This is a lovely aromatic wine vaguely reminiscent
This is a lovely aromatic wine vaguely reminiscent of Gewurz. It is dry and has good intensity. It's a class act and worth the money.
Saturday Kitchen recommendation
Mixed reviews for this wine but going to order a bottle due to it being featured on Saturday Kitchen this week. Usually like Oli's choices of wine. Fingers crossed.
Not what it says on the tin (ok bottle)
My friend and I who love dry whites were in for a nasty shock when we opened this bottle. Described as dry and aromatic it is anything but! So sweet we spat it out, undrinkable to those that like a dry white. However, if you're into sweet wines this might be for you.
Avoid this wine unless you are a masochist
Quite the most unpleasant wine either my husband or I has ever tasted ~ and not cheap!
Labelled Vegan online but is not
Labelled vegan online but on bottle it says it contains egg and milk.
Good example of Torrontes
Very good value wine, good peaches and pear nose, fruity in the mouth again with peaches and pear and nicely balanced acidity, on offer price make this a top summer alternative to the usual SBs etc, judging by the down reviews they must have been bad bottles, it happens but the producers Catena are normally one of the mostb reliable producers anywhere so unlucky.
Decent varietal character from reputable Argeninian producer Catena. From high altitude vineyards in Salta. Nice acidity and aromatic typicity, gluggable. Good value.
The worst since "Corroda"
Until now I have always been pleased with Tesco's wines. This Torrontes, however, was a marked exception. In tasting musty, stale and sour, and in leaving an unpleasant bitter aftertaste, it was highly reminiscent of some Corrida wines from the late 60s and early 70s. Another appropriate comparison would be a very poor home-made elderflower wine. After a few sips I had to pour it away, then refresh my mouth with a Pinot Noir, also Tesco and most palatable. I wondered whether this was a duff bottle and was planning to return it. My partner, however, found it at least acceptable. No stars from me, if the website allows it.
Tasted this wine at the Tesco's wine fair and loved it. Beautifully fruity, smooth and easy to drink. So have ordered 12 bottles as it was also cheap.
Good Argie Torrontés
I'm a big fan of the Torrontés grape - it's always nice to find crisp New World whites reminiscent of Gewürztraminer - and this Tesco Finest example is no exception. A lemony-gold coloured wine, on the nose are fresh juicy aromas of stone fruits and citrus, with hints of musky spice. The palate is crisp, yet just pushing off-dry, and full of flavours of orange blossom, marmalade, lemon and ginger. This Finest Torrontés is beautiful to drink on its own, though it really comes into its own with mildly spiced Asian dishes: Thai green curry works a dream!