Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews

2013 Malbec – Golden Reserve


Mendoza, Argentina


Garnet-black in colour with a purple rim and deep intensity. This wine is a teeth stainer. The nose is layered with aromas of red fruit, black berry, bramble, blueberry pie, earth and chocolate. Well balanced with smooth ripe tannins. The flavours echo the nose followed by a medium-long dry finish. Fire up the BBQ.

Trivento 2013 Malbec


2013 Shiraz (Alfredo Dried Grape)

Nugan Estate

South Eastern Australia, Australia


This wine is made from air-dried grapes in the Amarone style. The purpose of this is to raisin the grapes and concentrate flavours. Garnet black in colour with deep intensity. Layers of dark berries, cherries, earth, tar, cassis, chocolate and spice on the nose. Well balanced with smooth ripe tannins. Big bright fruit on the palate with black pepper followed by a medium-long finish. An impressive wine for the price.

Nugan 2013 Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz

2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Reserve)


Mendoza, Argentina


This Argentinian wine has it’s own style, though it leans more to France than New Zealand. Straw coloured with medium-light intensity. The nose shows aromas of pear, apple, floral notes along with a hint of grassiness. Well balanced with finesse and elegance and followed by a medium-plus finish. Pair this with salmon, grilled tuna or shellfish dishes.

Salentein 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve


2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Seven Terraces

Marlborough, New Zealand

$ 16.99

Lemon yellow in colour with light intensity. Aromas of melon, tropical fruit, apple, mineral and citrus with a hint of grassiness. Well-balanced, crisp and refreshing with good mouthfeel. The fruit flavours from the nose are reflected on the palate followed by a medium finish.

Seven Terraces 2015 Sauvignon Blanc


2013 Macabo


Borja, Spain


This little known varietal is yellow straw in colour with medium-light intensity. Citrus and tropical fruit on the nose. Dry with good balance. Dry ripe apple on the palate followed by a medium finish. Serve with summer grilled chicken or fish.

Borsao 2013 Macabeo


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