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...
Ellwanger Hebsacker Lichtenberg Spätburgunder trocken 2005
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.
Xmas is coming..my wife is a fan...
and the candles make a good background for wines.