The retailer picked up a total of 17 individual awards.
Its Lot 23 Minervois La Liviniere 2015, from its premium Lot Series, won gold following a series of rigorous blind taste tests in which it scored 95 out of 100.
The judges at the Decanter World Wine Awards described the French red, which costs £9.99, as: “Superb fruit with a lovely purity of eucalyptus and garrigue with tarry, toasted oak in support – inky, dark and intense with structured tannins.”
Red wines that were given the lower silver award included Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial, a Spanish red from the Castilla y Leon which also uses the Syrah grape and can sell for up to £25 a bottle.
Aldi’s Maynard’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port (£9.99) also scooped a gold award, with judges heaping praise by saying: “Really rich, roasted nuts on the nose with beeswax and honey. Very intense palate with a baked, rustic character. Very long, dry coffee-like finish.” As well as the two golds, Aldi was awarded four silvers, nine bronzes and two commendations.
Aldi’s Lot 25 Prosecco (£9.99) was one of those picking up a silver, being commended for its: “Citrus peel and sherbet-like nose.
“Simple and refreshing wine with a limey and red apple underlay, just wanting perhaps in weight. Very clean and long finish.”
Another of the store’s sparkling wine offerings – Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut (£10.99) – won a bronze at the Decanter World Wine Awards plus a second bronze at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge.
The discount retailer’s sparkling range impressed judges, scooping six medals out of a possible seven across both competitions.
The International Wine and Spirits Challenge bestowed 16 awards on Aldi’s drinks – seven silver and nine bronze.
Tony Baines, joint managing director of corporate buying, at Aldi said “Our Lot Series has gone from strength to strength since it launched in 2015.
We are thrilled to see it is not only popular with our customers but it’s also being recognised for its…
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