Wow-factor wines for under £10 - as selected by Victoria Moore
Newspaper pieces about ‘best value’ wines are all too often littered with mass production supermarket own brands and big name labels. Whilst it is true that these certainly offer plenty of plonk for your pound, you aren’t necessarily getting much bang for your buck. Not every wine you find on our shelves can be bought with the change in your pocket, but there are certainly many that offer fantastic value and deliver a whole lot more for the money than what you are likely to pick up in a supermarket. We were therefore thrilled by Victoria Moore’s article in The Daily Telegraph this weekend – ‘Wow-factor wines for under £10’, in which she states:
‘When drawing up lists like this I often give priority to wines that are widely available, in other words, wines on the supermarket shelf. This time there has been no positive discrimination of any sort. In this era of alleged fake news I thought you deserved to know about the very best, wherever it was from.’
In order to make the cut, Victoria had three conditions – a) be delicious b) be the best value wine of its type I could find and c) meet the price criterion. Five Lea & Sandeman favourites made the cut, and we of course agree that these are some of the very best value wines available in the UK.
*Case price applies to any 12 bottles or more. Free mainland delivery on all orders over £100 - Highlands and Islands can be arranged on a bespoke basis.
2016 PICPOUL DE PINET Domaine Reine Juliette
Lovely pure, crisp and elegant Picpoul, with crisp citrus fruit, lively acidity and a mineral salty tang to the finish.L&S
2015 DUROU 'EXCEPTION' MALBEC Fabrice Durou
Vin de France France
As Victoria Moore wrote in the Daily Telegraph when describing an earlier vintage - this is a '...French malbec from the region around Cahors, not fat and punchy as you know it from Argentina, bu...L&S
2015 CÔTES DU RHÔNE Rouge Cuvée Mistral Domaine Coulange
When Keats wrote, “O for a beaker full of the warm South” he might have had this sultry Rhône in mind. It’s brimful with the taste of sweetly ripe berries, heady with alcohol and smells lik...Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph
2015 TALENTO Monastrell Ecológico Ego Bodegas
Formerly known as Clos Lagoru - our friends at Bodegas Ego have run into some conflict with French wine-name regulations and so have had to re-christen our favourite new boy from Jumilla. Now kno...L&S
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