Good Wine: McGuigan Bin 578 Merlot

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.

McGuigan Bin 578 Merlot

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.

McGuigan Bin 578 Merlot Back Label

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

Grape: Merlot
Alcohol: 13.5%
Guide Price: On offer £4.99 (£4.74 for 6+) at Sainsbury’s.
I bought this wine at: Sainsbury’s (instore)
ITs Food Rating: Four stars

4 Stars


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One Response to Good Wine: McGuigan Bin 578 Merlot

  1. Andy Blake says:

    Just having a nice glass of this myself. Agree with what you say about the pricing but a bit of a bargain nonetheless!

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