Our local Majestic is not so local but is a short train ride away. However the other Sunday (my rest day after completing Route 3 of Clare's Challenge 50 ) we drove over to Leicester for a browse.
Majestic Leicester is a lovely shop to browse, each country having it's own section, and an inviting tasting bar. Our visit coincided with their bin end offer which I took advantage of for our upcoming tasting at scouts tomorrow night (13th Feb). Those wines will be revealed next time but wine we did buy for ourselves included adding a couple of bottles of Yering Station Shiraz - a rich spicy wine from Australia that we both enjoy.
|Laurent Miguel Faurgéres|
A superb blend of Shiraz Grenache, quite similar to the Australian Shiraz wines we've had but so much smoother. A lovely deep red wine filled with dark red fruit: blackcurrants, plums: and a delicious cocoa background.
A hint of spice is accompanied by a hint of oak making the fruit jump to the foreground with a long smooth finish.
At £7.99 on mixed case price, this wine gives the impression of being of a far higher price range - one we'll be buying again.
Another one we picked up from Majestic was Tu Meke Sauvignon Blanc. Not in the French section but the other side of the shop - and world - this wine is from New Zealand.
Sauvignon Blanc is my favourite grape so I am always drawn to those wines, however it was the quirky label caught my eye with it's plain yet striking text within the dark swirl.
A wine very similar to Russian Jack featured in my previous post but with a little more depth.
A lovely Sauvignon Blanc, dry crisp, full of citrus with a lengthy finish, lots of lovely gooseberries and crisp greenness that is great value at it's mixed case price of £5.99
Our drive over revealed a small bonus - a date for Majestic's next Wine Course.
We have attended quite a few Majestic wine courses and every time we learn a little more as well as reminding ourselves of wine facts we've forgotten.
They are very informal and surprisingly not many people book. Majestic host a Wine Course for up to 12 people - Leicester have two more dates available: 10th March and 17th April. They have many events, wine courses and tastings, listed on their web site - Majestic Leicester - the main Majestic site will have links to your local store.
And that is all I will say as part of the course is to discover the tastes for yourself - I will share a photo of the wines but not my tasting notes as to appreciate the variety I would recommend booking on one of the courses and discovering the wines yourself.
|Three lovely but very different white wines|
|2008 Vintage Nicolas Feuillatte|
The other two reds were good and grapes I like so although I prefer white wine I enjoyed all three reds presented on our table.
|Our red wine selection|
|A superb dessert wine|
Thank you to everyone at Majestic Leicester for another very enjoyable evening - we'll be visiting again soon !!