I find myself on a Friday morning with literally Wine on my mind!
This weekend I am helping my friend move house as he is moving in for the first time with a lady! So he promised me (in his words) ‘some posh booze’ however, I am bringing to the inevitable fish and chip dinner…
(From the Society)
This blend nearly showed up the Puligny Montrachet at TWS’s summer tasting last year - It was powerful, creamy, buttery, smoky, complex…an absolute steal for the £20 a bottle tag. If you see anymore of this, immediately buy it!
Then for after
No idea what this is like - I’ll pop it in a jug an hour or so before and take my chances!
I’m expecting big whites and possibly some rose from you all…!
Will be sampling this later, hope I can make it to 5pm !! Enjoy your weekend all. G
Update:- Although smooth as silk, and reasonable amount of dark fruit, thought it was a bit thin. Would anyone like to offer a view on whether or not I should put the other 5 bottles away for a time? It is a 2015. G
At risk of getting the wrath of those that missed out, this is on my menu tonight. I’m doing a pork mince and sausagemeat lasagne, no tomatoes, with a middle layer of asparagus, fresh peas and Parmesan.
Back on Terra Firma - at least where wine is concerned! I realised I knew virtually nothing about Israeli wine during our short visit. Things certainly moved on since 1995… (not on all fronts, of course- but that’s for another forum altogether!).
Tonight, we shall be comparing two Cab Francs. This old favourite:
Which I notice is no longer available, and this one from Anjou:
Also not in stock anymore!..
Will be interesting to see how the cooler Loire will fare against the hotter Languedoc.
Before the excitement begins I shall try this Palo Cortado from M&S, which I’m rather curious about:
Weekend, here we come (and Luton, we shall never come again!!! )…
Good weekend, one and all
For one of these this weekend will be the end of the road (if I can find the bottle). At the moment leaning towards the Nebbiolo. A friend is coming over for dinner so will probably open that and a 2011 Fattoi Brunello.