Lazy with posting, here is the catch up...........
2005 Craggy Range 'Sophia' Gimbett Gravels, Hawkes Bay. 14%
Merlot, Cab Franc. Cork stopper.
Fruit scalped, slight hint of high toned violets on nose and palate.
Left in decanter for 2 hours, leathery plum, unattractive grainy tannins.
Brett or low level TCA. Unexpected, previous bottles all good.
2000 Te Mata 'Coleraine' Hawkes Bay. 13%
Cabernet, Merlot. Cork closure.
Dark red, plum, black currant, nutty, some secondary development.
Chicken tenderloins in taragon, parmessan and cream sauce over cous
cous, wilted greens.
2008 Ta Whau 'The Point' Waiheke Island. 14% Cork closed.
Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec.
Bright deep red, showing no age. Nose floral, strong violets.
Palate very primary, no hint of age. Blackcurrant, violets as if all Cab
Franc,slightly piercing acidity. Seems in very dumb phase, Merlot etc
Roast lamb, potato, kumara (sweet potato), broccoli
2008 Leoville Barton, Saint Julien. 13% Cork.
Usual excellent nose, medium red. Blackcurrent, plum, earth. Steady
rather than top showing.
Roast beef, potato, squash, kumara, broccolli.
2003 Stonyridge "Larose", Waiheke Island 13% Cork closure.
Dark red~black, modest nose. Primary flavours, blackberry, blackcurrant,
Crumbed chicken breasts stuffed with brie and tarragon, roast potato
kumara, pumpkin, wilted greens.
2016 Mommessin Grandes Misses Beaujolais-Villages. Quince France. 13% Cork.
Mid cherry red. Classic bubblegum, cherry, strawberry nose.
Palate cherry, strawberry, cranberry. Delightful fun drinking.
T-bone steak, panfried potato, broccolli, mushrooms drowning in butter.
2004 Stonyridge 'Larose' Waiheke Island. 13.5% Cork closed.
Black-red, no age. Strong cabernet nose.
Blackberry, blackcurrent, black olive. Fresh, primary.
- posted 4 months ago