Archive for October, 2007

Pirramimma (White Label) – Tannat – 2004

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Ooooer, a nice tannic wine, hard to describe due to length of time that has passed since I consumed this one (a habit I am fortunatly getting out of – have about 3 months worth of shelf bottles to get through today). Check it out – won’t appeal to everyone, but if you like Petit […]

Coriole – Chenin Blanc (2005 Racked)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Tasty drop not too sweet for a desert wine though. Been a looong time since I drank this one and can’t remember much other than it being very nice and not over poweringly sweet. A pity that the Racked Semillion is all that you’ll get from Coriole at the moment.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Blog Posts powered by BlogBurst | Reuters.com Looks like the USA needs some BluTec Diesels to be released (BluTec is Mercedes’s name for a system that cleans the exhaust of their Diesel engines to reduce emissions to comparable levels as normal petrol based engines.) – the figures listed are abysmal for the top 5. My […]

“The French Paradox” Eating French

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

The Santa Barbara Independent Eating French A wonderful article that has more to do about quality of life than the things we have or do. A brief anecdotal look at the paradox of the way French eat more “fattening” food than USAian’s (and by extension Australians who seem to follow US trends) may be related […]

Pirramimma (White Label) – Shiraz – 2004 (McLaren Vale)

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Phwoar, what a nose on this one rising from the deep deep purple wine are phenomenal heady aromas – primarily berry fruits like black currant  and dare I say raspberries complete with a hint of apple juice (think concentrated fruit drink just not as sweet) complete with fresh spices dominated by very subtle pepper tones, […]

Wynns Coonawarra Estate – Cabernet Sauvignon (2003) (Black Label)

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

With a name like Wynns Coonawarra Estate you would be forgiven for thinking this wine hails from the Coonawarra region of South Australia, well, you’d also be correct ;). This Cab Sauv has a fantastic nose – black berries combined with two year old bush fire zone complete with hint of road tar. Having loved […]

Hugh Hamilton “The Rascal” (2005) Shiraz

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

This is a dissapointing drop, after loving so many of their other wines, especially the Shiraz Viognier trying this one has left me feeling like something is lacking, its not up to the usual calibre from this winery. I’m getting dried stonefruit on the nose with a little of that Glen 20 Cotton Sky airfreshner. […]

Taylors – Cabernet Sauvignon (2004, Clare Valley – South Australia)

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Woah – what a nose, ribena drink (Blackcurrents) right from the fore – sweet, inviting and appealing. Initial mouth feel – bitey herbaceous notes swamped suddenly by green peppery tannins that flow into an astringent finish. A definite Cab Sauv – its no Coonawarra this one – but stands up for its own. (It should […]

Pirramimma – Grenache (2003)

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

While a little weak on the nose – slight pine cones crossed with a wild berry icecream. Mouth feel is most interesting – definite a fair chunk of alcohol (14%) its very dry mid palate – the initial palate is an oak monster with a fruity breath, I’m getting dried peaches or dried apricots, the […]

Top Secret Recipes (Soup Nazi’s Soup)

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Top Secret Recipes – Soup Nazi’s Soup (Seinfeld) The best thing about recipies is that while can be a trade secret  they can not be patented or copy written – this means once a trade secret leaks it can be spread around without the people spreading fearing any legal backlash (the person however who originally […]