Tesco Liebfraumilch

  • Wine: Tesco Liebfraumilch
  • Country: Germany
  • Region: Rheinhessen
  • Year: n/a
  • Grapes: Muller-Thurgau, Riesling, Kerner, Silvaner
  • ABV: 10%
  • Bottle top: screw cap
  • Price: £3.69
  • Purchased: Tesco
  • Rating: two out of five

Tasting Notes

This was my first dalliance with Liebfraumilch – ‘a timeless German classic‘ according to the label. I was well aware of it’s reputation as a sweet and cheap, unfashionable wine, so my expectations were set pretty low when I opened this bottle. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t half as bad as I expected.

That’s not to say that I’ll be buying it again, as I’m really not a fan of sweet wines, and I don’t typically drink wine with a dessert anyway, preferring to leave room for a digestif after the meal. However, I can see the appeal, and if you are looking for a dessert wine then I think you could probably do a lot worse than this one.

It’s not overly sweet, and it certainly is quite refreshing. It went down nice and easily, although I had the sensation I was drinking a fruit cordial rather than a wine and it gets a bit sickly after a while.