Bottles under a Tenner

Winemaking talent is key when selecting the best for less than £10, such as my Pringle Bay from Sauvignon specialists Duncan Savage and Thys Louw in South Africa – liquid genius. Across all styles including bargain bubbly, £8 is a good yardstick for consistent quality on the high street. With reds, a few years in bottle can soften and reveal hidden depths, such as my Carmenère from Chile which tastes fabulous right now.

The Best Primitivo 2020 (13.5%), £8, Morrisons. Rich, plump and spicy with all the impact of a blueberry boxing glove.

Finest Peumo Carmenere 2019 (14%), £8, Tesco. White-pepper vitality and divinely fruity, this is stellar red wine for the money.

Specially Selected Crémant de Limoux Rosé 2018 (12%), £8.49, Aldi. A strawberry and raspberry celebration of a wine – buy yourself a case of this fab fizz.

Pringle Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (12.5%), £8.99, Majestic. Elegant, sassy and vibrant, this is the Cape’s best value Sauvignon Blanc. Grab it.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 6th February 2022 – Prices, stockists and vintages correct at time of publication.

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