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03.november: WBW # 3: Australian Shiraz
It's that time again! Time to indulge (and imbibe) in Lenn's
I stopped by the LCBO on my way home from work on Sunday and was hoping to get a bottle of Little Penguin Shiraz. Nope...no such luck -- all they had from that cute vintner was a merlot (which would have worked well for the first WBW... but that's a different story. So I choose a wine I'd never tried -- why not be just a bit daring this time around?
Taste: one word, really: SMOOTH. I know most people don't enjoy wines that don't have one specific taste or another, or that don't have some sort of bite or aftertaste. I happen to like a wine that doesn't linger on my palate and this one definitely fits that requirement. It's light, for a red and almost (I said almost!) refreshing...surprisingly enough for something is supposed to be paired with red meat (according to the label on the bottle).
Another thing about this wine -- it tasted great with the pastrami panini sandwiches we had for dinner...and it tasted great alongside the Rolo ice cream I indulged in for dessert...wine and chocolate are not enemies any longer!
The producer has a short, concise wine-tasting note on their site and I honestly think someone missed the boat a little...but who am I? An amateur. Oh well. All I know is this wine, whether anyone else considers it good or bad is now being officially added to my list of new favourites. I'm glad I reached out and chose a wine I'd never tried before...that's what this is about, no?