Recommendation: An Australian “New World” red blend that was not over the top.
Winery/Producer: La Violetta Wines; Denmark, Australia.
Grape Variety: Blend: Spatburgunder, Syrah and Muskat-Silvaner.
Geographic Region, Appellation: Western Australia.
Price: $32.30 ($AUS$) with a 10% mixed case discount. About $24.90 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee.
Purchased From: Australian Wine Centre; 1 Alfred Street; Sydney, Australia.
Paired With: Caesar salad with garlic and parmesan cheese. 1. Fillet of beef wellington, pommes dauphine, asparagus and glazed vegetables with perigourdin sauce. 2. Mozzarella stuffed chicken breast with tomato salad and parsley herbed new potatoes.
He said: Clear garnet color with a light purple rim. Light fruit and earth aroma. Lots of ripe cherry and spice in the taste, with a SMOOTH, jammy, long, VERY DRY finish. Powerful fruity tastes, but light body. EXCEPTIONALLY easy drinking for a red wine and it was good drinking alone and equally good with the beef wellington . This was an Australian “New World” red blend that was not over the top. It was DELICIOUS!!! If it only had a bouquet to match the flavors and finish it would be fantastic, but as it was I would call it EXCEPTIONAL!!!
She said: Translucent with lots of speedy legs. Light fruity bouquet bursts into a huge red fruit flavor filled with ripe cherries. The feel on the palate carried through with smoothness, medium-light body and a mouth full of pleasant tannins that lasted into the long finish. Chicken usually calls for white wine, but this one was seasoned just right to go with a juicy red wine like this. I would pair it again. Of course I tried it with Ray’s beef wellington and it was superb but I’m still a happy camper with my chicken pairing. The intense flavor, smoothness and mouth pleasing tannins make this wine very easy drinking. If only it had an aroma to match
Comments: Purchased from a Sidney, Australia wine shop and consumed in the Britannia Restaurant on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2.
Bar code: NA
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