Thursday, July 09, 2009

Barbie Weather

After days of mixed weather..a chance to get out the grill.
Graf Hardegg Grüner Veltliner Reserve 2006 Weinviertel, Austria
Another GV with a first impres
sion of grapefruit...then it was the
wine aired..exotic fruit..apples..plenty of minerals...perfect with some raw fish
and a scoll
Points 16.5

Some Lamb Carré for the Barbecue..with a side plate of delights hidden under a béchamel sauce

Remelluri Reserva 2004
Rioja, Spain

A strange one here....great vintage..and the wine i
s sound..good...but we missed some fire..some character...a little on the side...cured meat smell...silky tannins..even a touch of sweetness..thick bowl of dark fruits....we gave it time..and it paired better with the steak...but it shouldn't need's good enough usually to help itself.

Au Bon Climat 'Knox Alexander' Pinot Noir 2006 Santa Maria Valley,
California, U.S.A.
I have had the 2004 & 2005..both excellent at this age.....this one lacks a little in it's youth..intense power is noticeable..and some dark cherry on the it looks like a future pleasure...but at the moment closed..opened one hour in advance...which asks the question..did it need more..or was it too much at this age...

Points 17


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Barry said...

Welcome to the crazy world of a wine freak....
all good things come to those who wait.....

Thanks for reading Patricia