Saturday, March 10, 2012

Indian Twins

Talking over the last few months to a few Pakistan and Indian contacts...in their homeland...they either drink whiskey, a beer....or a sickly sweet wine with their food. Agreed...it is hot there...and a vindaloo curry would kill any wine. With nowhere to go on a Sunday evening we booked into our local 'Indian' restaurant...although the staff are primarily from Pakistan. I know the owner...and he knows my affection for good wine and that I like to bring a bottle. No problem...and he does not even charge corkage...very friendly...the whole restaurant...as is the atmosphere.
I ordered a Veal Madras Curry...nicely spicy...and ready to compete with what you throw at it.
Skoff Obegg
Sauvignon Blanc 2007

South Styria, Austria
Delightful flowery aromas...peaches and lychees...creamy texture with excellent minerals which was perfect with the food. Nutty tones...never wavering...what the curry gave...it gave back. Perfect match.
Points 17.5






The left-over food was taken home...and the next evening...the same 'mix' was tried again.

Tschermonegg Oberglanzberg
Sauvignon Blanc 2007

South Styria, Austria
To be honest...this smelled more Grüner Veltliner...and was a touch 'fatter' than the previous wine. Exotic nose...elderberries...tobacco...a touch burnt smoke...quite full...but not a 'boaster'...a wine to mooch over...if inclined...but it had to be on it's toes to not be over-whelmed by the food.
Points 17.5




So...twin Austrians...both equal in points...with the Skoff probably better when asked to bite into the spicy curry...but the Tschermonegg appealed with it's softer charm.

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