Discount retailer Aldi recently relaunched its range of online-only Classic Icon wines and introduced a selection of premium lines, as well as several more unusual additions.
The Veuve Monsigny Champagne is among those favourites that remain in the initial 35-strong Classic Icon range that launched in September 2019, with 20 newcomers added since.
The seasonal range – including Aldi’s Specially Selected own-label wines – provides great options for everyday drinking, with many bottles below £5. The core lines (from £3.69) are more of a mixed bag, but nevertheless offer several solid options.
While the majority of the wines can be found both on the supermarket’s website and in-store, some are online exclusives and only available while stocks last.
See our selection of the best Aldi wines from the 2020 autumn/winter press tasting below, featuring a super-value Argentinian Shiraz that won Silver at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards. Look out also for the new Filos Estate Assyrtiko, released in March 2021, fabulous value at £6.99.
Decanter’s best Aldi wines:
The Assyrtiko below is a new wine, released 15 March 2021. The remaining wines are from previous press tastings but still available.
Updated 15/03/2021: Added the Filos Estate Assyrtiko (1 wine) and removed unavailable wines
Updated 29/10/2020: Added wines from the autumn/winter 2020 tasting (15 wines) and removed unavailable wines
Updated 03/04/2020: Added wines from the spring 2020 tasting (10 wines) and removed unavailable wines
Updated 03/10/2019: Added wines from the autumn/winter 2019 tasting (12 wines) and removed unavailable wines
Updated 26/3/2019: Added wines from the spring 2019 tasting (11 wines) and removed unavailable wines