Looking outside, the good old (real) British summer is back! but mustn’t grumble - it’s been an amazing summer this far, and if one can trust the BBC (one doesn’t anymore) - the sun should show its face again soon. So! what will you be drinking this evening, regardless of the weather?
For us, it’ll be this beauty:
I say ‘beauty’ only because I love the variety, but haven’t actually tried this particular wine. So looking forward to it! Thinking of cooking some wild boar Massaman curry with it, as got some left over boar from a roast we had a couple weeks back. The light and creamy curry should - hopefully- work OK with the wine. And even if not - this is the wine I desire tonight, so it’ll just have to work!
We’re supposed to be having some friends over for a barbecue tomorrow - it is really not looking like barbecue weather today but they tell me it’ll be a bit nicer in the morning. We’ll see! Anyway, if the sun shines on us then we’ll probably open one or several of the following:
On day 2 of the Rubicon which is a beauty and the Duracell of left bank blends - half a bottle shows absolutely no ill effects of a night in the fridge and is still as robust as last night, and so long with an evolving complexity. Very glad to have gone for the '15 on EP - it is more muscular than comparable Bordeaux but also so much more accessible young but still with the weight to age. Hugely impressed.
I thought I’d give this a go today. I bought 4 bottles last week at a reduced price in a Society special offer. Extremely enjoyable. It is a bit more full-bodied than I expected and has a great deal of character.
The Roero Arneis was, indeed, a beauty! If you’re in search of an interesting and a slightly different white- I highly recommend it. The husband issued a wolf-like howl at the first glass. I think it’s a good sign.
Lovely nose- Floral (white blossom?), Danish pastry (or was it a combination of pastry + apricot?), peach, honey cream with some unidentifiable herbs. The palate, too, was lovely- creamy texture, rich without being cloying, with notes of apricot and honey. Lively orange pith finish, which really lifted it. It complemented our curry so well, but could have just drunk it on its own it was so delectable! Three cheers to the producers and buyer!
That’s it until Provence now…