(2022) This South African Cabernet can be had as cheaply as £6 for Tesco Club Card holders, which does qualify it as a 'buy', even though its a wine with no real distinguishing features for me: fairly generic black fruit, made with French oak (though possibly staves rather than barrels?) it is juicy enough, a little bit raw feeling and whilst decent, just doesn't press my buttons. I slightly preferred the Chardonnay in the range at the same price from Tesco.
(2021) About 90% Shiraz with a dash of Malbec, this ruby-crimson wine has loads of smokiness on the nose, charred meat and bonfire ash to the fore. In the mouth a big, sweet and substantial mouthful, loaded with sweet black fruit and creamy in texture, that smokiness and slightly harsh acidity in the finish. I guess there's no denying it is a lot of wine for £6 in Tesco, on promotion November 15th to December 5th 2021.