Something red for the weekend

Marananga Dam Grenache Shiraz Mourv�dre 2008
Marananga Dam Grenache Shiraz Mourv�dre 2008

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It’s always nice when you unexpectedly find a wine that really grabs your attention. Last weekend, while away staying with friends,

I was poured not one but two wines that you should definitely make an effort to taste.

Los Molles Carménère 2009, Valle del Limaru (M&S £9.99) is a classic example of just what can make Chilean Carménère so interesting. Made by the highly-regarded Vina Tabali winery, this has great balance and surprising elegance.

Southern Rhone red blends are something which South Australia’s Barossa Valley can do really well.

This week’s top tipple comes from the Torbreck winery and is an absolute star, but not for the faint-hearted!

Top tipple

Marananga Dam Grenache Shiraz Mourvédre 2008, Barossa Valley

Made from old vines, this is big, bold red wine with dark fruits, spices, herbs and mocha followed by a warm, rich and spicy finish.

M&S £13.99