[Categories Chile, Shiraz, ]
The by-product of an excellent Marks & Spencer meal deal.
Firm, silky, fruity, a delight.
For the money, an outstanding value claret that sends some of the famed / named houses to Coventry.
Pantone 209 with good legs in the glass, warm nose, wonderful dry mouthfeel, silky firm tannins, lovely aftertaste. Always a pleasure to imbibe a Chaignes creation.
A fruity flavoursome, lots of lush redcurrants in a firmish body. Rich colour.
Nice write up on Arnaud here: http://www.bbr.com/producer-1198-domaine-arnaud-ente
Dad brought this for his 80th Birthday Lunch and we got to try it later. “Old Steps” from the Island of the Nuraghi (the tower symbol of Sardinia) a solid dry Red from Sardinia.
“Old Vines Cultivated & Harvested with Passion” – Bottled in Bardolino?
Mellow Merlot from Down under, surprisingly good.
Brian McGuigan’s signed a lot of bottles before he retired!
Some Wild Geese for Dad’s Birthday.
Perhaps a bit over the hill, not quite vintage Lynch-Bages.
It was a bit thin with a rusty colour around the edges.
Nonetheless, a nice nose and you could taste the remnants of a more complex or fuller texture.
Powerful, Smooth, Hedge Berries and Vanilla – Gigondas – enjoyed with John and complimented by the Cheese Board.
€23.93 in Whelehans expertly poured with a corkage charge of €5
Red table wine from Spain a Grenache / Syrah blend.
Red Santa Cruz de Alpera
Appellation of Origin Almansa (http://denominacion-origen-almansa.com/)
John, Dad and I sampled this house Rose during our visits to The Wild Boar to watch the three SA tests.
A bit pricey for a table / house wine. Though pleasant enough to wash down the meat platters, unlike the result of the last two tests.
I like their Reds and this Sauvignon was a first – crisp and clean.