This selection of Big and Bold Red wines is sure to keep the winter blues away. The mixture is filled with rich and sumptuous red wines from around the world.
With 2 bottles of each wine, you can enjoy one to yourself and leave one for another day to enjoy with friends or great food.
This heady mixture starts with the fabulous Dona Paula Estate Malbec, this is estate grown and bottled in Dona Paula's fantastic estate on Mendoza. This ensures total dedication to perfection from the first buds of the grapes to the final product in the bottle. It's a solid Malbec that shows why Argentina leads the world with this fantastic grape variety.
Staying in Argentina we have the lesser-known varietal of Tannat. This slinky Piatelli red wine is often overshadowed by its indomitable big brother - Malbec. It abounds in chocolate, coffee, rich fruit flavours and will change as the air interacts with the wine. Beautiful with rich dishes or roast meats.
The Winemakers Reserve Shiraz from Berton Vineyards is always a favourite red for our clients. Teeming with outrageous blackcurrant and cassis flavours with integrated tannins. The grapes come from the Padathway region of Australia and the Shiraz grape thrives in this lesser-known region that is fast becoming recognised.
Chile gives us the Echeverria Gran Reserve Syrah which is a red that is teeming with cassis and is a superb alternative to the previous Shiraz. It benefits from decanting but you can drink it straight away if you wish.
Off to France for the delicious Lirac which is the neighbouring appellation to Chateauneuf du Pape but without the crazy prices and hit and miss quality. This phenomenal red wine kicks in most vintages at 15% ABV and yet it drinks like it's a silky 12% wine. Expect supple tannins, intense flavours, immense satisfaction and guaranteed pleasure.
Let's finish with one of my favourite reds.....The iconic Talo Primitivo from San Marzano in Puglia. To have such a rich, sexy, silky wine that is smooth as silk knickers at the price is brilliant. I recommend drinking it on its own first to discover the subtleties of the Primitivo grape and then enjoying it with some lasagne or blue cheese to discover the magnificence hidden behind its silky personality.