This has been the most wonderful weekend where I was privileged to marry the loving, gorgeous, kind and clever L in front of our loving families and the best and most warm and generous friends anyone could ever have. I am feeling blessed in every way!
We drank some great wines before and after the great event. Here are some that I recall. There were many:
From the Cellar: Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009 – $$$+
Brown carmine colour. Savoury nose, typical of Martinbo/Wairarapa. Dense and ticklish with spice and dust. Intensely aromatic. Gorgeous. Burgundian characters, with heft and presence.
In the mouth, black cherries, drying. Spicy and fine grained tannins. A defined line of red fruit acid. A savoury finish with heat on the back palate. Beautiful balance. BTVG 4+.
From the Cellar: Palliser Estate Pinot Noir 2009 – $$$
I drank this with my old mate DT. I did’nt make any notes while we caught up but it tasted like this: Dark carmine colour. Dense fruit, deep and savoury, & spicy, on the nose. Savoury flavours and red cherry fruit flavours, white pepper and star anise bitterness delivering on the finish. A delicious wine. BTVG 4+
Wedding Gift: Bollinger NV
My First Bolly. I am no Champagne expert, but here is what I noticed: Brioche, bready notes, bright acid attack and lively, fine bubbles, and a bitter finish. Party time. 3+
Babich Headwaters Vineyard Organic Chardonnay Marlborough 2014
13%. Pale gold. Complex & honeyed; vanilla, oak, with white flower florality; rich in a European style. Yum.
Ripe white stonefruit flavours with a nice acid line of lemon and grapefruit pith. Generous mouth feel and weight; creamy; but not too big on it. Nice oak buzz on thre back. VG 4