Press Recommended Wines

By Lynne Coyle MW | O'Briens Wine Director

As we continue through our September Wine Sale, we thought it would be interesting to share some of the press recommendations and highlight the wines that our wine journalists here in Ireland are particularly enjoying this month!

 

 

Château Benetejac - Bordeaux, France (DRINK OF THE WEEK)

€8.95 down from €17.95 (50% off)

 

"A lovely, straight-forward claret, with a little bottle age, at a knockdown price in the O'Briens September Wine Sale."

 

Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail

 


Gaia Assyrtiko Wild Ferment 2018 - Greece

€29.95

 

"Barrel-fermented with wild yeasts in new French and American oak barrels and acacia barrels after 12 hours' skin contact, this Burgundy-esque wine is full of verve and complex charm. Generous in texture, layered with honey-baked apples ginger and lemon, and with good attack on the lean lively finish, it can take richer flavours like roast fish, chicken, pork or shellfish bisque. One to decant and savour as it develops in the glass, or to lay down if you have the patience to coax out that honeyed character."

 

Aoife Carrigy, Irish Independent

 


Domaine L'Ostal Cazes Estibals - Languedoc, France

€11.95 down from €16.95 (Save €5)

 

"This is a bargain in my opinion as it normally costs €17. I adore Minervois and rank the best of it with Saint-Chinian (I often prefer its more lush tones). Owned by the Cazes family of Château Lynch-Bages this is mainly Syrah (60%) plus Grenache and Carignan with spice and dark fruits on the palate with peppery plums and berries."

 

Leslie Williams, The Irish Examiner


Rabl Grüner Veltliner Löss 2019 - Austria

€14.95 down from €18.95 (Save €4)

 

"A delicious light fruit-filled wine with racy pears and melons edged with ginger spice. Perfect on its own, or with grilled plaice or lemon sole."

 

John Wilson, The Irish Times


Château du Glana 2015 - Bordeaux, France

€34.95 down from €41 (Save €4.05)

 

"This is down from €41 and is classic Saint-Julien from a good year so worth ageing a decade or so. For drinking now it has typical blackcurrant, mint and pepper aromas, lovely purity with the warm year showing on the mid-palate and with pleasing length and freshness."

 

Leslie Williams, The Irish Examiner


Please note prices are correct at time of publishing. Offers ends 27th of September 2020. Please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.