Friday, November 12, 2010

A classy Chilean cab from the Co-op

It might seem perverse to write about a wine that’s not on promotion at the moment but sometimes it’s good to know about wines that are always good value. And this elegant 2008 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon from the Colchagua Valley which is made for the Co-op by the very respectable Luis Felipe Edwards is a case in point. It’s intensely fruity, as you’d expect from a Chilean Cab (with a lick of Carmenère) but has real elegance for a £5.99 wine. You could drink it with roast lamb, or a steak but it would actually be rather good with a chilli con carne too. Or a strong artisanal cheddar.

The only downside is that the label makes it look more like £3.99. Or perhaps I'm being unfair. What do you think?



  1. Personally, I feel it is just a label, I am more interested in what is inside. I am a fan of Chilean wine, mainly because of their quality and their affordability. I am a pensioner who is unable to afford most of the wines of which you speak.
    Equally personally, I feel that you, like so many people who write about wine, are a snob. I'm sorry, but the stuff is there to drink with a decent meal not to waffle about!

  2. I'm sorry you feel that, Julian. You might like to check out a price comparison site on which you'll be able to track your favourite wines - without the waffle ;-)

  3. Was going to say of course it's not available in our local Co-op. But it is!!! And it's rather good. Sipping a glass even as I write this.