First up on the left is a rather nice Italian red, a Bardolino to be precise. Bought from Majestic Wines on the buy 2 Italian wines for £6.99 a bottle (normally £8.74) and what a beautiful red this is! Described as unmistakably Italian with a fresh taste. I would agree, for a red it's light and fruity and easy on the tannin's. The official tasting notes are as follow: 'Straightforward and unmistakably Italian, this Bardolino is bright ruby red, with a freshness of fruit and a slender frame. Lingering flavours of cherry and bitter almond add a dash of complexity.'
Second bottle is a Cotes du Rhone that was purchased from a fantastic wine merchant called Amps Fine Wines which is located in the lovely town of Oundle. This is a great bottle and is priced at £13.15, described as a classic Rhone red with deep peppery and vanilla tones. I definitely got the vanilla notes and it's velvety to drink, beautiful!
More wines to come next week I expect!