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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Award-winning Wines From The Co-op

Two gold medal southern hemisphere wines from the Co-op

The Co-op asked me to help celebrate Gold medal wins for two of their wines - it would have been rude not to and I was not disappointed.

They are also both excellent value; European in style, they taste like they could cost twice as much.

The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Bio Bio Malbec 2014 (£6.99) - Decanter Gold

Big, bold spicy yet classy Chilean red - screwcapped and drinking beautifully.

Made from Argentina's signature Malbec, it is dark purple; dark fruits, complex oaky spice and cigar box; ripe elderberries, bramble fruit and black cherries with roasted spices, freshness and supple tannins.

Poised, balanced and adept. Good.

Match with a juicy steak.

Thelema Sutherland Chardonnay 2012 (£10.99) - IWC Gold and Best South African Chardonnay Trophy

Sandy yellow, sweet, ripe, pure melon and pineapple fruit with textbook creamy-nutty-oatmeal and a hint of toasty spice from some deft oaking.

Harmonious, balanced and well-integrated. Very Good

A versatile food wine, it will match with roast chicken or pork, risotto or seafood.

The Co-op has been steadily improving its wine range for some time now and this is reflected in the 36 awards received so far this year.

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