It is what made Chile famous in the first place; inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignon. We Irish fell in love with it many years ago, and still cannot get enough. Back then we were used to drinking Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux. The Chilean version was a little riper and more full-bodied. It was also much cheaper and a lot more consistent. The Torres version is a classic. Medium-bodied ripe plums, blackcurrant and cassis with good acidity and a nice structure. Perfect with roast red meats or grilled pork chops.
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Viña Esmeralda 2014, Catalunya
€13.95 from independent off-licences
The first time I tried this wine I was sitting outside a tapas bar in London on a very warm summer evening. I was completely won over. The crafty blend of Moscatel and Gewürztraminer is a winning combination. This is quintessential summer wine; fragrant and floral, with succulent pears, grapes and lychees. It has just enough refreshing acidity to balance out the rounded finish. Try it, sitting outside, as soon as the next fine evening comes along, by itself or, even better, with a plate a prawns.