Tried 6 cheap Russian wines and lived to tell about it
BuzzFeed Editor tried 6 wines cheap Russian and lived to tell about it
The author writes:
To taste 12 cat food, I decided to step forward and make a great wine tasting. I went to the local supermarket and bought 6 cheap Russian wines that were there. And one more cheap, but German. For comparison. Why always a good wine is expensive? Suddenly we have a cheat and you can easily find something decent and tasty for 150-250 rubles? Here's what came of it.
"Isabella" / semi-sweet red - 155 rubles.
On the color is very even nothing. Beautiful ruby hue looks nice.
It smells of alcohol and some berries. We can not say that the smell is very pleasant, but some does not cause rejection.
Mmmm, very well. First taste distinctly berry, but in the end all the spoils acid. And the more you drink, the stronger the acid.
Is it possible at all to drink: 7/10
In fact, the wine is quite decent. Drink moderately easy even without snacks.
"Stanichno Tsimlyanskoe" / white semi-sweet - 167 rubles.
Color good, but at first glance it seems a little strange. I washed the glass and tried to pour again. All too weird.
It smells of wine, too peculiar. Some Mochenov plums or even garlic. Maybe, barrel pickles. Well this.
AAAA, it tastes awful. No "minerality", which promises a label on the back, not at all. On the contrary, the taste is very sharp and repulsive.
Is it possible at all to drink: 1/10
No matter how I tried to drink it, if not impossible, then very, very hard.
Cabernet "wines Taman" / dry red wine - 169 rub.
Beautiful ruby color. The fault I do not really understand, but that's the color I liked very much.
The wine smells of damp earth, a little tree and berries. Excellent at all.
Interesting taste really. The problem is that after the positive impressions of the smell is expected that the taste will be steep. But in reality, the wine "no" to the taste. That's all. Just like drinking some liquid all.
Is it possible at all to drink: 5/10
You can drink. Easily. But there is no pleasure. Even the taste is difficult to understand, you drink white or red wine.
Merlot "Legend of Crimea" / dry red wine - 269 rub.
Very thick and rich color. Looks great.
The aroma is also nothing. Such an easy, pleasant and fruity.
Taste good, pleasant. The main advantage is that almost did not feel the acid. And from this wine leaves a good impression.
Is it possible at all to drink: 6/10
Inferior "Isabella", but for me it is one of the best low-cost options. With cheese and pistachios in general is excellent.
"Garnet Bracelet" / semi-sweet red - 161 rubles.
Net medium ruby color transparency. It looks elitist.
Very bright, fruity aroma. Too bright.
On the palate, the wine turned out horrible. Even attempts to seize his cheese and somehow to balance the taste of anything good failed. For a while it becomes easier, but drinking is still very difficult.
Is it possible at all to drink: 2/10
You can drink, but the more you drink, the harder it is necessary. Wine too sour. Before disgusting.
"Cahors special" / sweet red - 143 rubles.
Again, a decent ruby hue. True, a little unclear. Not sure how it should be.
It smells of fruit and a bit of wet sand. Quite strange.
The wine is very sweet. It is too sweet. Do you want to quickly wash it down with something more discreet. Water, some juice or conventional.
Is it possible at all to drink: 3/10
Overall, not too bad, but in large quantities (after 2-3 glasses) it is difficult to drink.
"The milk of the beloved" / white semi-sweet - 324 rubles.
Beautiful transparent grape color.
German "competitor" more than all Russian wines, which I had previously tried, but the flavor is at it worst of all. Is that a bottle of "Tsymlyansk" was worse. Smell of human urine and damp cloth.
Taste is not sweet and sour. It is very strange. It's amazing how this all for taking the 100-150 rubles more than the Russian counterparts.
Is it possible at all to drink: 2/10
Well, I do not know. It drinks very heavily. And most importantly, constantly korish myself for not having taken Russian wine cheaper.
The Final Rating:
2. Merlot "Legend of Crimea"
3. Cabernet "wines Taman"
4. "special Cahors"
5. "Garnet Bracelet"
6. "The milk of the beloved"
7. "Stanichno Tsimlyanskoe"