- Rocca delle Macie Orvieto Classico 2003
- Codorníu Brut Clásico
- Château du Grand Caumont "Impatience" 2000
Rocca delle Macie Orvieto Classico 2003 (Italy)
$9.95 (General release # 587808)
Pale colour, almost water white; a nose of peach pit, white chocolate
and grapefruit zest; light to medium-bodied with a white peach and apple
flavour ending with characteristic bitter almond and citrus finish. Good
Food match: goat's cheese salad; grilled almonds.
Codorníu Brut Clásico (Spain)
$11.10 (General release #503490)
The best-value sparkler currently available. Golden colour with an active
mousse; yeasty, apple nose; assertive, dry apple flavour on the palate.
Very well made – a wine to launch New Year's Eve, small dinghies
and daughters'weddings. Great value. ****
Food match: tapas; oysters
Château du Grand Caumont "Impatience" 2000 (France)
$19.95 (Vintages October 9th release #316620)
Worth hunting for. A Corbières red with great style. Dense purple
colour; herby, iodine, leather and chocolate nose; full-bodied, rich,
sweet blackberry fruit with smoke and tar notes. Well made. Good value.
Food match: game dishes; osso buco