Wines of the week: Les Maros, Terrasses du Larzac, 2011; Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009; Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 20 October 2013
Les Maros, Terrasses du Larzac, 2011
Superb modern wine-making in the heart of the Languedoc. Made from old Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault vines, there are aromas of liquorice and leather on the nose and spicy dark fruits on the palate here. Intense and complex, but fresh and silky. Will keep, but wonderful now with any autumn game, particularly venison. £14.99, cambridgewine.com
Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009
Just the thing for a bowl of pasta or a steak on a cooler autumnal evening. Characteristic flavours of chocolate and coffee with ripe plums and blackberries are to the fore in this fine Stellenbosch blend from one of South Africa's best producers. £8.99 (each, for two bottles as part of a purchase of six mixed bottles; normally £11.24), majestic.co.uk
Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Just because it's widely available and discounted (of which this is probably the best deal), should not detract from the sheer quality of this benchmark Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Bursting with vibrant gooseberry, citric and green-herb flavours, this is simply a great all-round wine at a great price. £6.99 (until 29 October; normally £9.99), Co-op stores
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