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Red wines under £15 that are fit for a connoisseur

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On a cold, grey winter’s evening, nothing soothes the soul and sets the mood for a cosy night in quite like a glass of red wine. A wine that’s rich, smooth, and pairs perfectly with a comforting winter meal will never fail to hit the spot this time of year. Whether it’s a solo glass to end the day, something to make date night a little more special, or a fabulous addition to a dinner party, you’ll always be glad to have a bottle of red wine on hand. In order to make sure you’re getting the best on a budget, here are 12 delicious bottles of red wine that are fit for a connoisseur.

two glasses of red wines clinking cheers

12 rich, deep red wines for under £15 (Image: GETTY)

A brand new launch from Campo Viejo, this blend celebrates three of their highly talented female winemakers who all contributed some of their individual flair towards this fresh, fruity red. 

With hints of blackberry, cherry, plum, and fresh spices, this bold red has a lovely intensity that is smooth, vibrant, and perfect for sharing.

Pairs perfectly with: Beef, pasta, chicken, salmon

RRP: £8

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Rich, vibrant, and classically fruity, this Shiraz embodies everything the iconic wine region, the Barossa Valley, has to offer. 

A blend of dark berry fruits, pepper spices, and chocolate notes have led to a wine that has a rich, intense flavour 

Pairs perfectly with: Grilled beef, hard cheese, roast lamb, and barbecue. 

RRP: £14

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Diablo Dark Red 2019, Hardys Crest Cabernet Shiraz Merlot, Vergelegen Premium Cabernet Sauvignon

Diablo Dark Red 2019, Hardys Crest Cabernet Shiraz Merlot, Vergelegen Premium Cabernet Sauvignon (Image: Amazon)

One of the UK’s most sought after red wines, the flavour is deep with a blend of black fruits, mocha, and creamy vanilla for a subtle and versatile pairing option.

Pairs perfectly with: Red meats and spicy dishes.

RRP: £8

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Elegant, refined, and well balanced with a mix of sweet and savory flavours for a silky finish that is sure to leave you morish.

The rich yet fruit mix of cherry, raspberry, and oak has been sourced from vineyards around South Australia, a region renowned for its incredible wines.

Pairs perfectly with: Rich beef dishes

RRP: £5.67

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Produced by one of the oldest wine estates in South Australia, Vergelegen has been perfecting its Cabernet Sauvignon since 1700 – so you know you’re in for a treat.

This mid-weight wine has a rich blend of berry and spice flavors, and while it tastes incredible now it will improve even more if you were to resist for up to five years to allow the flavour to truly develop.

Pairs perfectly with: Pizza, pasta, meat and chicken dishes.

RRP: £12.75

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Booths Argentinian 2019 Malbec, Campo Viejo Tempranillo Rioja Wine, Monts & Vaux Malbec Red Wine

Booths Argentinian 2019 Malbec, Campo Viejo Tempranillo Rioja Wine, Monts & Vaux Malbec Red Wine (Image: Amazon)

A rich palate made up of black cherries, blueberries, and mixed spices, this Argentinan wine tastes fresh and lively, evoking memories of warmer days.

Pairs perfectly with: Rich meat dishes

RRP: £9.99

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Packed full of ripe blackberry and blueberry fruits with a subtle hint of spice, this wine hails from South-West France and will bring a touch of luxury to your evening.

Pairs perfectly with: Steak, burgers, duck, and roast meats.

RRP: £7.25

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Coming away with a bronze medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2013, this cherry-red Rioja has an intensely rich flavour made up of red cherries, strawberries, vanilla, and spice.

Pairs perfectly with: Pasta, poultry, fresh cheese, and grilled vegetables.

RRP: £8.25, on sale now for £6.50 – you save £1.85

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Yellow Tail Malbec, Bardolino Italian Red Wine, Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet

Yellow Tail Malbec, Bardolino Italian Red Wine, Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet (Image: Amazon)

A classic Malbec with flavours of cherries, plums, blackberries, oak spice, chocolate, and vanilla – the perfect blend of sweet and spice.

Pairs perfectly with: Dark poultry, roasted pork, and lean red meat.

RRP: £7

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The Italians know how to appreciate a bottle of red wine, and this one that has been made on the hills of Lake Garda proves they know how to make an incredible one too.

The notes of cherries, strawberries, and raspberries make for a light, fruity, and ever so slightly spicy wine that is a delight for the taste buds.

Pairs perfectly with: Light snacks and cold cuts.

RRP: £12

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A perfect blend of Australian made shiraz and cabernet sauvignon that delivers a medium-bodied red that’s packed with fruity flavours and a very subtly spicey finish.

Pairs perfectly with: Chicken, lamb, roast vegetables, and chickpea curry.

RRP: £8.49, on sale now for £7 – you save £1.49

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McGuigan Black Label Shiraz, Barefoot Shiraz Non Vintage, Yellow Tail Shiraz

McGuigan Black Label Shiraz, Barefoot Shiraz Non Vintage, Yellow Tail Shiraz (Image: Amazon)

One of the best, if not the best, budget Shiraz you can buy in the UK, this red wine is enriched with a combination of plum, blackberry, cinnamon, and pepper for a rich, fruity, and spicy finish that is balanced with vanilla and caramel flavours for a deep and intense wine.

Pairs perfectly with: Red meat and tomato-based pasta.

RRP: £6.75

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The deep flavour of this wine is due to a perfectly blended mix of dark berry, mocha, and vanilla that will have you in love with the first sip.

Pairs perfectly with: Red sauce pasta, red meat, and sharply flavoured cheese.

RRP: £7, on sale now for £6.75 – you save £0.25

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Vibrantly flavoured with a mix of red berries, spice, and liquorice, you may come to find that this smooth and delicious wine goes down a little too well.

Pairs perfectly with: Steak.

RRP: £7

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