“How I love ….” Chateau Blomac is a fair pelt from Azille, I wonder where the grapes come from?
We offered this to the Kerins to celebrate Paul’s Birthday. An Aldi own label, part of the crop received at Lesley’s Birthday Party. I thought this was fast approaching its best before; a sweet, corky taste with good bubbles, peaky rusty around the edges.
[Categories Champagne, pinot noir, chardonnay, munier ]
The Bartleys brought this to Dinner and once I got over my ABC aversion it proved to be quite nice.
Served very cold, this had a nice zing, with a bit of a buttery aftertaste which in not really to my taste.
Good value for money though I suspect and I bet the discounters will keep upping their game.
Competent slightly Oakey Chardonnay yet Characterless if you know what I mean.
The producing co-op is here
A blend of grapes from the Casablanca, San Antonio (62%) and Limari (38%) areas.
Despite my ABC prejudices, this wasn’t bad: buttery, slightly oaked structure, well presented, rich takeaway.
Ian & Jean served this at Ian’s launch of The Reluctant Cannibals in the Winding Stair bookshop.
Very dry, effervescent bang of an Apple Orchard in the mouth, very moreish. If the book is as good as this it’s a runaway, buy it now.
Lesley took me to Sicily in May and we ended the trip in Palermo.
These are some of the wines we had to sample there with Donald & Dale, who kindly travelled to spend the weekend with us.
Each as tasty as the last. Someone has to do it!
Catarratto (43%), Pinot Bianco (25%), Sauvignon (22%) and Traminer Aromatico (10%).