Product Type: Black Tower Wine
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Black Tower White Wine
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Black Tower White Wine
Advantages: refreshing, light, fruity
Disadvantages: not as flavoursome or strong as other white wines
After reading newby2's wine reviews earlier this evening I really fancied a bottle myself.
I ended up driving nine miles to the nearest supermarket I know of to where I am staying at the moment (and another nine miles back) to pick up a bottle of Black Tower white wine. It is one of my regular buys at the moment.
~ Price ~
I paid £4.88 in Morrisons for a 75cl bottle of Black Tower. It is occasionally on special offer for a bit less.
~ Bottle ~
The bottle used to be a dark glass, but this has now changed as this would easily be confused for red wine. The bottle is unique and therefore really easy to spot on the supermarket shelves. It is clear glass at the bottom of the bottle and then there is a label right around the middle of the bottle and then the top of the bottle is made from black glass. The back of the label advises to recycle this bottle in a clear glass bin.
It has a screw top lid, which is handy and easy to remove. The label around the middle of the bottle is white with gold bordering and the word 'Black' in black and the word 'Tower' in red lettering and there is a small picture of a tower in a little gold circle.
There is also a narrow black label on the bottom of the bottle which says, 'FRUITY WHITE' and 'Deliciously smooth and fruity' underneath.
The back of the bottle says, 'This deliciously smooth and fruity white wine is full of fresh pineapple and lime fruit flavours. Wonderfully easy to drink, it is equally enjoyable served chilled, on its own or with a variety of dishes'.
~ Taste ~
The wine is light and very fruity. It is quite sweet and I can taste the pineapple flavour although it is definitely blended with other flavours.
The wine is not strong and is 9.5% volume, which is a lower alcohol content than most wines, but it doesn't make much of a difference to the taste. It is perhaps not as heavy as other wines.
It is very refreshing - not dry at all. It has a nice tang to it, but it is not the most flavoursome I have tasted.
I prefer to drink wine at room temperature as I think that when it is chilled it loses some of its flavour and it is too easy to drink, which for me, tends to mean I drink it like it is pop and I don't get the chance to enjoy its flavours.
I tend to drink wine on its own rather than with a meal and I usually share my bottle with my fiancé (we have similar tastes in wine - either that or I tell him what to like, I'm not sure) , but on the odd occasion when I've polished off a full bottle of this myself it has not given me a headache or hangover.
I really enjoy this wine and it is one that we regularly turn to.
~ Overall ~
Overall this is a fruity, sweet white wine which I do enjoy. It is light and refreshing and not too badly priced.
To be completely honest, before writing this review (and drinking this wine tonight to help write it) I thought I liked this wine more than I actually do and would have ranked it as one of my favourites. Writing this review has highlighted to me that this wine isn't as flavoursome as I like. I prefer something a little heavier. Last week we tried J P Chenet's white wine for the first time (normally too expensive for me, but it was the first time I'd seen it on offer - found it on 3 for £10 in Asda) and it was really flavoursome and thoroughly enjoyable.
I do enjoy Black Tower and would recommend it to anyone who likes the sound of it and who enjoys white wine, but it is not the most flavoursome wine available and since coming to write this review and really taste and describe this wine to myself as well as you, I'm afraid I think it will be appearing less regularly in my basket.
Summary: Tangy, but not tasty enough!
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