Some lovely affordable bottles from the Co-operative

Trapiche pure malbec
Tasted at the Co-op press tasting on Tuesday. Some nice affordable wines, and one slightly pricier bottle.

Trapiche Pure Malbec 2014 Uco valley, Mendoza, Argentina
14% alcohol. This unoaked Malbec is just so lovely and drinkable. It has a floral violet and blackcurrant nose with some black cherries. So pretty on the palate with pure cherry fruit. Supple and delicious. 90/100 (£8.99 Co-op)

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The Co-operative truly Irresistible Pinot Noir 2015 Casablanca Valley, Chile
14% alcohol. Most cheap Chilean Pinot is unpleasant. This is very tasty. Raspberry and redcurrants on the nose. Fresh fruity and supple on the palate with direct, pure sweet berry fruits. 89/100 (£7.99 Co-op)

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The Co-operative Truly Irrresistible Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Leyda Valley, Chile
13.5% alcohol. This is an impressive Sauvignon from Viña Leyda. It’s stylish with taut citrus fruit and some fine green notes. Quince and grapefruit are the lead flavours, and it finishes with high acidity. 89/100 (£6.99 Co-op)

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Clos Floridene 2013 Graves, Bordeaux, France
12.5% alcohol. This is a stuning white Bordeaux, and it’s a blend of 56% Sauvignon, 42% Semillon and 2% Muscadelle, made by Denis Dubourdieu. Pure and aromatic with amazing notes of passionfruit, smoky lemons and grapefruit. Fresh and detailed in the mouth with citrus and herb flavours as well as well integrated oak. Complex and precise. 93/100 (£17.99 Co-op)

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Château Thauvenay Sancerre 2014 Loire, France
13% alcohol. Nicely packaged, this is fresh, pure and delicate with lovely mineral notes and a subtle grassiness, as well as appealing fruit. A really good Sancerre for a good price. 90/100 (£9.99 Co-op)

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Les Jamelles Viognier 2014 Pays d’Oc, France
13% alcohol. This is a bit of a steal: it has lovely varietal character at a really affordable price. Floral pear, peach and apricot nose leads to an open, softly textured palate showing lovely weight and freshness. Varietally true and quite delicious. 88/100 (£6.99 Co-op)

Wolfberger Gewurztraminer 2014 Alsace, France
12.5% alcohol. Very appealing off-dry white with lychee and grape and a bit of citrus. Pure, broad, textural and varietally true. Good value here. 89/100 (£8.99 Co-op)

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La Grange St Martin 2014 Côtes du Rhône, France
13% alcohol. This is really good. Lovely cherries, berries and spice with a peppery edge to the fruit, as well as hints of meat and blood. 88/100 (£6.99 Co-op)

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