A couple of weeks ago I was at the supermarket when I spotted the World of Wearable Art, limited design bottles of Brancott Estate wines. I was immediately sold (particularly because they were on special, haha).
It’s a thing I seem to do – buy wine based on what the bottle looks like. I probably shouldn’t, because you’d probably prefer them to spend more money on the actual wine rather than the design, but I just can’t help myself, I like pretty things.
At the checkout, the guy behind the counter commented on how weird he thought they looked. He said they reminded him of vodka bottles more than wine. I guess I can see where he was coming from, wine bottles are usually see-through. I bought one bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and one bottle of Pinot Noir.
I have to say, I wasn’t much of a fan of the Sauvignon Blanc, which is strange because I’ve had Brancott Estate’s Sauvignon Blanc before, and I remember liking it. I’m not sure if they actually change the wine for the limited edition bottles? I wouldn’t think so, but otherwise I guess I’ve just changed my mind since I drunk it last! It had sort of a bitter taste which I don’t like. I prefer my Sauvignon Blanc to be fruity and on the sour side.
When it comes to the Pinot Noir, it was better than the Sauvignon Blanc, but it’s still not a favourite. It felt a bit watery to me. There was a bit of bitterness there, but that’s fine with reds. I just would have preferred the taste to be a bit bolder I suppose.
So I’ll probably buy other wines before I buy these again, but not too bad for the price I paid for them.
Do you drink wine? If so, do you prefer reds or whites? 🙂