Olly Smith —
Wines of the Week
New world order – 7th October 2012—
Wine of the Week
Dominio del Plato Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (M&S, £9.99) This Argentinean beauty punches above its weight with lashings of rich blackcurrant minty fruit.
Tesco Finest Touriga Nacional 2011, Portugal (Tesco, £7.99) Very fruity ripe red with bold icy fruit and a dark enticing fragrance.
Changyu Cabernet Gernischt 2011, China (Waitrose, £9.99) From the up and coming Ningxia region, this wine has a berry-like tang but the overriding flavour is a smoky long-lasting note that reminds me of fresh coffee grounds.
Pilato Malvasija Istarka Croatia Istria 2011 (M&S, £12.49) With an intense floral and lime marmalade tang, this unusual refreshing aromatic white is like nothing you’ve ever tasted.
Furleigh Estate Blanc de Noirs 2009 (sparklingenglishwine.com, £25.00) A very elegant fizz with good richness and concentration, tingling depth and intriguing layers.
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.