ALDI wine has been getting more and more famous because of its many medals from prestigious wine awards – but do you know which ones to pick when you’re hitting the aisles?
ALDI wine has been awarded multiple medals – gold, silver and bronze – from very prestigious wine competitions like the Decanter World Wine Awards and The International Wine Challenge (IWC).
Both are hugely respected, and judges from around the world blind taste test the wine to pick the best ones.
But which ALDI wines have been the most successful and are worth your pennies (and your hangover)? These are the best ALDI wines out there (now form an orderly queue!).
One Road Shiraz, £6.99
This fruity little number from Aldi has won Gold in the 2017 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge – the most prestigious single class wine competition, so a round of applause for Aldi, please!
The bottle of plonk – which has aromas of plum and spice continue on the palate, with ripe and powdery tannins to finish – fought off some pretty stiff competition, beating a £190 bottle from Mount Pleasant Wines and a £152 bottle from Wolf Bass Wines.
Rubis Chocolate Wine, £9.95
We love it when two of our favourite things are combined, so we’re forever thankful to Aldi for their chocolate wine – YES, chocolate wine.
The indulgent drink is a blend of Tempranillo wine from Spain with chocolate, resulting in a rich plummy taste and a warming finish of chocolate.
It’s part of the supermarket’s new range of sweet dessert wines for Christmas, which launches 14th November. So if chocolatey wine is on your festive list, mark the date in your calendar!
Despite being substantially cheaper, this ALDI wine beat the silver medal winner Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial, which costs £25 – making it £15.01 cheaper!
With lovely aromas of black cherries, blackberries and plums, and notes of spice, pepper and sweet herbs, this ALDI wine has also been commended at the International Wine Challenge.
Boasting aromas of white stone fruits and lime-drizzled nectarine, this ALDI wine won a silver medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition Complex last year, and remains a favourite amongst wine connoisseurs.
The cheap wines, which can be bought for just £5.99, beat other bottles that cost up to three times more at the Decanter Awards – a competition known as the Oscars of the wine industry!
With a Decanter Silver award and Bronze award by the International Wine Challenge, this ALDI wine is described as having a ‘spring water fresh lemon, a touch of candied orange and magnolia flower’, as well as having a taste of ‘citrusy lime and clementine’. Perfect for a summer’s day and it won’t break the bank!
With aromas aromas of violets, black cherries and sweet plums and rich flavours of blackberry, pepper and spice, this ALDI-exclusive won a place amongst the top 100 at The Sydney International Wine Competition.
This ALDI wine in particular won a bronze medal at this year’s International Wine Awards.
Although we know this is all about Aldi’s fantastic wine, if you’ve got a big celebration coming up soon you might also be interested in their award winning fizz too…
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This fantastic champagne comes in at £2 a glass and is perfect if you’re buying the booze for your wedding or birthday party in bulk! Aldi’s clever ‘fizz calculator’ also estimates that you’ll need nine bottles to serve 50 people and it’s easy to scale up from there!
What’s your favourite ALDI wine? Let us know in the comments!