March 22 2013
This is an interesting beast. It is dressed in finest Bordeaux style clothing, desperately attempting the image of a premium, sophisticated wine, but missing the mark in subtle ways. Almost trying too hard.
Often discounted, it is at the full price at the moment of over £10.00. I have found excellent wines for this sort money, and so hoped the contents would improve on the image.
Sadly not. Tasting it was far from a smooth logical balanced sip.
All the wrong aromas at the wrong intensity in the wrong order.
I immediately sloshed half the bottle into a casserole I had simmering on the hob so as not to waste it (perhaps risking doing more damage than good). I then opened a different bottle of wine that is a class apart (Treloar Three Peaks 2009 Cotes du Roussillon) at around the same price, and drank that with my meal.