Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Quady Elysium Black Muscat 2010

Delicious dessert wine!
Sweet honey, intense aromas of roses. Flavors of very rich and ripe  lychee and cooked berries, figs.
Sweet but not too sweet, good balance of fruity acidity. Long  divine finish.

Caves de Lugny Crémant de Bourgogne rosé

Lovely bubbly! made by traditional method. Pinot Noir and Gamay.
Very fresh, good acidity. Lot's of strawberries, cranberries flavors. Nice finish with mineral notes.

Korta Barrel Selection Reserve Petit Verdot 2010, Lontué Valley

Interesting wine from this solo variety. This grape is usually used in Bordeaux blends.
Wasn't really impressed. Not enough character there. But! Great value.
Flavors loaded with ripe fruit aromas. Very soft on a palate.

Roux Père & Fils Côte De Beaune Villages 2010, Ac

I love Pinot from Burgudy
Very elegant, light to medium body.
 Dry, with cherry and strawberry flavors. Then opens to more earthy side with spice notes. Lovely acidity, very balanced with great silky finish.

Dufouleur Père & Fils Brut Crémant De Bourgogne 2008, Ac, Méthode Traditionnelle

Pale straw in the glass.
Lovely aromas of  fresh fruit, toasted bread.
On the palate great soft mousse, flavors of stone fruits, little bit of minerality. Nice, crisp acidity, good fresh finish.

The Winemakers' Collection Cuvée No. 3 2007, Cuvée No. 3: Andrea Franchetti

87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot .
Great Bordeaux style! Good balance of acidity and tannins. Layered aromas of fruit and spices. Light but complex, with long finish.Very nice!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Wine and food expo Toronto

Last week I had a great opportunity to taste some wonderful wines from all over the world without leaving Toronto!
Had amazing Amarone from Zenato.
Nice Pinot from Burgundy. For me real Pinot still comes only from this French region.
A few interesting whites from New York region. Dry Riesling, I loved, semi dry muskat, was really nice and fruity!
For the dessert wine- Italian white Passito wine,really amazing.
And an eye opener! Macedonian grape Vranec- really rich and flavorful. Also Macedonian Caberenet Sauvignon was very tasty and luscious.  will definitely look for those wines in the LCBO!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

My wine tasting menues.


Terranoble Gran Reserva Carmenère 2009, Maule Valley

 Another great Carmenere!
The 2009 Carmenere Gran Reserva contains 5% Petit Verdot in its blend. The wine spent 12 months in new and first use French oak barriques and over a year in bottle prior to release. from wine align.
In the glass dark red color.
On the nose smoky, floral, red fruit, herbs.
On the palate rich, dry, well balanced, soft tannins and acidity. Full bodied, spicy, fruity with hint of herbal aromas.
Long finish filled with jammy flavors.

Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Aconcagua Valley

 In the glass dark ruby.
On the nose spices, oak, black currant.
On the palate dry, bright acidity and firm tannins, dark cherries, cassis, medium to full bodied. Smooth finish with dark fruit flavors.

Château Pontet Chappaz 2008, Ac Margaux

 In the glass bright dark ruby color.
On the nose dark fruit, dark berries.
On the palate dry, medium to full bodied, need decanting. Aromas of dark cherries, blackberries, leather. Very soft tannins and acidity, velvety on the palate. Long finish with tobacco and fruit flavors.

Bricchi Astigiani Bricco Del Perg Barbera D'asti Superiore 2008, Docg

Bright dark ruby color in the glass.
On the nose aromas of berries, floral, vanilla. 
On the palate dry, fresh acidity, flavors of cherries,  little bit of minerality, spice notes. medium bodied, lingering fruity finish.

Napa Cellars Merlot 2010, Napa Valley

 Bright red cherry color in the glass.
On the nose mint, spice, cherry.
On the palate dry, medium bodied, round. Toasty, mix of blackberry, blueberry and plum notes, with vanilla aromas. Good balance of acidity and tannins.
Lingering finish with ripe fruit flavors.