The Best Wines of 2015
We all love a glass of wine, whether you’re a sweet and white type of guy, or you love your deep velvety reds. Wine is the beverage that just seems to go with any meal. Not only that – it also goes with just about any occasion! But there’s one problem. If you’re anything like me, you often find yourself running out of wines to try. What do you do once you’ve sampled just about every bottle the local shop has to offer? To give you a helping hand, here is a collection of some of the finest wines of the last year. Hopefully, there will be some interesting surprises in here that you might not have considered!
Chateau Coufran 2004
This wine is known, first and foremost, for its subtle softness. Not only that, but it also has a slight taste of bramble and ripe plum. This is a delicious combination and makes it the perfect wine for any meal containing red meat.
High Sands Grenache 2010
This is a compelling and beautiful little Australian wine. At first taste, it seems a touch silky, but the palate gets a lot deeper. The incredible thing about this particular wine is that it is made from vines dating back to 1946. You don’t get that kind of vintage very often, and certainly not for the reasonable price at which you can find this one. Great for a whole range of occasions, particularly after-dinner.
Bellamico Falanghina Beneventano 2014
The Bellamico Falanghina might be one of the most underrated wines of the recent past. The fine Italian grape makes for a refreshing and scrumptious white wine which is free and easy-going on the tongue. Once you have this in your collection, your next essential task will be to read up on some reviews for coolers. You definitely want to keep this one as well as you can.
Chapel Down Bacchus 2014
2014 was a very fine year indeed, particularly for English wine – which doesn’t always receive the respect it truly deserves. However, this Bacchus is really delightful. This is a classic dry white wine, but with a particular pungent punch which really sets it apart from the rest. It is likely to be as good as any sauvignon blanc you have tasted in recent years. And at an average price of around £12, it is most definitely a bargain.
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1994
This one really turned a lot of heads in the past year. With that vintage, it is obviously not going to be a cheap one. However, it is well worth the cost. This wine has been accepted almost universally as being one of the very finest of the last decade. For this reason alone, it simply had to be included in a list of the best wines of the last year. It is still going strong! This is one that you would definitely have to save up for. But if you have any weddings or anniversaries coming up in your family – give it a shot!