Tesco’s Autumn/Winter 2021 tasting showcased over 140 wines, adding a number of new wines and new vintages to the range. Seasonal specials on limited allocation are also arriving soon as we head towards the festive season. Decanter was again there to seek out the best buys on the shelves of the UK’s largest supermarket chain.
From the still wine range, our highlights this autumn include Simonnet-Febvre’s Premier Cru Mont De Milieu Chablis and Antinori family’s Villa Antinori Rosso Toscana. Among the seasonal offerings, the magnum version of Studio By Miraval Rosé will certainly light up a BBQ party. From the Tesco Finest range, the 2015 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a tasty pre-Christmas treat for all, and the South African Cinsault is a surprisingly juicy and fresh must-try at exceptional value.
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.
A number of classics made the list, such as Veuve Clicquot’s Brut 2012 and Contino’s Roja Reserva 2017. As did a number of more unusual picks and wines new to the range, such as the Finest Sancerre Rosé and the Running with Bulls Australian Tempranillo.
But 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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Tasted by Amy Wislocki, Natalie Earl and Sylvia Wu in May and Oct 2021 at Tesco’s 2021 press tastings in London.
Updated 29/10/2021: Added 23 new wines from the Autumn/Winter 2021 range and removed unavailable wines