jamie goode's wine blog: Bargain alert!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Bargain alert!

Read about it here first! One of the bargains of the year! OK, I'm slightly overstating my case, but there's a wine that I highly recommend at a very affordable price that has just come into Majestic (http://www.majestic.co.uk/). I've bought 8 bottles (12 of anything seems a bit much, especially given the fact that there is never a shortage of wine at home).

It's a wine that I tasted twice some months ago and which I gave exactly the same score to, 91, both times. It's a serious effort.

It's the Wakefield Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Clare Valley, which is 7.99 a bottle in Majestic, but if you buy more than one the price dips down to under 6, which is silly for such a good wine. In Australia the winery is known as Taylors, but for legal reasons they had to change this for the UK market (I'm guessing that this is because there is a well known Port house under the same name). Pictured is a bottle that I enjoyed in April in Australia, showing a typo on the screwcap skirt. I don't know whether this has been corrected for the Wakefield version, which is exactly the same wine.

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5 Comments:

At 4:23 PM, Blogger Barry said...

Jamie,
I found a 2000 Vintage here in Germany..about 10 pounds..have you tried any older vintages?...
To be honest..I am not a lover of the Aussie 'upfront' style..but your enthusiasm may convince me to try this one

Barry

 
At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

...also available in oddbins...

i don't even work for them any more, i really must stop!

Excellent chucky stuff! been drinking it for years, won the red wine trophy a couple of vintages back in the IWC

 
At 10:24 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

If you hate the Aussie style, then this wine won't be for you. But I think it's pretty fresh and defined - tending towards the more classical end of the Aussie flavour spectrum.

And having taken delivery this evening of the Wakefield-labelled bottles, I can confirm that they've corrected the typo on the screwcap skirt.

 
At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'I've bought 8 bottles '
...so what's the other 4?

 
At 9:14 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

The other four were everyday whites:

two of the Brumont Gros manseng/sauvignon, and two of the Sogrape Vinho Verde

 

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