Vik 2019, Millahue, Cachapoal, Chile, 14.5% (c £100-115, Slurp has the 2015; also internationally for other vintages - find Vik in Winesearcher) Cabernet Sauvignon is the workhorse of Chilean wine. It accounts for nearly a third of the entire vineyard. So it's not surprising there's a fair...
‘No wimpy wines’ was the famous mantra of one Californian Zinfandel producer. These are full-bodied reds with tons of flavour. Think Cabernet Sauvignon and wines from its heartlands in Bordeaux, Napa, Chile and Australia. Or Shiraz, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Carmenere, Ribera del Duero, Barolo, Malbec – the list is long and distinguished.
What to drink them with? A flaming BBQ or a wintery day – these wines warm the cockles whatever. Dark meat like lamb, beef and venison are classic matches. Slow cooking, oven roasting and barbecuing give intense flavours to match the wines.
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