Aussie vineyardTop Ten Reds over £6 of 2014 this week. Here are the reds ranging in price from £7.49 to £11.99 listed in ascending order of price. Co-op here I come!

Top Ten Reds over £6 of 2014

Majestic red1

Indomita Chilean Gran Reserva Carmenere 2012

£7.49 Co-op

A complex and many-layered wine that tastes of wild strawberry, chocolate and wood.

2

Co-op Fairtrade Argentinean Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

£7.49 Co-op

A wonderfully smooth red that tastes of milk chocolate with an edge of sour cherry. This wine is good on its own or goes equally well with food.

Errazuriz Max Reserva3

Desconocido Spanish Monastrell 2013

£7.99 Co-op

Tastes like a macaroon with a cherry on the top!

4

Montes Reserva Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

£8.99 Co-op

Deep deep flavours of blackcurrant and vanilla yoghurt with a dash of cinnamon and spice.

5

Foncalieu Gourmandises French Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

£8.99 Waitrose

Black Forest Gateau.

Aussie Shiraz6

The Pulhams Bin 22 Australian Shiraz 2011

£9.74 Virgin Wines

A slurpable red with raspberry and liqueur choc flavours.

7

Apothic Red Californian Winemaker's Blend 2012

£9.99 Ocado

Turkish Delight and chocolate truffles.

Villa maria Red8

Allegrini Italian Bardolino 2013

£9.99 Majestic

Light cherry and redcurrant flavours. A rosé-lovers red.

9

Marques de Valido Spanish Rioja Reserva 2009

£10.99 Co-op

A complex but light-tasting red with flavours of violets and blackcurrant, with just a hint of Marmite.

10

Evans and Tate Breathing Space Australian Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

£11.00 Majestic

Fruity and creamy with flavours of damson and milk choc. Worth the money.

This article also appeared as Paula's Wines of the Week on MatureTimes.co.uk

VineyardTop Ten White Wines over £6 of 2014 this week. There will also be a Paula’s Top Ten Red Wine choices over £6 of 2014. But no Top Ten Rosés, Sparkling Wines or After Dinner wines. Because this year has seen a dearth of great tasting and great value wines that are a delightful pink colour and an even greater lack of wines to match the cheese and nuts course. But slurpable whites at a reasonable price there have been, in abundance - which made it very hard to knock the list back to just the top ten. But here they are ranging in price from £6.49 to £11.10 listed in ascending order of price.

Aldi labelsAs promised following on from last week's Top Ten White Wines Under Six Quid of 2014 we now have Paula's Top Ten  Red Wines Under Six Quid of 2014. Last year’s £5 and under wine category has gone up in price to Under Six Quid, thanks to price rises across the entire grocery sector, as all the supermarkets have enhanced and expanded their existing cheaper wine ranges resulting in an even greater choice of value wines.

trophyLast year’s £5 and under wine category has gone up in price to Under Six Quid, thanks to price rises across the entire grocery sector, and expanded into Top Ten White Wines Under Six Quid of 2014 (this week) and Top Ten  Red Wines Under Six Quid of 2014 (next week) as all the supermarkets have enhanced and expanded their existing cheaper wine ranges resulting in an even greater choice of value wines.