For this week’s Thirsty Thursday, we had it at SH’s cozy pad. It was a beautiful evening with good food, pleasant wines and great company.
Following are the reviews of the flight of wines we had:
Leroy Meursault 2002:
Nose: Slight buttery, nuttiness.
Palate: Clean, pronounced mineral supported by a buttery backbone. Good purity. Medium length
Rating: 3.5/5 (good to consume now. excellent mix of buttery/nuttiness + heaps of minerality)
Abadia Retuerta Cuvee El Palomar 2003@70sgd
(blend of tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon)
Nose: Intense vanila,supported by licorice and leather
Palate: Sweet Vanilla, oak, berries and silky tannins. Full bodied and Medium to long length.
Rating: 3.4/5 (interesting vanilla nose and if taste it blind you would be surprised it was tempranillo based)Saltram Winemaker Selection Barrosa Valley@40AUD
Nose: Intense eucalypti (menthol), and mocha
Palate: Big full mouth with fine grained tannins.
Rating:3.35/5 ( well made barossa cab with distinct menthol nose)
Clos Du Marquis 1989@130SGD
Nose: Subtle aroma with a tinge of green
Palate: Soft, elegant. Integrated tannins and minimally chewy
Rating: 3.45/5 ( pretty elegant but not able to shine)
Talisker 18year old Single Malt:
Nose: Smokey Vanilla
Cured ham with Cheese and cheese crackers: Salty fatty cured ham taken together with the creamy/buttery cheese. MMMMM…Sinfully satisfying. Check out the layer of fats of the cured ham!
Pork Knuckle from Cold storage: The meat was a dry and lacking in flavour but i like the ultra crispy porky skin. Munching the crackling skin and sipping a heavy Saltram Barossa. Heavenly!. It definitely suits a home party for hungry drunkards!
Da Paolo Assorted Pizza: Zhenzhu brough 4 different types of pizza ( italian sausages, proscuitto on ricola,classic peperoni , mushroom) that we all polished it off even thou with the presence of excessive amount of food. It was good pizza but too bad it gotten cold soon under the cold aircon. Therefore i could not give a fair verdict on it.
MonMouth Coffee: The first thing i noticed in SH’s pad was the sweet, flavourful coffee smell in the air. I had 2 cups of this tonight and i have to say it is much better than illy’s and lavazza for its pronounced, harmonious coffee aroma. The body and acidity was well integrated as well. Marvellous!
Assorted cheese from Culina: Mel brought this over. I particularly like the gooey,pie like softcheese. It was nutty with some associated it with Peanut butter. It was a perfect match with Mel’s cheese cracker as the crackers provided the body/structure for the creamy nutty cheese.
The squarish cheese smells like my socks but it was nice eating on its one. Salty and hard, it taste somewhat like a subdued parmigiano reggiano.
Assorted ham from SH: Salty and flavourful.Slurpp..
Another decadent session with the Thirsty Thursday Gang……..
I was pretty impressed with the Meursault. Clean, pure mineral supported by a buttery backbone. I like it!