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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Wine Tasting Venue : The Wine Company at Evans Road (13 Oct 2006)

I need to get a new camera phone or use my actual digital camera. The pictures this time turned out really poorly (or is it the poor photographer’s skill). Anyway, CK and us paid a visit to the relatively new The Wine Company outlet at Evans Road. Actually it is situated at the corner of Evans Lodge itself, so it was sort of a café within a hostel. Just beside Mr Prata which is open 24 hours possibly for all those hungry young undergrads mugging away into the nite.

The place was nicely done up, very contemporary furnishings and they had quite number of sofas too. More spacious than the one at Dempsey Road but less air-conditioned floor area. The only thing we could not understand was the fish tank on top of the piano in the middle of the room with no fish in it?! It was pretty pack on a Friday nite, the crowd comprising mostly of working professionals and some middle-aged clientele.

The wines were really running out fast, our first choice of Alsace Riesling and second choice of New Zealand’s Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc were all sold out! We ended up with another New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blancs – Cable Bay Marlborough 2006 (super young, grapes just plucked off the vines)

Smell : Passionfruit, gooseberry and herbaceous.

Taste: Fruit burst of citrus lemons and lime interlaced with a distinct cucumber taste. I felt that it smelt better than it tasted.

After taste : Bitter pull in the lingering finish

Description at back of bottle : A combination of modern and traditional winemaking has produced a wine with intense fruit, crisp acidity, fine texture.



  • At 6:58 PM, Anonymous roguehog said…

    imho that's the best way to have marl sb, as young as possible. it's not desigend to age and doesn't age well at all.

    there are some exceptions but just a handful.

  • At 10:51 PM, Blogger DesDragon said…

    Agree with you roguehoe...
    they are designed to be drunk young..but this is really young.
    When they harvest in 2006 I wonder ?

  • At 3:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    harvest time for oz and kiwi vineyards are usually in April thereabouts, if i recall correctly.

    personally, i've never had a good aged marl sb. then again, i've never taken the risk with marl sb's. this are truely drink now wines.

    try as many different marl sb's of the same vintage as you can. tell me what you think after say about 5 or 6 different makes.


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