A Chilean Carménère Good with a Tesco Moussaka

We have just returned from holiday at the Grand Palladium White Sand Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.  If you want to read our thoughts on the place, including the food, check out our Tripadvisor Review.  Most of the house wine included in the all-inclusive package was pretty average, especially the red,  although one or two of the a la carte restuarants were OK.

Anyway we were jet lagged and had a busy weekend, so we ate convenience food and take aways for a few days.

Tonight we had some Tesco Finest Lamb Moussaka, which we find reasonably tasty.  We last ate some on 4th Feb 2012 and paired it with an Aussie Shiraz.  This time we opened a bottle of Casa Porta Carménère 2009 from Costco that we had enjoyed previously on 21 December 2011 with a Beef and Pork Chilli.

We thought the wine was mellow with black cherries and plums and had a herby affinity.  An acceptable match and nice to drink decent everyday wine again without having to pay a premium for it.

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