Paula’s Wines of the Week starting 14 December 2015

Paula’s Wines of the Week starting 14 December 2015

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

£3.99 Aldi

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

£4 Tesco

A light and fruity cherry-tasting red. A good blend.


Asda Extra Special South African Chenin Blanc 2014

£5 Asda

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

£5 Asda

A deeply fruity red that’s amazing value.


Terra de Pegôes, Portuguese White 2013

£5.49 Majestic

Light lemon and hazelnuts with a bubblegum ending. Balanced and fruity.


Villa Taurini Italian Verdicchio di Matelica 2013

£5.50 Tesco

Tastes of peach and pear with some floral and almond notes. Refined.


The Siren 2014, South African White blend Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier

£5.99 Co-op

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

£5.99 Lidl

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

£6 Sainsbury’s

A good everyday white that tastes of creamy lemon and apple.


Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Languedoc Red 2014, blend Grenache, Syrah and Carignan

£6 Sainsbury’s

Tastes like fruit cake with a strawberry and milk choc topping. Day dreaming, me?


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