Paula’s Wines of the Week starting 14 November 2016

Paula’s Wines of the Week starting 14 November 2016

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
£4.99 Aldi
Flavours of cherry Madeira cake.

Toro Loco Reserva 2011, Spain
£4.99 Aldi
Smoky chocolate and raisin with underlying flavours of creamy plum and cherry. Sophisticated.

Sainsbury’s Winemakers’ Selection Spanish Fran Reserva Cariñena 2008
£5 Sainsbury’s
An interesting red with flavours of creamy cocoa, balanced by redcurrant and hints of chestnut.

Telegraph Station Pinot Noir 2015, Australia
£5.50 Tesco
Flavours of plum with nutmeg creaminess.

Sous le Soleil du Midi French Cabernet Merlot 2015
£5.99 Waitrose
Blackberry, plum and smooth chocolate flavours. Match to spicy dishes.

Aldi Exquisite Collection Argentinean Malbec 2015
£5.99 Aldi
Light and juicy with flavours of blackberry and coffee.

Silver Ghost Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
£5.99 Majestic
A refined red, with soft fruit flavours.

Morrisons Marques de los Rios Spanish Rioja 2011
£6 Morrisons
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
£6 Tesco
Black cherry and blackcurrant with an earthy edge.

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