Top Ten Red Wines Under £6 of 2016 this week with recommended wines starting at £4.99 and going up to £6. As you’d expect the discount retailer Aldi is in there but Lidl is noticeably missing. This isn’t because they don’t sell great red wine at under £6 – they do – but their supply policy for their posh Wine Cellar range means it’s only available for short periods and so if you can’t get it, I haven’t listed it.
The more cash conscious supermarkets of Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are in the list too. Along with both Majestic and Waitrose – so no longer are these retailers 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 Top Ten White Wines priced between £6 and £9. So if you want to splash out a little more on the wine for the Christmas table then you’re bound to find something here.
But for now here are my Top Ten Red Wines priced under £6 in ascending order of price.
Top Ten Red Wines Under £6 of 2016
Aldi Venturer Series Italian Primitivo 2015
Flavours of cherry Madeira cake.
Toro Loco Reserva 2011, Spain
Smoky chocolate and raisin with underlying flavours of creamy plum and cherry. Sophisticated.
Sainsbury’s Winemakers’ Selection Spanish Fran Reserva Cariñena 2008
An interesting red with flavours of creamy cocoa, balanced by redcurrant and hints of chestnut.
Telegraph Station Pinot Noir 2015, Australia
Flavours of plum with nutmeg creaminess.
Sous le Soleil du Midi French Cabernet Merlot 2015
Blackberry, plum and smooth chocolate flavours. Match to spicy dishes.
Aldi Exquisite Collection Argentinean Malbec 2015
Light and juicy with flavours of blackberry and coffee.
Silver Ghost Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
A refined red, with soft fruit flavours.
Morrisons Marques de los Rios Spanish Rioja 2011
A light red with flavours of redcurrants, violets and spicy coffee. Match to roast turkey.
M&S GSM 1.5 litres pouch (2 bottles)
£6 M&S (equivalent bottle price)
A good blend of grenache, syrah and mouvedre grape varieties that results in a versatile red that matches most dishes.
Tesco Finest Italian Nero D’Avola 2015
Black cherry and blackcurrant with an earthy edge.
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