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.
Rich, dark red colour with ripe, punchy, plum flavours, sweet black cherry and a velvet finish. Delicate wood does not mask the ripe fruit.
Rich opulent flavours of dark fruit, violets, black pepper and liquorice. Round and smooth palate with a lingering soft finish. Hints of oak, soft tannins and voluptuous flavours makes for early, easy drinking.
Intense color and aroma with great complexity, earthy mineral character black fruit aromas, spicy notes of black and green pepper. Very elegant, with mineral tobacco aromas, ends with subtle coffee and toasty aromas. Very tight and precise on the pal
Warm, it shows a perfect balance among the power of the tannins, the high alcohol and the refreshing acidity. Never ending after taste.
A dark rubish color. Subtle flavors of acidulous red berries with a core of cedar and cigar box. A pretty dynamic attack with a good freshness. Full and smooth, it develops fruits of the forest notes which displays a long and solid finish.
Rich, round and full-bodied with mocha and smoke from oak aging.
Round and juicy but oak char intrusive. Fresh but slightly drying finish.
This 2010 Saint-Emilion exhibits a purple-tinted dark red colour, obtained thanks to the late harvest of the grapes. On the nose, it is fruity and reveals grilled notes. On the palate, the 2010 Chateau Fombrauge offers fresh blueberry, red and black
Cassis and dark bramble fruits are front and center, accented with pencil shavings, charred wood, lavender and iron. Don't be fooled by the softness of the tannins...they are very fine-grained but also quite plentiful. Plump in the middle and long on
Full bodied, bold, dry, soft tannins, dark fruits, a little green bell pepper.
Deep garnet red. Intense aroma with clean scents of wild rose, vanilla, licorice and spices. Feather the resin of pine and tobacco. Taste is full and elegant, full bodied, with tannins in evidence, with recurring olfactory sensations. Enjoyable are t
Aromas of mineral, blackberry and licorice lead to a full body, with lots of racy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. There's plenty of character, with a polished, refined style, yet tannic.
Round tannins with powerful complexity. A rich unctuous wine with notes of mature plums, hazelnuts and red fruits.
An inviting fragrance recalls rose, violet, berries and a whiff of leather. The understated palate offers up sour cherry accented with subtle oak, toast, espresso, vanilla and baking spices alongside drying tannins.
Garnet-red in color with ruby reflections. Intense perfume with clean scent of roses, vanilla, licorice, spices and toasted oak. Gentle notes of absinthe. The flavor is full and elegant, good- bodied and austere with recurring olfactory sensations. T
Fresh, long, with very good structure, velvety tannins and great complexity of mineral notes along with fresh fruit flavours, contributing with great tension for an intense, persistent and long lasting wine.
Soft tannins with plum, tart and musk flavors. Easy drinking
Aromas of dark fruit (Morello cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant) and mocha, with burnt notes. It is full and creamy in the mouth with ripe and supple tannins and considerable length.
This classic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of ripe redcurrant, cassis and a hint of savoury spice. On the palate, its seductive fruit flavours are wrapped around a core of fresh acidity and firm – yet perfectly integrated –
The Cabernet Sauvignon delivers dark fruit and spicy notes, in a style that is fruit-forward and crowd-pleasing. Soft tannins and a splash of fresh acidity make this a versatile wine for entertaining.
Ruby color, medium body. Balsamic nose of rapsberries, sour cherry, pepper, hints of spices. On finish all is balanced except strong tannins.
Mixed berry bouquet, soft candy and hint of spice. Palate is medium to full bodied with more berries. Good structure, fresh tannins.