Full-disclosure, this is not the first time I have tried this wine. I tried it last year when Dry but Wet was but a twinkle in my eye and when I was desperately hunting for a good red wine replacement. I have no notes, all I remember is that it wasn’t a win then. But I keep hearing great things and so I decided to try again, after all, your tastes change the further you get from alcohol.
The short of it is, I was pretty right first time. It pours beautifully, the colour is intense and the aroma rich and inviting. But it let me down on first sip. There’s flavour, but it’s too sweet and it lacks any body or complexity. I don’t get much tannin (maybe a smidge)and certainly no peppery vibes. Then there is the underlying “oak” flavour that I got with NEWBLOOD’s Chardonnay that tastes a little fake and lingers a little too long.
Another disappointing chapter in the ongoing saga that is non-alc red wine. If I were you I would steer clear of this one and give the Lindeman’s Cab Sav as crack. It’s got the body that this one is so sorely lacking.
Buy Again?: No
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|Cals per 100ml||22 cal|
|Carbs per 100ml||5 g|
|Sugar per 100ml||2.4 g|
|Country of Origin||Australia|