jamie goode's wine blog: Bank holiday wines

Monday, May 25, 2009

Bank holiday wines

Continuing my theme of really good inexpensive wines, here are a couple more you should try if you can.

The first is Dr L Riesling 2007 from the Mosel, which is the entry level Dr Loosen wine made from brought in fruit. At just under 7 in loads of outlets (Sainsbury, Waitrose, Tesco et al) it's a cracking introduction to Mosel Riesling with brilliant balance and a hint of sweetness.

The second is one of Portugal's best value wines: Sogrape's Pena de Pato 2005 Dao. Brilliantly vivid, brightly fruited and with a twist of meaty, spicy complexity, it's a modern-styled yet expressive red wine that massively over-delivers for its 5.99 price point (Waitrose, Majestic). Buy by the case for summer drinking, and chill lightly on hot days.

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