Lidl wine offers

Following the very sucessful wine tasting hosted by Lidl's master of Wine - Richard Bampfield, we get his personal updates on what is good at Lidl! The latest is:


A quick note to mention that the next Lidl Wine Cellar will be instore from this Thursday, July 27th.  All the Hungarian wines are worth trying, of course, but here are a few of my suggestions:
Dry Whites
Pouilly-Fumé Les Grandes Chaumes - 9.99 - This well-known Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire is normally much more expensive. Ideal summer drinking.
Haraszthy Sauvignon Blanc - 6.49 - lovely, dry Sauvignon which would be more expensive if from anywhere other than Hungary
Tokaji Furmint Dereszla - 5.99 - As Jane Macquitty says in The Times, "ridiculously good value". Rather fine, dry Hungarian white.
Riesling Neuberg Pfaffl - 8.99 - my favourite of 3 very good Austrian whites in this selection. Wonderfully pure, appetising, dry Riesling.
Morio-Muskat - 5.49 - Not surprisingly Lidl are very good at sourcing German wines. This is fresh, grapey and ideal for those who do not like wine too dry.
Gewurztraminer Tuzko - 6.99 - Another top class and top value wine from Hungary.  Drier on the finish than one might expect with this grape.
The three rosés from Hungary, Germany and Duras in France are all between 5.49 and 5.99 and all really very good - especially at the price.
Red Wines
Brouilly Essence de Fruit  - 6.99
Dornfelder - 4.99
Jekl Villanyi Portugieser - 5.99
A trio of relatively light, juicy, fruit-driven reds, ideally served lightly chilled - ideal summer drinking.
Chateau Guyon la Roseraie - 5.99 - Better-than-decent quality everyday Bordeaux.
Bolyki Indiannyar - 6.99 - I am biassed because I have visited this producer’s remarkable cellar built into a stone quarry. Loved him, loved his wines, even got quite excited about his quarry…...
Gere Tamas Granat Villany Cuvée - Fuller-bodied Hungarian red, good enough for the Sunday roast but would also work with the barbecue…..
Sparkling wines
Sparkling Tokaji - 6.99 - Highly unusual, sweet sparkling wine from Hungary’s top wine producing region. Complex and well worth a try.
Champagne Comte de Senneval - Half Bottles - 6.99 - As ever, worth stocking up on half bottles of Champagne while they are available…..
And finally a couple of sweet whites
Muscat de Rivesaltes - 8.99 - Made by one of the most likeable winemakers in the world. Drink chilled as an aperitif, as in France.
Tokaji Dereszla 50cl - 7.99 - Beautiful sweet white, enjoy with dessert or simply on its own. An inexpensive indulgence…….
I must admit that I have had to omit many wines that I would whole-heartedly recommend - this is arguably the most exciting Wine Cellar that Lidl have put out.  Just a reminder that, if you find the wines you are after are already out of stock when you visit, all stores would expect to receive fresh supplies of all the wines at least once.
Happy drinking!
Richard Bampfield MW