Australian Wine

Yesterday, I joined a Foundations of Australian Wine course.

And got to try 6 wines from Australia.

  • Jansz Tasmania Premium Cuvee
  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling
  • Evans & Tale Redbrook Chardonnay
  • De Bortoli The Estate Vineyard Pinor Noir
  • Wynns Estate Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz

I liked Chardonnay from Margaret River the most.

And Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra was good too.

Other than wine tasting, we learned about wine history of Australia, climate, soils and characteristic of main wine regions in Australia.

I think it’s good to update wine knowledge once in a while and learn new things.

Cheers~☺︎

Comenge 2006 – Ribera del Duero, Spain

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Today’s wine is Comenge from Ribera del Duero in Spain.

I love to drink Tempranillo wine.

Complex and good value for its quality.

It’s full body red wine with garnet colour.

It’s medium(+) intensity wine with medium(+) acidity and high tannin.

ABV is 14% however doesn’t feel so heavy.

Fruity wine with aroma of black berry, red cherry, plum, cassis and bell pepper.

It’s well matured and there is a hint of chocolate and earthy aroma as well.

I paired with western food at home such as steak, stuffed mashroom and garlic bread.

Delaware Wine

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Today is Friday!

I tried Delaware wine from Kumamoto, Japan.

It’s my first time to drink Delaware grape variety wine.

It’s dry white wine of pale yellow green colour.

The intensity of wine is light with aroma of lemon, green apple and pear.

It’s very refreshing wine with good acidity.

Easy to pair with many different kinds of foods and quite nice.

Have a nice weekend everyone! Cheers~☺︎

Wine Rally @ Repulse Bay in Hong Kong Report ③ Wines

 

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At Wine Rally, I tasted 15 wines from new world and old world including sparkling wine, white wine and red wine.

I had chance to taste below wines;

Sparkling: Procecco

White: Chablis, Graves, Riesling from Rheinhessen, Sauvignon Blanc from Loire Valley, Verdejo wine from Spain, Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux

Red: Lafite Cabernet, Margaux, Amarone della Valpolicella from Italy(Corvina grape based blend), Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, Rioja from Spain, Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Carmenere from Chile

Especially I liked these 3 wines. All great value for quality.

  1. Las Huertas Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 from Barons de Rothchild (Lafite) -very fruity       black and red fruits aroma red wine from Colcagua Valley, Chile.
  2. 2014 Le Margaux du Chateau de Malleret-Merlot based blend with aroma of dark cherry, plum, smoke and leather.
  3. Chateau des Graves 2012- aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from Graves in Bordeaux

 

There was no sale for bottle at the site but we could order separately from the wine shops.

It was very fun night tasting many kinds of wine from different countries.

I also drank a glass of Hennessy whiskey cocktail.

I woke up hangover this morning but it was all worth it..