The clocks go ahead tonight, and although we lose an hour of the weekend, I am really looking forward to the extra long evenings. It’s a sure sign of Spring when the clocks go forward an hour. There are some wines that come to mind that could stop a clock in its tracks!
Here’s a new wine I tried a few weeks back. This Montes blend from Chile is a fantastic combination of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carmenere. This wine truly brings out the best of both grapes. Rich and full-bodied with the fruit dominating the palate, but you can’t miss the flavors of cigar, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. This is a great wine and comes in at under $19. That’s the fabulous thing about Chilean wines, they are fantastic wines at a very reasonable price.
Here is another remarkable Chilean blend that I tried a few weeks back. The Casa Silva winery is one of the most respected in Chile and the 5th Quinta Generacion blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdoh and Carmenere hits it out of the ball park. It’s not sweet, and not too dry, just a fantastic blended wine. Very Bordeaux like with rich fruits and notes of tobacco, blueberry and cassis on the palate. At $22.49 a bottle here in Nova Scotia, this is a winner.
For my white wine loving friends, here is a gorgeous Chardonnay I had recently. The Kings Valley Chardonnay is a deal at $22 a bottle and hails from Australia. This had lively gorgeous flavors of apricots, tropical flavors, and stone fruit. It came alive on the palate and has become one of my favorites.
My new wine of the week…
We head back to Chile for a spectacular wine. At the Australian 6 Nations National Wine Challenge back in December, Terrunyo won the Best of the New World Wine category. The Competition invites the finest wines of the New World -Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and United States- to participate. It’s from Concha y Torro vineyard, which makes a wide variety of wines in every price range. You’ll understand once you try this wine. It’s a treat at $40 a bottle, and worth every penny. Aged in barrels for 14-16 months, this smooth beauty has classic flavors of blackberry, cassis and tobacco. This wine, made by winemaker Ignacio Recabarren, is my favorite wine of the week.
Have a great week everyone. Don’t forget the clocks goahead tonight. Don’t look at it as one less hour of drinking wine, look at it as an extra hour to have a glass of wine Saturday night!
Till next week, Cheers