Some Bordeaux-inspired reds

No videos for the next fortnight – I’m doing a catch-up of wines I’ve tasted in the last few months but which for some reason didn’t make it onto film (or SD card). So here goes…

Grand Tayac-001
Chateau Tayac Margaux 2007, Bordeaux, France (£14.99
Gentle and juicy, now mature, but there’s still enough spice-tinged blackcurrant and plum flavour to give pleasure. Not fine, but honest and tasty. S-


MCC CS-001
Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Puente Alto, Chile ( £11.99 Sainsbury’s)
Classy style that is all the better for being decanted well in advance. Fresh and ripe, with a tar-like intensity to the blackcurrant and dark berry flavours, bold but held in check by silky tannins and a light leafy freshness. S(-)


St Andrews Cab-001
Wakefield St Andrew’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Clare Valley, Australia (Hennings Wine Merchant, Peake Wine Associates, Oz Wines, Partridges Gloucester Road, Taste Fine Wines, Harper Wells)
Intense, sweetly fruited (is that a word??) and fleshy, proudly sporting its juicy plummy fruit, and note afraid to show just the right amount of vanilla and mint nuances. Maybe not the most complex of wines, but has lots of lovely flavour. S