Now I’m not usually a wine drinker, I’m more of a spirit person. I have my cousin Chris to thank for that. I ask him for a Diet Coke and get a Brandy back that’s Diet Coke coloured! But I had the opportunity to try new brand Dark Horse* and their 2013 Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s taken me over a week to crack open the bottle, on account of everything being in boxes because we’re currently on the process of getting a new kitchen. So after unsuccessfully locating our actual wine glasses and just getting a new one (only to come home and find one in a picnic bag!), I’ve finallyyyyyy managed to get round to trying Dark Horse!
Dark Horse is a Californian-based winery. But seeing as we can’t all get out to Californ-i-a, what better way is there to experience flavours that are so distinctive you can almost taste the relaxing vibes that comes with the West Coast.
“…a complex yet versatile wine which is bold in flavour and stylish and contemporary in design.”
Now as I said, I’m not really a wine drinker but the flavours of the wine had definitely attracted my attention. And they did not disappoint!
Whilst the Chardonnay boasts fruity crisp flavours of refreshing baked apple, the Cabernet Sauvignon has deep berry flavours in its full-bodied rich finish. Even for a red wine it still has a smooth texture with its dark fruits. Perfect for an evening in a garden celebrating bonfire night with friends and family.
And let it never be said that there is no attention to detail, because even after I pulled the cork out the bottle I found it also had the Dark Horse logo on it. It’s the little things in life we remember right?
Dark Horse is available to buy for an RP of £8.99 and stockists include: Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Bargain Booze, Palmer & Harvey and Booker.
I’ve never been one for ‘about me’ pages so let's keep it short and sweet: I'm 25 (so I guess you could assume I'm going through a quarter-life crisis), London-based, love food, oh, and partial to a rum-based drink... or just the rum tbh.