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Tom Dunne was joined by Jean Smullen, Chris Wasser, Sarina Bellissimo  for another edition of movies and booze, with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: 2022 Ben Marco Plata Special Edition Malbec €12.00 The grapes for the Ben Marco Plata are grown in Uco Valley in Mendoza at an altitude of 1,050 metres (3,445 feet) above sea level, which is what gives this wine its elegant finish.  It was aged in French oak barrels for 8 months.  With red fruit aromas and a hint of mocha there is also a lovely spiciness from the oak ageing.   It bursts into life when you taste it, red cherry with a hint of chocolate and ripe firm tannin, the perfect wine to serve with beef.  It is also a good match for hard cheeses like Parmesan, Emmental, or goats cheese. Stockists: Selected Dunnes Stores (30), Nationwide  2019 Portia Crianza €18.00 This superb red is made from 100% Tempranillo aged in French Oak.  This is a serious high-quality red wine, the judges tasting notes state:  Ruby red in colour with a hint of garnet, lively juicy fruits.  An inviting nose of vanilla and black fruits with good structure, soft tannin, and length.  Best in Show!! Easy to see why this is the overall winning wine. Superb!   Stockists: Independent Off Licences, Nationwide 

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16.30 3 Nov 2023


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Tom Dunne was joined by Jean Smullen, Chris Wasser, Sarina Bellissimo  for another edition of movies and booze, with thanks to Marks and Spencer.

Today's wines are listed below:

2022 Ben Marco Plata Special Edition Malbec €12.00

The grapes for the Ben Marco Plata are grown in Uco Valley in Mendoza at an altitude of 1,050 metres (3,445 feet) above sea level, which is what gives this wine its elegant finish.  It was aged in French oak barrels for 8 months. 

With red fruit aromas and a hint of mocha there is also a lovely spiciness from the oak ageing.   It bursts into life when you taste it, red cherry with a hint of chocolate and ripe firm tannin, the perfect wine to serve with beef.  It is also a good match for hard cheeses like Parmesan, Emmental, or goats cheese.

Stockists: Selected Dunnes Stores (30), Nationwide 

2019 Portia Crianza €18.00

This superb red is made from 100% Tempranillo aged in French Oak.  This is a serious high-quality red wine, the judges tasting notes state:  Ruby red in colour with a hint of garnet, lively juicy fruits.  An inviting nose of vanilla and black fruits with good structure, soft tannin, and length.  Best in Show!! Easy to see why this is the overall winning wine. Superb! 

 Stockists: Independent Off Licences, Nationwide 


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