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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Wine Fair : New Zealand Wine Fair Singapore (Tuesday 28 Oct 08) Part 1


Okay okay..I did go down to the New Zealand Wine Fair at Water Front Grand Copthorne after the initial hesitation on how to go about the payment. They took the payment of $30 per pax at the door.

Quite a good turn out of generous & friendly New Zealand wine makers and distributors. The Central Otago's Pinots were still the outstanding "must drink" as well as the Sauvignon Blancs. Picked up a bottle of Seifried's Ice Wine which was delicious in the 2005 vintage. And even got a half bottle of Seifried's Sauvignon Blanc to take back home.

Some of the recommended wines tasted :

Amsifield Pinot Noir 2006 (NZ Central Otago) - The main crowd pleaser
Smell : Awash with raspberry and strawberry candy fragrance.

Taste : Smooth easy on the palate, dark cherry and cherry pits.

After taste : Comfortable easiness on the palate.

Felton Road Pinot Noir 2007 (NZ Central Otago)

Smell : Cherry oak and strawberry

Taste : Sweetish strawberry cheesecake like. Smooth and light.

After-taste : Finishes off with some citrus acidity. Lacking in length.

Rockburn Pinot Noir 2007 (NZ Central Otago)

Smell : Light strawberry wisps.

Taste : Ice cream soda sweetness, less complex. Made in a quaffing style.

After-taste : Silky smooth tannins

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2007 (NZ Central Otago)

Smell : Deep Raspberry.

Taste : Cheery raspberry, light bodied and smooth.

After-taste : Commendable finish but not overly complex.

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