Posts tagged ‘2006’

Chateau Bernadotte 2006 vs Thomas Hardys Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 – what i’m drinking at the time 05.02.14

Its Cab night tonight, old world vs new world, french vs aussie. Looking into my cellar it looks like I need to drink more, oh woe is me, so I decided to do a comparison for some fun and games. Today we have a French Bordeaux from the Medoc, recommended to me a few years ago pitted against the well regarded Thomas Hardy’s Cab Sauv from the Margret River.

Both wines come with a bit of age and don’t come cheep coming in around the $50 mark at time of purchase with the Hardy’s currently coming in at just under $100. Expectations expectations…

2014.02.05 Chateau Bernadotte 2006, Thomas Hardys Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Chateau Bernadotte 2006 Haut Medoc
Thomas Hardys Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Margaret River

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Breakfast – What i’m drinking at the time 13.07013

Cold morning this morning, good morning for a sweet sweet fry up breaky. I hop out of bed to ask the fridge on what goodies are in store for me. Eggs, sausage, mushrooms…excellent, excellent, and woah, who are these guys?

Rockford SVS Phaedrus

what you find in the fridge on a Saturday…

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ARIA – what i’m eating at the time 01.04.2013


Autumn Tasting Menu

Hello gang and welcome to Sydney, today we are experiencing ARIA. The missus and I took a little trip to Sydney over the Easter break for my Auntie’s 70th birthday. Since we had some “spare time”, we decided to also dine out and catch up with our good friend Eugene who recently moved to Sydney. Originally I was going to revisit Quay and introduce the wife to le snow egg but everything was closed! Luckily, for a slightly dearer price, ARIA was open to cater for our fine dining needs.

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Kenny’s 30yo wine – what i’m drinkning at the time 22.03.13

Greetings young scallywags. Last Friday I reached the ripe old age of thirty and decided to drink some wine. A little out of character I know, go figure.

Today we dabble into a few wines I had over the weekend starting celebrations at a long lazy lunch at Bistro Guillaume. Before we get drinking, I just wanted to mention that I have had a recent surge in followers and wanted to say thank you to all of you as well as my other followers who take the time to read my blog. I hope you have been enjoying my stuff and had a bit of fun.

So Friday. A workmate of mine also recently tuned 30 and being fans of la French food, we booked a table at Bistro Guillaume. We were lured by their lunch deal; $45 for two courses, $55 for three which you pick off the menu or specials board and if you check out their menu, you can see it’s a pretty good deal. Naturally there was wine to be had and the first victim to have its cork popped was…

2010 Bass Phillip Crown Prince & 2006 Chateau les Grands Maréchaux

2010 Bass Phillip Crown Prince Pinot Noir

2006 Château Les Grands Maréchaux, Premières Côtes de Blaye

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2006 Yalumba The Octavius – what i’m drinking at the time 09.05.12

Hey guys,

Hope everyone is doing good, I haven’t done one of these in a while (a ‘just wine’ blog) cos my photo editor Picnik went down so I’ve got a few posts ready to roll once I find a suitable replacement. Sooooo just for you guys, I only tasted ONE bottle today so little photo editing was required….sigh the things I do for you guys….

Before we start, just a quick shout out to my recent followers tiffanybushell and 3 email followers, one of which is Janine from Yarra Yering (yippiee!!) where I recently had the pleasure of tasking their wines! Tells ya what, be on the lookout for that post. I also linked some of my foodie posts to urbanspoon so be sure to check them out again if your hungery 🙂 This gets me to 19 followers so to anyone out there….common! Get me to 20!

So, today I got to try a pretty well known wine….

Yalumba The Octavius 2006

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Lindemans Pyrus Coonawarra Trio 2006 – what i’m drinking at the time

Hey guys!

It’s Kenny here bring you your weekly hit of wine crazy. Today I get to introduce you all to the Linderman’s Pryus Coonawarra Trio.

Lindemans Pyrus Coonawarra Trio 2006

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St Hallett Old Block Shiraz 2006 – what i’m drinking at the time 15.03.12

Back to the drinking!

Today is pretty sweet! made it to 10 followers! Whoo Hoo! shout out to “domestic diva, M.D.” for getting me to double digits.

So today were in Adelaide Barossa again, this time at St Halleyt’s.

St Hallett Old Block Shiraz 2006

14.5% Alc.

I have had this wine before, though I cannot recall the vintage, and remember good things about this wine. 2006 was a good year for Barossa and the Old Block Shiraz is a very iconic wine brand which holds alot of old school Cabernet and Shiraz vines, around 60-100 years old. The Old Block sits in the “Excellent” catagory of Langton’s classification and is nowadays matured in new and seasoned French oak. The older vintages is said to have been a bolder style but recent years have seen this wine become more perfumed and elegant. We shall see!

This wine retained for around $65-$85 and is highly scored by the usual suspects. Sat in the decanter for about 4-5 hours, drank with dinner and tasted after. Nose is much more perfumed than it was at dinner (where it was quite muted). Rum soaked rasins, coco and powdered milo. Extremely rich and deep purple fruits and berries, with a funkny stink I cannot put my finger on. I keep thinking lilac’s along side a farm (something gamey) with some seasme seed oil?

On the palate, the attack is thorny, quite bold and a tense battle between acidity and tannins with sour cherries. There is an attempt at a rounded mouth feel, thin and light on the palate but still trying to be silky. Has some quality aspects but not really up there to get the scores that it gets. The mid palate is more of an aciditc backbone with knitted tannins. The finish is, and stick with me here, the taste you get when you have blood in your mouth. Some metalic, some sour feelings. Its nice but short lived.

Final verdict? A nice wine, not a great wine. It has the aspects and the possibilities of a great wine but this particular bottle is not quite there for the price range. It is good though and I do recomend it. My guess is it still needs time sleeping.

Happy drinking!