Monday, July 5, 2010
Value Wines: $10 and Below
The following wines are commonly available for $10 or less. Also see our $15 and Below and $20 and Below sections.
Region: South Eastern Australia
Notes: This is straight-forward, simple Shiraz with classic aromas of cherries, black pepper and blackberries. Flavours of red and dark fruit follow suit on the palate. Inky-purple in colour with a moderate, lingering spicy finish and none of the bitter aftertaste you often get with cheap wine.
Notes: A tasty, fruit-forward, easy-drinking blend of Shiraz and Malbec that offers good value for the price. Pair with BBQ meats.
Region: Colchagua Valley
Notes: Aromas of green apple, candied apricot and wet stone followed by a fruity palate of tropical fruit and cleansing acidity. Not overly complex with a slightly sharp, short finish, but a very easy-drinking white wine, perfect for the anything-but-Chardonnay crowd.
Notes: Old world Granache from Spain with intense smoky oak, red fruits and earthiness.
Region: Casablanca Valley
Notes: Pale plum in colour with a medium intense nose of raspberries, strawberries, plums and cedar chips with a hint of mineral notes. The medium-bodied palate offers medium-plus tannins and acidity that blend nicely with the red-fruit and savory-spice flavours.