A couple of nice affordable stuff from Cambridge Wines. Tasted Tuesday, 23 August 2011.
2010 Domaine des Lauriers Rolle, IGP Pays d'Oc
Cambridge Wine £7.99. A-
Nose shows notes of lime and green apples; really quite fresh, with perhaps some minerality even on the nose; some peach, then brine, even oysters; very attractive. Fresh, nice widton the palate; tastes like lemon sherbet actually, some unripe peaches. Decent length too. For the price, this is great for everyday drinking; classy in a cheerful kind of way.
2010 Sollione Primitivo, Salento.
Cambridge Wine £7.49. B+
Deep bramble and jammy nose; bags of black currants and black berries, really sweet ripe fruits; some vanilla and sweet spices too. Palate is big and juicy, its obvious the fruit was very ripe and this shows so much fruit, but not overly extracted. Still some acidic tinge, warmth, some woody tannic tones towards the end. Very plump; quite heavy in the mouth, probably not something you'd drink on its own.