Following on from Gary’s organic white comes the next imaginatively titled wine called, you guessed it ‘Gary Barlow Organic Red’ a wine made with Tempranillo and Syrah. The white which I reviewed a few days ago was ok, nothing special, no fine wine but enjoyable enough, if, as I said a maybe a little confected. Again this red may not win any awards but it’s made to appeal and to be fair it does the job, maybe it should be called ‘Simply Red’ (sorry wrong group!) seriously though it’s another wine that hits the spot without hitting any heights.
Gary Barlow Organic Red
In the glass, it’s a little light in colour, there’s some red berry fruit on the nose namely cherries, raspberries and maybe a little cranberry, on first sip that slightly sweet confected flavour is again evident, reminded me a little of those ‘Cherry Drop’ sweets I used to devour as a kid.
There are some muted tannins and a touch of acidity which keeps it fairly fresh, I can’t quite put my finger on it but it’s all a little tame, I wanted slightly more, not to say there’s anything wrong with it and as I said it will appeal to many and at £8 (full price) it’s pretty much what it’s worth but at £6 (introductory price) it may prove to be a bit of a bargain.
In the world of celebrity wines, there are some, questionable bottles out there, but this is not one of them, it’s safe and drinkable enough and I’m sure it will be a success.
Gary’s white for me was the pick of the two, but only just!