I have a very soft spot for Selection kits & tend to make one or two a year. It's such a shame that they stopped producing the 6 bottle kits-they were what swayed me towards paying for the larger size. I find the lower priced red kits are pleasant enough,but lack the body & depth of a really great wine. I keep coming back to this one though-might well be my favourite.
What do you get for your cash? A whopping 16 litres of grape juice concentrate-& it makes a huge amount of difference to the end product.
I've got this bulk ageing now & will give it a month or so before bottling. Flavour wise-warming,oaky & full of blackcurrant flavours that just linger on the palate for ages. After a year it just becomes so ridiculously smooth, but even young its something special.
The price may be a stumbling point for some-but for around £2.50 a bottle (which is a lot for home brew I know) I think it will knock the spots off most of the supermarket wines in the <£20 bracket. With some of Bob's caps & a printed label they also look pretty good too.
I have a medical condition- I am fool intolerant.
Brewing,baking & grilling up a storm in South London