating 89
Big old Kiwi Sauvignon, forward tropical fruit bursting with flavour, terrific value
Morrisons Chenin Blanc
£4.25 rating 89
Very drinkable, green fruit and racy acidity, fresh and un-demanding
Wm. Morrison Trentino Pinot Grigio
£6.50 rating 89
Some really nice tight fruit, lemon and citrus hints, touch of melon, fresh
Morrisons South African Sauvignon Blanc
£6.50 rating 89
Beautiful aromatic lime peel nose, lovely sharp citrus palate, balanced, value
Morrisons Western Australia Chardonnay £8.00 rating 90
Generous open fruit nose, citrus, grapefruit, touch of mango, good use of oak
Morrisons The Best Fairtrade Chardonnay
£7.00 rating 90
Really good fruit driven un-oaked chardonnay, apple, citrus and pear
Kindermann Riesling Vom Loss Trocken £8.00 rating 88
Lovely floral aromatics, white blossom, dry riesling, fresh, lime peel
Les Richoises Colombard/Sauvignon £4.75 rating 89
Floral grapefuit and citrus nose, touch of passion fruit and apple amazing value
Sorso Pinot Grigio £6.50 rating 89
Good fruit driven simple pinot grigio, it tastes of something!
Wm. Morrison Gavi £7.00 rating 90
Light and elegant, apple and blossom nose, lengthy finish
Wm. Morrison Pecorino £6.50 rating 86
All pecorino has a sheep on the label, very pleasing wine.
Masseria Pietrosa Verdeca £8.00 rating 91
Classy looking bottle, good floral aromatics, fresh and dry, vanilla, the full ticket.
Wm. Morrison The Best Chenin Blanc £7.00 rating 89
Lovely pproachable wine, soft creamy palate, forward fruit, easy
Wm. Morrison The Best Albarino £8.00 rating 89
Lemon peel nose, light green apple palate, lovely tropical finish
Rosemount Diamond selection Chardonnay £6.25 rating 89

Pole, lime and citrus nose, good acidity, lovely wine at the price
Wm. Morrison Fiano £6.00 rating 89
Lovely white blossom nose, good fruit, hint tropical on palate
Morrisons The Best Petit Chablis £10.00 rating 89
Minerality and a hint of farmyard, chalk and apple palate, interesting
Wm. MorrisonPinot Gris £8.25 rating 90
Good stone fruit nose, hit of citrus, lime peel on palate

Wm. Morrisons The Best Chilean Pinot Noir £8.00 rating 88

Light red berry aroma, good body, really well made and well priced
Morrisons Cabernet Sauvignon £4.50 rating 89
Big ripe, juicy, plummy wine, full on, top stuff in a terrible looking bottle
Morrisons The Best South African Pinotage
£6.50
rating 89
Menthol nose, pepper and spice on palate, top wine, great value
Morrisons The Best Chianti Classico £7.50 rating 90
Hint of soft leather, food oak and ripe black cherry, mouthwatering stuff
Morrisons The Best Carmenere £7.50 rating 91
Great looking bottle, pipe somke, soft plum and damson, perfect party wine
Cono Sur Reserva Pinot Noir £9.00 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 £6.50 rating 91
Good looking bottle, lovely smoky red, perfectly made, fantastic price
Morrisons The Best Rioja Reserva £6.25 rating 89
Spicy black pepper nose, solid tannins and good supporting fruit
El Puente Tempranillo £4.75 rating 89
Lovely concentrated black fruit, great looking bottle, fabulous price
Morrisons The Best IGP Cotes Catalans £6.00 rating 90
Damson nose, black pepper, herbal notes, deep and generous
Villa Verde Montepulciano D'Abruzzo £4.75 rating 90
Look at the price, look at the rating, fantastic cherry and fresh tar, lots here great value
Wm. Morrison The Best Nero D'Avola £6.00 rating 89
Cherry and plum dominate, touch of violet on the finish, a beaut
Wm. Morrison Primitivo £6.00 rating 89
Cardamom and spice, rich fruitcake palate, mouthwatering finish
Wm. Morrison Malbec £7.00 rating 90
Lovely warming spice nose, ripe black fruit, good use of oak
Wm. Morrison South African Cabernet Sauvignon £7.00 rating 88
Spice, oak and smoke, proper BBQ Bargain, lovely wine at £7
Zalze Shiraz Mouverdre Viognier £7.25 rating 92
Herbal nose, good fruit and oak interplay, powerful finish, fantastic value
Morrisons The Best South African Shiraz £6.50 rating 89
Lovely cocoa powder nose, rich and intense, ripe black cherry, smashing
Wm. Morrison Valpolicella Ripasso £9.00 rating 90
Full on generous wine, big over ripe nose, inky and rich black fruit, smashing
Gerard Bertrand Les Aspres £10.00 rating 89
Lovely looking wine, hinto violet on  nose, elegant, very well made
Wm. Morrison Marques de los Rios Rioja Reserva £6.75 rating 90
Lovely big oaky Rioja nose, just what it ought to be, great price too!
Root 1 Carmenere £8.00 rating 90
Soft redcurrant, black fruit and spice, good example of carmenere

Vitis Nostra Pinot Noir Rosť £7.00 rating 90
Subtle white peach nose, red berry palate, crunchy cranberry and sharp raspberry
Les Richoises Rosť £6.50 rating 89
Quite a pink pink, lovely red fruit, great value party/BBQ wine
A La Mode Grenache Syrah Rosť £7.00 rating 87
Another lovely looking bottle, touch of cranberry, basic and easy
Bellemente Pinot Grigio Blush £4.75 rating 89
Lovely cranberry and blossom palate, wow, amazing for the money

Morrisons The Best Vintage Cava Brut £8.25 rating 90
Good yeasty nose, green and red apple with peach. Top wine.
Prosecco £6.00 rating 89
Lovely light fresh prosecco all peach and grass, simple but effective
Menestrello Pinot Spumante Rose £7.00 rating 90
Lovely light red fruit nose, very straightforward but really well made pink fizz
Sacchetto Grifon Prosecco Rose Extra Dry £10.00 rating 90
Top stuff, full of vibrant raspberry and cranberry notes, dry and crisp
Wm. Morrison Vintage Cava Rosado £8.25 rating 89
Nice yeasty, fruity nose, strawberry to the fore on the palate, delicious and look at the price

Over a tenner
Wm. Morrison Chablis Premier Cru £15.00 rating 90
Minerality and a hint of farmyard, chalk and apple palate, interesting

Wm. Morrison Rioja Blanco Reserva £13.00 rating 92
Good ripe oaky nose, baked apple and cream, lovely
Morrisons The Best Chateauneuf du Pape £15.00 rating 90
All it should be, powerfula nd expressive but retaining some elegance, wonderful spice notes
Wm. Morrison The Best Crozes-Hermitage £12.00 rating 90
This pretty much ticks all the boxes and is very well priced
Morrisons The Best St. Emillion £12.00 rating 91
Light perfumed nose, sound body, spice and black berry, exceptional wine, showing development
Morrisons The Best Rioja Gran Reserva 2012 £12.00 rating 90
Showing some lovley devleopment, savoury notes and black fruit, smoke and spice
Wm. Morrison Amarone £15.00 rating 90
Big winterwine, mouthwatering and full on, intense and complex, very giving, hot finish
Morrisons The Best Champagne Brut NV £19.00 rating 89
Red and green apple nose, fresh and zesty with yeast and good body
Wm. Morrison Rose Champagne £20.00 rating 89
Smashing raspberry and yeast nose, beautifully made, great value
Denbies Chalk Valley English Sparkling £16.00 rating 90
Really solid English sparkler, very well priced, all the right notes in the right order


FORTIFIEDS
Wm. Morrison Olorosso Sherry
£6.00 (37.5cl) rating 91
Very good, intense and nutty, dry but mouthfilling, warm finish
Morrisons Amontillado Sherry £7.15 (1 litre) rating 87
Great value sweeter style cooking sherry, trifle ahoy, good drinker too
Taylors10 yo Tawny Port £22.00 rating 91
Beautiful development, lovely looking tawny, damson, spice and pepper
Wm. Morrison 10 yo Tawny Port £12.00 rating 89
Classy looking bottle, touch of raspberry jam, lovely sweetness
Morrisons Special Reserve Port £8.20 rating 90
Hot, ripe, intense concentrated fruit, rich and giving, spice and heat
Warres Cavadinha Vintage Port £27.00 rating 92
Concentrated black fruit compote, plum, damson, sloe, blackcurrant, the full ticket

NON ALCOHOLIC
Torres Natureo Muscat
de-alcoholised £5.75 rating 90
White flowers and quince dominate, little on the sweet side but a very good effort