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Hardys VR Cabernet Sauvignon

This one was suggested by one of the entrants in our recent competition so when I spotted it at Tesco I thought I would give it a try. This one is an Australian Cabernet Sauvignon with a healthy 14% alcohol and I think it was around £4-5 although at the time they had a 25% off promotion for 6 bottles or more. From a first sniff it was almost a little smokey and packed with loads of berries. It sparked memories of growing up on bramble jelly rolls with homemade jam after spending hours & hours picking the brambles. For me it's the smell more than the taste which is so evocative and it's memories such as this that make the wine enjoyable.
Posted 31st July 2009        
     

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This one was suggested by one of the entrants in our recent competition so when I spotted it at Tesco I thought I would give it a try. This one is an Australian Cabernet Sauvignon with a healthy 14% alcohol and I think it was around £4-5 although at the time they had a 25% off promotion for 6 bottles or more.

From a first sniff it was almost a little smokey and packed with loads of berries. It sparked memories of growing up on bramble jelly rolls with homemade jam after spending hours & hours picking the brambles. For me it’s the smell more than the taste which is so evocative and it’s memories such as this that make the wine enjoyable.

It’s a nice rich, dark red colour in the glass and as the label says it’s easy drinking and is bursting with berry flavours and just a little vanilla. It’s fairly soft at first taste but then perhaps a little too sharp for me. I’m not sure if it’s the higher alcohol compared to what I’ve tried recently but it’s got a slight burn and could be a little more mellow. I think it’s a decent wine for the money though and the “everyday drinking” tag is fair so on a Wednesday night it will do me nicely.

As you can see in the photo I’ve paired it with a delicious triple chocolate muffin which might not be too conventional but works for me 🙂 I’m sure it would be suited better with a nice meal though!

Hardys VR Cabernet Sauvignon available from Tesco Wine

     

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