Monday, April 6, 2009

The 1st Wine

So it is the last bottle of my (our) Jacobs Creek Steingarten 2006 Riesling from the Barossa - probably the only variety from the Barossa that will get a favourable review here.

At 12.5% alcohol, this wine was always going to age well - but we'll never know.

Straw hue from the first bottle opened has developed in to a yellow/golden tinge. Nose is prickly acid with a bit of pineapple coming through. The longer in the glass, the real Barossa Riesling comes out with trademark kero inching in.

This wine really reveals itself with food. Tonight we had chilli prawns and scallops braised in shredded curried coconut. The balance between these two was spot-on with the spice being tempered by the growing prickly acid.

it's all about balance.....
Drink with Asian food with a bit of spice

now till 2016

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Blog Tim! You beat me to it... but then you're never one to sit on your hands.
    Your description of the wine with the food has set my mouth watering and I'm wondering why we don't get more invitations to dinner... shredded curried coconut...good god, that's fabulous.