Top Ten Wines Under £6 of 2015 this week with recommended wines starting at £3.99 and going up to £6. As you’d expect the discount retailers are in there (both Aldi and Lidl) along with the more cash conscious supermarkets of Tesco, Asda and the Co-op. But Majestic has also found a place with a wine at £5.49 – so no longer is this retailer a destination of just the middle-wine bracket buyers, those in hunt of bargain should give them a try too.
Next week will be a round-up of last minute bargains and great tasting wines to match with what ever you’ll be eating on the 25th December.
But for now here are my Top Ten Wines priced under £6 in ascending order of price.
Top Ten Wines Under £6 of 2015
Andarra Chilean Merlot 2013
A very acceptable red that tastes of blackcurrant with a touch of redcurrant and liquorice. Try decanting it into a jug and then see if anyone notices that it might only cost £3.99 – they probably won’t.
Tesco French Red
A light and fruity cherry-tasting red. A good blend.
Asda Extra Special South African Chenin Blanc 2014
A really nice white wine made with Chenin Blanc grapes that tastes of melon, apple and a little honey. Smooth and well-balanced and a good match for chicken or ham dishes.
Asda Extra Special Italian Barbera D’Asti
A deeply fruity red that’s amazing value.
Terra de Pegôes, Portuguese White 2013
Light lemon and hazelnuts with a bubblegum ending. Balanced and fruity.
Villa Taurini Italian Verdicchio di Matelica 2013
Tastes of peach and pear with some floral and almond notes. Refined.
The Siren 2014, South African White blend Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier
This fruity and slightly crisp white is a good match with food – try with quiche or other pies. Tastes of pear, apple and pineapple.
Grande Réserve French Graves 2014
This Bordeaux red tastes like a good box of chocs with flavours of cherry, cocoa and a slight liquorice edge.
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Vinedos Barrihuelo, Spanish Rioja Blanco 2014
A good everyday white that tastes of creamy lemon and apple.
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Languedoc Red 2014, blend Grenache, Syrah and Carignan
Tastes like fruit cake with a strawberry and milk choc topping. Day dreaming, me?
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