Christmas supermarket champagne and wine recommendations 2014

Article date: 5 December 2014

Christmas wines 2014

Christmas is fast approaching. If you haven’t already bought the bottles that will adorn your Christmas table or pop open when friends and family come visiting, then here’s the Supermarket Wine recommendation round-up. There are wines for all occasions and all budgets.

Champagne

Lidl Comtes de Senneval Champagne

£9.99
“Punches above its weight and has decent complexity”
Olly Smith (Daily Mail – read the review)

The Co-Op Les Pionniers Vintage Champagne 2004

£24.99
“not only wonderful quality balanced between richness and depth, but also an amazing price”
Olly Smith (Daily Mail – read the review)

Les Pionniers Champagne Brut NV (Coop)

£16.99
“A ding dong merrily on high among champagnes”
Victoria Moore (The Telegraph – read the review)

Waitrose Champagne Brut NV

£19.99 (buy online)
“beguiling because of its rich toasty note. There’s a hint of wholemeal biscuit as well as juicy oranges. Superb value”
Susy Atkins (The Telegraph – read the review)

Champagne Ruinart Brut Rosé NV (Majestic)

£44.98 each for two or more (buy online)
“The top note is red cherry, with rosehip syrup and a hint of spiced peach beneath, ending sublimely soft and dry”
Susy Atkins (The Telegraph – read the review)

Champagne offers to consider

Tesco Finest* Premier Cru NV

£12.99 from 17 December to 6 January (buy online)

Oudinot Champagne Brut NV (M&S)

£16.67 until 1 January (buy online)

Sainsbury’s Blanc de Blancs Brut NV

£18 until 9 December

Sparkling delights

Tesco Finest Bisol Prosecco NV

£8.99 (£6.99 from 17 December to 6 January – buy online)
“dancing with lemon, lime and a touch of apricot”
Susy Atkins (The Telegraph – read the review)

Graham Beck The Rhona Blanc de Blancs 2009 (M&S)

£13 (buy online)
“a distinctly creamy dab and light scent of vanilla”
Susy Atkins (The Telegraph – read the review)

Cono Sur Sparkling Rosé NV (Tesco)

£9.99 (£7.49 from 17 December to 6 January – buy online)
“a vivacious, modern pink sparkler from Chile, with an inviting red-berry scent and tangy taste of cranberries”
Susy Atkins (The Telegraph – read the review)

Good with turkey (whites)

Weingärten Weissenkirchen Grüner Veltliner 2013 (Majestic)

£8.99 each for two or more (buy online)
“A classy choice for Christmas Day, with cool tones of lemon and grapefruit peel, white pepper and angelica”
Susy Atkins (The Telegraph – read the review)

Les Armes Petit Chablis 2013 (Waitrose)

£15.99 (buy online)
“The lighter face of chardonnay, all apples and oranges, unoaked and refreshing but never too tart.”
Susy Atkins (The Telegraph – read the review)

Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2009 New Zealand

£18.99 (buy online)
“An incredibly complete, oaked chardonnay that satisfies burgundy lovers”
Victoria Moore (The Telegraph – read the review)

Good with turkey (reds)

Tesco Finest Viña Mara Gran Reserva 2007

£11.49 (buy online)
“earthy and savoury red that’s the perfect crown for your Christmas table with Turkey and all the trimmings”
Olly Smith (Daily Mail – read the review)

Primarius Pinot Noir 2011 Oregon (Tesco)

£8.99 (buy online)
“light-bodied, smooth with some russet autumn leaf flavours”
Victoria Moore (The Telegraph – read the review)

Côte de Beaune Villages Vieilles Vignes (Lidl)

£10.99
“I was pleasantly surprised by a juicy, raspberry-rich Côte de Beaune Villages”
Anthony Rose (The Independent – read the review)

Push the boat out

2009 Château Lagrange (Lidl)

£39.99
“At an apparently eyewatering £39.99, the superb 2009 Château Lagrange is still pitched below the going market rate”
Anthony Rose (The Independent – read the review)

Good with beef

Aldi Amarone La Sagora 2011

£14.99
“This roaring red is hugely rich, smokey and utterly delicious”
Olly Smith (Daily Mail – read the review)

Boxing Day specials

King’s Ridge Pinot Gris 2013 (M&S)

£12.99 (buy online)
“a discreet opulence along with tantalising flavours somewhere between a peach and a golden delicious apple”
Olly Smith (Daily Mail – read the review)

Party whites

The Co-Operative Pinot Grigio 2013

£4.99 (until 3 January)
“lemon blossom and delightfully easy and zingy… a total steal for all your Christmas parties”
Olly Smith (Daily Mail – read the review)

Chardonnay Pays d’Oc 2013 (Aldi)

£4.99
“It’s a little black dress of a wine, good for parties”
Victoria Moore (The Telegraph – read the review)

Waitrose Aromatic and Citrus Spanish Dry White 2013

£4.99 (buy online)
“Apple and citrus-tinged with a dry finish, it’s a bargain for under a fiver”
Susy Atkins (The Telegraph – read the review)

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc 2013

£8
“…ideally served with seafood or vegetable canapés. Nicely balanced, with whistle-clean passion fruit, citrus and gooseberry, and not too powerful”
Susy Atkins (The Telegraph – read the review)

Party reds

Asda Extra Special Dão 2012

£5
“…blackcurrants, dried figs and prunes at its heart. Versatile with richer party snacks, and happily low priced”
Susy Atkins (The Telegraph – read the review)

Santa Ana Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina (Majestic)

£5.99 each for two or more (buy online)
“Stunning value… all plush, juicy black cherries and red plums, laced with chocolate”
Susy Atkins (The Telegraph – read the review)

Best value reds

Domaine de Montval Syrah 2013 (Majestic)

£6.66 each for two or more (buy online)
“without question the best-value wine I have tasted this year”
Victoria Moore (The Telegraph – read the review)

Cune Rioja Reserva 2009 Spain

£9.99 until 30 December (buy online)
“Lovely, smooth rioja… with a beautiful, leather-and-suede long finish”
Victoria Moore (The Telegraph – read the review)

Comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    Awesome list! I appreciate your hard work behind useful collections. This gave me an idea to which wine I should have or the Christmas party.

    17 December 2014

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