For a midweek meal we had Old El Paso’s Taco kit. Taco shells are loaded with minced beef cooked with a spice mix containing seasoning, paprika and cumin. The tacos are topped with salsa, tomatoes, grated Cheddar, sour cream, guacamole and crisp lettuce.
With so many flavours, finding a good wine pairing is a challenge. Research online suggested a variety of options including Tempranillo, Shiraz and South American reds.
We decided on a bottle of Corte Ignacio Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, a full-bodied Chilean red from the Wine Society. A couple of mouthfuls indicated this was not a good match, so we set the wine aside.
We turned to a bottle of La Moneda Merlot Reserva 2014, another full-bodied Chilean red, this time from Asda.
We detected red fruits on the nose, dark plum flavours and a spicy finish. Whilst the wine was a good match with the tacos, we will try to improve on the pairing next time.