From the Bottle
Expertly blended from the juiciest grapes of California's sun drenched vineyards. This soft., mellow red is bursting with berry flavours, delivering a smooth, fruity finish.
Price £4.99 (Available from Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons)
Blossom Hill is definitely not a brand that the wine buffs will ever talk about, but for the ordinary drinker, I think they are pretty damn good. They have made their name on producing very easy drinking, affordable, every day wines and this light bodied, smooth red is exactly that. This blend of Barbera, Carignan and Ruby Cabernet grapes, results in ripe berry aromas emanating from the glass. The taste lives up to the smell with the contents of the bottle exactly matching the label 'soft and fruity'. Ideal for those who like their tipple slightly sweet, cheap and cheerful., which is basically me.
Rating - Stop what you are doing and empty the shelves.
D.O Valle Del Maule - Chile
From the bottle
This noble wine is made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Heavy rains were experience during the late harvest of the grapes, bringing as a consequence a higher level of sugar than normal in these. The result is a wine with complex taste of honey, together with a special feeling of mature fruit.. Perfect appetizer and accompanies all sweets and desserts. Serve at 10c
Price £5.99 (Available from Budgens)
On the nose this wine gives off aromas of tropical fruits, peach and even a hint of candied orange peel., and as expected with a late harvest the smell of honey makes a welcome appearance.
Dessert wines are usually known for being very sweet and having a sticky mouth-feel, however this wine is actually quite light. This alongside the fact that it was slightly more citrus than the aroma would lead you to believe, made it surprisingly fresh. This was drunk with honeycomb and clotted cream ice-cream, however after tasting, this wine would actually be best suited to pair with something like a fruit tart... A good choice for those who don't like their dessert wine too rich or overtly sweet.
Although we are aware that you technically get less your your money, It is usual for dessert wines to be in half bottles and more expensive due to the harder process to produce a bottle.
With a taste rating of 7 and cost rating of 9 the overall rating is 7.5 buy the bottle.