Tuffer's Tipple English Bacchus 2020 review - WineUncorked: Wine Reviews and Tips


One of six wines from former English cricketer Phil Tufnell, or Tuffers as he is also known, which consists of three whites and three reds.

English Bacchus is often touted as the English version of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with similar gooseberry flavours. Well this wine has that plus bags of lime flavours too – if you remember the green one in a packet of Opal Fruits (later known as Starburst) or Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial then you’ll get the flavour. But there is a sweet orange and lemon tinge to slightly balance things. As it’s an English wine then expect sharp flavours. Interestingly it's the only wine in the six-bottle range to use cork and not screwcap to close the bottle.


Type: White wine
Grape variety: Bacchus
Vintage: 2020
Country: United Kingdom
Special characteristics: Vegan
Region: Essex
Supplier: Virgin Wines
Price when reviewed: 15.99
What the label says: complex, aromatic and full of flavour
Alcohol %: 11
Format: Bottle with natural cork

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