1st tasting of the Year
Tonight in sub zero UK we have our first tasting of the year. This is a premium tasting with all wines costing more than £20 and is really my favourite tasting as I can put on excellent wines of my choice without geographical restrictions.
The list is fantastic. Starting with Lallier Grand Cru champagne to whet the proverbial appetite, we then move on the Gundog Estate Hunters Semillion. I am looking forward to the reaction to this as Semillion is often overlooked as a premium white wine.
Next on the list is Greywacke Wild Sauvignon, a limited production version of the extremely popular Marlborough Sauvignon, followed by Grosset Alea Riesling. Riesling from Australia is often misunderstood in the UK as many people tend to equate it with the German sweeter Rieslings. This is a great wine.
First red is a great Bordeaux, Chateau Lalande St Julien. This smells fantatstic at the moment and will drink beautifully, This is followed by Claymore’s Dark Side of the Moon, then a 2009 Barolo. Not a great year for Barolo but now aged enough to compensate for that.
Finally a Recioto from Italy. Sweetness at its best.