Any more food recommendations apart from grilled sausages? I have a bottle in my Eurocave awaiting action.
I’ve had a few excellent wines from Lidl over the last few years.
Chevalier de Lascombes- £10 (discounted) - I bought 3 they were fantastic then visited about 5 other Lidls trying to find some more.
Premier Cru Champagne at about £14 (discounted- not the regular price) also excellent, quite like Bollinger.
This week Chateau Potensac 2013 (not a great year) but at £12.99 the bottle very good value so I bought 5 bottles.
Some have mentioned the Gimblett Gravels wines. There are two- a Pinot Noir at £8-9 and a Syrah at a little more. Both are extremely fruit driven wines and I thought the Syrah was very good value. The PN I was a little disappointed with- there was nothing wrong with it, it was very fruity- cherries and all the other PN fruit flavours but without any other complexity or depth. But at £8 I wasn’t expecting the equivalent of a £30 Gevrey Chambertin!
They occasionally have Pedro Ximinez sherry- which makes for fabulous beef gravy (can’t remember the price- but basically very good value if you want it for gravy and worth drinking by itself).
Chateau Cantemerle- for much less than usual also a steal.
Other wines worth trying: St Emilion Grand Cru- about £11, I 've also had some very good value Alsace Gewurztraminer and Albarinio.
Oh and there is often very good weissbier.
I can’t believe no one has mentioned the current raft of Clarets being found at the moment. Following Clos du Marquis and Boyd, the last are in addition to Potensac - Marquis de Terme £14.99, Dauzac £5.99 and Pape Clement for £20 although one lucky sod got four bottles at £12.99.
Needless to say none in my store except Potensac.
When it says potensac is it a sort of specially for Lidl second wine, or is it the main chateau cuvee?
I’m no expert but I am pretty sure it’s the Château wine.
They are all 2013s though.
Luckily I don’t really get on with claret, especially so from a green vintage. However, nothing remotely like these appears in my local Lidl. There a new one opening this week not 1/2 mile from where I seat (at work–Ha), maybe there saving all the good stuff for the new store opening.
@Russ, I have the exact same problem. My local Lidl ahs a shocking supply and to be honest I never find anything decent anymore there. I think they are being more selective about where they are putting certain stock.
Was that the first wine of Pape -Clement as the average retail price for the grand cru even the '13 is around £80 ? In the same way as Clos de Marquis is the second wine of Leoville Las-Cases.
The members of wine-Pages forum (hope I can mention them without punishment) seem to think so.
I will be in a better place to judge soon as one of the successful members is sending me the odd bottle.
Recently had the Gimblett gravels Syrah - At £10 it was absolutely sensational wine for the money. Wonderful rounded peppery fruit character, oaked for bringing it all together but not slapstick.
I also had the £4 priorat which was dire, so swings and roundabouts
Looks like yet another trip to Lidl has to happen! I saw the Syrah last time I went in, but was so lured by the Hungarian and Austrian stuff, I didn’t pay attention. I wonder if there’s any left in my local(ish) one…
Of course! There is no limit (within reason) to what can be discussed here if it is relevant to members … as an example, you are posting in a thread about buying wine in Lidl!!
Our only stipulation is to stick to the Community Guidelines - in this case Section 6
Haha yes! There are often months of poor wine then suddenly i’m like a kid in a sweet shop!
As @robert_mcintosh mentions, i’m sure TWS are not considering Lidl as a serious threat to their business model. Just buy lovely stuff from both!
We’re everwhere Mark.not even in disguise
Or in the case of Lidl, enter the lottery!!
Well with everyone going to Lidl a song is called for…
Haha 12 clicks on “community guidelines”
I popped into Lidl on Sunday, and picked up a bottle of Barolo for £9.99, and a Bardolino for £5. Now I couldn’t tell you this was the best Barolo I’ve ever tasted, and the Bardolino was clearly not Le Fraghe, but they were both pretty good for the price. It was definitely a Barolo for starters, with the trademark perfumed nose, hints of leather etc. Very drinkable, if a little short and not quite as smooth as others I’ve tried. The Bardolino is light and fruity, and good chilled - a decent midweek tipple.
There are definitely bargains to be had! The St. Laurent we had recently from there was very good for the price too - with good nose of cherries and spice, nice texture and a refreshing acidity (which I very much like in the Austrian reds). Not bad at all for £7.99… and a grape that isn’t easy to find in the UK in general.