Wine for Dragons

Singapore Wine Blog... Wine Reviews and Tastings... Review of Wine bars and Wine accessories...

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Wine Entry : Rucahue Ambrosia Late Harvest Itata Valley 2003 (Chilean)


You are not seeing double from drinking too much wine! I have got three bottles of this wine which I bought from Adam of Le-Raisin. as part of his Great Singapore Sale list of wines. One of the bottles was for K.T and so I am left with two. This bottle that we opened last night costs only S$18 and well-received by the ladies, they found it very refreshing and not too strong in the alcohol content. Me on the other hand being so used to full-bodied red shiraz, cabernet was not too taken by the wine. Also it proclaiming to be a late harvest wine is not what I am usually used to. Which is a fair dose of sweetness for a late harvest wine, not the honey lemon of a botrytis but similar. It is a light clean yellow colour, almost I would say bordering on pale. It is a relatively young wine and it is not meant in anyway to be kept for cellaring. Drink now!

Smell : Fresh and crisp, with scent of sour plums.

Taste : The first taste of the wine is light and refreshing with flora scents interlacing the small amount of green peach. It even is slightly bubbly and effervescence, with no overwhelming alcohol.

After-taste : A quick uncomplicated finish with just a hint of sweetness at the end.

Description at back of bottle : This elegant and refine wine comes late harvested Moscatel de Alejandria grapes hand picked in the Itata Valley, where nature has created privileged natural conditions for their production. Lovely intensity of honey and citrus tightly integrated with flora notes shows perfect harmony and long finish buoyed by acidity and finess. Serve chilled as an aperitif, or to accompany dessert. A truly delicious wine. Salud!



  • At 7:33 PM, Blogger Gorry Tan Yang Yang said…

    Too bad miss poh was too traumatised by the incident of the 3 chickens to try it!

    Yah its a very light refreshing drink, though it borders on the syrupy taste actually, probably because of the honey.

    Yeah i won 10 bucks from u (mahjong)!!

  • At 10:31 AM, Blogger DesDragon said…

    That was for the ben and jerry ice cream "Fossil Fuel" !!!

  • At 3:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi sam blog editor here from Nice Blog you have! Introducing A new blog category 2006 award that help rank ur blog up the chart, u can even cast ur vote to other bloggers:).c u .:)

  • At 9:45 AM, Blogger Gorry Tan Yang Yang said…

    shdnt it be "Salut"?

  • At 9:49 AM, Blogger DesDragon said…

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  • At 12:45 PM, Blogger DesDragon said…

    Yeah I am familar with Salut! too (French) dun know why was chilean spelling on the bottle?
    Testing my pciture too...


Post a Comment

<< Home