Decent red wine for a tenner? (better than Barossa Ink)

Decent red wine for a tenner? (better than Barossa Ink)

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richard at home

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272 posts

95 months

Thursday 12th May
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I love a bottle of Barossa Ink, very fruity, smooth and very drinkable. Hangover free too.

I'm struggling to find anything better for around a tenner a bottle.

Any suggestions for a good quaffing wine?

I like full bodied, fruity wines with little tannins.

Already tried Carnivor Zinfandel, Apothic (yeah, its super sweet) and Dark Horse Cab. Sauv.

Cheers!

M22s

419 posts

126 months

Thursday 12th May
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Porta6 is my go to


Mobile Chicane

19,805 posts

189 months

Thursday 12th May
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Pigassou:

Delightfully blackberryish, 14% ABV, light on the tannin. What's not to like.



https://www.laithwaites.co.uk/product/0056320

Bullett

10,303 posts

161 months

Thursday 12th May
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I like - Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, California - I paid £10 a bottle last time but it seems a bit higher at the moment.
The Porto6 is a good choice as well.
Velvet Devil - again around £14 a bottle in a lot of places but often a lot cheaper in Costco.

beedj

374 posts

190 months

Thursday 12th May
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+1 for Barossa Ink (especially at £7.50 when Tesco have 25% off six), also +1 for Porta 6 but not as good as Barossa - but that’s just me, the best wines are the ones that YOU like

beedj

374 posts

190 months

Thursday 12th May
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One of my favourites, very occasionally available for £11-12 from laithwaites or Sunday times wine club

garyhun

32,611 posts

205 months

Thursday 12th May
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£10 at Tesco and very smooth.


richard at home

Original Poster:

272 posts

95 months

Thursday 12th May
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beedj said:
+1 for Barossa Ink (especially at £7.50 when Tesco have 25% off six), also +1 for Porta 6 but not as good as Barossa - but that’s just me, the best wines are the ones that YOU like
Yep, gets expensive working my way through the tesco top shelf and being disappointed, bottle after bottle, once you've had 'Ink'! I even converted an Aussie to it...

And the 25% off means loading up the trolley with 12 bottles, every time!

richard at home

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Thursday 12th May
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M22s said:
Porta6 is my go to

That's a new one to me. I'll give it a go. Cheers!

richard at home

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Thursday 12th May
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Mobile Chicane said:
Pigassou:

Delightfully blackberryish, 14% ABV, light on the tannin. What's not to like.



https://www.laithwaites.co.uk/product/0056320
Another new one to me. Thanks! I'll give it a try.

richard at home

Original Poster:

272 posts

95 months

Thursday 12th May
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Bullett said:
I like - Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, California - I paid £10 a bottle last time but it seems a bit higher at the moment.
The Porto6 is a good choice as well.
Velvet Devil - again around £14 a bottle in a lot of places but often a lot cheaper in Costco.
Thanks, some more to add to my tasting session!

richard at home

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272 posts

95 months

Thursday 12th May
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garyhun said:
£10 at Tesco and very smooth.

Hmmm, I do like a nice Pinotage...

blindspot

258 posts

120 months

Thursday 12th May
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Sainsbury’s TTD Zinfandel - from Chronic cellars. Usually on at £9. Like posh alcoholic ribena. I do not have sophisticated tastes in wine.

David_M

318 posts

27 months

Thursday 12th May
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blindspot said:
Sainsbury’s TTD Zinfandel - from Chronic cellars. Usually on at £9. Like posh alcoholic ribena. I do not have sophisticated tastes in wine.
I scrolled down to add this - really like this wine (and have bought fresh bottles repeatedly). The Porta 6 is also very good.

devnull

3,419 posts

134 months

Thursday 12th May
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Sorry to say that I really liked Jamshed Malbec! I suspect it has been packed full of sugar, but it went down very well.

JulietRomeo

172 posts

124 months

Thursday 12th May
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garyhun said:
£10 at Tesco and very smooth.

Came across this a couple of years ago. Is fab

andy ted

1,199 posts

242 months

Thursday 12th May
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M22s said:
Porta6 is my go to

The Porta6 is great stuff…

the LB7 that majestic do is also a good Portuguese red

https://www.majestic.co.uk/wines/lb7-lisboa-red-



You can’t beat this one from Aldi for value for money though

https://www.aldi.co.uk/portuguese-douro/p/07572427...




But if you are in majestic for a little bit more though I would say go for this at £13.99

https://www.majestic.co.uk/wines/valpolicella-supe...








Evoluzione

8,321 posts

220 months

Thursday 12th May
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Yellowtail Shiraz or Merlot.

Evolved

3,114 posts

164 months

Friday 13th May
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19 crimes is a lovely Australian drop.

There are a few different ones within the range. All delicious. Full bodied and full of flavour.

andyA700

1,075 posts

14 months

Friday 13th May
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Finca Las Moras Malbec from the Co-op, around the £7 mark.

https://www.coop.co.uk/products/las-moras-barrel-s...