The best red wine recommendations for Christmas

Article date: 3 December 2016

Christmas red wines

A round-up of the best supermarket red wine recommendations for Christmas. Enjoy!

Orbitali Squinzano

Orbitali Squinzano 2012, Italy

£5 Asda

“reminiscent of a rich valpolicella – it has a spicy oak taste, is slightly sweet-sour, and tastes of both fresh and dried fruit at once.”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

Tesco finest Stellenbosch Red

Tesco finest Stellenbosch Red, South Africa

£7, Tesco

“mouthfilling juiciness, with tannin enough for red meat-matching, or to take on the roast bird and trimmings”

David Williams, The Guardian

Taste the Difference Pic Saint-Loup

Taste the Difference Pic Saint-Loup, France

£8, Sainsbury’s

“juicy bramble bush fruit – just the ticket for Boxing Day beef.”

David Williams, The Guardian

Morande Reserva One to One País

Morande Reserva One to One País, Maule Valley, Chile

£6.99, Majestic

“Morande’s light, subtly earthy, tangy thirst-quencher making a fine cranberry-like condiment for the festive turkey”

David Williams, The Guardian

Les Closiers Lirac

Les Closiers Lirac 2015, France

£10.50 Marks & Spencer

“This red is a beautiful supermarket find: a rich but also herbal blend of grenache, syrah, mourvèdre and cinsault that tastes of dark fruits.”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

Skillogalee Shiraz 2013, Australia

£14.99, Co-op

“Think about this one if you like big wines on Christmas Day.”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

Villa Antinori Rosso Toscana

Villa Antinori Rosso Toscana 2013, Italy

£14.99, Tesco

“This rich and spicy Tusan red wine has a very Christmassy feel.”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

Seresin Estate Rachel Pinot Noir 2012, Marlborough, New Zealand

£28, Booths

“This smells of baked raspberries and dried cranberries (it would be an absolute winner with turkey and the trimmings)”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir La Bauge

Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir La Bauge, Santa Maria Valley, California, USA

£36, Marks & Spencer

“lithe and pure in its red-fruited charm”

David Williams, The Guardian


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