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This week’s top tips and current promotions

An exotic New Zealand Sauvignon and a winning celebrity Cabernet Sauvignon.

An excellent, exotic New Zealand Sauvignon and a celebrity Cabernet Sauvignon both hit the target as this week’s Top Tips. Read on and you’ll also find details of new offers and promotions at Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Waitrose.

2019 Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc (£6.50 – instead of £7.50 until 1 June – at Morrisons)

With extras like tropical fruit and herbal influences to complement the customary exotic fragrances and reverberating acidity, this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is an undeniable winner.

Aromatic and bright, it has apple, mango and melon flavours with pithy grapefruit acidity and those herbal components to add a certain mintiness.

2020 The Botham All Rounder Cabernet Sauvignon (£5.99 – instead of £7.99 until 1 June – at Waitrose)

Celebrity wines could once be variable in quality but this well-made version from Ian Botham illustrates how that has changed.

Soft with sweet edges yet savoury contrast too, it brings us mulberry and black cherry flavours with good acidity, nicely balanced tannin and suggestions of eucalyptus, aniseed and toffee.

Current promotions

At Sainsbury’s

A new promotion started last week at Sainsbury’s and is expected to run until 25 May. Here’s my top pick from the promotion:

At Morrisons

A new set of offers also kicked off at Morrisons last week. This Portuguese red is well worth trying while the discount applies:

At Waitrose

A third new promotion began last week at Waitrose. Save a 1/3 on this fresh South African white:

At Majestic

Pick up some of Majestic’s Top Wines for £9.99 this week when you ‘mix six’.

We continue our round-up of Sunday Best options on Thursday when we bring you more special occasion wines that we didn’t have space to include in last week’s post.

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