My Wife and I took to drinking a lot of Red Wine in a rainy spring until the English Summer finally got round to appearing. During that time we had three excellent and highly recommended red wines.
The first was the excellent 2015 Cabalie from France at 13%. It has a stylish label and has a lovely aroma of fruits, particularly blackcurrants. The taste both with and without food was fruity and peppery and just a very pleasant drink. It is one of the few red wines I would buy simply to drink on its own.
Next up is The Holdings 2015 Syrah Malbec; a lovely 13% red from Argentina. The label is a bit of an odd one but I think it works in its own way. The aroma is of strong red fruits and the taste was dry, lightly fruity but also slightly sharp. We had the wine with a steak and it went really well with it. I would buy again to have alongside red meat.
Last but by no means least, the 2014 El Bombero; a 15% red from Spain. The label screams Spanish at you and the aroma is juicy berries and vanilla. Both with and without food it is smooth, rich and a little bit spicy. It is though very easy to drink and I would buy again to drink for any meal appropriate to have red wine alongside.