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2020 Vina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Reserva

2020 Vina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Reserva

2011 Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva

2011 Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva

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2020 Vina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Reserva

Grape Spy is enjoying some of the great November offers in O’Briens Wines. Including this refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from Leyda Valley in Chile and a Gran Reserva from Spain’s most famous red wine region DOCa Rioja.

2020 Viña Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Reserva RRP €13.95 on offer €11.95

Viña Leyda is an award-winning winery situated in one of Chile’s cool climate coastal wine growing region in Northern Chile’s Leyda Valley. They make stunning cool climate wines in an area that really suits grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc. This is a classic, it has that lovely asparagus aromas with a hint of lemon. When you taste, lots of lovely lemon/lime flavours and great refreshing acidity. Everything you could possibly want from Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy this with aubergine baked with tomato passata and goats cheese.

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2011 Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva

2011 Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva

2011 Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva

2011 Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva RRP €33.95 on offer €19.95

From the famous DOCa Rioja in Spain, this estate dates back to 1889. Gran Reserva wines are only made in years when the quality level of the grapes is high enough. This is an intense wines which, at this offer price, deserves to be snapped up. it has aromas of ripe black fruit and Christmas spice, when tasted, it is a rich and creamy style with a soft vanilla and plum fruit flavours all topped up with a spicy finish. It was made to go with a slow cooked beef stew, cooked in red wine and served with root vegetables.

For wine events, see jeansmullen.com

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