I was eyeing this wine for awhile. However, after trying a wide number of wines from Aldi that were as delicious as smelt, I swore them off. I now wish I had tried this one first and didn’t bother with any of those. This wine was pretty damn good. The label on the bottle, with man and woman, looking as if they are going to start sucking face at any second, did not endear the wine to me at first. I am glad I didn’t judge the wine by the label.
2011 Intermingle’s label promises a full-bodied semi-sweet wine. It isn’t really that sweet at all, happily. It is more full-bodied than other red wine blends I have gotten from Aldi. There is a slightly sweet smell from this wine, not at all overwhelming or repugnant. Overall taste? I taste some notes of berry and cherry, although somewhat mulled by vanilla and some oaky finish. There isn’t an aftertaste of anything, and no vinegary taste at all, which I have found is a similar with many of the Aldi wines. I had it with pasta, and it worked well. Pasta with red sauce. If you went the buttered noodle or Alfredo route, I fear you would not bring out the best flavors of the wine. It was a good wine for what I was eating.
Phenomenal? Not quite, but also not as shoddy as the other Aldi wines I’ve tried. That’s why the 3 stars. It’s okay, but it’s not fantastic. It is, however, a little bit more on the $5.99 side, opposed to many other Aldi wines that retail around $3-$4. It was worth the extra couple of bucks to not feel as if I drank a whole bottle of swill, though. I would recommend this if you’re in a pinch and need a sublime red wine for a weeknight dinner.