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A Sauvignon Semillon which blends citrus, passion fruit, guava, and lemon meringue

BodyTextLes Jamelles Viognier 2017 £7.35, Co-Op
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BodyTextLes Jamelles Viognier 2017

£7.35, Co-Op

A silver medal winner at this years Decanter World Wine Awards, Les Jamelles Viognier is a rich and very aromatic wine, with a nose of apricots, fresh peaches and acacia flowers. Fruity, round and fresh, the palate is well balanced between richness and acidity, with a honeyed finish. The slightly syrupy texture adds complexity. This is the perfect Christmas aperitif, ideal with seafood or fish or with fruit tarts after the main event.

Calvet St Emilion 2016

£13, Tesco

A blend of 95 per cent Merlot and 5 per cent Cabernet Franc grown in the vineyards of the beautiful St Emilion region in Bordeaux, this is soft and supple with a spicy nose and velvety texture. A mix of plum, leather and sweet spices make this the perfect wine for a Christmas turkey dinner with all the trimmings. A pomegranate colour with ruby red highlights. Ideal with poultry, red and white meats, and all varieties of cheese.

WINE OF THE WEEK

Busby Margaret River

Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,

£5.75, Asda

Margaret River is Australia's most acclaimed region, and its wines are usually priced above £10. Surrounded by water, it's ideal for creating the world-famous Sauvignon Semillon blends. Enjoy the tastes of citrus, passion fruit, guava, and lemon meringue – with a sea spray freshness. A great value wine at the price.

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