What to do when you hit 250 likes on your facebook page? I posed a question to the people who follow and read my blog. What I should open to celebrate the milestone? And also added a small teaser that best answer would get some sort of reward. I received lots of interesting replies on what I should do. I eventually picked the 2 that made me chuckle the most and invited them to join me for a tasting of the wines they had suggested.
Rockford Black Shiraz. Sparkling Shiraz. Disgorged in 2010
Chinotto, laced with aniseed, coffee and a touch of black pepper. Nice slightly sweet finish from the liquoring process. Not too bubbly, just enough bubbles to make this refreshing.
1983 Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon. Margaret River.
This was the 1984 Jimmy Watson Trophy Winner and was kindly brought along by one of my guests.
A seamless wine. Menthol, olives, leather, cigar box and tobacco all wrapped around it’s still sweet , juicy fruit core. Nice tannins and grip. This wine has a real lively, refreshing quality to it that surprised us. Beautiful wine that singed for us for about an hour, then faded extremely fast. A real pleasure to drink this while it was on song.
1995 Chateau Clinet. Pomerol, France.
Complex wine, was my first thought. Savoury wine with flavours of bacon, oregano, porcini and baked beetroot. With time in the glass, mint, milk chocolates and juicy black fruits emerge, and its bottle stink blew off. This wine continued to grow in stature the longer we left it. Big wall of tannin still. Aging well, with plenty left in the tank.
Thanks for coming down Rob, David and Amy. It was great meeting you guys and shooting the breeze about wine, life and all things in between.
Now, what to do when I get to 400 likes?
Tasted 5th June 2013