From the Cellar05 May 2017
- Category: Uncorked Tonight
(June 4, 2016) ... Spring is here and friends came over to dinner with their new baby (and older child) in tow and for the most part I was on my own for what to drink so I started with something light and refreshing:
Gimeret 2011 Beaujolais, it was light and pleasant and exactly what I was looking for in a starter wine: great fruit, ripe cherry, nice acidity, I could have happily and easily had this one all night. But that was not to be the case, instead I also opened a Water Wheel 2004 Shiraz, Bendigo (just to go older and funky) - spiced plum dominated with a whopping 15.5% alcohol - then there was the addition of mocha, chocolate, and cafe latte, finishing with a rich strawberry-balsamic note.