If you’re looking for a sweet white wine, this probably isn’t it. A bit cloying and a bit dull, there isn’t much more to say, except that it was our first Romanian wine.
No, you needn’t thank us.
1.99 2.5 @Kaufland
“I’d drink that,” says Paula after 15 hours at the Berghain. So, there you have it—it’s drinkable. A slightly too-sweet, slightly too-bland wine, this first Rivaner has not exactly impressed. While it is certainly drinkable, and might otherwise appeal to the sweeter-wine crowd, it’s also boring. I found my tongue searching madly for something different in each sip, only to return to its cave unappeased.
1.99 2 @Kaufland
Tiergarten: light gently sifted through the boughs of willow trees, dappling the rowboat in which we meandered etc…..with this crummy wine. Ladies and Gentlemen, if you’re planning a boat trip, remember, there’s no going back, so pick a bottle of wine you know and like. Thin and weedy with little sharp pointy bits to it, this is an unpleasant cheap wine with nothing to recommend it except for alcohol content. I’ve heard other wines have that too … including the one you should have bought.
1.99 1.5 @Kaufland
Lemons. Tastes like lemons. Like…biting into a lemon and then doing it again and again. And again. And then, when everything seems to be set in your mind about this lemoniness, you wonder if, through all this lemon, you might be tasting wine. Of course, you realise, that’s a ridiculous idea; but, there it is, this nagging feeling.
In short, this cheap red takes “citrus” to a whole new level. It’s really weird wine. If you want a bizarre experience, this is the wine for you. If this wine were a dead horse, I’d still be flogging it for how weird it is—it’s that weird. 5/5 stars for weird, about 0.5 for wine, it gets an algorithmically calculated* 2. Try it for the experience and not for any other reason.
* This calculation may have everything or nothing to do with algorithms.
1.99 2 @Kaufland
“It tastes fine at first, and then it sits around…. And hurts.” Cloying and definitely overstaying its welcome, this is like no Chardonnay I’ve ever tasted…. Or hope to taste again. There is something particularly galling about a wine whose aftertaste is so unpleasant that it calls for another glug of the same trash.
This wine is also the death-knell of reallycheapwine’s tasting of 1L bottles; so far, they just haven’t been worth the money, and the extra wine has felt like a chore to drink rather than the pleasure it should be.
2.99 2 @Kaiser’s 1L
Am beginning to realise that most really cheap wine is more about what it does for your body than what it does for your palate. This wine feels good and tastes like I’ve already forgotten it.
1.99 2 @Netto
I always judge a wine by its label and bottle shape….how else am I supposed to do it? So, this cheap wine, with a rather fun label in an interesting bottle, obviously had me buying–buying an utterly bland wine. Sure, it’s one litre, but quantity does not always equal quality, especially if you’re sharing the bottle. This is a park bench wine, by which I mean you’d have to be living on / draped over / catatonic under one to think of trying it. We’ve all been there but it takes a certain perverse persistence to keep on going back. Don’t do it.
2.89 1.5 @Netto
Meh. A bit sharp though definitely not bad for the price. It still remains slightly offensive—like a dog pissing on your tulips, or like someone who repeatedly, repeatedly forgets your name. It’s one of those wines that leaves you wondering which is more disappointing: a cheap wine that’s unbearably horrendous but will stick in the deepest recesses of your mind until you die (and, at the pearly gates, make you give thanks for the scarring memories you get to leave behind); or, a wine that you finish drinking and almost immediately can’t remember.
1.88 2 @Kaiser’s
Smooth to the tongue, sharp at the back of throat, warm in the belly, but tastes like the juice box you used to get with your lunch as a kid—just not that interesting. Lots of feeling but no flavour, you just have to figure out your priorities on this one. My priorities lay in giving it two and a half stars cause I think you can manage both for the price. Certainly not the worst choice though….
1.99 2.5 @Kaiser’s
A bit bland, kinda just ok. And so much sediment you’ll have to eat through to the end of the bottle. Winter had crept into the apartment and this wine seemed to reinforce the feeling of helpless desolation, rather than sweep it away. If you’re winter-drinking, try the 2007 Fontanilles Costieres de Nimes. This wine’s not quite cheap enough to justify the buy.
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