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This week’s top tips and current promotions

Return to the home of Malbec with this week's top picks. Plus one to open in honour of International Sauvignon Blanc Day.

My star bottles this week include an excellent red from the home of Malbec and a zesty New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. I have also included my picks from the latest promotion at Morrisons plus details of offers at Majestic.

2018 Tesco Finest Cahors Malbec (£7.50 at Tesco, and 13%):

This red continues to drink really well and reminds us that despite its colossal success in Argentina, Malbec’s origins (and this version’s home) lie in South West France.

This example contains inviting herbal and baking spice texture, good acidity, soft tannin and plum fruit.

Find it here on Tesco’s website.

2019 Yealands Sauvignon Blanc (£7 – instead of £8 until 5 May – at Sainsbury’s, and 12.5%):

Since Friday is International Sauvignon Blanc Day, it’s appropriate that this excellent example of the grape is currently on promotion.

It underlines how good the 2019 vintage was with a soft grapefruit and white peach backbone, zesty tangerine acidity and lemongrass, eucalyptus and green pepper complexity.

Find it here on Sainsbury’s site.

Promotions this week

At Morrisons

Here are my highlights from the latest promotion which is running until 19 May. Note, the Cono Sur Reserva Especial Pinot Noir discussed in last week’s post is included in the promotion (down to £7).

  • Zarper Malbec Gran Reserva (Down from £8 to £6)
  • Morrisons The Best Marques De Los Rios Rioja Blanco (Drops from £7.50 to £6.50)
  • Morrisons The Best Pinot Gris (Drops from £8.25 to £7.50)
  • Morrisons The Best Priorat (Down from £10 to £8)
  • Blandys Rich Madeira (Down from £12 to £9.50)

At Majestic

The very latest offers at Majestic can be found here but we shall be suggesting some of them that you might like to examine more closely in next Monday’s post, Don’t miss it!

While social distancing restrictions are in place, you can buy from Majestic’s website or order directly from your local store for home delivery.

I’ll be back on Thursday with a look at some of the more unusual wines currently emerging from Languedoc.

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