ALDI 2023/4 Selection

Aldi's range continues to impress with the Specially Selected range in particular also some decent standbys under the labels Castellore, Baron Amarillo, Cambalala and Pierre Jurant. Very solid across the whole range and probably the best value wines on the UK market right now.

Grapevine Pinot Grigio £3.89 Drinker Rating 88
Has a few other varieties in here which lift a simple grigio, leafy and floral
Cambalala South African Pinot Grigio £5.99 Drinker Rating 88
Floral nose and lovely lemon palate, fresh and very well made
Specially Selected Rioja Blanco £7.19 Drinker Rating 89
Light fresh, easy, a bit leafy, lovely simple way to Amarillo
Estevez Chillean Chardonnay £4.39 Drinker Rating 89
Beautiful green apple and vanilla nose, simple, but well made and great price
Exquisite Collection Clare Valley Riesling £8.49 Drinker Rating 91
Zesty and floral, aromatic, white blossom, hint of minerality, very well made
Specially Selected Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc £7.99 Drinker Rating 89
Gooseberry, grass and greengage, proper Marlborough Sauvignon
Pierre Jurant Chardonnay Pays D'Oc £4.75 Drinker Rating 89
Really well balanced fruit and acidity, hints of unripe pear and apple, good use of oak
Specially Selected Touraine Sauvignon Blanc £7.99 Drinker Rating 89
Green grass and green apple, some elderflower, not overblown, lovely easy drinker
Mimo Moutinho Avesso £4.99 Drinker Rating 89
Floral nose, apricot and nectarine with a lime finish, a real beauty
Specially Selected Cawkscrew Swartland Blend £8.99 Drinker Rating 90
Lovely red apple and lime nose, fresh acidity on palate, mouth-watering
Baron St Jean £3.45 Drinker Rating 89
Light fresh, easy, a bit leafy, lovely lime finish, simple, fresh and bright party wine
Filos Estate Greek Chardonnay £8.99 Drinker Rating 89
Classy looking bottle, fancy wine too, minerality and grapefruit, lovely stuff
Specially Selected Prosecco Treviso £6.99 Drinker Rating 89
Light floral nose with a hint of talc, easy and fresh, well priced

Specially Selected Cremant De Bordeaux Rosť £8.99 Drinker Rating 89
Beautiful pale pink fizz, cherry blossom nose and red cherry palate, lovely
Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut NV £14.99 Drinker Rating 90
Yeasty bread nose, good full, rich complex palate, red apple, lovely, classy, value!
Contevado Cava Brut  £5.45 Drinker Rating 88
Cava is back! Not austere or over acidic, carries lovely green grass and green apple character
Castelore Organic Prosecco £7.49 Drinker Rating 90 (the rosť version of this is great too)
A cut above your usual cheap prosecco, peach and mineral, a beauty, lovely bottle too!
Costellore Blanc de Blancs £4.89 rating 89
Super but simle party fizz, would make a great base for a cocktail but a nice light sipper too.

Animus Douro Red Blend £5.89 Drinker Rating 88
Mouthatering lovely black fruit and herbal notes, simple but effective
Estevez Chilean Malbec £5.79 Drinker Rating 90
Coffee, chocolate, black pepper, vanilla, spice, full on complex wine
Grapevine Merlot £4.09 Drinker Rating 88
Blackcurrant jam nose, extracted ad intense, soft and easy with a herbal finish
Baron Amarillo Rioja Reserva £6.29 Drinker Rating 89
Savoury spice nose, oak and black pepper, bramble and amson, lovely affordable Rioja
Specially Selected Estevez Chilean Pinot Noir £6.75 Drinker Rating 90
Lovely pale look, development on nose, savoury spice, curry leaf and leather, supple
Kooliburra South African Shiraz £4.49 Drinker Rating 90
Very sound wine at an amazing price, ripe bramble and spice, easy drinking
Specially Selected Australian GSM £6.99 Drinker Rating 91
Very ripe black fruit, concentrated and intense but very approachable
Specially Selected South African Merlot £6.99 Drinker Rating 90
Pencil shavings and cigar box nose, ripe and juicy black fruit, perfect
Castellore Italian Primitivo £5.79 Drinker Rating 89
Blood and guts wine in a very good way, big, brash, tannic, full on in yer face
Specially Selected Clare Valley Shiraz £8.99 Drinker Rating 90
Absolute whopper of a wine, medicing cabinet nose and big hot black fruit palate, plum, pepper and spice
Pinot Vigilante Swiss Pinot Noir £9.99 Drinker Rating 90
Fruit driven but with a lovely undercurrant of new leather and forest floor
Specially Selected The Reprobates £7.49 Drinker Rating 90
Generous, big old wine, powerful, ripe fruit compote, BBQ wine
Specially Selected Valpolicella Ripasso £7.99 Drinker Rating 90
Velevety, lovely, rich, giving, intense, touch of ripe fruit sweetness, hot.
Specially Selected Gamay £8.69 rating 89
Light and earthy gamay, forward fruit, blueberry and redcurrant, a little structure, lovely stuff
Pierre Jaurant Sud de France Rosť £6.25 Drinker Rating 87
Lovely light, perfectly acceptable pink, a gently touch or raspberry

Pierre Jaurant Mediteranee Rosť £5.49 Drinker Rating 87
Classy looking bottle, fresh red fruit, dry rosť, easy drinking
Pierre Jaurant Cap Oc Gris Rosť £7.49 Drinker Rating 91
This is my summer house rose, perfect red/blueberry, sound acidity, fantastic value
Specially Selected Cotes du Provence Rosť £8.49 Drinker Rating 89
Pretty bottle, pretty wine, pale and interesting, strawberry and redcurrant
Cambalala South African Sauvignon Blanc Rosť £5.99 Drinker Rating 89
Sauvignon character really works, floral and balanced, light structure
Specially Selected La Bonne Vie Rosť £6.99 Drinker Rating 89
Lots going on, raspberry pavlova nose, dry and light, beautiful looking and drinking wine