Never having had a Gruner before - pleasantly surprised and impressed; 8/10.
I really like it. Great everyday drinking. 9/10
Anyone else just swear at the TV?! That was a close one!!!
That’s essentially my note too - although I did really like it and would definitely give 8/10. But it’s made me really want to explore GVs and try some fine-wine examples!!
Do we use all numbers on the scale from 1-10 here, or is it one of those typical wine scales that starts half way through?
Superb quaffer for the price. Exactly what I’d want from the “Society” badge and a future staple in this household as I’ve spent 50-100% more on other versions from supermarkets for much less quality in the glass.
9/10. Easy going, very drinkable yet complex wine. As I’m not eating with this, my mouth feels like it’s had a major exposure to a fruit bowl, including apple . Suggest Howgate Wonder.
I agree, @leah! It’s not a complex example- and I think Gruner that has been aged can offer much more complexity and layers of flavour; but there’s something so reassuring about drinking an £8 wine that tastes so good, and works so well with food too!
oh oh - oh dear … minor spillage (into the goal)
Right, STUPID FOOTBALL so let’s move onto the red quick! Grab yourselves a glass of Valpolicella!!!
The wine has lost its appeal
Mrs CroquetChris: goes well with cheddar
Let’s do this properly … and quickly.
Why not sniff, slurp and swallow the Red and share your thoughts all together (or we might get too distracted)
Nose… Christmas pudding spice, raisins, prunes and figs…! LOTS of figs.
And…… burnt caramel
Love the nose on this Valpolicella! I’m getting some bramble, damson (or is this too farty a note?), black pepper? A bit of cough mixture too!
That’s a powerful red, got body and length. Nice barrel dryness just waiting for the cheese.
I’m getting sour cherry chocolate raisin blackberry and a little graphite
Oh yes!.. figs! And it also reminds me of the smell of Silan (date syrup) which we use a lot in the Middle East. Yum!
Slow down!! Just finished tasting the GV - Excellent wine - fuller than expected and less sharp. Delicious and well deserved champion. Now for the red…