Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Great wine/food combinations

The Easter weekend was a very hedonistic affair, I must admit. We experienced some wonderful wine and food combinations. I did not want to get too serious, therefore took no notes, and therefore no detailed wine descriptions:

Blue-eye cod and 2005 Giaconda Aeolia - the richness of the Roussane matched the food perfectly

Apple tart and 2002 Leeuwin Chardonnay - a (surprisingly) perfect match of flavours

Leg of lamb and 1998 Cullen Cabernet/Merlot and 2001 Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon - an obvious match. Both Cabernets were brilliant

Following day: Cold leg of lamb and 2006 Mount Mary Pinot Noir - the savoury flavour of the Pinot Noir enriched the dish

Eye-fillet and 1998 Katnook Cabernet Sauvignon (Magnum) - again, an obvious match, wine still showed a lot of terra rossa flavours.

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