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Monday 22 December 2014

The Ten Best New World Red Wines

Coyam Emiliana 2005
Wonderful biodynamic blend from Chile, mainly cabernet sauvignon, syrah and merlot. Considerable depth of flavours, but elegant and well structured; perfect with roast chicken, red meat or even monkfish.
Price: £12.50
www.corksout.com
www.vintageroots.co.uk
0800 980 4992
Coyam Emiliana 2005
Wonderful biodynamic blend from Chile, mainly cabernet sauvignon, syrah and merlot. Considerable depth of flavours, but elegant and well structured; perfect with roast chicken, red meat or even monkfish.
Price: £12.50 www.corksout.com www.vintageroots.co.uk 0800 980 4992
Soluna Premium Malbec
Sensational fairtrade wine from a boutique winery in the Mendoza valley of Argentina. Carefully made, full-bodied, with rich tastes of autumn fruits on the palate and a long velvety finish. Ideal with steak or seasonal game.
Price: £9.95 www.ethicalwine.com 01454 313 300
Masi Tupungato Passo Doble 2006
Blends Argentinian Malbec grapes with semi-dried Corvina grapes from Italy, so just about New World! Raisiny, spicy, full-bodied; a robust accompaniment to roast pheasant or jugged hare.
Price: £9.49 www.oddbins.com 0800 328 2323
The Wine Society Cape Blend 2004
A European-style blend of South African varietals, including the local spicy pinotage, give this full-bodied wine hints of black fruits and raisins. And it's a bargain.
Price: £8.50 www.thewinesociety.com 01438 737700
Poco Mas Carmenere 2006
Well-balanced Chilean, packed with dark fruits and a touch of mint and spice. Perfect pizza 'n' pasta wine, or with game and casseroles.
Price: £5.99 www.vinoceros.com 01872 264 824
Bellingham Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Leavened with a touch of cabernet franc, this approachable red is a juicy mouthful of ripe black fruits with violet aromas. Great for meaty casseroles.
Price: £7.99 www.corksout.com www.morrisons.co.uk
Morande Carignan 2004
Made from old vines in Chile's Loncomilla Valley, where the small yield results in an intense, concentrated, fruit-driven wine, mellowed in oak barrels. Match with roast pork and fine cheeses.
Price: £8.99 www.corksout.com www.marksandspencer.com 0845 609 0200
Angove's Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Blackcurrant and mint abound in this smoothly engineered cab-sauv from one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries. Excellent now, but will get even better with a little ageing in the bottle.
Price: £8.99 www.corksout.com www.laithwaites.co.uk 0845 194 7720
Lyngrove Platinum Shiraz 2004
Fabulous shiraz from the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. A robust, warming wine, the shiraz bite has softened from a few years in the bottle, and its smoky finish makes it a terrific wine for this time of year.
Price: £10.90 www.corksout.com 01925 267 700
Grant Burge Miamba Barossa Shiraz 2005
FA typically full-frontal shiraz from Down Under: big, red fruit flavours with vanilla-scented oak and black pepper. Long, long finish.
Price: £11.50 www.southaustralianwines.com; 01423 711703

You'll be the toast of the town with one of these scrumptious wines.

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