Society Claret 2016 is definitely up to standard. Identifiably Bordeaux, mild tannins, enough fruit and some cedar to make it interesting, eminently quaffable & good value. Haut-Bardin is even easier drinking with very gentle tannin, a little acidity and the fruit element compared to TWS Claret is riper, very smooth easy drinker.
For further interest I put another £7 Cab.Sav into the mix. One which I really wanted to like (bias alert).
Moser XV 2015, there’s been a huge amount of money spent on facilities and personel at the Ch.Changyu (China), and there have been some favourable press reviews.
The good news is you don’t need to buy this wine to get the experience. Add 6 measures of Ribena to a bordeaux bottle, 4 of spirit (thinners or similar), fill bottle to the shoulder with clean water and finish with cranberry juice to the neck. Shake and serve.
Possibly the worst wine (with no obvious fault!) that I’ve ever tasted. Very disappointed, I really wanted it to be at least competent.