Picture the scene, if you will, down my local Morrison's. In what their buyers would later come to call the Dane-Marshall blip, they've only been cleaned out of the Bicicleta Carmenere. Much nashing.
I was about to get on me bike. Then I bought a bottle of their own label Camenere instead, at a whopping £6.35. It's a bit spirity, maybe slightly green, balanced with acid and fruit, and with a long finish. From Chile's Rapel Valley. Not much wrong for the money.
Strangely enough, no sooner had I cleared my local Morrisons out of the Bicicleta, than they’ve restocked the shelves with the same wine, but this time, the “Reserva”, again, at two for a tenner.
Does it get any better than this?
I’ll get back to you once I’ve tasted it. 😋😋
Christopher, I do recommend a visit to your nearest Majestic, to sample their Porta6 red, though I fear it’s now no longer on offer...... super everyday red though, and my feeling is that Portuguese wines are making something of a comeback.