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#HLDrinks: Le Bonheur Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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With temperatures in the Southern Hemisphere hitting an all time high, it's been all crisp white wine and fresh, light bubbly all the time.

But the weather's a-changing, and we're looking longingly at the reds that were benched for the summer season. Because red's just a touch deeper, a smidge more sophisticated - it's a wine for the big problems in life: rain on your wedding day? Red wine. A free ride when you've already paid? Red wine. A black fly in your Chardonnay? Switch to red. It's certainly not ironic, just legitimate red-wine moments.

Le Bonheur's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (R125) is the kind of wine you'd expect Olivia Pope to pour generous glasses of while navigating the tricky political scandals of a Republican-led Washington. Rich, bold and fruity, this is the bottle you'll pop open with your lover or your bestie, because the full-bodied liquid is ripe for DMCs or, when it comes to Ms Pope, drama.

Solid tannins balance out succulent berry, prune and cherry on the palate delivering a satisfying flavour that develops with each sip, so you'll be revisiting Le Bonheur for every time life throws you lemons (or a veritable Alanis Morissette moment), and it's the best way to reintroduce reds into your drinking repertoire. Having it with dinner? Couple this Cab Sauv with a grilled beef tenderloin, seasoned with olive oil, freshly ground black pepper and salt flakes.