Silver Bay Point Red

  • Wine: Silver Bay Point Red
  • Country: UK
  • Region: The outskirts of Huddersfield
  • Year: n/a
  • Grapes: n/a
  • Bottle top: screw cap
  • ABV: 8%
  • Price: £3.25
  • Purchased: Tesco
  • Rating: one out of five

Tasting Notes

This is a truly awful wine. I thought I’d give it a go to see what it’s like as it’s a ‘British wine’ and I wondered what standard it would be. In fact, it’s not actually made from British grown grapes, it’s simply made in Britain from ‘imported grape juice’. No information is supplied about the origin or variety of the grapes.

The label suggests that the wine ‘perfectly complements most tastes and moods’, but I’m not sure what sort of mood I’d have to be in to enjoy this wine. Certainly not any mood I’ve ever experienced before. It’s described as ‘soft and mellow with hints of juicy red fruits’, and fruit juice is exactly what it tastes like. It’s more akin to grape juice than to wine and I don’t think I’d buy it again, even if it was the only bottle left on the shop shelves.