I bought a bottle of Chateau de Villeneuve Saumur 2016 and a bottle of
At lunch, so its going to be a toss up between one of them tonight. Probably the Cab Franc. Next weekend I am hosting the six nations in my house on Saturday for a group of people. Planning on a beverage selection that covers all 6 nations so I am looking forward to that. The Langhe may make a reappearance if I like it.
So it’s Burns night, and haggis neeps and tatties has just been demolished, and splendid it was too.
I opened this to accompany:-
Light purple in colour, something floral, vanilla, black cherry, fuel [I seem to smell fuel in every wine!!!] on the nose, tannins and a little acidity, black wine gum, red sports mixture, black fruit with a peppery warmth to finish. I quite like the fact that the wine is not too alcoholic you can tell when tasting. Turned out to be a pretty good match for the haggis.
Everyone have a great weekend and enjoy whatever you are drinking. G
I’ve driven to Glasgow today , then Edinburgh and I’m now sitting at Leith dock waiting for Mr. Leah to get finished up & spend a couple of hours with us before heading across to my friend in Dalgety Bay! The 6 year old has vomited twice and the 3 year old has had a nose bleed, an epic meltdown and is now sobbing ! So tonight I will be drinking ALL the gin and maybe some of the left over Frankovka from last night !
@tom’s right - this is delicious. Plenty of classic syrah oomph on the nose, a carnival procession on the palate and a classy finish. This has made my provisional decision to skip the 2017 Rhône a lot harder to cling on to.
We drank a Frédéric Mochel Traenheim 2014 from the northern end of the Alsace vineyards. Mrs Robertd and I visited Mochel last year having seen them listed by the TWS, and were really taken by this blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. Dry and fruity, with 9 months aging on lees - ripe pears, quinces, baked apples, a bit smoky, a bit spicy, and drank well with the smoked fish.