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Well its Friday evening, been working hard all week so my treat is a bottle of wine. Now I used to go for the nice bottle design, rubbish I know. But now I know just because the bottle is nice doesn't necessarily mean the wine is.
My choice first is always Arniston Bay which is a dry South African white wine. The bottle is 750ml and is 12.5% which is higher than a lot of others.
Now the sweeter wines do have more sugar content in them so are sweeter. I find them sickly so I stick to the dry. This wine is great with chicken or fish or nice just chilled on a hot summers day .Now the taste of the wine is very fruity and you can definitely taste pineapples and melons.
Its a clear bottle with an oblong label on it. At the bottom of the white label is the Arniston Bay logo in blue. Once you have seen this very easy to pick out, as I noticed there is so much choice in supermarkets today.
All major supermarkets and price is approx £7 although can sometimes be found on offer 3 for £12 in Tesco.
I would give a 5 /5
I bought a couple of bottles of this wine because it was on offer. In hindsight I probably should have thought a little more about why this deal was on.
This wine is very sharp on first taste, the more you chill it the sharper it seems to get. It's also very thin, with an unpleasant oily texture, which also seems to increase as the temperature of the wine decreases.
This sharpness is followed by an acidic and rather sour taste on the back of the tongue which is probably supposed to be a fruity citrus note, but it more like vinegar, not having a discernible taste but definitely having all of the acidity.
This acidic theme continues after swallowing, even drinking on a full stomach I could feel my delicate insides being rather roughly treated, and after the second glass I found myself reaching for the Tums and the soda water.
This wine is cheap in several shops in my area which is a plus point, but that's all that is good about it. I'm definitely no wine snob, but I really must warn you away from this rubbish. Borderline undrinkable.
Brand: Arniston Bay / Type: Wines