This wine was a complete wildcard during a virtual cheese and wine tasting night we had with friends over the dreaded Zoom. This Cabernet Sauvignon is from California where the grape is King and is an amazing all rounder, available at a good price. It is called Showdown ‘The Man With The Ax’ which the label has in spades. The wine is full of ripe blackcurrant, with a long and fruity finish, like licking a purple opal fruit. It was recommended to go with cheese by a stores sommelier and we were not disappointed. You could just sit down and share a bottle (with yourself) or have with so many types of food. It certainly is a versatile wine, so relax and enjoy its not so over powering but cosy taste.
Due to the time of year these wines were drank we are going onto another red, from Chilean Winery Millaman and their 2017 Carmenere. This is a top full bodied bottle of wonder for such a young wine. What adds such a sweet and spicy taste is the fact it is aged for twelve months in French Oak, bringing it to a full on intense red colour. With soft ripe tannins and a round long finish it really is a beautiful wine. It is one to be paired with steak or a rich meat dish. It is a bottle I would go back to.