- Wolf Blass Yarra Pinot Noir
- Tarapaca Carmenere Reserva 2000
- Covides Duc de Foix Xarello 1999
Wolf Blass Yarra Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley, Australia)
Ruby tinged with purple; inky, oaky, black raspberry; medium-bodied, well
balanced with lively acidity. Food match: beef stew, tuna tartare.
Tarapaca Carmenere Reserva 2000 (Chile)
Carmenere is Chile’s indigenous grape, once thought to be Merlot
but recently identified as an ancient Bordeaux clone. Dense purple colour;
vanilla, tar, blackcurrant nose; well extracted, jammy blackcurrant fruit,
smoky, bacony note. Medium-bodied. Food match: barbecued lamb,
Covides Duc de Foix Xarello 1999 (Penedes, Spain)
Xarello is one of the constituent grapes in Spanish cava (sparkling);
here used as a single variety in a dry white table wine of great value.
Pale straw colour; white chocolate, lemon on the nose, kiwi and gooseberry
flavours with a fresh finish. Food match: aperitif wine, or with