Posted on December 5th, 2007
As usual, the vino was at eno. On tonight’s fight card:
- The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2005 (€14.99)
- Emina Vedejo Rueda, Spain 2006 (€9.99)
- Becker Tokay-Pinot Gris, Alsace, France 2003 (€17.99)
“The Crossings” Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
- Smells: like citrus, specifically pink grapefruit and asparagus
- Tastes: nice, crisp, good acidic fruity
- Verdict: very decent, good quality
“Emina” Verdejo, Rueda
- Smells: of ginger and toffee
- Tastes: very fruity with a slight spice to it
- Verdict: well-balanced. Really good quality for the price
Becker Tokay-Pinot Gris
- Smells: fragranced rather than strong smelling
- Tastes: a rich of fresh melons with quite a sweet after taste
- Verdict: I really liked this, good strong distinctive and obvious flavours for a red-wine plonkeur like me. I’d question the manner in which Enowine describes its food pairing though: “Simply cooked veal, lobster and fois gras. Goes surprisingly well with duck and goose” All this talk of lobster and foie gras is a little bit hifalutin for my liking. Who cooks with this stuff?
All three, all different and all good. Must try more whites more often.
They’re not all that girlie!