I can't disguise the fact that I am rather partial to a nice glass of wine, especially when curled up with a good book or my knitting. I've done an evening long introduction to wine tasting course at my local independent wine shop which certainly taught me a lot, but I'm still much more of a James May than an Oz Clarke when it comes to knowing about wine. I generally buy things that are on some sort of a special offer in the supermarket and go back to the ones that I discover that I really like.
One that I found recently in the Waitrose new world wines offer certainly fell into the category of wines that I'll go back and buy more of. Since honeymooning in New Zealand earlier this year I'm always on the lookout for wines from there to remind me of our trip. Therefore when I saw the Nobilo Five Fathoms Merlot I certainly thought it was worth a try.
It really is a fantastic, easy drinking, red. A good weight to it without it being so heavy that it induces a sore head the next morning means that it works well either on its own or as an accompaniment to food. Flavours of red fruit certainly come from it as well.
I've already been back and bought some more, but if you see it on the shelves then I'd recommend giving it a try.