Wines of the week: Dry Fino Sherry, Grand Ardèche Chardonnay Louis Latour 2011, Château Sénéjac 2009
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 22 December 2013
It’s getting too late to order your Christmas Day wines online, but here are some high-street offers…
Dry Fino Sherry
Stunning value from historic house Williams & Humbert in Jerez. Bone-dry, yeasty, lemony with layers of flavour. Forget pricey champagne and savour ice-cold with pre-Christmas lunch nibbles of olives, almonds or smoked-fish canapés. £6.99, Marks & Spencer
A white for fish or white meat...
Grand Ardèche Chardonnay Louis Latour 2011
From west of the Rhône, but a top-notch Burgundy in all but name and price. Complex, with typical ripe, buttery, toasty-fruit flavour, and just the right tinge of crisp apple acidity. Perfect with fish or shellfish and easily full-bodied enough for roast chicken or pork. £9.99 (each for two bottles as part of a purchase of six mixed bottles), majestic.co.uk
A red for turkey and red meat...
Château Sénéjac 2009
Great claret by a reputable château from a terrific vintage is almost impossible to find at under £20, so the discount makes this great value: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot deliver smoky, concentrated flavours of herbs, black fruits and coffee. Keep a glass for the cheese and another bottle for next year. £13.99 (to 3 January; normally £16.99), larger Co-op stores
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