Our columnists tip sub-£10 malbec and pinot noir along with top-rung southern Rhône wines
These are our favourite bottles to drink over the next few weeks, from youthful party reds under £10 – nothing too oaky or heavy, but just rich enough to take on food too – and finer ones (there’s little to beat a decent bottle of Rioja at Christmas).
You might notice a few extremely keen Waitrose offers in here – part of a “10 wines for £10” promotion that lasts for two weeks and offers genuine value.
Whether remarkably well-priced or veritably versatile, there’s a red wine here for every taste and budget.
From left: Tesco French Malbec; Ostoros Pinot Noir; Paul Mas Reserve Grenache-Syrah-Carignan; Les Hauts de Saint Martin Saint-Chinian
Tesco French Malbec 2017, France
(13%, Tesco, £5)
Made in the Pays d’Oc in southern France, here’s a very juicy, unoaked malbec that tastes like stewed, just-sweetened, blackberries….
To continue reading this article
Start a 30-day free trial for unlimited access to Premium articles
Unlimited access to Premium articles
Subscriber-only events and experiences
Cancel any time
Free for 30 days
then only £2 per week
Save 25% with an annual subscription