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MORRISONS 2019 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 particularlry 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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Up to a tenner
Castelliere Pinot Grigio £5.00 rating 89 (vegan)
Perfect summer party or BBQ wine, simple and straightforward, light and easy
Yalumba Y Series Viognier £8.50 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 £8.25 rating 89
Big old Kiwi Sauvignon, forward tropical fruit bursting with flavour, terrific value
Sorso Fiano
£6.00 rating 90
Good fruit driven wine, a herbal nose and lime peel palate
Wm. Morrison Trentino Pinot Grigio
£6.75 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 £8.50 rating 90
Generous open fruit nose, citrus, grapefruit, touch of mango, good use of oak
Morrisons The Best Fairtrade Chardonnay
£7.50 rating 90
Really good fruit driven un-oaked chardonnay, apple, citrus and pear
Morrisons The Best Rioja Blanca Reserva £7.50 rating 89
Good ripe oaky nose, baked apple and cream, lovely
Les Richoises Colombard/Sauvignon £5.00 rating 89
Floral grapefuit and citrus nose, touch of passion fruit and apple amazing value
Sorso Pinot Grigio £6.75 rating 89
Good fruit driven simple pinot grigio, it tastes of something!
Wm. Morrison Gavi £7.50 rating 90
Light and elegant, apple and blossom nose, lengthy finish
Wm. Morrison Pecorino £6.75 rating 86
All pecorino has a sheep on the label, very pleasing wine.
Masseria Pietrosa Verdeca £8.25 rating 91
Classy looking bottle, good floral aromatics, fresh and dry, vanilla, the full ticket.
Wm. Morrison Chenin Blanc £6.75 rating 89
Lovely pproachable wine, soft creamy palate, forward fruit, easy
Wm. Morrison The Best Albarino £8.25 rating 89
Lemon peel nose, light green apple palate, lovely tropical finish
Rosemount Diamond selection Chardonnay £6.50 rating 89

Pole, lime and citrus nose, good acidity, lovely wine at the price
Wm. Morrison Fiano £6.25 rating 89
Lovely white blossom nose, good fruit, hint tropical on palate
Wm. Morrison Pinot Gris £8.50 rating 90
Good stone fruit nose, hit of citrus, lime peel on palate
Morrisons The Best Fleurie £8.75 rating 90
Dark for a Beaujolais, good ripe black fruit, bramble and light spice, will do well chilled
Morrisons The Best Red Burgundy £6.40 rating 90

Astonishing price for a fruit driven Burgundy, great lunch wine
Morrisons The Best Crozes-Hermitage £9.00 rating 90
Outstanding value, lovely black pepper and bramble nose, balanced
Morrisons The Best Languedoc £7.75 rating 91
A BBQ star in the making, herbs de Provence on the nose, full ripe fruit, belting wine
Wm. Morrisons Chilean Pinot Noir £8.50 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
£6.75
rating 89
Menthol nose, pepper and spice on palate, top wine, great value
Cono Sur Reserva Pinot Noir £9.50 rating 91
Savoury, earthy nose, complex and rewarding, red currant and spice palate
Zarper Malbec Gran Reserva £8.50 rating 89
Interesting medicinal nose, concentrated fruit and a lovely herbal finish
Morrisons The Best Negroamaro £7.25 rating 91
Good looking bottle, lovely smoky red, perfectly made, fantastic price
El Puente Tempranillo £4.50 rating 89
Lovely concentrated black fruit, great looking bottle, fabulous price
Castillo del Sabio Tempranillo £6.00 rating 90
Easy light red, very approachable, bautifully balanced, great value
Wm. Morrison The Best Nero D'Avola £6.50 rating 89
Cherry and plum dominate, touch of violet on the finish, a beaut
Wm. Morrison Primitivo £7.50 rating 89
Cardamom and spice, rich fruitcake palate, mouthwatering finish
Wm. Morrison Malbec £7.75 rating 90
Lovely warming spice nose, ripe black fruit, good use of oak
Granite Earth Red £8.50 rarting 91
Full on ripe black fruit, plum, damson, black cherry, mouthwatering stuff
Zalze Shiraz Mouverdre Viognier £7.25 rating 92
Herbal nose, good fruit and oak interplay, powerful finish, fantastic value
Wm. Morrison Valpolicella Ripasso £9.50 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
Morrisons The Best Chilean Merlot £7.75
rating 90
Lovely medicinal nose, spicy black pepper, lots going on here, smashing wine
Morrisons The Best Uco Valley Malbec £10.00
rating 90
Proper big steak worthy malbec, good use of oak, powerful
Root 1 Carmenere
£7.75 rating 90
Soft redcurrant, black fruit and spice, good example of carmenere

L'Eascarpe Coteaux D'Aix en Provence Rosť £8.75 rating 89
Elegant looking, wonderful redcurrant nose, refreshing and light
La Rosaline Rosť £6.75 rating 89
Classy looking bottle, light raspberry nose, very fresh acidity, party wine
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 £6.75 rating 87
Another lovely looking bottle, touch of cranberry, basic and easy
Bellemente Pinot Grigio Blush £5.00 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
Morrisons The Best Prosecco £7.50 rating 89
Lovely approachable soft bubbles, peach, apricot and a hint of lime.


Over a tenner
Morrisons The Best Sancerre £13.00 rating 90
Fantastic wine, great depth, fruit character, citrus and mango, some minerality, poise

Wm. Morrison The Best Crozes-Hermitage £13.00 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 £15600 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 91
Really solid English sparkler, very well priced, all the right notes in the right order
Morrisons The Best English Sparkling Brut £20.00 rating 92
Simply superb example of an English sparkler, complex, deep, giving, hedgerow and brioche
Morrisons The Best English Sparkling Vintage £25.00 rating 93
As above but only moreso, elegant, deep, very very classy wine

FORTIFIEDS
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