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July 30, 2010

Red, white and rosé

Dinner at Kimberley Restaurant (君怡閣).

2007 Rex Hill Pinot Gris - this was always gonna be an easy-drinking wine. Nose of green apple, minerals, floral and fragrant. Pretty smooth and went down well. Definitely a food wine.

2008 Burge Family Shiraz Rosé - this was something special I tasted last year in front of winemaker Rick Burge, and I thought tonight would be a good opportunity to taste it again. I was surprised by the pungent nose that reminded me of pipi de chat, but looking at my tasting notes from last year I realized it had been there, too. There were lots of polyphenols present, and bore a strong resemblance to the mangosteen juice that I buy from the supermarket made from the purple rind. Other than that there were notes of minerals and flint, as well as blackcurrants. Still one of the best rosés I've had.

2001 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Precious Mountain Vineyard - this was very fruity, minty and a little alcoholic on the nose. Concentrated on the palate, with notes of sweet candy and potpourri. Not bad at all.

Full post on dinner is here.

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