Posted by: Dane Brookes
I have enjoyed this wine for a number of years. It’s a great table wine with a price tag that is what you’d expect to pay for a large bottle of posh mineral water. In my opinion, it’s a no-brainer.
This is how the Aldi website describes it:
Fresh, juicy, and full of strawberries, redcurrants and black cherries. Hints of white pepper complement the fruit, and together with powerful silky tannins lead into a long finish.
Here are the vital stats:
I’d agree with most of what the description says, though I don’t detect the white pepper and it certainly doesn’t have the weightiness of tannins the description suggests, but nonetheless it is has a robustness about it that makes it amazing value for money for £3.99. It certainly has a long finish (the taste stays with you for a while after sipping), which is pleasant if not slightly tangy. If fact, when I hold it on my tongue for a few seconds, I can feel the tanginess battling to alert my taste buds. I suppose the reason the finish is tangy is that the sourness has had a bit longer to seep its way to the fore.
I typically have a couple of bottles of this wine in the house as a back up when I feel like a glass of wine but my wife doesn’t. For me, opening a bottle of wine is a commitment, don’t do it if you aren’t prepared to drink or share the whole bottle… so if I’m the only one drinking and I’ve got no particular preference or desire to drink much more than a glass, I’ll opt for this. It will keep for a few nights and if I don’t end up drinking it, I haven’t wasted too much money.
It certainly isn’t a blockbuster and it isn’t something you would rave about if it wasn’t for the value for money, but the 652 reviews on the Aldi website give an average of 4.5 out of 5. For me, this wine for under a tenner gets a solid 4 out of 5.
Try it yourself and let us know what you think…