Origin: Central Valley, Chile - Concha Y Toro
Taste guide: Medium bodied, plum, cherry and berry fruit flavours, unoaked
75cl - 12.5% - screwcap
Concha Y Toro is one of the best of the Chilean volume wine producers, and one of the few that sources its wine totally from its own vineyards.
Note: This wine was over-produced for a specific customer and has now been cleared with just the back label - which by the way contains all the requirements for it to be legally sold. It is equivalent to this producer's CYT label and this is the price comparison we have used.
The wine is bright ruby red in colour, with a violet shade. There is an appealing fruity bouquet of plum, red berries and cherries, with pepper and soft cacao notes. This leads to a fresh, soft and well balanced palate of red fruits, chocolate and cassis, with supple tannins and a long finish. The clear rounded fruity flavours are surprisingly serious and well-balanced to create a wine that is very easy to enjoy.
We have had so many repeat orders on this wine with all customers remarking just how good it is, and what superb value it represents.
A lovely quaffing wine, goes with most straightforward meat dishes whose character is not too robust, such as lamb, game and Italian cuisine. It goes well with soft cheeses and, dismissing the old adage "white wine for white meat", is surprisingly good with pork too.
When fully labelled this wine would sell for anything up to £7.99
We've just managed to get some more, of the newer 2015 Vintage and Binendwines' price is a giveaway at just £4.75.
As we often say - you drink the wine, not the label.