Cabernet Sauvignon - Red - Medium Bodied - Vegetarian - £20+
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.