21 May 2016
I have just looked at the weather for the weekend ahead and realise there won't be a need for shades, however I still think with a bit of perseverance you could still bring out the BBQ. Always look on the bright side etc.
With this in mind I have tried to cover all options and in my mind these are very "comfortable" wines.
For the white, which we have tried before but many of you haven't, I am suggesting the 2013 Houghton Sauvignon Semillon from Western Australia. A nice bit of depth and complexity from this citrus and herbaceous licked white and a snip at £9.99 per bottle and stunning value at £7.99 in a Mixed Dozen
I then have a red from the same stable but actually classified as Margaret River fruit which is premium vineyard country. The 2012 Houghton Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon. A very pure example of this classic grape variety showing plum and raspberry fruit with a touch of vanilla oak and a fine tannic structure. Just perfect with a bit of grilled lamb! Again £9.99p/b and embarrassingly good value at £7.99 in a Mixed Dozen.
Finally if you want something to shut out the rain while dreaming of warmer climes then look no further than the 2004 Dido La Universal from Monsant. A blend of 80% Garnacha, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot, this wine is another winner. Garnet in colour, it exudes aromas of sweet fruits with a fair amount of spicebox. Extremely balanced and not overpowering, on the palate, flavours of strawberry and raspberry preserves are accompanied by light hints of cocoa and cola.
Bundles of bottle aged complexity.
£14.99 p/b or £75 for 6
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