Robust and powerful reds are full-bodied or very full-bodied wines that have rich flavours.
Due to oak maturation, you can discern powerful spicy notes. High tannins lend these wines a good structure.
Due to their tannins, these wines are a good match for equally robust foods, such as game and other hearty meat dishes or strong cheeses.
Try with venison or rabbit stew, herb-marinated lamb chops or strong cheeses, such as aged Gruyère or Roquefort.
Red wines are best served slightly below room temperature, at 16–18°C. Chilling a bottle from room temperature to the perfect serving temperature takes about half an hour in a fridge.