Cabernet Sauvignon is the hero of Bordeaux, anchoring famous clarets like Château Lafite and Château Latour. But it is increasingly impressive in regions as far flung as California, Australia's Coonawarra, Chile and Argentina - where it ripens fully. The thick skin deepens tannin and colour, making it ideal for cellaring. Expect black fruits - blackcurrants and black cherry in particular, often with mint or pepper characters.
Laithwaite's began in 1969, when geography student Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux ...
and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that hundreds of little wineries all around the world were soon
queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from
including red, white, rosé, Champagne, Prosecco, spirits ... you name it. Tony's still at it - and now really good
at washing bottles. Read more