Friday, February 01, 2008

Popeye Food & Barry Wine




On the menu tonight...
Veal 'Schnitzel' in breadcrumbs filled with a mild sheep cheese, mild Parma ham and sage. My wife had bought a LARGE amount of fresh winter Spinach..which shrinks to about a 20th of it's size..but is the only version of Popeye's favourite that I like. All that packet stuff..yuck. The spinach and some of the cheese..plus a little white wine..had been mixed alongside homemade potato gnocchis. All ingredients delicious..and as Thursday is Spätburgunder day...or is it Tuesdays?...oops..no..it is Sundays..but the bottle is open now..no going back.Every day is Pinot day!
Meyer-Näkel Spätburgunder 'S' 2005,

Ahr, Germany

Carrying the bottle to the 'photo-shoot' I can smell aromas of crushed strawberries.

Checking the glass(see the photo)..strong 'legs'..any footballer would be proud of these!
This had 50 % new oak. Gorgeous smell..the strawberries mixed with some blackcurrant and vanilla..spices..really classy...Burgundian style...bury your nose in this stuff...better taste it before I drown...perfect on the palate..no lumps, bumps or corners..just soft fruit with firmness..concentrated and ripe..very exciting wine..

Best young Spätburgunder..well..probably yes...
should you keep it..well..probably yes.

BUT...

You won't be able to keep your hands off it.

Points 18+

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