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What are the best Aldi wines to buy?

Decanter's tastings team pick out their favourite Aldi wines for autumn and winter…

Ahead of Christmas, discount retailer Aldi has relaunched its range of online-only Classic Icon wines and introduced a selection of premium lines, as well as several more unusual additions.

The Albanta Albariño and Veuve Monsigny Champagne are among those favourites that remain in the initial 35-strong Classic Icon range that launched in September 2019, with 20 newcomers including a lovely Grüner Veltliner (£6.99) and New Zealand Pinot Noir (£9.99)

In the premium range – available from November – seek out a white Châteauneuf-du-Pape (£14.99) and a great-value Gigondas (£9.99), while wine adventurers will enjoy a German Blaufränkisch (£5.99) and a Brazillian Chardonnay (£6.99).

The seasonal range – including Aldi’s Specially Selected own-label wines – provides great options for autumn and winter, 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 top picks from Aldi’s 2020 autumn/winter press tasting below, featuring a super-value Argentinian Shiraz that won Silver at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards, a delicious Portuguese red, great-value claret, crisp Greek white and a Champagne complete with gift box that’s perfect for Christmas.

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Decanter’s best Aldi wines:

The first 12 wines below are from Aldi’s autumn/winter 2020 wine collection. The other wines are from older tastings but still available. 

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

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