JPOC's guide to buying wine in the Marktkauf supermarket in Germany

Marktkauf is a chain of large supermarkets that sell a very wide range of products. You will not find them on every corner and they all come with car parks so they are aimed at a large catchment area.

They have a pretty wide range of wines at prices from two Euros to about twenty. The value is not as good as in the smaller supermarkets but the range is a lot wider. Perhaps it is a consequence of trying to offer a wide range but the quality is a little variable so you need to take care. Perhaps they should head hunt the chap who selects wine for the Plus chain.

Below, you will see a selection of the wine that you can currently buy from this shop along with my comments and ratings.

My current favourites are the 1999 Colli Senesi Chianti, the 1999 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Terre del Sole and, when it is in stock, the 1999 Chateau La Fontaine Saint-Justin.

Red wines
Wine Comments Price in Euro Awards
Chateau Champ De Bourgeois 2007 Good value from Bordeaux - rejoice 4.29 Best 5 Euro Bordeux in store
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 Vescovino Great value 1.99 Best cheapie in store
Montgolfier 2007 Merlot Pays d'Oc You can cook with it and you can damn nearly drink it too! 1.99
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Boccantino OK, but no more than that 3.49
GCF Beaujolais En Primeur 2008 If a wine can be the runt of the litter.... 2.79
Chianti Classico Piccini 2006 OK but not earning its keep 4.99
Chateau Les Maurins 2007 Must try harder 4.99
Chianti Riserva 2005 La Colonata One to avoid 4.79
Beaujolais Villages Domaine des Glamours En Primeur 2008 Pick of the bunch 3.99
Espiritu de Chile Merlot 2005 Valle Central, Chile Drinkable but not really enjoyable 4.19
Chianti Riserva Il Paesano 2005 Better than most recent Chianti 3.99
Montepulciano d`Abruzzu 2007 Coppiere OK but you can do better 3.29
Mont Caillou 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Better than the wine snobs would expect 3.99
Wolf Blass Eaglehawk Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Would rat poison have tasted worse? 6.99 Most dreadful thing to happen to me in 2008
Nederburg Manor House Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Yummy indeed 6.99 Best wine below 7 Euros
Montana Merlot Cabernet 2006 If you want great red wine - buy Kiwi made 9.99 Best wine below 10 Euros
Chianti Classico 2006 I was robbed 4.49
Chianti Classico Piccini A real treat 6.49 Best Chianti below Euro7
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1998 Savella Worth the money, good indeed 3.57 Best of type
Chianti La Arcarta 2002 Entry level Chianti at a fair price 2.49
2000 Chianti Riserva La Colonnata Too expensive 4.79
Chateau Charrier 2001 Too expensive 4.85
Chateau Lhorens 2000 Too expensive 4.34
Chateau Longbosq 2000 Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux at a fair price 5.00
Chianti Colli Senesi 2001 A good choice indeed. 2.55 Best Chianti below Euro3
Dealu Mare Romanian Merlot Pinot Noir 2003 If you like sweet and plummy, this could be for you 2.29
Montgolfier Cotes du Rhone 2002 Poor value 2.99
White wines
Wine Comments Price in DeM Awards
Giolano Soave 2000 Cooking wine 2.99
Recamier NV Champagne Thumbs down 19.95
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