Thursday, December 04, 2008

Highways and Byways

The highways and byways of life....imagine traveling the long road..with no temptations..no changes...just a straight ahead path...safe & sound..boring eh?
The first wine reminded me of this.
Islander Estate Vineyards Majestic Plough Malbec 2005
Kangaroo Island, Australia

Another Frenchman involved here...he has experience with the grape from his time in Argentina...Deep colour..grainy, dusty tannins, full-bodied...(Yawn)....
plush on the palate....and.....and......yes..and..boring. Many will like it I guess...
Points 16
Ellwanger Hebsacker Lichtenberg Spätburgunder trocken 2005
Erstes Gewächs

Württemberg, Germany

Temptress to the left..Lottery win to the right....lots going on here...classy crushed cherries.. gentle burnt aroma..elegant...and the first sip convinces me..this is very good indeed..medium weighted..lots of juice makes it readily drinkable now..reminds me of a good St.Emilion.. and there is a soft core of tannins.
Points 17.25
AND
Xmas is coming..my wife is a fan...
and the candles make a good background for wines.

2 comments:

Edward said...

Barry,

Are they gum nuts in your wife's Christmas arrangment?

Barry said...

Ed,
I am only responsible for the wines here..but I am told..they are eucalyptus fruits..Gum Nuts to you!

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