Blaumeister Hock review - WineUncorked: Wine Reviews and Tips


This tastes like a sweetened New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with its fresh gooseberry and lime flavours that have been sprinkled with sugar. Why can’t all supermarket German Hocks tastes as good as this? And Tesco have certainly reviewed their Hock line up from their own-label version from a couple of years ago that was lucky to get 1-star rating. The Blaumeister range also includes a Liebfraumilch and a Riesling that both rate at 3-stars but the Hock is the best of the bunch at a top 5-star rating. If you want to up the fruity flavours even more then turn any left-overs into a Hock Cup Cocktail. The 1950s recipe suggests adding soda water, sugar syrup and pineapple slices then serving over ice, which is pretty adventurous for the 50s as not many in the UK would have had a refrigerator let along an icebox and the thought of finding a tin of pineapple when many foods were still on ration would have been tricky. But back to the wine itself – great value at just £4. Move over New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

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Type: White wine
Grape variety: Riesling
Country: Germany
Region: Rheinhessen
Supplier: Tesco
Price when reviewed: 4
What the label says: full of exotic fruit flavours
Alcohol %: 8.5
Format: Bottle with screwcap

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