Carmen Gran Reserva Carmenère 2014 is made from hand-harvested grapes from Carmen’s vineyards in the hills of Apalta, in the Colchagua Valley. Cedar and tobacco on the nose hint at the wine’s ageing in French oak, which creates a soft, velvety palate and a fine length. A nice little Carmenere for the price, brought by […]
Occasionally, if any of us have a wine of interest, a few of us wine loving Penangites will get together for a tasting. So here we were, Adrian, kindly offering his apartment, Choong and myself looking forward to three very notable wines: two significant 2010 Shirazes from Australia, and a 2011 Syrah from Chile. Penfolds […]
Tasted May 2016. Pauillac is the largest city in the Medoc, on the Bordeaux Left Bank, and is home to three of the four original 1855 classification of First Growths, aka Premiere Grand Crus. These were Chateau Latour, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, and Chateau Margaux. Since there were no Right Bank wines named in the 1855 classification, […]
That Little Wine Bar is an unassuming but delightful little place in Jalan Chow Thye in George Town, just off the relentless rush of the main road. Every Thursday evening they have a wine tasting soiree of three wines selected by James the sommelier, accompanied by some lovely nibbles. The blurb said ‘come and join […]
Colour – deep red/brick/crimson. Nose – soft, spicy, blackcurrant and plum. Palate – medium to full bodied, silky with blackcurrant and grippy tannins still present. A longish finish with some cassis, plum and spice.
Kindly offered for me to taste by Cellar Masters, many thanks to Stuart Robinson of Cellarmasters. This wine won Gold at the Barossa Valley Wine Show in 2014 and was Cellarmasters Red Wine of the Year in 2014; it retails online at Cellarmasters at under $20. Colour is deep dark red with purple edge. Nose […]
Tasted 17/12/2014 for our wedding anniversary dinner; well, you need an excuse, and we found one. We had it with a simple Weber-cooked whole piece of mesquite smoked rump steak, asparagus, corn and roasted tomatoes; in truth what we had in fridge at the time. It actually worked quite well with the simple meal. In […]
Tasted with friends Alana and Tony, who had faithfully hung on to this since a trip we did together to Margaret River years ago. Colour – very dark red with touch of brick, impenetrable, legs that Cyd Cherise would be proud of. Nose – masses of rich dark fruit, dark chocolate, white pepper spice, almost […]