This $7 Shiraz from Aldi Beat a $375 Bottle of Wine in Competition - Grocery News

From The Kitchn - November 13, 2017

In excellent news for the wine-drinkers of the world, Aldi has done it again. The discount grocery chain has a $7 bottle of Shiraz from Australia that has been named one of the best wines in the world, and it just beat a $375 bottle in competition.

Aldi's One Road Shiraz is a medium-bodied red with a flavor that's described as "clean and fruit driven with no sign of wood. It retails for $6.99 in Australia, which is just about $5.35 in the U.S., but the budget wine just won gold in the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge, an exclusive, 23-year-old competition that compares only Shiraz wines from Australia. It's described as one of the most prestigious single-class wine competitions in the world.

The Aldi wine was ranked gold, which is the designation the competition awards to any wine rated 18.5 points or higher by its panel of six expert judges. That means Aldi's wine scored higher than over 200 other bottles of Australian Shiraz, including a 2013 vintage by Bird in Hand that sells for $375. (It might sell for a little less now that it's been beaten in a wine competition by a $7 bottle from Aldi.)

Other high-priced bottles that scored lower than Aldi's include a $250 bottle from Mount Pleasant Wines, and a $200 bottle from Wolf Blass Wines.

The average price of a bottle entered in the competition was $54. The Aldi wine was clearly one of the very cheapest wines in the whole competition.


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