UB40 featuring Ali and Astro Red Red Wine 2019 review - WineUncorked: Wine Reviews and Tips

Reggae band UB40’s 1983 number 1 Neil Diamond cover version hit of Red Red Wine has inspired this branded bottling of a Bordeaux red made with Merlot and Petit Verdot. The rich and slightly sweet aromas of cherry and milk chocolate with a touch of meatiness is not matched in the flavour which is more about sharp redcurrant with a touch of the tannins. A nice wine but at over £20 this is one for the fans as similar supermarket own-brand Bordeaux reds are available at £7-£10. A limited edition wine but there still some bottles of their 2016 release of a similar Bordeaux Red Red Wine also at £28.50. Match to spicy food or pizza.

Type: Red wine
Grape variety: Merlot, Other
Vintage: 2019
Country: France
Special characteristics: Organic, Vegan
Region: Bordeaux
Supplier: Eminent Wines
Price when reviewed: 28.50
What the label says: cherry notes, enriched with ripe tannins
Alcohol %: 14.5
Format: Bottle with natural cork

Email newsletter

Get the latest wine reviews
and tips straight to your inbox


About WineUncorked and its editor, Paula Goddard Read more