Christmas Wines

During the Christmas Wines session in December 2014, we tasted:

*”On Lees”, (Sauvignon Blanc), Pemberton, Western Australia, Pemberley, 2011, AUD30#

**Rosé Cuvée, (Pinot Noir), Champagne AOC, France, Laurent Perrier, NV, MYR285

***Dry Sack “med-dry”, (Palomino/Pedro Ximnez), Jerez, Spain, Williams & Humbert, MYR60

****Julian James White Liquer, (Tokay ((Muscadelle))/Pedro Ximenez), Swan Valley, Western Australia, Talijancich, 10 years, AUD55#

*Rested on lees for 7 months
**wines from grand cru sites, maceration 48-72 hours, minimum 4 years aging
***a blend of amontillado, oloroso and PX sherries
****Average age 10 years
#These wines were imported from Australia by one of my students for this course.  I had requested the liquer.  My student had tasted the Sauvignon Blanc and thought it worthy of a class, so we used it as a mystery wine to test our progress

 

Food and Wine Matching:

Butternut Squash, Potato, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad
Chocolate Spiced Gingerbread

 

During the Christmas Wines session in December 2013, we tasted:

Cremant de Bourgogne AOC, NV, France, (Chardonnay), Bruno Hathier for Marks & Spencer, MYR119

Pellante, NV, (Prosecco ((Glera)) /Raboso), Conegliano Veneto, Italy, Dal Bianco family for Marks & Spencer, MYR89

Le Poussin Rose, (Grenache Rosé), Pays d’Oc IGP, France, Sacha Lichine vins sans frontieres, 2011, MYR73

Escale, (Pinot Noir), Limoux, Languedoc, Vin de France, “Les Producteurs Reunis”, 2011, MYR89

Food and Wine Matching:

Mushroom Soup with Black Olive Cream
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Toasts
Cheese Selection
Christmas-spiced Chocolate Cake