Saturday 10 September 2011

Wine of the Week: Vina Decana Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

A fantastic deal this week from Aldi whose wine department you should definitely check out if you haven't already done so.

It's the Vina Decana Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Crianza 2008, a rioja-like red from Utiel Requena in Valencia in southern Spain. With its old-fashioned presentation it's obviously designed to look like rioja, right down to the gold netting that covers the bottle but it's the taste that's so impressive - a really smooth red, with soft, ripe plummy fruit.

You could easily serve it for sniffy guests who would think it cost at least twice as much as it does. Which is just £3.99. Amazing.

It would go with a wide range of food but would be particularly good with roast lamb.


Joy said...

Thanks for the heads up. i hope it hasn't all gone by the time I get there. :0)

Fiona Beckett said...

I would imagine they have a fair bit of it in at that price ;-)

Anonymous said...

I just happened to pick some of this up when I was at Aldi last week and it is splendid!

Fiona Beckett said...

Good isn't it? Amazing for the price