July 08, 2013

June wines

I really wanted to trust the calendar during June and believe it was summer, but no. Outside it was cold or rainy or both. Despite bad weather summer is BBQ time and grilled meat requires some nice full-bodied wines from Penfolds and d’Arenberg. Both which was one of the first wines I bought to my cellar after having fallen in love with Aussie wine. Needless to say, now 5 years later they were perfect to grilled meat. Even TheMan who adores Italian wines had to admit they were perfect.

My knowledge of Bordeaux wines are still rather limited so whenever I get the chance to taste and learn new things I’m very happy. Tasting a 2006 Chateau Talbot, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien at some friends’ house a Friday night was the perfect start of the weekend. Good depth of stewed fruit, smoke and spicy on the nose. Lovely elegant palate with rich red fruit. A typical Medoc and classic Chateau Talbot I was told.

2008 Rotari Rosé

2007 Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz

2012 Les Fumées Blanches Sauvignon Blanc

2010 Campogiovanni Rosso di Montalcino

2010 Lachèze Brut

2006 The Laughing Magpie

2011 Domaene Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner

2009 Trimbach Riesling

2004 Chateau De Roques

2011 Viña Maipo Reserva Especial Chardonnay Pinot Grigio Riesling

2011 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Habrard

NV Pol Roger Brut Réserve

2012 Winkl Sauvignon

2009 Château Grillon Sauternes 2009

2012 M de Minuty Rosé

2009 Il Conte Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

2011 Piccini Chianti

NV Palmer & Co Brut Reserve

2006 Chateau Talbot, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

2009 Schloss Gobelsburg Steinsetz Grüner Veltliner

2010 Le Volte

2012 Château Mont-Redon Côtes du Rhône Réserve Blanc

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