modofodo wrote:I will be able to resist the temptation and lay them down for as long as it takes. This is my first venture into decent kit territory, I know they are by no means top of the range but they are a bit more plush than my normal brews.
I know how hard it is to keep your mitts off them, so don't feel guilty about drinking some straight away... however, aim to keep a few for as long as possible, you will see how the flavours develop and change.
The varietal kits around the Â£35-45 mark are a world away from the budget kits, you will be rewarded by wines which are really very good by any standard. If you wanted to find a retail wine of comparable quality, you would undoubtedly have to pay more than the usual Â£4-5 dross pumped out by the supermarkets.
The Â£100+ kits make wines of the very highest quality, but the differences are far more subtle, just as with the most expensive bottles of wine. The Beaverdale and Kenridge Classic kits are really excellent value for money, IMHO.