Saturday, 19 December 2009

Sainsburys Taste The Difference South African Sauvignon Blanc (2008)

As I've written before, don't let the fact that this tipple is part of the Taste The Difference range at Sainsbury's put you off.

Let's start with the nose, first impressions were of a chicken releasing gas from it's back end directly into my nasal cavity. This impression didn't change however much I stuck my nose into the glass.

I certainly could 'taste the difference' with this offering, the difference being that it had a texture on the palate reminiscent of cream cheese. It has a well focussed flavour, with lots of bite and undertones of white chocolate. The lingering aftertaste reminded one of the fluid used in an old fashioned barber shop's comb steriliser, yummy. One downside of this wine is that it leaves a claggy feeling on the back of the throat, but I suppose some will like that.

Overall this was an enjoyable drink and I would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to sample something from the southern cape of South Africa.

Keep on drinking...
Jilly x

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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Yorkshire Terrier Bitter

Yorkshire Terrier Bitter, from the York Brewery, is a truly confident tipple. It's flavour is one of concentrated parma violets and lavender petals, with an aftertaste of a metallic chunk of classic turkish delight. It's bronze colour belies an extremely focused palate, while it's nose reminds one of pre-packed, pre-sliced Monterey Jack cheese. A truly enjoyable quaff, which I heartily recommend...

Keep on drinking,
Jilly X

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Monday, 26 October 2009

Wells Banana Bread Beer

This tipple really does do exactly what it says on the tin. It's spritely on the tongue, and has a real essence of banana's, with a soft hint of soda powder. It's finish is reminiscent of a chilled emulsion paint freshly applied to a new build house, crisp and fresh.
If your the kind of girl, and I am, who enjoys an old style pastoral picnic, then this is the perfect refresher to take with you in your wicker pickernic basket.

Keep on drinking...
Jilly X

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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Sainsbury's Mácon Villages Chardonnay 2007

Don't be put off by the fact that this is part of Sainsburys 'taste the difference' range, it's actually an excellent tipple. Produced by Georges Duboef, this chardonnay has a classic pale colour that just craves to be drunk. It's nose is well balanced, with almost a hint of menthol, almost. Think Vic's Vaporub. Sharp citrus and peach notes, with a finish that reminds one of the deep blue ink in a bic biro, mmmm. All with that lovely warming feeling as the wine wings it's way down your oesophogus.

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Saturday, 24 January 2009

Blason de Bourgogne, Burgundy Chardonnay, Cuvée 2007

This is a true gem to drink. It fills so many of the requisites I have for a good wine experience. Good strong flavours, but each well balanced to allow every one the time to be acknowledged by the palate. This is a slightly more challenging drink than it's contemporaries in this price range, but challenging in a good way. It bites your tongue in all the right places, and leaves you with the feeling you've just gorged on a basket full of bitter plums. Yummy.

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