Many of Marks and Spencer’s ready meals are on double offer – buy one get 1 half price plus a 1/3 discount and includes the Gastropub King Prawn, Cod, Salmon and Smoked Haddock Pie and Chunky Chips. Throw in a bottle of wine and a meal for two worked out at just over a fiver-a-head. Which also includes 5p for a carrier bag.
Wine Tasting Note: M&S Australian Chardonnay, 2007, South Australia
Stockist: Marks & Spencer Price: £5.99 [More: Adegga / Snooth]
Generously flavoured – all guava and pears with a nice dash of apple and crisp, stone fruits. A small part has seen some oak for ‘a subtle dab of extra richness’. Full, firm but balanced with good acidity.
Produced and bottled by the Yalumba Wine Company, states the small print, for this, like all M&S wines is an ‘own-label’. On-line a case of 12 is listed at the equivalent of £4.49 a bottle – great value (add 2 value points to the rating). Alcohol 14%.
[ out of 5] Scribblings Rating – 88/100
Maybe just a touch too flavoursome for the fish pie but the creamy elements in both wine and food really complimented each other. The wines acidity at the same time cutting through the richness. Hell, its mid-week, who cares! Buy and enjoy.
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