Olly Smith —
Wines of the Week
Best of the Wild West – 15 April 2012—
Wine of the Week
Rincón del Sol Chardonnay-Chenin Blanc 2011, Argentina (M&S, £4.99) A simple, bright, good-value white with a subtle tropical twist.
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Tesco Finest Sonoma County Chardonnay 2009 (Tesco, £8.99) This is a rich style of Chardonnay with lashings of full flavour and apricot-peach fullness.
Ravenswood Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2009 (Sainsbury’s, £9.89) If you imagine a giant raspberry with a rocket launcher and an air guitar, you’re on the way to feeling this wine’s rich spice, hoof and muscle.
Cline Cellars California Zinfandel 2010 (winetreasury.com, £13.43) Rich cherry-laden vino wth bags of spice, intensity and fists of flavours.
Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir ‘Isabelle’ 2008 (majestic.co.uk, £35.00) A complex wine with leafy complexity, a kola twist, silky and creamy texture, and superb lasting flavour.
These recommendations also appear in Olly’s column in Live, The Mail on Sunday.
All prices, stockists and availability correct at time of going to press.