Well the second and third wines arrived, again well packaged, if fact it took me quite a while to remove bubble wrap, polystyrene and cardboard to eventually reveal a Spanish Toro Loco Superior and an Australian Exquisite collection Limestone Coast Chardonnay.
So what were they like? well, again both very good especially for the price.
Toro Loco Superior 2014
Toro Loco (Mad Bull) made from Tempranillo (75%) and Bobal (25%) grapes. This wine is from the Utiel Requena region of Spain just west of the city of Valencia where Bobal rules.
On sticking my nose in the glass there were aromas of cherries and plums along with a hint of fresh strawberries, some smokiness, leather and what smelt like church incense.
Taste-wise again ripe cherries and plums, fresh acidity, a little sourness, slightly vegetal, leather and peppery spice.
My only problem, which is not a problem for some people is that it didn’t last well beyond day one, tasting on the second day it lost some of it’s initial intenseness of flavour and tasted slightly bitter, so my advice is drink it on the same day or because at £3.49 it’s so cheap buy 2 bottles.
All in all a lovely Spanish wine for the ridiculous price of £3.49, go out and buy some now!
Exquisite Collection Limestone Coast Chardonnay 2014
Next an Australian Limestone Coast region Chardonnay 2014, from their Exquisite range. A little more expensive although still relatively cheap at £5.79 a bottle.
Bright straw like colour in the glass, aromas of lemon, tropical fruits including peaches, pineapples and nectarines. Exotic and complex with a weighty texture and savoury finish which was incredibly long.
Unlike the Toro Loco this improved on day 2 and even day 3 if you can wait that long to finish it. So this was the pick of the two for me if only because it lasted longer after opening but overall two pretty decent wines, as as I seem to be saying a lot when it comes to Aldi, fantastic value for money.
Toro Loco Superior
My Rating 7.5/10 Corks
Limestone Coast Chardonnay
My Rating 8/10 Cork