Drinks FOUR FRUITY REDS TO TOAST ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN.
IRRESISTIBLE PINOTAGE 2017, SWARTLAND, SOUTH AFRICA (PS7, CO-OP STORES) This smooth, juicy, pinotage (South Africa's signature red grape is a cross between cinsault and pinot noir) is worth a go if you like a fruit-forward, plummy style. A great success with roast leg of lamb and herb-infused roasted potatoes, given its bold brambly, mulberry fruits, thread of smoky spiciness and satisfying finish.
TEMPUS TWO QUARTZ SERIES SHIRAZ 2018, NSW AUSTRALIA (PS7.50, SAINSBURY'S) Bright, fun and fruity, this is a soft shiraz that's light on its feet at 12.5% abv, but really hits the spot with its luscious blackberry and raspberry fruits and offers plenty of deliciously sweet and spicy flavours, with good ripeness and length. Bang on the money, and a perfect pairing with chilli con carne and all your favourite sides.
S&R DOURO RED 2016, PORTUGAL (PS11.99, MAJESTIC) We love the eye-catching label - and this polished Portuguese red more than delivers with its perfumed bouquet of violets and blackberry fruit entwined with vanilla and sweet spice, layers of complex, dark fruits with impressive depth of flavour and well-integrated tannins. A joyous glass from two of Portugal's most awarded winemakers, bring on the grilled red meats, roasts and sauteed wild mushrooms.
ERRAZURIZ ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017, CHILE (PS9.99, WAITROSE) Cited by Robert Parker Wine Advocate as Best Chilean Winery 2017, this is a rich, beautifully smooth cabernet sauvignon at a reasonable price. Immediately satisfying, there's a subtle complexity to the waves of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, with a rich array of aromas, spice, tobacco, oak and caramel on the firm finish. A natural bedfellow with red meats,
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|Publication:||Evening Express (Aberdeen,Scotland)|
|Date:||Oct 19, 2019|
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