Really interested to hear others thoughts on this issue. I was recently looking at the Concha y Toro website and observed the number of wines they produced from the same grape varieties, but with differing “Reserve” levels. I presume that the difference is mainly down to the quality of grape selection, and length of time in oak barrels.
My question is, do you think to worth paying the extra? I have listed a few of the Trivento bottles as an example, but it is much broader than that brand. If you enjoyed the “basic” one, would you consider next time upgrading to the next level? Or would you buy another wine from a different producer matched that value?
I’ve included a simple poll to collate some response, but would welcome the discussion.
- I’d stay with the basic reserve wine
- If I like the basic, I would upgrade to a higher Reserve
- I’d rather buy a more expensive wine from a different producer
Trivento Reserve Malbec £8
Trivento Private Reserve Malbec £10
Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec £16