Reviewed below are three more bargain priced offerings from Cristall Wine Merchants. Special prices remain in effect until this Sunday, May 31.st Also included are a couple of reds from the NSLC General List.
Ciao Pinot NV Grigio Delle Venezie IGT 12% $13.99 ($1 off) 1 litre Tetrapack Cristall Wine Merchants Pleasantly aromatic light-bodied wine showing honeysuckle, citrus and green apple scents that play through on the palate, finishing with refreshingly clean acidity. Good value and the packaging is ideal for picnics, camping etc. **
Alto Los Romeros Shiraz 2012, Valle Centrale, Chile $9.99 ($3 off) Cristall Wine Merchants Deeply scented fleshy raspberry and redcurrant with a distinctive herbal overtone evolves to raspberry, blackberry and dark chocolate in the mouth with firm tannic grip and good overall balance. Soundly made wine and outstanding value. ***
Alto Los Romeros Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Colchagua Valley, Chile 13.5% $13.99 ($3 off) Cristall Wine Merchants Dark, concentrated colour accurately foreshadows intense black currant and blackberry character backed by cinnamon, clove and a whiff of green herb. Lightly sweet ripe fruit is supported by solid tannic structure, well-balanced acidity and a light splash of milk chocolate on the well-integrated finish. ***
Chateau De Courteillac 2012, Bordeaux AOP 13% $15.00 (Special Price $1.50 off until June 7) NSLC General List This is a sturdy, workmanlike Merlot-led Bordeaux from the large Entre-Deux-Mers region close to St. Emilion. It shows typical dark plum, black currant and green herbal notes, with a bit of tannic backbone. Drink with red meats, tomato based pasta and cheeses. **
The Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, North Coast, California $20.99 NSLC (Wide Distribution) Good varietal black currant and green herb on the nose with cinnamon and vanilla scents in the background. Rich blackberry flavour comes encased in velvety tannins with chocolate and contrasting dry tannic grip on the finish. **