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12th August 2012

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Marques de Alarcon, Rosado 2011, Spain
A note to watch out for the vintage on the label if buying this wine, as I see M&S still have the 2010 for sale too. A rosé Tempranillo from Tierra de Castilla weighing in with just 12% alcohol, it has a pretty cherryish colour and abundantly fresh and fruity nose of summer berries. On the palate it is dry, with a very good core of lemony, fresh acidity that cuts through the berry and rose-hip flavours to leave this quite savoury and moreish. Watch the video for more information and food matching suggestions. £7.49 Marks & Spencer, but note: on offer at £6.49 until September 2nd 2012 and included in a 'buy 6 save 25%' promotion running from August 13th (not in Scotland) which means the price will fall to just £4.87 which is a very good buy for the Indian summer we are surely going to have... .

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