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TESCO TOP WINES IN PRICE CATEGORY 2017


SUMMARY
Really good, well priced range, particularly strong in the £7 to £9 price bracket across the board, top value fizz and great stuff from Argentina and South Africa. Go to the Tesco website as they have a some great value wines by the case and also a greater availability as not all wines are available in all stores.



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



Tesco Finest Pecorino Terre de Chieti £6.50 /88+
Lovely light, dry, neutral white, great for parties, frivolous
Sancerre Grande Cuvee Fournier £19.00 /90
Lovely hint of elderflower, green grapes, complexity, not cheap but good value
Tesco Finest Pouilly Fume £12.00 /90
Lovely understated wine, lime and gooseberry, complex, good for Xmas day
Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse £17.00 /91
Classy burgundy, classy apple and lime, good oak, lots of oak, lovely
Finest Saint Mont £6.00 /90
Lovely light green and frsh nose, green apple and grass, zippy acidity, great value
Tesco Finest Chablis Premier Cru £14.00 /89
Good flinty, stony nose, green apple and hint of lime peel, basic good standard Chablis
Finest Soave Classico Superiore £7.00 /91
Open nose, floral and mineral, good peach hit on palate
Mountain Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc £4.85 /89
Classy looking bottle, good wine, standard, good fruit elements, party wine
Telegraph Station Semillon £5.50 /90
Lovely lime peel nose, white blossom, good body, fresh and limey
Tim Adams Clare Valley Semillon £9.00 /90
Big aromatic floral nose, tropivcality and blossom, grassy palate, I love this wine
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2014 £9.00 /91
Classy oak driven Aussie chardonnay, depth and complexity, very well priced
Wairu Cove Pinot Grigio £6.40 /89
Lovely pinot gris style, some body, full vibrant well made
Tesco Fiano  £5.15 /89
Floral aromatic nose, citrus blossom, fresh acidity and tropical fruit palate
Finest Sancerre £13.00/89
Understated sauvignon nose, hints of struck flint and gooseberry

Finest Sancerre Rosé £11.00/89
Fruity nose and palate, dry, really well made, great value

Finest Carmenere £6.50/89
Ripe cherry and redcurrant, spicy cinnamon, szechuan pepper
Lava Aglianico 2011 (Ita) £9.00 /92
Heavy bottle, classy drop, rich, full and powerful fruit and oak, buy of the season
Wairu Cove Pinot Noir 2015 £8.00 /89
Forward fruit, blueberry, bubblegum, soft tannin, ripe red cherry, lovely
Finest Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2012 £12.00 /90
Lovely burnt fruit compote nose, tobacco and herbs, black pepper, complex
Finest Vina del Cura Rioja Reserva £8.50 /90
Spice and oak, medicine cabinet and forward black fruit, good Rioja
Tesco Chilean Merlot £4.25 /89
Nice black pepper and oak, soft and velvety merlot, miraculous price
Finest Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 £8.50 /90
Floral and spicy nose, good fruit driven wine, would love lamb and mint sauce
Finest South African Shiraz £6.50 /89
More toward Rhone syrah, black pepper and spice, powerful alcohol, good
Finest Montepulciano D' Abruzzo £6.50 /89
Sound black fruit and tobacco nose, tarry and dark, intense
Finest Argentina The Trilogy Malbec £11.00 /89
Heavy bottle, full on deep malbec, needs a hearty beef stew, tannic and chewy
Tim Adams Shiraz £10.00 /91
Eucalyptus nose, big old Aussie shiraz, black currant, hot and powerful, mouthwatering
Tesco Beajolais Villages £7.00/88
Lovely ripe blueberry nose, soft tannin, red cherry, summer wine chilled
Bellingham Homestead Pinotage £8.00 /89
Good open complex nose, lovely fruit driven, spicy, black cherry and tannic structure
Tim Adams The Fergus Offer Price to 26/06 £10.00 /91
Good deep integrated and oaky, full on powerful black fruit, may keep
Finest Pignoletto NV £8.50/88
Good light fresh fizz, hint of sweetness but no so you’d notice, lovely drop
Finest Blanquette de Limoux 1531 £9.00 /90
Lovely apple and grass nose, good body and mousse, creamy with a hint of sweetness
Finest Premier Cru Champagne £19.00 /90
Good bready, yeasty nose, over ripe green apple palate, complex, bargain
Sweet/Fortified
Finest Manzanilla Sherry 50cl £7.00/89
Deep and nutty nose, intense, salty, dry, oh so very dry and complex
Finest Amontillado Sherry 50cl £7.00/90
Open nut, fig and rasin nose, dry and intense palate, very good value
Finest Late Bottled Vintage Port 2011 £10.50 /91
Lovely open ripe black fruit nose, deep and complex, a bargain at £10

Try also the Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur and the basic Tesco IPA and Ruby ales are great value and really hit the mark in terms of style.