Lidl’s new collection of Christmas wines are certainly making headlines in our office with a selection of fine reds, whites and rose these not only taste good but won’t break the bank either. We were kindly sent these to review.
We’ve put together six of the best bottles we feel deserve to be on your Christmas shopping list from Lidl.
1) Red Soligamar Reserva Rioja 2010 – 14% Alc – £9.99
This is one of the best Riojas we have tasted and would work perfectly with fuller meat dishes. This full bodied wine is not too heavily oaked and from the second you pop open you will instantly smell the dark berries which have been used. If you’ve got a red wine enthusiast this will certainly hit the spot with them.
2. Red Grande Reserve Graves 2014 – 12.4% Alc – £5.99
This is an excellent value red wine which you could easily drink throughout Christmas day.
Made in France this dry red wine is designed to go with most dishes and if having friends round the Graves Grande Reserve should be top of your list.
3. White Von Goler Riesling Trocken 2014 – 11.5% Alc – £7.99
If you’re looking for a white wine which is fruity and will go with every course on the table this festive season then this Riesling Dry Von Goler is the ideal choice. Bursting with citrus flavours including pear this dry white wine is easy to drink.
4 – White Alsace Grand Riesling Cru Jean Cornelius 2012 – £8.99 – 12% Alc
This elegant French white wine is full of depth and falvour with peach kernel and spice, it is a well balanced dry wine and went excellent with turkey, cheese and fish. If your having a Christmas Eve buffet this would be the prefect pairing as it goes with many different foods.
5 – Red Grand Vin de Bordeaux – Les Fiefs de Lagrange Saint Julien 2011 – 13% Alc – £19.99
This smooth red wine is full of spice which will keep you warm on those cold winters night. Clearly a wine to enjoy you will taste and smell hints of rich dark red berries and a touch of spice. Definitely one to go with this years cheese board this dry red wine will also go perfectly with darker meats too.
6 – White Henri Laure Pouilly Vinzelles 2014 – 13% – £9.99
Even though this dry white wine is a younger age it is packed full of character, with hints of peach and honey this finely balanced wine is not just as well know as its famous other half Pouilly-Fuisse however it is far better value for money. Easily one of the nicest white wines we have tasted this will make our Christmas table.
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