TOP TIPPLE: 2009 Calvet reserve, Morrisons, £8.19

2009 Calvet reserve
2009 Calvet reserve
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SMOOTH with plenty of fruit, a hint of oak and a touch of class, this Bordeaux blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes is nicely balanced and silky.

French wine is not generally praised too highly in these columns – you pay too much for too little generally – but this one is worth the extra.

Calvet’s leading brand of claret has intense berry fruit flavours and is, apparently, made in a slightly more modern style but retains its definite Bordeaux character.

Enjoy with classic roast dishes or beef casserole.