While our days of buying two bottles of wine (ahem, paint stripper) for a fiver are well behind us, we’re not ashamed to admit we love finding a bottle of vino that’s as easy on the purse as it is on the palate. So naturally, we’re overjoyed to discover that Decanter Magazine has named Asda’s £4.37 Malbec ‘Best In Show Under £15’. The supermarkets own label La Moneda Reserva Chilean Malbec scooped the award after being blind-tested by a panel of 240 wine experts. The bargain bottle was praised for its flavours of “freshly crushed black fruit, creamy vanilla yoghurt and pepper spice” and dubbed the “ultimate crowed pleaser” and “good value”.
News of the must-have Malbec soon went viral and it wasn’t long before wine lovers crashed Asda’s website trying to get their hands on a bottle. Basically, it’s like the alcohol equivalent of Balmain X H&M. Ed Betts, Wine Buying Manager at Asda, said the supermarket are “very proud” at picking up multiple prizes at this year’s awards. “Our team of wine experts are always striving to offer our customers the very best value and our award for Best Single Varietal Red under £15 award in particular demonstrates this,” he said. “At just £5.75, the exclusive La Moneda Reserva Malbec is the perfect example of how we’re able to offer shoppers exceptional quality at low prices. “The La Moneda Reserva Malbec is also currently on rollback at £4.37, and as the perfect match to barbecued meats, we’re expecting high demand in the coming weeks!” We’ve already put our order in Ed!