How Good is Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Bordeaux Claret?
Wine Review of 2015 Sainsbury’s ‘Taste the Difference’ range Bordeaux Claret red, France
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Bordeaux Claret red wine is produced in France by the Vignerons de Tutiac winery, North of Bordeaux near the Blaye appellation of the right bank.
It is a blend of the typical grape varieties in the Bordeaux region, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
This red wine whose current available vintage is 2015 comes at a 12.5% alcohol by volume level and is a wine suitable for vegans.
Overall Review Notes & Tasting Impressions
A very juicy and fruity Bordeaux red wine, featuring salivating notes of fresh raspberry and ripe blackberry.
The typical bell pepper (capsicum) notes of Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon are there, nicely complemented by the dark cherry tones from a ripe Merlot for an overall dry but fruity balance.
The whole is spiced up by green pepper and sandal wood aromas, some deepening dark chocolate and a hint of French-roast coffee.
Slightly edgy tannins on a mid-body give a mouth-tightening feel to the otherwise smooth texture.
A rather pungent and flavorsome Bordeaux wine, delivering all the typical features we expect from the appellation at an affordable price point. A food-friendly wine thanks to its grippy tannins, round fruitiness combined with somewhat of a wealth of spices, touches of vegetal characters evolving on the palate towards a juicy and salivating finish.
Well made and enjoyable Bordeaux Claret. A good example of a Bordeaux AOC wine.