Decanter's Supermarket of the Year 2016 has just introduced some new wines to its range for the summer. Here are five that we recommend...

Marks & Spencer finished ahead of Aldi, Morrisons and Waitrose in the UK Supermarket of the Year category at the 2016 Decanter Retailer Awards.



Applauded for its all-round shopping experience, customer communication and outright quality, the supermarket proved to be a unanimous winner. A forward thinking and dynamic wine range and a commitment to fair sourcing practices also helped them to clinch the title.

Here are five wines new to their range for summer 2017 that come highly recommended by Decanter’s Christelle Guibert.

Five new Marks & Spencer wines to try:

Zorzal, Gualtallary, Eggo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2015

Zorzal, Gualtallary, Eggo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2015

Made by one of the most dynamic producers in the country, the Michelini brothers are the new generation making purer, lighter and fresher styles of wine. Named after the cement egg used for the fermentation, this Malbec has seen no oak and is showing vibrant red and black fruits with…

Points 91
Cooperative de Fleurie, Fleurie, Beaujolais, France, 2016

Cooperative de Fleurie, Fleurie, Beaujolais, France, 2016

Made by the local cooperative for Marks & Spencer, this is exactly what you expect from Fleurie: light, fresh and juicy, and packed with red cherry and violet scents. Light bodied and very smooth, this is a delight when served slightly chilled with cold meats.

Points 90
Maison du Tastelune, Bourgogne Chardonnay, Burgundy, 2014

Maison du Tastelune, Bourgogne Chardonnay, Burgundy, 2014

With grapes sourced from the Meursault area and the Côte Chalonnaise, this is an excellent value white Burgundy displaying classic crisp apple and citrus fruit flavours. It has enough concentration, thanks to the older vines, to keep our tastebuds engaged. It's fresh and elegant, with a delicious creamy and buttery…

Points 90
Jordi Miró, Garnacha Blanca, Terra Alta, 2016

Jordi Miró, Garnacha Blanca, Terra Alta, 2016

From a remote north-eastern region, not too far from Priorat, Terra Alta is relatively unknown but is definitely a place to watch as a source of excellent value wines. Predominantly white Grenache with a dash of Macabeo, this is crisp and fruity with ripe apricot and peach and some lemon…

Points 90
The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills, Craft 3 Chardonnay, 2016

The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills, Craft 3 Chardonnay, 2016

Made by the acclaimed winemaker Michael Shreurs, former head winemaker at Henschke, this is an elegant style of Chardonnay with peach and ripe pear fruit characters. This everyday house wine was specially crafted with the M&S team for a fresh and elegant style. The eight months ageing in oak adds…

Points 90

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