James Halliday's top 20 red wines under $40

James Halliday by James Halliday

27 Nov, 2023

Introducing James Halliday's top 20 red wines under $40 for 2023.

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Below you'll find James Halliday's top 20 red wines under $40. The 20 wines span pinot noirshiraz and blends, grenache and blends, cabernet sauvignon and blends, and other reds like sangiovese, barbera, touriga nacional, mourvèdre, and mencía.

2022 Castle Rock Estate Porongurup Pinot Noir

This puts Castle Rock into the top echelon with those cool-climate regions in eastern Australia. The colour is superb, the bouquet and mouth-filling palate a symphony of strawberry and red cherry fruits, spices of every hue, and a peacock’s tail opening on the finish and aftertaste.