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Cheapest Wine With The Highest Alcohol Content

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If you are in search of a wine that will have you feeling warm and tingly in a short amount of time, but without breaking the bank, look no further. We have put together a list of styles of wine that are high in alcohol but low in price, along with some specific recommendations you can find online. 

Madeira: 18-20% Average ABV

A full-bodied, fortified dessert wine with flavours of hazelnut, burnt caramel and peach.

Pleasant Valley Madeira (18%) – $8

Cribari Madeira (18%) – $11

Miles Tinta Negra (20%) – $19

Marsala: 20% Average ABV

Great as an aperitif or dessert wine, Marsala styles range from off-dry to very sweet and has flavours of brown sugar, vanilla and apricot. 

Florio Sweet Marsala (18%) – $7

Baglio Baiata Alagna Marsala Superiore S.O.M. (18%) – $11

Cantine Florio Vecchioflorio Marsala Superiore Secco (18%) – $15

Port: 20% Average ABV

Port is a very sweet, fortified wine with notes of caramel, chocolate, cinnamon and berries.

Fairbanks Port (18%) – $8

Taylor Tawny Port (18%) – $8

Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Ruby Port (19.5%) – $15

Sherry: 15-20% Average ABV

A fortified wine that can range from dry to sweet, with a flavour profile of nuts, dried fruit and light acidity. 

Christian Brothers Cream Sherry (18%) – $6

Bodegas El Maestro Sierra Pedro Ximenez Sherry (15%) – $15

Williams & Humbert Dry Sack Medium Sherry (19.5%) – $17

Zinfandel: 16% Average ABV

A dry, medium-full bodied red wine with notes of berry, peach and cinnamon.

Cosentino Cigar Old Vine Zinfandel (15.5%) – $15

Folie a Deux Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel (15.5%) – $16

Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel (16.8%) – $17

Shiraz: 14% Average ABV

Shiraz is a full-bodied red with high acidity and tannins, and notes of black plum, chocolate, berries, and pepper.

Botalcura El Delirio Shiraz (13.5% ABV) – $12

Woop Woop Shiraz (13.5% ABV) – $12

Yellow Tail Reserve Shiraz (14% ABV) – $18