Saturday 24 September 2011

Wine of the Week: Tagus Creek Trincadeira Shiraz 2010

Yet another great value Portuguese wine. This one struck gold at at the Decanter World Wine Awards where it picked up the trophy for the best red blend under £10.

I tried it yesterday and could see why. It has that deliciously lush brambley fruit that tends to characterise Portuguese reds - almost like a lighter version of port. You could drink it with spicy meat dishes like chilli con carne, barbecues and even meat curries such as Rogan Josh. It would also be a great red to serve with a cheeseboard.

The best deal on it comes from Tesco Wine where you appear to be able buy it for £27.30 though (unsurprisingly) it's currently sold out. Keep an eye on the site though in case it comes back. You should also be able to find it in Tesco stores, Morrisons and Booths for around £5.99. Waitrose has another blend of international and local grape varieties from this producer, a gutsy Cabernet Sauvignon/Aragonez for the same price. 


Anonymous said...

Tesco are now offering 2008 version I presume this is not as good as it is even cheaper at £20.46 a case

Fiona Beckett said...

Actually it's well worth a punt at that price. It's sufficiently full-bodied to cope with the extra age. Probably they're trying to clear stock. Great for mulling at Christmas if it's not much cop!

Anonymous said...

Just trying it out now. Under a fiver at tesco. It's pretty nice! I think some more time and it will get nice n velvety. Less fruit on the palate than anticipated from the nose, but great for a cold day.