Tuesday, April 06, 2004

New World Treats

White Wine

Gewurztraminer-Reisling Fusion 2002, Pillitteri Estates
Something new and exciting from Ontario, Canada. An cocktail of Gewurz, Reisling and the juice of Late harvest Gewurz is perhaps the juiciest little wine that I have tasted in awhile. Layers and layers of tropical fruits with just enough sweetness to render the whole thing irresistable. Works well with cheese and of course as an aperitif... lacks a touch of acidity but that is the price to pay for super-ripe gewurtz.
rating: superb

Red Wine

Shiraz 1999, Reserve, Greg Norman Estates
A monster from the land down under. It is rare that i enjoy drinking this style of wine, but this is so over the top, it merits notice. Up front fruit is an understatement, a jammy mix of blackberry, cassis and raspberry and vanilla is followed by spices that would put some curries to shame. I don't know if I could do the whole bottle, but with a nice blade roast in a sweet marinade (bring on a touch of curry)... could be the bomb.
rating: daunting

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