Advantages It contains alcohol
Disadvantages An expensive way to buy vinegar!!!!!
I finished work last week and me and my man fancied a bottle of wine. Now when I buy wine I am a fairly easy person to impress. I drink both red, white, rose, port and champagne. In fact if it has alcohol in it i am happy to give it a go and rarely find a wine I don't like.I fancied a rose wine but found they didn't have my usual Ernest & Galio so I settled for Rose de Corbieres instead. It cost £3.99 a bottle from my local Safeway which as far as wine goes is cheap so I did figure from the beginning that this was going to be a cheap and cheerful bottle - perfect to suit our mood.
The bottle comes in one size 75cl with an alcohol content of 13%. The bottle itself is incredibly boring in fact I only noticed it as it was next to empty space where my favourite is normally stored. It has a small white label on the top of the bottle about 5 cm by 5cm with the name, date of manufacturer (2002) and the fact its made in France. There is a small picture of a flower on the bottle - although what this is I couldn't tell you.The label on the back describes the wine as "Crisp and refreshingly dry." It suggests the food suitable to drink this with (the usual chicken and fish) and tells you where about in France this comes from - near the med if your interested. According to the label this wine is an easy soft fruit on the nose with a good supple texture on the palate and describes it as a very pleasing flavour.
On smelling this wine it does smell fruity and actually has a nice smell (can only describe it as a sweet rose wine smell that you either love or hate.) However on tasting this wine I nearly chocked. It has the most disgusting taste I have ever had the misfortune to drink. It has a very sharp flavour that in all honesty is pretty hard to swallow and an after taste that made me want to clean my teeth. My partner (who normally drinks anything and everything and really doesn't even care) couldn't even stomach half a glass of this stuff.The only way I could describe this flavour is very reminiscent of vinegar. Great if we were having chips for tea I could have skipped the sarsons and piled on the wine instead!!!!!! Expensive wines are usually wasted on me and I have a drink at home to relax and am normally happy with a £2.99 bottle of Chilean to be honest.
This is a wine that would be good to buy in bulk if you wanted to pickle some onions or something and they had run out of pickling vinegar - although the pink colour may turn the onions a funny colour.In the fairness of reviewing this product I have tried to find a good point. This is why this review has taken me over a week to write as I have yet to actually come up with one. I actaully saved a glass so I could drink a bit when I was writing this opiniop (yes I know its only 5.00pm) but I have just had another sip and I am afraid thats it for me - no more ever. You would be better buying any other wine than this one - which is why I suppose the shelf was filled with them.
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