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Best Tesco wines to buy this winter

Decanter's picks from Tesco's large wine range...

Lockdown restrictions mean that Tesco hasn’t been able to host a press tasting of its wine range since last year. However, many of the wines we recommended from that tasting are still available today, and the supermarket wine team recently sent us a selection of bottles from the current range to taste, featured at the start of the recommendations below. The star of these was undoubtedly the new Finest Chilean Merlot, which offers fantastic value for its £8 price tag.

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.

The Paco & Lola Albariño (recommended below), for example, scooped a Value Platinum at the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards – one of just 178 Platinums from more than 16,000 entries.

The own-label Tesco Finest wines, made in partnership with a variety of respected producers and cooperatives, are often a good buy and feature heavily in the recommendations below.

In addition, the supermarket stocks wines from producers such as Château Brown in Bordeaux, Cono Sur in Chile, and Tim Adams and Vasse Felix in Australia.

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The first five wines below were tasted by Amy Wislocki in February 2021. The other wines are from older tastings but still available 

Updated 05/02/2021: Added five new wines from the current range and removed unavailable wines

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