Supermarket's discount wine named world's best in blind taste test

The €5.59 bottle of Malbec was the toast of the Decanter World Wine Awards

Asda, Red Wine, Malbec, Decanter World Wine Awards

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The British supermarket chain Asda was toasting its wine buyer’s superior palette as one of its bottles of red, retailing at just £4.37 (€5.59), was voted the best wine in the world at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

In a blind tasting test, the panel of 240 experts from around the world awarded the 2015 La Moneda Reserva Malbec from Central Valley in Chile the coveted title in the world’s most influential wine competition.

Named the ‘Best in Show’ in the best single-varietal red under £15, the wine was described as having “an excellent freshness” and a finish “full of energy”. The judges heaped praise on the discount plonk, touting its flavours of “freshly crushed black fruit, creamy vanilla yoghurt, and pepper spice.”

The award-winning discount wine [Asda]

The Malbec first pipped 600 other Chilean reds to the post to win its category, before the bottle was shortlisted in the red section. It ultimately went on to claim the best in show, beating 16,000 other wines.

Asda stores across the UK are now preparing for a red wine rush, as wine connoisseurs descend en masse to get their hands on a bottle of the Malbec.

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