And with pudding, this, a sweet Valpolicella. We’ve never had it before but it was on the buy me before they throw me away shelf in Waitrose. A great discovery, because it’s delicious.
Happy anniversary Nigel.
Thanks Eoin. We will be in the cottage at Hardcastle Crags next week if you fancy dropping by. Our nephew lives in Tod and we are sure to be dropping in.
Ah what a shame. I’m in London at the moment dealing with my mum’s estate.
And a happy anniversary from him
I do like Aglianico, it has a lovely fruity acidity to cut through rich food. The aroma is warm terroir fruit, slightly earthy. Lovely balanced fruit with the tannins on the palate. Delish
Last night in South Africa after nearly 3 weeks away. Excellent dinner at Marble in Rosebank Johannesburg accompanied with two super wines. Eben Sadie doing experimental plantings of Mediterranean varietals in the Swartland to see what could be next success, both of these poured from magnum and just off the scale for enjoyment.
We bought a couple of bottles of this yesterday. It was from our local wine merchant, who import and mainly supply the trade, so I hoped it would be a step up from the supermarket stuff. And it certainly is, really delicious.
My second bottle of this and certainly improved since I first tried it over a year ago. Still quite brooding and dense, but a real punch of dark fruits and leather. Very enjoyable, but I think I’ll wait another year or so before trying again.
Definitely worth holding back as it is often a late developer. Interestingly it is always released a year behind the Old Vines Series wines suggesting Eben is definitely releasing wines for the long haul
Thanks. To be fair when I bought them (en primeur) the drinking window was suggested as 2024-35+. I’m clearly just very impatient!
A low alcohol (11%) aligoté, bought back from Beaune as a present. Quite acidic, needs decanting, rich mouth feel, not very complex. An enjoyable aperitif.
Aligote only fit for Kir
Didn’t need it.
How was the 1522 Rod? Only tasted once but very impressive from what I remember.