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I use this wine key: Laguiole en Aubrac Wine Key Ebony
I have used this glass in this Video: RIEDEL Veritas Champagne
I have tasted the following wines in this Video:
Bouvet-Ladubay Cremant de Loire Excellence Brut France – 19 US $
2021 Weingut Wittmann Riesling Trocken – 23 US $
2021 Domaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone Blanc, Rhone, France – 22 US $
2020 Fratelli Revello Barbera d’Alba Piedmont, Italy – 21 US $
2021 Kaiken Estate Malbec Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina – 12 US $
The 100 Point Scoring System (from www.robertparker.com):
96-100: An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, purchase and consume.
90 – 95: An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines.
80 – 89: A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavor as well as character with no noticeable flaws.
70 – 79: An average wine with little distinction except that it is soundly made. In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.
60 – 69: A below-average wine containing noticeable deficiencies, such as excessive acidity and/or tannin, an absence of flavor or possibly dirty aromas or flavors.
50 – 59: A wine deemed to be unacceptable.
It takes skill to find value wines, wines that are not expensive but deliver bulk loads of quality and I therefore want show you how to find great bottles that most of you will be able to buy without breaking the bank
All these value wines together cost less than 100 US$ and I am going to taste them in order to verify whether they over deliver in quality.
These wines were selected by Leon and while he normally has unlimited budget – within reason – for my videos I told him this time to spend less than 100$ on 5 bottles of wines. I realize that 100$ for 5 bottles is still a lot of money but these wines should offer great value for money.
Of course – value has to be looked at in relation to where the wine is from. A 10 Dollar bottle of Burgundy is rarely as good as a 10 Dollar bottle of Portuguese wine but in the context of its origin it might offer great value.
In most cases you find great values off the beaten tracks though. Wines from regions that are less well known, made by overlooked producers using hard to pronounce grape varieties are often much better value compared to the next Bordeaux Chateau.