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Tesco Italian White
£3.99
Light fruity nose. Actually, the palate is rather nice. Fruity but with fresh green acidity. Great price.
Produced by Citra Vini
Trebbiano 100%
12 % alc

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Tesco French White Wine
£3.75
Very light on the nose. Tangy fresh and fruity palate. Really very pleasant. I usually avoid the really cheap first wines at a tasting as they make me pull a face, but this is fine.
Produced by Les Grands Chais de France (LGCF)
Ugni Blanc 40%, Chardonnay 35%, Grenache Blanc 25%
10.5 % alc

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Lucien Marcel Vin de Pays du Gers 2012
£5.99
Very little aroma. Tangy and appealing palate. Cannot say fairer. usually avoid the really cheap first wines as they make me pull a face, but this is fine.
Produced by Les Grands Chais de France (LGCF)
Colombard 60%, Gros Manseng 30%, Ungi Blanc 10%
12 % alc

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Finest* Viña Mara Rioja Blanco 2012
£7.99
Very savoury nose and it doesn't shout out at you. White, dry and not too bad.
Produced by Bodegas Eguia
Viura 100%
12.5 % alc

Finest* Godello 2012
£8.99
Baked apple, fairly flabby nose, which is typical. Very low on acidity
Produced by Bodegas Terras do Cigarron
Godello 93%, Treixadura 7%
13 % alc

Finest* Pecorino 2012
£7.99
Appealing, juicy nose. A load of lemon acidity. Not doing it for me.
Produced by Citra Vini
Pecorino 100%
13 % alc

Petits Détours Languedoc 2012
£7.99
Rather an odd smell - not faulty, just like decaying fruit. Dry, savoury and long. Very long.
Produced by Les Vins Skalli
Grenache Blanc 50%, Picpoul Blanc 40%, Terret Blanc 5%, Calirette 5%
13.5 % alc

Les Dauphins Cotes du Rhone Reserve Blanc 2012
£6.79
Creamy nose. Light palate. Not much intensity.
Produced by Cellier des Dauphins
Grenache 63%, Marsanne 7%, Viognier 30%
12.5 % alc

Jardins de Bonpas Luberon Blanc 2012
£7.99
Very southern and low acidity smelling. Ripe and spicy fruit aroma.
Produced by Bonpas
Grenache Blanc 50%, Clairette 20%, Vermentino 10%, Bourboulenc 20%
12.5 % alc

Vineyards Chenin Blanc
£3.99
Full-flavoured, dense, textured and great for the money.
Produced by Origin
Chenin Blanc 100%
12.5 % alc

Villa Maria Arneis 2013
£12.99
Well, how exciting. Lovely spicy nose. Really intense version of this Italian white. Exciting, but will it sell? I will be serving this exhaustively.
Produced by Villa Maria
Arneis 100%
13 % alc

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Lava Greco di Tufo 2012
£12.99
Creamy, milky nose. Lovely palate. Creamy but with bright and exciting green acidity. Lovely.
Produced by Farnese Vini
Greco 100%
12.5 % alc

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Baron de Ley Tres Vinas, Rioja Blanco Reserva 2008
£12.99
Very heavy bottle and the wine is dark gold. Stunning aroma. Really perfumed, warm and oaky. I adore this smell. The palate is oaky but not astringent. Bloody gorgeous.
Produced by Baron de Ley
Viura 85%, Malvasia 10%, Garnacha Blanca 5%
13 % alc

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Labrune Chardonnay 2012
£5.99
Very ripe and rich chardonnay nose. This is a Vin de France. Tangy, savoury and not very sweet. Lasts well. Just a touch of peardrops on the end.
Produced by Les Grands Chais de France (LGCF)
Chardonnay 100%
12.5 % alc

Tesco White Burgundy Bourgogne 2012
£6.99
Low on aroma. Tangy and tart.
Produced by Blason de Bourgogne, Cave de Prissé
Chardonnay 100%
12.5 % alc

Finest* Chablis Grand Cuveé 2012
£8.99
A touch of leesy aroma. Tart acidity. Quite full-bodied. Not at all bad for the price.
Produced by Blason de Bourgogne, La Chablisienne
Chardonnay 100%
12.5 % alc

Finest* Limoux Chardonnay 2011
£8.99
A rather interesting aroma. The blurb says it's gently oaked and you just get the merest hint of it on the nose. On the palate there's a lot more oak but the chardonnay fruit is bright and fresh.
Produced by Aimery Sieur d'Arques
Chardonnay 100%
13 % alc

Finest* Dolomiti Chardonnay 2011
£14.99
Savoury nose and palate. Pretty good. A bit pricey.
Produced by Cesconi
Chardonnay 100%
14 % alc

Madbay Chardonnay 2011
£7.99
Stinky, reduced, metal polish nose. Nasty. If you swirl it a lot then it does lift a little. Flabby and overly sweet palate.
Produced by Howard Park Wines
Chardonnay 100%
12.5 % alc

Carmen Reserva Chardonnay 2012
£7.99
Ripe, fruity nose. It's New World chardonnay. Exactly as you'd expect.
Produced by Carmen
Chardonnay 100%
13.5 % alc

Trivento Reserve Chardonnay 2012
£8.99
A bit stinky. Very sweet and rich. Oily and OTT, for me.
Produced by Trivento
Chardonnay 100%
14 % alc

Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2012
£11.99
Spicy, white-peppery nose. Also quite floral - like jasmine. Very floral palate. Very rich indeed. You'd really need to like oaky chardonnay.
Produced by Concha y Toro
Chardonnay 100%
14.5 % alc

Gaston Tureau Bordeaux Blanc 2012
£4.99
Little aroma. Dry and plain.
Produced by Les Grands Chais de France (LGCF)
Semillon 90%, Sauvignon 10%
12 % alc

Finest* Sauvignon Furmint 2012
£7.99
Very aromatic. Tangy, floral taste. Pleasant but more a £5 wine, I think.
Produced by P&F Jeruzalem Ormož d.o.o.
Sauvignon Blanc 50%, Furmint 50%
12.5 % alc

Finest* Sancerre 2012
£11.99
Very very reduced nose. Have swirled it and still get metal polish. I know there's sometimes a cross over with the flinty Loire nose and reduction, but this is nasty. The palate's a bit short as well. Oh dear.
Produced by Fournier Pere et Fils
Sauvignon blanc 100%
12 % alc

Finest* Pouilly Fumé 2011
£11.99
Green pleasant aroma with a touch of flint. Lovely bright palate. Tangy, long and refreshing.
Produced by Fournier Pere et Fils
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
12.5 % alc

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Finest* Tapiwey Sauvignon 2013
£8.99
A touch of tinned asparagus on the nose. Sweet and cheap-tasting palate.
Produced by Viña Ventisquero
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
12 % alc

Santa Rita Winemakers Lot Sauvignon
£7.99
Very rich and ripe nose. Like ripe apricots. Lovely palate. Full and with ripe gooseberry and some weight. Like it.
Produced by Santa Rita
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
13.5 % alc

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Finest* Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013
£9.99
Lovely peapod nose. Tangy, green peppery and just what you want. Catch this when on offer.
Produced by Yealands Estate Wines Ltd
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
12.5 % alc

Finest* North Row Vineyard Sauvignon 2013
£14.99
Pretty astringent sauvignon nose, if I can say that. Tangy but sweet palate, which is quite pleasant. Ah, just seen the price.
Produced by Villa Maria
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
13 % alc

Peter & Peter Riesling 2012
£7.49
Little aroma. Nice tart acidity. Dry and refreshing. Not in the least bit Germanic and floral.
Produced by ZGM
Riesling 100%
12.5 % alc

Cono Sur Reserva Riesling 2012
£8.99
A whole load of petrol on the nose and a little lime juice. Really shouts riesling. Off dry, tangy and intensely typical. Very good.
Produced by Cono Sur
Riesling 100%
13.5 % alc

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Finest* Marlborough Riesling 2012
£8.99
Light nose. Very sweet and simple.
Produced by Yealands Estate Wines Ltd
Riesling 100%
12.5 % alc

Simply Riesling
£4.79
Very simple aroma. Medium dry and tangy. Not for me, but lovely for grannies.
Produced by ZGM
Riesling 100%
11 % alc

Finest* Steillage Riesling 2012
£7.99
Little aorma. Weight ripeness. This is very sweet. Even for Asian food this would be sweet.
Produced by ZGM
Riesling 100%
11 % alc

Finest* Alsace Gewurztraminer 2012
£7.99
Rosewater aroma. Sweet, heavy and spicy. As expected. However, a little gaggy on the finish.
Produced by Cave de Truckheim
Gewurztraminer 100%
13 % alc

G de Guiraud 2012
£13.99
Fresh and appealing nose. Was expecting to love this but it's 14.5% for goodness sake.
Produced by Château Guiraud
Sauvignon Blanc 70%, Sémillon 30%
14.5 % alc

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