You may have noticed I was having problems with my ISP until recently. This was driving me to drink which is, fortuitously, a pastime in which I am experienced and capable.
On the 75th anniversary of the first World Cup, and who knows, possibly on the site of one of the stadia, some bloke in Uruguay was mixing 6 Tannat grapes for every 4 Merlot and giving birth to Ci Platino. This wine made its journey all the way to my rack via a Tesco shopping spree and the departure of £8.19 from my ever lighter-weight wallet.
The wine was smoother than I expected but still rough edged enough to remind me of a cheap French Syrah, or even a freaky Pinot Noir from Eastern Europe. It was certainly interesting, though, with flavours including radishes, cloved York ham, dark fruits and Indian spices.
I would definitely drink it again but it’s possibly a little costly compared to many other great red wines from South America.