Wines of the week: Dobogo Furmint Tokaji 2011; Finca Constancia 2010; Cuvée Fleur Rosé 2012
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 18 August 2013
Dobogo Furmint Tokaji 2011
From the same region of Hungary and grape as the renowned Tokaji dessert wine, this 2013 Decanter Gold Award-winning bottle is very dry, but still luscious and aromatic, with honeysuckle aromas and flavours of dried pears and apricots. Try with mildly spiced Middle Eastern or Asian foods. £16.50, eclectictastes.co.uk; £17, winetrust100.co.uk
Finca Constancia 2010
A wonderfully elegant and powerful wine from the Castile–La Mancha area of Spain, made from a blend of local grapes such as Graciano and Tempranillo and internationals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Complex and spicy, great for midweek steak or chicken in a Catalan romesco sauce. £8.60, slurp.co.uk; £10.49, tesco.com (minimum purchase of six bottles)
Cuvée Fleur Rosé 2012
Bliss: this is what high summer is made for. A timeless, refreshing, cheap and cheerful Syrah-based rosé from the South of France that should, ideally, be glugged out of Duralex tumblers in a garden on sultry evenings and accompany picnics and barbecues or a proper fish soup with rouille and aioli. £4.95, Waitrose
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