2019 possibly a bad year
I was drinking a 2018 bottle, 5 stars. Opened another bottle, urgh, not nice. Looked on the back, 2019. Stark contrast between the two years. Maybe the 2019 needs leaving another year. So 2018 excellent for the price, 2019 may need a year to mature further or it's just a poor vintage year.
Not reliably good
A very variable wine. Benefits from sitting still for a while sometimes but not always.
Nice good value wine
Nice taste, not special but good value. Used it in a bean casserole and to drink with that meal.
Hard to beat for the price
Have bought this wine for quite a few years. Great on it's own or with a meal.. Often on offer if you buy two bottles. Well worth a try.
This used to be our favourite wine until 2 seasons
This used to be our favourite wine until 2 seasons ago. it used to be a lovely smooth blackberry type but now so sharp and undrinkable for us, that is myself, husband and daughter. I'll never drink it again. have tried a few times since it changed hoping it would get better but never has.
Really good value
A non drinking , connoisseur of Wine , Enjoyable
Whilst I do not drink myself , I usually am the wine purchaser in our home . My husband enjoys the wines I purchase , and wine by the case , delivered free , helps me , by me not having to carry the wine from the Local Tesco store enabling me to have a lighter load . My husband and friends , have enjoyed the selections , that I choose , and this is one that is enjoyed time and time again .
Flavour of wine
Easy on the palate, good on it's own or with food. light in texture
Cheap and cheerful
Flavours a bit overpowering and a little tart. Lack of smoothness for my pallet.
Isla negra merlot
Lovely warm smooth wine. Hints of red fruit but no sharpness.