Archive for June, 2012

Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 – what i’m drinking at the time 28.06.12

Hey guys, hello again! We got some more Margaret River today this one from Cape Mentelle.

Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

This wine is the flagship of the Cape Mentelle range sourced from the Wallcliffe Vineyard planted by founder David Hohnen in 1970 and sits pretty in the Excellent category in the Langtons Classification. I arrived at dinner to see this wine already in a decanter. It had already been sleeping soundly for two hours so I grabbed a few glasses and dished this guy around the table. I didn’t see the bottle so essentially I tried this wine blind.

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El Coto Rioja Crianza 2008 – what i’m drinking at the time 20.06.2012

Goooooood morning afternoon evening and night. Today is a Wednesday so as usual, its wine night. I bought this particular bottle as part of my ongoing quest to open my families horizons on the wine world. We have been drinking a lot of Australian stuff as of late so I picked this wine which is a more “fruity” wine as a way to transition the usual fruit forward wines of the new world into a more subtle wines of the old world. I also used the aid of the great equalizer….

 

 Tonight’s wine…

Behold! Your wine! What is it? Well, you should know, it’s in the title, but one of the best ways to try a wine is to remove your preconceptions with the humble paper bag (or as I call it, the great equalizer).

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Naked Run BWC Shiraz 2009 – what i’m drinking at the time 15.06.12

Holy smokes peoples I’m nervous today! Came home from a full week to a large pizza and a bottle of wine. This is a special post for me because I was given this wine by a friend of mine to review…like…actually review for his export business! Living the dream….needless to say, I’m hoping that this appeals to my taste buds, not to mention that it’s a favorite of theirs. Big thank you to Bec and JP for this wine!

About 3 glasses later, I decided to maybe get my blog on. Rightio what do we have here…

Naked Run BWC Shiraz 2009

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2009 Exile Barossa Valley – what i’m drinking at the time 06.06.12

Hey folks, been lagging on the posts (as you can see, seeing that I tasted this about a week ago!) but better late than never! This week we got “Exile” from the Barossa Valley.

Exile Barossa Valley 2009

Shiraz blend, 15%

Exile is part of a series of the Colonial Estate wines: Exile, Emigre, Exodus, Explorateur, Etranger, Envoy, Expatrie, Evangeliste and Enchanteur. This wine is named after the CD ‘Exile on Main Street’ by the Rolling Stones, sourced from some of the oldest and finest vineyards in the Barossa Valley winning many medals along the way. Lets see what it brings to the table!

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Attica – what i’m eating at the time 29.05.12

Attica

Friends of food, welcome to Attica. Last Tuesday, Nat and I dined at Attica to celebrate my in law’s 24th birthday. There were six of us in total; the birthday boy Steve, his brother Cam and his cousin Scott along with their bosses Sop, Sarah and Nina. Big thanks to Sop for organising and thanks to the peeps for a great night!

Team Attica

Attica has been on a tear shotting out of nowhere to become a global hit, ranking 63rd in the top 100 on the San Pellegreno list; the highest ranked restaurant in Melbourne. With 3 hats, Ben Shewry and his team at Attica has been voted 2012’s restaurant of the year.

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Yarra Yering Members Tasting 2010 – what i’m drinking at the time 06.05.12

Yarra Yering Members Tasting 2010 Vintage

Yarra Yering is a great little boutique winery in the Yarra Valley near Coldstream. Originally founded by the late Dr Bailey Carrodus in 1969, the wines from Yarra Yering gained an international reputation for quality and individuality. The wine is now made by Paul Bridgeman who continues the tradition of making a range of great wines including the delicious Carrodus range.

Couple of weeks ago I received an email from Yarra Yering. They were having a Medallion members only tasting for their 2010 release. I missed the previous one so not going to miss this one! A few friends and I first stumbled upon this winery a while ago whilst trundling around the Yarra Valley looking for something to fill the back of the car with. It’s a very beautiful place, looks like a very old school English house equip with a fireplace, a pond, fruit trees, a veggie patch all surrounded by rows of vines.

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