Olly Smith —
Wines of the Week
Cotes allure – 5 August 2012—
Wine of the Week
Eclipse Riesling 2011, Chile (M&S, £7.99) Exotic flavours flushed with lime zing and a cleanliness and purity that’s excellent paired with oysters.
Côtes du Rhône 2011 (Asda, £3.67) Fragrant aromas and a simple tangy flavour, with some structure that dries the palate at the right level to pair with simple barbecue fare.
Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret 2011 (Morrisons, £5.29) Cherry-ish red with warming depth and good, long-lasting flavour.
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Arc de Rhône 2011 Côtes du Rhône Villages (Waitrose, £7.29) Dark spice, complex with long-lasting flavours and a personality that’s as hearty as it is heartening.
Simply Côtes du Rhône 2011 (Tesco, £3.79) Honest red with a tongue-spank of spice – perfect for a weeknight glug.
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.