We finished off the slow cooked Beef Brisket Stew from the previous evening (see 11 Feb) and decided on a bottle of Wild River Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 from the Sunday Times Wine Club. We last tasted this with a Turkish lamb dish (see 13 November 2011).
Unlike last evening I thought this medium-bodied Australian red was an instant success with the meal. Teresa was less sure, although she didn’t think it clashed. Blackcurrants were very prominent and there was a slightly sharp edge on the finish that I enjoyed, but Teresa was less impressed with this. Overall then not a perfect match and an indication yet again that not all beef stews are easy to pair wine with.