Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wine Entry : Domaine Chardon Shiraz Heathcote 2008 (Australia)
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Wine Shop : Oaks Wine Cellar at Resorts World Sentosa
Wine Entry : d'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenach 2006 (Australian)
Smell: Perfume flora scents of intertwined rose and lilies
Taste: Sweetish filled with ripen fruits of raspberries, cherries and stone fruit. Easy on the palate.
After taste : Warm alcoholic with velverty tannins
Buy again ? Yes
Description at back of bottle
The wine is named in honour of d'Arenberg's principle, Francis "d'Arry" d'Arenberg Osborn. It is the culmination of more than half a century of d'Arry's winemaking career at his family winery in McLaren Vale. D'Arry's Original blend, first launched some four decades ago, was and is to this day a blend of Shiraz and Grenache grown on d'Arenberg's low yielding, 19th century vineyards.
Each vintage, d'Arry has overseen the ripe, concentrated fruit from these gnarled old vines undergo gentle crushing, open fermentation (where the traditional foot treading in wader-clad feet takes place), basket pressing and 9 months careful oak maturation. D'Arry's Original has become a benchmark for McLaren Vale and Australia's rich, generous, traditional wines. Our natural minimum processing practices (no fining or filtration) ensure maximum flavour. This wine will benefit from extended bottle aging.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Wine Entry : Ginrei Gassan Junmai Sake
Pleasant drinking Sake : $14 Ginrei Gassan Junmai Sake
Dryness -20 (that is minus 20!) and therefore fairly sweet. Alcohol 11 percent.
Polished away 35 percent of sake rice to make. Enjoy it chilled. It is a soft and refreshing flavour sake
Own tasting notes : Light and refreshing, mild sweetness, fragrant subtle plum/prune flavour.
Buy again? The small bottle is helpful, so a moderate yes
Available at Tampines One basement shop.