The Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 selected only the best for the Platinum Best in Category and Platinum Best in Show medals. These 10 winners are exceptional wines sold for under £10 - so you can taste top Decanter winning wines, without breaking the bank...
Platinum Best in Show wines under £10
Region: Central Valley, Chile
Tasting Notes: Exciting nose of freshly crushed black fruit, creamy vanilla yoghurt and pepper spice. Succulent juicy berries on the palate supported by soft, well-managed tannins and an excellent freshness. Beautifully executed, full of energy with a great price point, an absolute crowd pleaser.
Price: UK – £4.37 Asda
Tasting Notes: Exceptional, dense wine, evocative of a Rheingau Riesling. Nose is attractive with gorgeous baked apple and spicy lime aromas. Fantastic vibrancy and energy on the palate with a proeminent minerality and massive concentration of tangerine and white stone fruit. Fresh, exquisite, with a huge potential for ageing, at least 10 years.
Price: UK – £9.99 Concha y Toro
Region: Itata Valley, Chile
Tasting Notes: Very perfumed, with floral notes of elderflower and orange blossom. Complexity, energy and persistence on the palate with a profusion of succulent characters: herbs, grapegruit, fresh grape, white flower and spicy ginger. A beautiful, summery Muscat from old vines, with lots of personality and juiciness.
Region: Provence, France
Tasting Notes: Ah! Suddenly a grain and a softness and a cream in here. Classy, pure aromas. Concentrated, rich, vivid, sumptuous and deep flavours. A lovely subtle mouthful of high quality rose fruit. Wonderful volume and poise in the mouth, with a great tide of almond richness carrying the soft cherry fruit.
Price: UK – £8.99 Wine Rack
Platinum Best in Category wines under £10
Region: Loire, France
Tasting Notes: A fabulously complex nose of acacia, honey, lanolin, apple and greengage with smoky notes and a little wet wool coming through. The palate is fresh and long, has a touch of barley sugar to match the rough honey, baked apple and quince notes.
Price: US – $9.95 The Wine House (2011)
Region: Rhône, France
Tasting Notes: An assertive apple nose with a touch of pear, apricot and creme patisserie. The palate is charming, dominated by clean tree and stone fruits, with a hint of spice and flinty minerals. The finish is lean and precise with pear and white strawberry flavours.
Price: UK – £9 Enotria & Coe (2014)
Region: Central Valley, Chile
Tasting Notes: Fantastic Merlot varietal typicity, simple and juicy, with alluring character of mature strawberry combined with exquisite black plum and leading to a spicy fresh finish. Beautifully crafted, lithe and unpretentious yet with some complexity and personality, exceptional.
Price: UK – £5.95 Broadland Wineries
Region: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Tasting Notes: Great bouquet of ripe plum and darker blueberry fruits, some oak and violet scents. Lovely juicy and dry wine with plenty of varietal character and flavour; balanced, dry, silky tannins, medium+ acidity, judicious oak, splendid drive and poise. A juicy red and super example in an appealing crowd-pleasing style.
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Notes: Gorgeous nose exhibiting an array of aromas such as peppery mulberry, sour and black cherry, violet and a subtle touch of wild strawberry jam. The palate is full, complex, with a fantastic energy and bursting with ripe dark plums; tannins are impressively silky and freshness is amazing. An exceptional nectar from the Agrelo terroir.
Tasting Notes: Enjoys a deep nose with white pepper, graphite notes and bright red fruits. The palate is powerful and intense with black cherry and dark, muscular berry fruit, crisp acid and some neat, grippy, slightly salted tannins. The finish is long with berries and spice.