Posted on: March 19, 2013 by Nikki
Oh my word! This is such a lovely wine. It has the perfect balance of sweetness and light without really being either. The lovely thing about Gewürztraminer is that you get an intoxicating hit of aromatics – rosewater and turkish delight – followed by the flavours of a fruit salad and then a tingle of acidity to finish. Sounds a bit much maybe, but it isn’t, and particularly not this one which has just the right level of everything so it’s not too overpowering.
Whenever you see the St Clair name you can be reassured what’s in the bottle will be better than good and this is no exception.
Gewurz is a great match for spicy and smoked foods (I particularly like it with smoked mackerel) and with a cheese board. So basically whenever.
Posted on: August 23, 2012 by Nikki
Vouvray – nectar.
This is a deliciously subtle wine with a lovely texture. Creamy but not overpowering. It has a pear like quality, in both flavour and how it feels in your mouth, with a touch of honey and the freshness of spring.
One of those wines where it looks and tastes like you’ve spent more than you have!
Chenin Blanc has a great structure for food matching, good acidity and enough body to hold its own. This one particularly, great with grilled mackerel fillets and apple sauce or a late summer potato salad.
Posted on: May 30, 2012 by Nikki
Q : When is a wine promotion really worth it?
A : When it’s a 25% off everything promotion.
Posted on: May 28, 2012 by Nikki
I had forgotten about this beauty! Riper than a lot of Sauvignon Blanc with tropical fruit flavours alongside the classic SB character. Crisp, zesty, and easy-drinking this should be in stock in your fridge at all times. Ignore at your peril!
Great on its own, good with a variety of dishes, particularly in this fab weather and perfect for parties…
Posted on: December 23, 2011 by Nikki
Hunter Valley is a spiritual home for Semillon and this Tesco Finest version showcases the wine’s potential beautifully. It’s zingy and limey with a creamy texture and hint of nuttiness which makes it perfect for all kinds of food. The two great things about this wine are that it is low in alcohol, and unusually you could hide some in your cellar and age it for 5 years and it would just get better.