10 Great Wines Under P1,000

Bottles that won't break the bank


(SPOT.ph) The holidays are over and the credit card statement for last year’s revelry is in the mail. But the parsimonious New Year doesn’t mean that having good wine as often as possible, a habit that’s annoyingly easy to pick up, has to end. Just as that 25,000-peso bottle could well turn out to be overpriced plonk, there are some amazing bargains to be had for under P1,000. Here are 10 of the best bottles available locally for less than a blue note.



Gabriel Meffre Cotes du Rhone Villages Laurus 2013 (France) Red (P775)

Tasting Notes: Rich and intense, with pepper and cherry undertones

Best Pairings: Beef and lamb


Available at The Wine Steward



Gabriel Meffre Laurus Voigner 2013 (France) White (P765)

Tasting Notes: Fruity with hints of flowers and citrus

Best Pairing: Indian and Thai food, and foie gras


Available at The Wine Steward



Fat Bastard Pinot Noir 2014 (France) Red (P625)

Tasting Notes: Full bodied and elegant with hints of crushed berries

Best Pairing: Chicken, pork, veal, salads, and some cheeses


Available at The Wine Steward



Michel Lynch Reserve Medoc 2014 (France) Red (P860)

Tasting Notes: Well balanced with hints of wood, violets, and cherries

Best Pairing: Tuna, chicken, pork, duck, and beef


Available at Bacchus Epicerie



Tormaresca Primitivo 2013 (Italy) Red (P950)

Tasting Notes: Very smooth; starts out dry and spicy with hints of dark fruit and tobacco

Best Pairing: All kinds of meat


Available at Bacchus Epicerie



Catena Malbec 2014 (Argentina) Red (P990)

Tasting Notes: Soft and drinkable, with hints of blackberries, vanilla and leather

Best Pairing: Salmon, turkey and tomato based pastas


Available at Bacchus Epicerie



Aimery Grand Cuvee 1531 Cremant de Limoux Blanc Brut (France) Sparkling White NV (P750)

Tasting Notes: Refined and fresh with hints of honey and apple

Best Pairing: Fresh oysters, Jamon Iberico


Available at Premium Wine Exchange



Domaines Barons De Rothschild Legende Bordeaux Blanc 2014 (France) White (P990)

Tasting Notes: Elegant and flavorful Sauvignon Blanc with hints of white fruit and citrus

Best Pairing: Delicate seafood, Asian food


Available at The Artisan Cellar Door



Domaine Barons De Rothschild Legende Bordeaux Rouge 2014 (France) Red (P990)

Tasting Notes: Deep cabernet and merlot blend that has enhanced cherry and licorice flavors.

Best Pairing: Red meat


Available at The Artisan Cellar Door



McGuigan Black Label Chardonnay 2014 (Australia) White (P815)

Tasting Notes: Easy drinking chardonnay with melon and vanilla hints

Best Pairing: Sushi, pasta with white Sauces, and fresh oysters.  



Available at The Artisan Cellar Door


The Wine Steward is at 25 Samar Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City. For more information, log on to The Wine Steward's Facebook pageThe Artisan Cellar Door is at Narita Building, 2276 Chino Roces Extension, Makati City. See a list of Bacchus Epicerie branches

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