Last night was a tasting of some of the wines stocked by Waitrose, which won trophies or medals in the recent Decanter awards, & I have to say there were a lot of nice things there at quite reasonable prices!
So here are the highlights for me:
Chateau Jolys Cuvee Jean from Jurancon, France. This is an incredible sweet wine from a region close to the border of Spain whose wine making dates back to the 14th Century. Fantastic slightly botrytised ripe pear notes with honey, great oily mouthfeel & long Â£10. I’d love to try the sweet Jurancon from Chamarre but I don’t know where to find a Co-Op store.
Chateau Jolys Jurancon Sec light dry wine with light tropical fruit aromas made of Gros Manseng grapes tastes a little like a chardonnay with more acidity Â£7.
Montes Alpha Syrah will have to check my notes – Argentinian??? Â£10 lovely wine with deep black fruits, clear fresh new oak with a smokey note, long well balanced.
Cono Sur Gewurztraminer very fruity intense lychee, rose, citrus wine, well balanced strong, my pick for Thai Â£6.