- Carmen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
- Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2001
- Chantovent Dolmen des Fées Shiraz
Carmen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 (Maipo Valley, Chile)
$15.95 (General list)
Another great buy from Chile. The wine has spent 10 months in French and
American oak barriques. Unfiltered, it has a dense ruby colour with a
nose of cedar, blackcurrant and a smoky note. Medium to full-bodied, the
fruit is forward and sweet and beautifully balanced with the oak, acidity
and soft, chalky tannins.
Food match: roast duck, rack of lamb
Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2001 (Burgundy)
$14.95 (General list)
If you've given up on Beaujolais, this wine will restore your faith. It
displays all the charm and freshness that Beaujolais should have, with
a black cherry and peppery flavour. Very quaffable and just the job for
summer drinking when lightly chilled.
Food match: BBQ meats, ham salad.
Chantovent Dolmen des Fées Shiraz (Languedoc, southern
$8.95 (General list)
For those wine lovers who insist that $10 is their limit for a bottle,
this will encourage you. It actually has flavour and style, with sufficient
exposure to oak to give it some complexity. Cassis and blackberry flavours
and not much tannic drag on the finish. Good value.
Food match: cassoulet, beef stew