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#WinePicks: Red Wine’s Perfect For Valentine’s Day

written by Wendy Watta 9th February 2016

Valentine’s Day calls for nothing short of a dark, full-bodied and robust bottle of wine to help set the mood. Here are some sophisticated options  for the most romantic day of the year!

Nederburg Manor House Cabernet Sauvignon#WinePicks:Red wines perfect for valentine's

South Africa

Ksh 2,275

  • Nose: Aromas of blackcurrant, cassis, chocolate and mocha.
  • Palate: Ripe blackberry and currant, mocha and a hint of oak spices with firm, but supple tannins.
  • Food pairing: Rosemary-infused lamb, petit poussin with thyme, sirloin or Chateaubriand.

Available from: The Wine Shop, Chandarana, Nakumatt, Vintage Cigars Ltd, Haven, Mega Wines and Spirits Ltd

 

 

Nederburg Manor House Shiraz#WinePicks:Red wines perfect for valentine's

South Africa

Ksh 2,275

  • Nose: Ripe berries enhanced by spicy notes of cinnamon and clove.
  • Palate: Dense ripe black fruit and wood spice with a firm structure and a long finish.
  • Food pairing: Steak au poivre, Boeuf Bourguignon, richly flavoured casseroles, grilled beef, roast lamb, venison, duck and quail.

Available: The Wine Shop, Chandarana, Nakumatt, Vintage Cigars Ltd, Haven, Mega Wines and Spirits Ltd

 

Catena Malbec

CATENA MALBEC

Argentina

Ksh 2,283

  • Nose: Aromas of blackberries, violets, and vanilla
  • Palate: Black and red fruit flavours alongside lavender, wood and minerals. Remarkable concentration and finely-grained tannins stand with great acidity.
  • Food pairing: Braised lamb shanks, boneless club steak.

Available from WOW Beverages, Kileleshwa.

 

 

Alamos Malbec#WinePicks:Red wines perfect for valentine's

Argentina

Price: Ksh 1,350

  • Nose: Black cherry aromas with a light floral nose and a touch of toast.
  • Palate: Concentrated cassis and black raspberry fruit interwoven with a touch of chocolate and sweet spice from light oak aging.
  • Food pairing: Beef burger, spicy chicken, mature cheese.

Available from WOW Beverages, Kileleshwa

 

 

Darling Cellars ShirazDARLING CELLARS SHIRAZ

South Africa

Price: 1,620

  • Nose: Spice, dark plums and bramble berries
  • Palate: Flavours follow on the palate and combined with a fine tannin profile and integrated oaking give the wine great length
  • Food pairing: A great match with most barbequed meat.

Available from MIA Wines & Spirits

 

 

Villiera Down To Earth RedVILLIERA DOWN TO EARTH RED

South Africa

Price: 1,260

  • Nose: Cinnamon, clove and cassis
  • Palate: An explosion of spice and dark berry flavours with a long, lingering finish.
  • Food pairing: Goat’s-milk cheeses, biltong salad, bacon quiche, sausages, lamb stew, mushroom pate, salmon, spaghetti bolognaise and souvlaki.

Available from MIA Wines & Spirits

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