We found ourselves short of white wine, with drinkers heading in from the north. We needed to stock up, but had neither the time nor the energy to head out for a proper shopping trip. We walked around to ‘Bargain Booze’ and took out chances.
Beyond the 3 for £10 offers on Blossom Hill and Echo Falls we found a tiny section of the fridge in the back which had an interesting, if ageing, selection. One of our choices was Bartyon & Guestier’s Tour des Vins Sancerre 2004.
It tasted like a basic Sancerre should with a minerally zip and tense fruit, although it seemed to be softening a little. It went well with the salmon and salad we had for tea.
At £8 it was well priced for a corner store Sancerre. It’s not a brand I’d actively seek out, but I certainly wouldn’t reject it.