A simply quaffable wine from Trader Joe's, the Delicious Monster.
A white blend of 60% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay and 20% Muscat from Robertson, Breede River Valley, Western Cape, South Africa. The wine has 4.3 g/L of residual sugar.
The Delicious Monster from McGregor Winery is available exclusively at Trader Joe's for just $5.99. It is imported by D'Aquino Italian Importing Co.
Inspired by the fruit salad plant which is a household favourite, this delicious wine hits the sweet spot on the nose and palate. It is a perfect blend of different white varietals, able to please the masses. This wine is produced especially by McGregor Winery from vineyards that are nestled between mountain foothills and nurtured by sunsoaked soils.
Produced by McGregor Winery
The 2020 Delicious Monster begins with pleasing aromas of citrus (lemon mostly), apple, tropical fruit and a touch of honeysuckle. It even smells refreshing.
Taking a sip reveals a simply quaffable wine. And while it's not overly complex, it does have some nice layers to it. It features crisp acidity, lots of tasty tangy fruit and similar flavors to the nose.
This is a great blend with the excellent Chenin Blanc South Africa is known for leading the way, some nice sweet tasting fruit notes (in this dry wine) from the Muscat and the Chardonnay adding some body and mouthfeel.
It is also a treat example of a dry wine with sweet tasting fruit. I've seen lots of people referencing this as a sweet wine but in reality it only has 4.3 g/L of residual sugar which is less than 1 gram per glass. (That means it can even technically can be labeled as zero sugar.)
It ends dry with a medium long, lip-smacking finish. If you're going to name your wine the Delicious Monster you better be able to back it up and this one does.
2020 Delicious Monster
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