It's the time of the year when wine lovers get excited. See this list of classic French reds for Christmas and find a special bottle to celebrate the festive season...

Classic French reds for Christmas:

It’s the season when you allow yourselves to open your best kept wines or go to your local wine merchant and finally buy that beautiful bottle that you’ve been longing to purchase all year long, but never found the right occasion to do so. Christmas is the time.

The Decanter team have looked through multiple tastings from 2014 – 2015 and picked 10 classic French wines, in a range of styles and prices, to give a little “touche française” to your Christmas.