Something For The Weekend?
2002 Rodet Syrah; 2001 Carmen Nativa Cabernet Sauvignon; 2000 Vergelegen Merlot
Saturday 16 October 2004
Under a fiver: 2002 Rodet Syrah, Vin de Pays d'Oc, £4.99, Sainsbury's
I was hoping that at least one retailer would pick up on the fact that this magnificently endowed Languedoc red, a paragon of spicy, opulent blackberry fruit, won the syrah trophy at the inaugural Vin de Pays d'Oc awards earlier this year.
Under a tenner:2001 Carmen Nativa Cabernet Sauvignon, £5.99, Waitrose (reduced from £7.99 until 31 October)
This affordable cabernet sauvignon made from organic grapes in Chile has the Maipo Valley's trademark herby aromas of mint and rosemary with a blackcurranty richness. Heavenly with a rack of lamb.
Splash out: 2000 Vergelegen Merlot, £13.99, Oddbins
The class of this sumptuous merlot from one of the Cape's leading wineries is apparent in its spicy bouquet and seductively plummy fruit, with its smooth, richly concentrated fruit quality. One to keep the St-Emilion boys on their toes.
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