A gift from John & Susan, a deliciously full bodied, mellow fruity wine.
Masi describe it as “nectar angelorum hominibus” or Nectar of the Angels for Men and this 50th anniversary 2013 vintage doesn’t disappoint.
from their website
Rosso del Veronese IGT
Full bodied, smooth and velvety, but approachable and versatile in its food pairings. Combines simplicity with style, strength and majesty.
This is the original Supervenetian created by Masi in 1964 and internationally recognised as a wine of “stupendous body and complexity”, the prototype for a new category of wines from the Veneto inspired by the Amarone production method (Burton Anderson). Its own production method was described by Hugh Johnson as “an ingenious technique”.
Acceptable enough, soft sweet fruit.
‘Bottled for Febvre at Alzey germany’. Nondescript bulk wine from Chile.
Wineonline Pot Luck using Febvre liquidation stock so thankfully we won’t have to face up to it again.
A pleasant find – a dinner party guest bring – from South West Spain in the DO Ribera del Guadiana
Delicious, light, fruity wine from Austria.
Crisp as a tayto, I can only imagine how refreshing this would be on a warm summer’s day.
Sangre de Toro 2013 Torres
Tasty, Warm, Fruity, Oakey, a consistently good, well made wine.
New smart Front and Back label designs and the plastic bull glued to the side of stelcap, perhaps to draw your attention away from the screwtop.
Excellent party wine: we served this to our English and American guests at New Year’s Eve. A slight bit of sediment.
Another bauble from the wineonline.ie bin end case.
The Ink dark colour would suggest a mouthbuster hit but delivery is quite reserved. A light, slighty gritty, fruity cloying taste. Not unpleasant and perhaps more Merlot than Syrah in the blend. Good party wine.
Tony Hodges introduced this on his weekend visit.
A great weekend starting with a visit to the Fishshack for supper. Having narrowly avoided a trip to Mountjoy (sold out!) we then visited Ryans of Parkgate Street, Collins Barracks, The Weston for Tea, The Abbey and had a nice meal in Nicos.
The prosecco, described as Il Vino dei Poeti was lovely, fresh with soft bubbles and almond nut.
This was the house wine in Nicos, a 2013 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Cerulli Spinozzi.
Reliable background music to the super food.
Another consistent offering from the MGM Mondo del Vino people: this Grillo from Sicily.
Grillo is normally a blending grape for Marsala but on its own is a refreshing drop, especially on a warm evening.
On offer from O’Briens, another good party wine.
A first: wine specially selected by a Petrol Station which probably says more for Applegreen’s aspirations that my wine snobbery.
Very crisp, compact and tarty Sauvignon from the Valle Central in Chile.
Good party wine I guess.
One of a bring from Ian to his fifth decade bash.
Good write-up here:
Mas Belles Eaux is a sister vineyard to Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron. It is owned by French insurance company AXA and was run by Jean-Michel Cazes of Château Lynch-Bages – makers of our other current favourite Rose L’Ostal Cazes – for a while.
And this doesn’t disappoint, recommended by the Assistant Manager in O’Briens Sandymount.
Well constructed, pink tint with delicate berry nose and very smooth dry moreish taste. Delicious.
We all enjoyed this celebrating Ian’s Birthday on a humid and wet summer Sunday.
Summer Rose offer: Buy one Get One half price @ €14.49