What’s been in the glass lately

It’s been a while since I last wrote.

I have moved house, and cleaned the two houses left behind. I have unpacked boxes. Assembled beds. Folded clothes. Stowed mountains of stuff under the house. Mowed lawns. Wrangled cats and plumbers and TV repairmen. Prioritised task lists. And relocated my tropical fish and a wine cellar. It has been exhausting. And my lovely L has shared the load with me.

Finally we re-established our domestic IT infrastructure, and I can now blog about what I have been drinking at the end of these full, busy days…

Murdoch James Rose

From the Cellar: Murdoch James The Regions Martinborough Rose 2012 – $$$

L bought this after our vineyard visit to Murdoch James last winter. T’was nice to drink this in the sun the day after we moved. Orange blush colour. 14%. A mature nose of strawberries and cream. Lovely strawberry taste too. Quite a cultured blush.  4

Riparian Chardonnay 2012

Riparian Gisborne Chardonnay 2012

Produced by CoopersCreek. 13%. Yellow snow colour. Fruit n’ phenolic nose. Peaches and citrus in the mouth, a bit cooked.  Odd, it was not that old. This bottle not rated.

Lake Chalice The Nest PG 2013

Lake Chalice The Nest Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Greenish pale yellow. Aroma of light fresh pears. Off-dry. 12.5%. Citrus zest, honey in the mouth. I’m not one to like pinot gris that much, but this was a good one. 3.75


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