Wines of the week: Odfjell Old Vine Carignan 2011; Cuatro Rayas Verdejo 2012; Grignan-les-Adhémar Cuvée Traditionelle 2011
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Sunday 27 October 2013
Odfjell Old Vine Carignan 2011
Chill autumn days were designed for this. Warming and satisfying, made from old Carignan vines in Chile's Maule Valley, there are fresh black-cherry fruits mingling with tastes of leather, vanilla and a hint of chocolate, all of which linger on the palate for a long time. Drink with roast or grilled meats, particularly venison. £14.99, virginwines.co.uk
Cuatro Rayas Verdejo 2012
Refreshing and invigorating, this Spanish white is bursting with flavours of citrus and pears, but an underlying touch of spice gives a nice edge of richer complexity. This makes it versatile enough to drink with both simple fish dishes and white meats such as chicken or pork. £7.99, Marks & Spencer
Grignan-les-Adhémar Cuvée Traditionelle 2011
Excellent does-what-it-says- on-the-tin Rhône red from one of the lesser-known AOC areas – a very accessible, medium-bodied, fruity, everyday wine, slightly spicy on the finish, that would be great for stocking up for festive-season gatherings. £7.75 (normally £8.50), Asda
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