While some of us may be eternal summer children, lamenting the colder days of the year, there is always a silver lining to every storm cloud – and in our case, it just happens to be in the form of red wine. From Cabernet to Carménère and Pinot Noir to Pineau d’Aunis, explore the best red wines for winter – guaranteed to pair with your heartier dishes and fluffier blankets.
DIECI INVERNI COLLINE PESCARESI
Intense spiciness, with hints of plums, cherries and herbs. It shows a perfect balance among the power of the tannins, the high alcohol and the refreshing acidity. Never ending after taste.
CHATEAU LA GARDE ROUGE PESSAC LEOGNAN
Forward, fresh, earthy, dark cherry-filled wine with additional nuances of smoke, coffee and tobacco leaf on the nose and palate. Just a year or two will bring on more secondary character here.
CHATEAU LA GARDE ROUGE GD VIN PESSAC LEOGNAN 2015
61% Merlot,33% Cabernet Sauvignon,4% Cabernet franc,2% Petit verdot. This is a stylish wine, with acidity, firm tannins and layers of blackberry and black-currant fruits.
CHEVAL DES ANDES 2016
Super refined and beautiful with flowers, spices, dried fruit and hints of stones. Medium to full body with very fine tannins and a gorgeous finish. Shows great finesse and depth.
It delivers a superb aromatic array of wood smoke, pencil lead, espresso, incense, blackcurrant, and blackberry. This is followed by a Pauillac-like, concentrated yet elegant wine with layers of spicy fruit, well-concealed structure, superb grip, and
Opulent with plushy cassis, dark cherry, dried savoury herb, tobacco leaf and spicy flavours on the palate. Powerful and elegant all at the same time.
VINEDO CHADWICK 2017
The pure fruit and juicy tannins are so succulent and enticing. Full body and soft, silky tannins. Complete. Everything is where it should be. Ripe fruit and tangy acidity provide energy and balance.
CHATEAU CAMBON LA PELOUSE 2015
Medium to dark ruby in colour. Ripe fruit and plenty of oak on the nose. Similar on the palate, ripe red and dark fruit and plenty of oak, with good acidity, firm tannin and good to very good length."
CHATEAU DUHART MILON
the 2015 Duhart-Milon has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and an open, expressive nose of warm red currants, black raspberries and spice cake with nuances of cedar chest, bay leaves and tobacco plus a waft of rose hips. Medium-bodied, vibrant an
CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES 2003
An incredibly fresh, lively 2003 (the pH is only 3.6 and the alcohol is 13.1%), this wine offers a dense ruby/purple color along with full body and a remarkable nose of black currants, kirsch, lead pencil shavings and vanilla. Opulent, full-bodied an
CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES
Deep ruby/purple colour, loads of crème de cassis, cedar wood and forest floor notes, medium to full body, ripe tannin and a long, fleshy finish. Drink it over the next 15+ years.
CHATEAU MONTROSE 2008
Dense purple colour followed by gorgeously sweet black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with loamy, earthy, forest floor notes, a floral component and a long, full-bodied finish.
A racy wine, with complex marks of Havana tobacco and licorice, classically delicious without ever the slightest hint of austerity.
LAFAZANIS WINERY GEOMETRIA AGIORGITIKO
Bright red color with purple reflections, inviting aromas of red fruits –cherries and plums, with black pepper notes. Good body with soft and round tannins and an exceptional finish.
NELION BLACK MOSCAT
This wines flavour profile is sweet with aromas of rose, fig and cherries.
BIONDI SANTI BRACCALE IGT ROSSO TOSC.
Merlot and Sangiovese blend. Black cherry and coffee bean aromas. Ashy note which is explained by the Scansano (volcanic) fruit. Intense and commanding. Superb finish.
BEAUJOLAIS FLEURIE ROUGE PIERRE PONNELLE 75CL
Bright ruby red in colour. Scents of cherries, berries, flowers and herbs. Silky taste with a nice balance between the fruit and the acidity.
CLOS ST ANTONIN CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2017
Aromas of black raspberries, rose petals and pepper emerge from this cuvée. With a medium-bodied body, a growing minerality, a homogeneous texture and beautiful fruits, this Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers a beautiful finale.
CLOS ST ANTONIN COTES DU RHONE SAN SOUFRE 2018
The Côte du Rhône Sans Soufre Added offers notes of kirsch and blackberries, mixed with notes of pepper and bouquet.It is round, well textured and balanced, with a good finish.
CLOS ST ANTONIN COTES DU RHONE TRADITION 2017
Kirsch, blackberry, garrigue and floral aromas emerge from this medium-bodied Côtes du Rhône, with ripe tannins, a beautiful density and a beautiful finish.
CLOS ST ANTONIN COTES DU RHONE VILLAGES PLAN DE DIEU 2015
The Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu reveals a deeper ruby color as well as notes of ripe black raspberry, black cherry, melted liquorice and scorched earth. It is rich, powerful and concentrated, with a lot of depth, which is the hallmark of t