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Up to £10
Taste the Difference Cotes de Provence Rosé £10.00 rating 89
Lovely loloking light pink, nice bottlle, zippy and fresh, redcurrant and raspberry
Taste the Difference Touraine Rosé £7.00 rating 89
Nice raspberry scent, good fresh acidity, decent red fruit palate

Laughing Llama Sauvignon Blanc £4.75 rating 88
Another one for the BBQ, gooseberry freshness, zippy acidity
Taste the Difference Coolwater Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (NZ) £8.00 rating 89
Top stuff at the prices, classic Marlborough style, big and expressive
Taste the Difference Albarino (Por) £9.50 rating 88
Ripe elegant wine, white blossom and white stone fruit,hint of minerality
Taste the Difference Muscadet Sevre et Maine £7.50 rating 90
Very precise muscadet, floral and zesty, very easy drinking, balanced
Taste the Difference Gruner Veltliner £9.00 rating 89
Everyone’s doing a Gruner at the moment and why not? White peach aromatics, touch of white pepper
Taste the Difference Languedoc Blanc (Fra) £8.00 rating 90
Grassy minerality, good mouth - feel, love it, nice acidity
Taste the Difference Austrian Riesling 2017 £8.75 rating 88
Classy looking, pear & apple nose, delightful aromatics, little hit of apricot on palate, dry, pleasing
Plaimont Cotes de Gascogne £8.00 rating 90
Aromatic, elderflower and hedgerow nose, gooseberry palate, if you like Kiwi Sauvignon this is for you

Taste the Difference Macon Villages £10.00 rating 89
Lots of wine for the money, blossom aromatics, good body and weight, great value
Taste the Difference Cotes du Rhone White £8.00 rating 88
Reassuringly grapey, lime zest and white pepper spice, amazing value (I’d buy this)
Taste the Difference Barrihuelo Rioja Blanco £8.00 rating 88
White flowers and spied white pepper, elegant and fresh
Taste the Difference Pecorino £7.00 rating 89
Lovely floral nose, blossom and peach, light palate, uncomplex but very pleasing
Taste the Difference Casablanca Chilean Sauvignon Blanc £7.50 rating 88
Ripe grapefruit and a touch of asparagus on the nose, big and expressive sauvignon, great price
Oyster Bay Pinot Gris £9.50 rating 89
Peach and apricot nose, lovely peppery spice and full body, great wine at the price
Elegant Frog Viognier (FRA) £8.50 rating 88
Apples and freshly cut grass, soft oaky notes, good value

Taste the Difference Alsace Gewurtztraminer £10.00 rating 89
Really pleasing wine,open perfumed nose, tropical flowers and fruit, off dry
Stellenrust Chenin Blanc £9.00
Toasty oak nose, white peach and pear nose, tidy

Les Calcaires Pinot Noir £7.00 rating 89
Great value pinot nior, fruit driven with a touch of spice and black pepper

Taste the Difference Fairtrade Pinotage (SA) £8.00 rating 90
Hint of burnt rubber, soft sweet fruit, ripe blackcurrant, well made
Taste the Difference Saint Chinian Syrah Grenache £9.00 rating 89
Wonderful pencil lead/shaving nose, good oak backbone, great stuff
Taste the Difference Fairtrade South African Shiraz £8.00 rating 90
Big mouthful of soft ripe black stewed fruit, deep and rewarding. Amazing value!
Taste the Difference Barbera D'Asti
(ita) £8.00 rating 91
Deep intense black fruit nose, soft tannin, fruit compote, winter wine

Taste the Difference Fairtrade Morador Malbec £8.50 rating 89
Lovely intense, inky malbec, full on black fruit, mouthwatering

Taste the Difference Primitivo IGT Salento £7.00 rating 89
Lovely soft easy fruit, blackberry and balckcurrant, easy integrated tannins

Taste the Difference Chilean Pinot Noir £8.50 rating 90
Good light new leather, soft redcurrant nice use of oak
Taste the Difference Fairtrade Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot (SA) £8.00 rating 90
Ripe cherry and blackcurrant nose, full on body and intense fruit, Bordeaux on steroids

Bruce Jack Shiraz £7.00 rating 89
Very pleasing big old shiraz, concentrated blackberry and blueberry, uncomplex, sound
Diabolo Dark Red (Chi) £10.00 rating 91
Deep and inky, powerful, smoky, intense full on wine, perfect for a BBQ

Taste the Difference Prosecco Conegliano £10.00 /89
Frothy sherbet, just enough sweetness, light peach, good price
Taste the Difference Pignoletto £9.00
Apricot aroma and fruit salad palate, dry, well made, lovely wine at the price



Over £10
Taste the Difference Chablis £14.50 rating 89
Apples and flint, zesty acidity,lovely floral finish
Ara Select Blocks Organic Sauvignon Blanc £12.00 rating 92
Lime and blossom nose, very classy sauvignon, subtle and fragrant

Taste the Difference Gavi di Gavi £12.00 rating 90
Very good example of Gavi and a great price, depth, perfume, fruit

Taste the Difference Chateauneuf du Pape £18.00
Big, powerful wine, plum and bramble, spice, cedar, lots here, good example of the wine at the price

Taste the Difference Cremant de Loire (Fra) £12.00 rating 90
Approachable, soft and easy cremant, good fruit and tight yeasty notes








 
SAINSBURY'S 2022 TOP WINES IN PRICE CATEGORY


SUMMARY
Really good Taste The Difference range - if in doubt plump for one of these. Also really good in the £7 to £9 price bracket across the board and top value fizz. Some prices may be temporary offer prices and are subject to change.


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