Floral, with strawberries and cream nose and a delicious strawberry and pink grapefruit fruitiness on the palate. Gentle fizz, and a pleasant fresh finish. Tried to drink it in the garden, alas - the wind blew us right back in. At least the sun is out!
Will be heading for a BYO celebration meal at the Coal Shed a bit later, and after much umming and ahing decided to take the Chateau Dauzac Margaux to go with our (much anticipated) steaks…
After a weekend inspired by @Freddy, enjoying both Bin002 and Young and Crazy rather a lot, this evening’s dinner was a Thai curry so I opened a bottle of 2017 Caves de Turckheim Alsace Gewürztraminer. Honey sweet with lychee and peach to begin with, but then revealing lots of tarragon and ginger notes on the slightly dry finish. I’ve had better, but it’s not bad at all.
Oh man, I remember the days!! Local community centre with what seemed like hundreds (in reality, 30 max) children screaming and running around in a state of total ecstasy…
Glad you survived it!
(If it helps, the same scenario, but with 16 year olds is not much better )…
Quite a dark pinot with a purplish tinge. Dark cherry flavours developing into a fresh, dry slightly tannic feeling. Long finish. Not getting any farmyard on this myself, but finding it very satisfying and easy to drink, though quite slow. Each mouthful has to be savoured, and won’t be hurried . Initial sweetness is well balanced by a pleasing acidity. Very nice wine, but only 1 bottle left.
The Dauzac hit the spot beautifully! What a wine…!
Bar a faint ‘green’ note, you wouldn’t know it’s from not so good a vintage. The aroma was positively bewitching - cedar, sweet tobacco, violets and incredible blackberry/bramble nose. Tannins were chalky, but very present still, with quite a zing of acidity and fresh hedgerow fruit notes. Great (quite ‘taut’, in a positive way) structure, and a long finish. The steaks were greatly enhanced by it! Still got a few years to go, I reckon.
The heavens opened about half an hour ago, and I had a sudden craving for something resembling a jar of blackberry jam, with a teaspoon of vanilla essence and a shot of vodka stirred in. It’s going down very nicely
Don’t know the label, but it almost looks like a schwarzbier. Which would also be good in this weather.
Opened a Zuccardi Q Tempranillo with chicken basque this evening. I have been very impressed by this wine for the last couple of years - it is one of my favourite Argentine wines. A good alternative to mid range Rioja.
My tasting notes were:
Clear and bright. Deep red centre, red rim. Clean nose. Intense. Tabaco, leather, vanilla, red fruits. Hints of pepper. Clean palate. Dry. Full, but smooth tannins. Good acidity. Fresh red and black fruits. Rounded. Smooth. Medium/long finish. Great with Chicken basque.