With all the festivities done and dusted for another year, I for one am looking forward to spending some quiet nights in by the fire with a warming glass of red over the next few weeks.
If that sounds appealing to you too, read on as we have put together a stunning set of winter reds, all of which we are offering as part of a buy 1 bottle get 2nd bottle Half Price promotion (Mix & Match).
Les Beauchamps is a deliciously pure-fruited Syrah, produced in the heart of the Languedoc by award-winning winemaker Laurent Miquel and his Irish wife Neasa. As you can see from his note below from The Irish Mail on Sunday, wine critic Tom Doorley was quite taken by it.
“100% Syrah from the Languedoc, outstandingly ripe and smooth, given long, cool fermentation in stainless steel, so very modern with a touch of New World ease to it, this stuff is a real crowd pleaser.”
Duorum Colheita is the result of collaboration between two of the most renowned winemakers in Portugal. Always a favourite with the critics, this 2014 vintage comes highly recommended by Wine Enthusiast Magazine
“Balanced, ripe and structured, this is a fine reflection of the minerality that comes from Douro vineyards. It has firm tannins along with perfumed berry fruit and bright acidity.”
To close out my selection I have chosen Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Zinfandel, as for me the Zinfandel grape variety comes about as close as you can get to being a perfect red wine for these winter months, but you don’t have to just take my word for it, as this 2013 vintage also comes highly recommended by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
“This full-bodied wine combines spicy aromas with deep fruit flavours like plum and blackberry, with a fresh, juicy texture…..This wine has enough heft to pair well with a lot of savoury and meaty dishes.”