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Dreary Sainsbury's
1 Jun 2009 by Jancis Robinson
I felt pretty depressed after tasting nearly 80 of the wines of which, presumably, the UK supermarket Sainsbury's is proudest, since they were chosen to be presented to massed wine writers recently. There were a number of perfectly acceptable cheap wines (as well as some horrors) but there were remarkably few excitements. Afterwards I could remember only a single wine that made an impression on me, the keenly priced claret Ch David 2007 Bordeaux from just north of Fronsac, which, almost alone in this collection, tasted like an agricultural rather than industrial product (though their Taste the Difference Muscadet, Willunga 100 and the...

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