On Monday the 12th our local Bistro were doing the traditional bit...and 4 of us were confronted by a large bird with red cabbage and dumplings.
I can't remember ever remembering a good version...but this feathered friend was very tender...and enjoyed by all.
I had been off the juice for 2 weeks...and had received a case of reds from Nelles just before the 'diet' started.
Two bottles were taken along to swill things down.
Strawberry nose...vibrant young fruit with cherries to follow...almonds and some coffee
The next step up on the Nelles range
Again the strawberry Pinot smell...more thickness on the palate...full and extended.
Delicious fruit with vanilla notes. The wine spends 15 months in Barrique...great weight in the mouth and excellent length.