Topsy-turvy wines….

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Since baby Bouquet arrived a few weeks ago life has been a little topsy turvy. Nighttime resembles day, daytime resembles night and memories of my former life of wine tasting and marketing now seems extraordinarily glamourous in comparison to my current role of milk-manager and nappy-sniffer-in-chief!

Coincidently the wines I’ve been drinking lately have been just as unpredictable as each day of new motherhood; with excellent bottles of Malbec not from Argentina but from Chile and delicious Cabernet Sauvignon, usually synonymous with Chile, produced in Argentina. If one thing remains consistent though it’s that Chile and Argentina continue to produce some of the best bang for your buck wines around and here are two wines to prove it.

Lorca Fantasia Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Mendoza, Argentina (£11.64, Spirited Wines)
This youthful Cab is such a luscious purple colour it should be colour matched and made into a scarf. The bouquet is like a grownup glass of blackcurrant squash infused with eucalyptus and liquorice spice. The palate is as comforting as a bowl of black fruit summer pudding with hints of dark chocolate sauce and a finish that’s as warming as a baby’s smile.

LFE900 Malbec 2008, Colchagua Valley, Chile (ABS Wine Agencies)
Despite a name that sounds more like a part number for an electrical devise it actually stands for the name of the producer (Luis Felipe Edwards) and the number of meters above sea level the vines are grown. Quite a beast of a wine, it’s complex, velvety soft, plump with fresh red cherry flavours, vanilla and new leather it predictably goes well with fillet steak and salad.

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One Response to “Topsy-turvy wines….”

  1. Colin Smith says:

    Glad to see you are managing to find time for motherhood and tasting wine!