This is still a work in progress as I upload tasting notes and wine labels from as far as 1999... Check back once in a while to get the updates.

May 4, 2010

Cali, Aussie and Kiwi

Dinner at Tim's Kitchen (桃花源).

1999 Beringer Chardonnay Sbragia Limited Release - I bought the wine at the winery years ago, and it has now turned a deep golden hue. As I expected, the wine has gone through much oxidation, and the nose was sweet with honey, grass, marmalade and apricot notes. Kinda disappointed at first. Palate was ripe but dry, with a long finish. After an hour, the sweet corn notes that I love it wasn't a total loss after all.

1997 Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz - still very concentrated, with mint, minerals and a little smoke in the nose on top of lots of fruit. Reasonably smooth on the palate with a finish that was a little spicy. You could cellar this wine for years to come.

After dinner drinks at Sevva.

2006 Cloudy Bay Te Koko - this is one of my preferred Sauvignon Blancs. It was pretty good, with classic nose of muscat and flint. It was surprisingly a little tart on the palate, and pretty ripe. I think that this wine was a little less complex than the previous vintages I've had, but still enjoyable to drink.

Full post on dinner is here.

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