In my last blog I had mentioned I had received NLC Gift Cards as gifts, and I was going to have a blast picking out some treat wines. Well, I had a great time, and thought I would share with you some of my findings.
I had to pick up an Italian Barolo.
So I went with the Luigi Pira Barolo. Keep in mind I haven’t had this yet. It’s not easy to pick out a Barolo, our Howley Estates location has so many. This is one of the lesser priced ones, but I can’t wait to try it. It has been give 93.5 Ratings in 4 different reviews. It sells for $43.54 a bottle at our NLC stores, still a great treat wine.
Had to get a bottle of Peter Lehman Clancy’s Shiraz. Sells for $19.98 at the NLC and comes in a great tin container that makes a nice gift. This is a great wine with a BBQ. Natalie MacLean said it best when she described this wine as “Full-bodied with juicy ripe black fruit and a generous treatment of oak. Smoky finish”.
This is my go-to steak wine! It’s Angove VS McLaren Vale Shiraz. It’s $25.24 at the NLC and I discovered this wine one Friday evening, when I asked for a great Friday night wine that goes great with steak. Since then, I have bought this wine to friend’s homes and it has never disappointed. There’s a reason the McLaren Vale region is known for great Shiraz, in my opinion, (that’s the name of the blog, after all!) A rich full-bodied wine with hints of black currant (learned that in Level 1 wine class!) Combined with flavors of oak and chocolate, I love this wine.
That’s it for this week. As my friend Judy always says, “Life is too short to drink bad wine’.