Wine Tasting : Miss U Café at Upper East Coast Road – Vinus Cabernet Merlot 2004 (Australian)
My wife and I went for dinner at this place called Miss U Café along Upper East Coast road, Jalan Pari Burong to be exact, near where all the prata shops congregate together. This was happening place recommended by Gracie. Apparently they have wine buffet on Thursday nights, and that is on our list of things to do soon. The place is also featured on Yummy King and if you take a look at their website www.missucafe.com they even have the video of Andrian Pang introducing the place. When we were there, it was relatively 70% full with what I suspect are residents around the area, whom are mostly living in private housing. The food was pretty good, my Rib-eye steak costing S$16.90 was soft and juicy, my wife’s tenderloin though more expensive at S$22.90 was somewhat more disappointing in terms of tenderness but was still quite tasty. The soup of the day Clam Chowder was a little runny, but nice and affordable at S$2.70 each. Overall, I must say that the prices are reasonable, they have a very tempting set dinner at S$13.50+ and even the wine is affordable at S$29.80. (which is the whole point of this entry eh?!) This cafe styles itself as a Cafe and Wine bar, it has a nice array of wines (though primarily Chilean and South African) in the shelves behind my picture.
It was indeed a good recommendation - Vinus Cabernet Merlot 2004 by the waiter for the wine, and in fact it was the wine on promotion at S$29.80. It was a bright vibrant intense reddish colour, and complemented the steaks very well.
Smell : Light oak wood scent, interlaced with ripened blackcurrents
Taste : Full of fruit, sweet on the taste buds. Round, plumness and easy on the palate.
After-Taste : Non-existent tannins, slightly oaky, fruity and smooth finish.
Description on the bottle : Enjoy this fresh and vibrant wine, which exhibits rich blackberry cabernet characters softened by velvety blue fruit merlot characters. The palate is complexed by a hint of French Oak – Winemaker Michael Clayden.
Labels: Wine Tasting