THE WINE LIST

Three wor­thy bot­tles ev­ery week – for three dif­fer­ent bud­gets

Irish Daily Mail - - Food And Wine -

CHATEAU FORT VIAUD €8.99, LIDL

A star of Lidl’s cur­rent French wine sale, this 2014 Saint Foy de Bordeaux is mainly Mer­lot, all red berries and smoke, de­li­ciously savoury. It’s also re­mark­ably cheap for what it is.

RIES­LING LIEU DI PATERGARTEN €12.99, LIDL

This is not just an Al­sace Ries­ling, but one from a spe­cific and favoured site, and from the stel­lar 2015 vin­tage. Just off-dry with big fruit and a min­eral edge.

SIERRA CANTABRIA RIOJA CRIANZA €15.95, O’BRIEN’S

With €2 off this silky Span­ish red, it’s a steal and it’s a crianza that knocks spots off many reser­vas. Four­teen months in Amer­i­can and French oak yields just enough sea­son­ing.

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