Grüner Veltliner – Adler

This is one of three Grüner Veltliner stocked by Lidl – and this is unusual as it’s Italian, albeit from the mountainous north near Austria. It’s Lidl’s most expensive Grüner Veltliner – but is it their best? Sadly not… Tasting notes: Medium intensity, pale lemon colour. Primary apple and citrus notes. No secondary or tertiary…

Grüner Veltliner – Lidl

This is one of three Grüner Veltliner stocked by Lidl – and it ought to be good. I’m a fan of the grape & I liked it. Lidl’s range seems to change really rapidly, so don’t hang about! Tasting notes: Medium intensity, pale lemon colour, with green reflections. Primary apple and citrus notes. No secondary…

Grüner Veltliner Reserve 2018 – Lidl

Austrian wines are good – Grüner Veltliner being the pre-eminent white. All the big super markets have at least one. Why the interest? Global warming may have played a part in making this ‘green’ wine more complex and attractive. Jancis Robinson may have played a part – she attended a blind tasting of Austrian whites…

Cimarosa Chardonnay

Tasting Notes: Revolting. This wine tasted of halitosis. The budget supermarkets have some very good, keenly priced wines. This was nasty. It had a cork closure – but it wasn’t corked; that makes a wine smell like a mildewed cagoule I once had. I read a few months ago that Jancis Robinson, in Mendoza for…