Sainsbury's Cahors, pounds 3.29. Once known as the black wine of Cahors for its capacity (after boiling) to improve the colour of its Bordeaux rival, Cahors has now settled into a modern style based on the malbec grape, which plays only a minor role in Bordeaux. This example has fresh, herby, almost sage-like aromas and soft, perfumed fruit with a touch of softening merlot blended in. Betraying its country origins, it finishes on a note of robust astringency.Reuse content
Tollana Coonawarra Riesling 1992, pounds 3.29, Thresher, Bottoms Up, Wine Rack. Riesling has suffered from guilt-by-association, thanks to the bastard rieslings of central Europe with the resulting trend for rieslings to be hidden behind 'dry white' labels. Thresher was pleased enough with this Penfolds-group example to call it by its real name. It is fresh and florally scented with a slight spritz turning to soft, citrus-fruity sweetness on the palate, finishing crisp and dry.