Christelle Guibert recommends six value-for-money picks from a recent tasting held by the UK's Co-op retailer in London...

If you need to stock up for your summer barbecues, or even want to plan ahead for the winter festivities, Decanter’s tasting director, Christelle Guibert, has selected six of the best value Co-op wines from the convenience store’s shelves.

Click on the wines to see full tasting notes and price information. UK only.

Best value Co-op wines to try:

Les Pionniers, Selected Cuvée Brut, Champagne, France, 2008

Les Pionniers, Selected Cuvée Brut, Champagne, France, 2008

Made by Piper Heidsieck for the Coop, and from a stunning vintage, this is an outstanding own-label Champagne at a fabulous price. Predominantly Pinot Noir with 40% Chardonnay, the nose opens up to creamy and biscuity aromas with fresh apple. It has great persistence on the palate, with ripe white…

Points 91
Domaine des Ormes, Saumur, Loire, France, 2014

Domaine des Ormes, Saumur, Loire, France, 2014

A pretty crimson rim, with beautifully pure dark cherry fruit. well-structured with high tannins and acidity, dry on the palate with liquorice and spices on the finish. A serious, classic style for Saumur.

Points 91
Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt, Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett,

Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt, Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett,

An exquisite Riesling at a great price. Aromatic floral and juicy lime intensity. It may have 42 grams of residual sugar, but thanks to the pristine acidity, it doesn’t feel that sweet. The low alcohol makes it a perfect garden-party wine.

Points 90
Bodegas Muriel, Tempranillo, Rioja, Mainland Spain, 2014

Bodegas Muriel, Tempranillo, Rioja, Mainland Spain, 2014

Muriel has a history of consistently creating great value Rioja dating back to 1926. With 100 hectares of their own vineyards, they complement their holdings with fruit bought from growers with whom they have long relationships. This is a textbook modern Rioja style, with an expressive nose of sweet and…

Points 90
Cave de Roquebrun, St-Chinian, Les Hauts de Saint Martin,

Cave de Roquebrun, St-Chinian, Les Hauts de Saint Martin,

Undoubtedly the south of France is home to some of the best value reds, and this offering is full of flavour. It's packed with juicy black cherry fruit, spices and a slight leafy edge. An equal blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan with a dash of Mourvèdre, this is a…

Points 90

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