Aldi Wine Description. Does this tickle your taste buds?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dave7, 14 Apr 2019.

  1. oldwheels

    oldwheels Veteran

    A whisky professional ( not me ) once described Laphroaig as tasting like old socks steeped in disinfectant. We were trying to replicate the taste in the lab but could not quite get it right.
     
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  2. craigwend

    craigwend Grimpeur des Holderness

    Have you a link? Asking for a friend ;)
     
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    Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Its in their free magazine in the store.
    I am sure you can get it online.
     
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  4. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Banana

    Location:
    Midlands UK
    We have tried ALDI wine, some is better than others, we tend to go for the percentage 13.5 + % and the description being fruity. Before now we have had a bottle of red that smelt and tasted of leather and it was actually rather nice.
     
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    Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Location:
    Cheshire
    We tend to shop at Aldi, as against Lidl but my feeling is that £ for £ Lidl wine is better ie we dont pay much for everyday plonk and I think £5.00 will get you better/nicer wine at Lidl.
     
  6. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Banana

    Location:
    Midlands UK
    We don't have a Lidl anywhere near us whereas Aldi is a short walk up the road. Our Coop have a really good selection, Malbec, Merlot etc...
     
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    Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Yes.... the Coop have some limited good offers on. We got a nice rose last week for £4.50
     
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  8. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Location:
    SW19
    But it "nose" as cigar box! The similarity is very close!
     
  9. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Location:
    SW19
    Again leather or savory is a classic tasting note.
     
  10. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Location:
    Armonmy Way
    I couldn't find the wine listed online but there was an Argentinian wine with tobacco named in the tasting notes.
     
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  11. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Banana

    Location:
    Midlands UK
    A really good rioja has a leather taste.
     
  12. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Location:
    SW19
    ...because the Rioja grapes are high in tannin and tannin is used in...

    also, a bacterial contaminant in some wine ( brettanomyces (Brett)) has a sweaty saddle/horse blanket smell to it, at low levels this is actually quite good at high levels, pretty nasty
     
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  13. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    just how many people have tasted leather, tobacco and cigar boxes or indeed sweaty socks steeped in dissinfectant to be able to compare the taste of a drink to it to it.
     
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  14. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Location:
    SW19
    it is smell not taste that these note refer to
     
  15. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

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