2016 Les Nivières, Saumur, Loire Valley
£9.49 down to £7.99, 12.5%, Waitrose
Tasted at: Waitrose tasting
I often prefer unblended Cabernet Franc to Cabernet Sauvignon, especially at this end of the market. This unoaked, tufa limestone-sourced example from Saumur has long been one of my favourite supermarket tipples. Perfumed, encticing and grassy, with fine-boned tannins, refreshing acidity and gratiflyingly low alcohol.
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