Late Autumn Wines From Your Local Supermarket

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Before the winter really kicks in, here is our sample of bold reds (and a rosé!) with a warming centre that we feel could enhance the end of an evening for lovers of intense flavor. Great for complementing the cooling weather outside, all are also easy accompaniments to red meat dishes, or simply to drink on their own.

From Aldi:

Barolo 2017, 14.5% abv, Italy

After the initial nose of black fruit, the author found the palate gave off an infusion of cherry, vanilla, and violet tones. Nebbiolo (grape) adds a full bodied feel with a smooth finish making this a wine that can pair with roasts and red meat dishes. Debuting this month for £14.99 per 75cl bottle.

From Tesco:

Bruce Jack Shiraz Malbec 2020, 14.0% abv, South Africa

This delicious wine may appeal to lovers of chocolate. Mix proportions of 90% Shiraz and 10% Malbec grapes result in a palate of plum overtoned with a sprinkling of cocoa. One sips reveals similar flavours, with a licorice bite on top. You will notice the ‘legs’ left behind in your glass – a sign that this wine will warm your chest. Around £7.00 per 75cl bottle.

From Laithwaites:

Trimboli Pink Duck Rosé, Montepulciano 2021, 12.5% abv, South Africa Western Cape

The blend of rosé grapes delivers raspberry and strawberry, with a hint of minerals and flint. With its lighter palate and easy gluggability, this late season drinkable may appeal to drinkers who find reds a little too heavy for them. £10.99 per 75cl bottle.

Charles Cros, 2020, 14.5%, France

From the Corbières region of France comes this blend of Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes in a bottle. Immediately obvious on opening is the nose of burning tobacco and dark, black fruit. In addition to that combination, the author detected a hint of pepper in the palate. Recommended for those who like a robust yet easy drinking red. £9.99 per 75cl bottle.

Do look out also for our bumper Christmas feature coming next month.

Please drink responsibly.

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