Regular MidWeeker, Richard, alerted me to reductions on three – already well priced – wines at Aldi and suggested other subscribers would benefit from hearing about them.
He is absolutely right too as they relate to wines I rate highly and have previously recommended – so cheers Richard!
Remember though these are bin ends so some stores will sell out more quickly than others – and may already have done so in a few cases.
Here are the details, including what I have already said about the wines – in the press or online.
Down £7 to £9.99
While Chorey les Beaunes – between Aloxe Corton and Beaune itself – lacks the impressive hillside vineyards of some appellations, it nicely captures the spirit of pinot noir in Burgundy but – often – without the associated price tag.
I feel that 2015 Chorey Les Beaunes Veilles Vignes (was £16.99 and 13% abv) does exactly that with earthy beetroot touches that work well with its lively cherry and blackcurrant fruit but soft tannin.
Down £3 to £5.99
Barrel time has added appealing spice and butterscotch touches to 2016 Astelia Limoux (was £8.99 and 13%) that perfectly complement its mellow pear and white peach fruit.
Also down £3 to £5.99
But that white has a red wine sister that is equally presentable and represents Languedoc’s take on Rhone Valley GSM blends – here, though, it is mourvedre in the lead with grenache and syrah (narrowly) following and a dash of carignan.
Whatever its exact components, 2016 Astelia Pezenas (was £8.99 and 14%) has bold and substantial raspberry fruit with gentle tannin (but firm acidity) and attractive suggestions of cinnamon and vanilla.
Good luck in tracking them down – I know they will be worth it.
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