Tuesday, 23 April 2013
$27.95 at LCBO
Another great Rhone wine!
In the glass healthy, bright ruby red color.
On the nose fruit forward, prunes, blackberries, cherries leather notes.
On the palate medium bodied, dry, great balance.
Spices, cherries, floral flavours, little bit of minerality.
Long finish with a lot of fruit in the end.
This one is without any milk or cream.
First I fried onion and garlic.
Then added rice and fried a little on a hot pan.
After that I shocked the rice with little bit of wine and added water.
I didn't have fresh herbs, so I used dry Italian herbs.
After water evaporated I poured more, covered the dish and turned heat on low.
Meanwhile I cleaned cooked beats and cut them.
Now it's ready! Yum!
this wine from Rhone
Monday, 22 April 2013
$20.95 at LCBO
That was great Pinot! Burgundian style!
Bright, almost pink in the glass.
On the nose raspberries, floral, herbs.
On the palate dry, medium bodied, Fruit flavours, cherries, little bit of minerality, packed with flavour, good structure.
Delicious, fresh and long finish.
$21.95 at LCBO
It was rather disappointing.
It's not a bad wine but why did they put it in the vintage section?
It is good table wine, very young. Fresh berries flavours, fresh acidity. I think for this kind of wine this one is quite overpriced. I'm guessing back in Burgundy it will be 2-3 euro top.
I didn't enjoy it and it's made to be consumed young.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
$42.50 at LCBO
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, and 5% Cinsault
Dark red in the glass, opaque.
On the nose healthy, fragrant, dark berries, leather, licorice.
On the palate dry, full bodied, very complex, continue nose aromas. Leather, cherries, red currant. Very complex, great balance.
Long earthy finish.
Very good wine, can age a few years more.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Monday, 8 April 2013
$34.95 at LCBO
Well, first of all, you have to wash a bottle! And your hands.
Not a bad wine for non vintage. Needs a good pairing. I had a coq au vin and gratin Dauphinoise. Creamy gratin and light chicken in wine sauce were great for this wine.
In the glass ruby red,bright.
On the nose sweet fruit, berries, spice.
On the palate dry, full bodied, ripe berries, vanilla, fresh acidity of raspberries.
Fruity finish with clove notes.
Nice but not the best.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
$19.95 at LCBO
In the glass dark red, bright, healthy.
On the nose loads of dark fruit, cherry, tobacco.
On the palate, dry, medium to full body. On the palate flavors continue develop of dark fruit, meat, oak. Very smooth and silky with soft but firm tannins and balanced acidity.
Long pleasant finish.