Sunday, 15 July 2012

Asda Extra Special Primitivo 2009

Tasted 14/07/12, 14% ABV, screwcap closure. On a personal note, with two month old Thomas Edward to share the looking after of with Sara, I seem to spend my time browsing the baby sections of supermarkets or buying online stocks of diaper and baby wipes rather than looking at fine wine lists! Hence, my recent exploration of Asda wines in the stratospheric £5 to £7 bracket!. Though Asda don't have such an extensive range or reputation as some other UK supermarkets, what they do have can be very good and they have won many blind tastings with some of their Italian wines. This wine is in the middle - about £7.99.
I have had some lovely Puglian primitivos over the last few years but this is one that really sits up and sings, especially at this price: nice dark cherry red colour with a hint of age and development showing. Damsons and dried fruits and vanilla on the nose, ripe blackberries on the palate. Softening tannins, with a good finish. Great little everyday wine, from 2012. 15.5/20
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