We’re recovering from a very busy month work wise (thus the low post count and the missing next part of our Fat Duck review). To get things going again here’s a new wine review!
I saw this wine on offer at Sainsbury’s at the weekend. Reduced from £9.99 per bottle to £4.99 per bottle with an extra 5% off if you buy 6 or more. Whilst I laugh at the £9.99 price (this is probably a £6-7 wine), £4.74 per bottle is an absolute bargain.
Most of you know I love McGuigan wines and have been looking for a replacement for their great Gold Label Shiraz for a while. I cooked some lovely local pork sausages and served them with roast beetroot, new potatoes and lightly cooked runner beans and pointed cabbage in butter.
This is a good Merlot. It has the smooth plummy-ness and mellow, warm finish. I wrote:
Nice, mellow, smooth. Not quite top notch, lacking some complexity. Good though.
It doesn’t quite rate as a 5 star wine. It’s an average wine at £9.99 and would warrant 3 stars but the current pricing at Sainsbury’s puts this solidly in the 4 star region.
McGuigan Bin 578 Merlot