At Tesco’s first press tasting since the easing of the latest round of lockdown restrictions, Decanter was there to seek out the best buys on the shelves of the UK’s largest supermarket chain. The wine buyers chose 137 wines to show to the press, including 23 that were new to range, and new vintages of wines that will already be familiar to Tesco shoppers.
New listings include Kylie Minogue’s Prosecco rosé and Post Malone’s southern French still rosé, Maison No.9 (both recommended), as the trend for celebrity wines shows no sign of abating. Other good finds among the new wines include two from the New World: a great-value South African Sauvignon Blanc in the Tesco Finest range, and a dark-fruited Shiraz from Barossa pioneers, St Hallett.
It’s inevitable that, in a wine range as large as Tesco’s, not every bottle will offer the same level of bang for your buck. But if you know where to look, there’s genuine value – and excitement – to be found on the UK supermarket’s shelves.
And if you don’t know where to start, the own-label Tesco Finest wines, made in partnership with a variety of respected producers and cooperatives, are often a good buy and always feature heavily in our recommendations.
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Many of these wines were tasted by Amy Wislocki in May 2021 at the Tesco Spring / Summer 2021 press tasting in London. The other wines are from older tastings but still available. More notes from the summer range coming soon.
Updated 08/06/2021: Added 18 new wines from the current range and removed unavailable wines