What’s in the glass tonight Oct 18th

Delas Ventoux 2012

Leaving the reservation: Delas Ventoux Rouge 2012

What I have imbibed this week I have blogged about already, like the rapidly-becoming-favourites Kumeu River Village Chardonnay 2010 and Yealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012.

Or forgettable like the Brancott Estate South Island Pinot Noir 2011 brewed for the indiscriminate World Of Wearable Arts crowd…

So I am left with this clunker:

A cheap Rhone blend I picked up from Regional Wines. Dark red. 14%. Soft tannins. Red berry fruit. Non-complex. No ambition. Dying in the glass. Might even be making me feel ill. That’ll learn me for not buying local.  Not even gonna score it.

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2 comments

    • you mean the house? It’s Buck House from the Te Mata Vineyard. very cool, and an important early work of the NZ architect, Ian Athfield. I had last years Ventoux a while back and it was better. But you don’t know what you will get if you buy cheap…


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