Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Pop the cork

Tonight's wine selection was the result of a wine tasting class my wife attended in NYC last week. She very much enjoyed it, and actually won this bottle in a raffle at the event.

The wine: Stormhoek Pinotage 2005

Country: South Africa

Region: Western Cape

Category: Pinotage

Vintage: 2005

Price: $9.99

Tasting Notes:

The color: Deep ruby red, and very thick appearance on walls of the glass.

The Nose: Very sweet fruit filled nose with nice notes of plum, cherry and spice.

The Taste: As the nose would indicate, a very rich, vibrant fruit filled wine upfront. Plums and strawberries most notably. Wonderful spice smokiness, will the density of earth and tar. Very nice smooth finish with lingering fruit flavors and moderate tannins. Quite a nice wine, that I bet would be absolutely amazing with some BBQ ribs...and you know how I like some ribs.

The Verdict: 7 corks


Peter May - The Pinotage Club said...

Pop the Cork??

That is so last century! This wine has the high tech closure for the 21st Century. Screw-caps mean you taste the wine the way the winemaker intended without any taint from a cork.

How about Uncrack the Cap?

Anonymous said...

A video on WINE MAKING

MyManMisterC said...

How 'bout, "Tap the bottle and twist the cap. And pass it 'round the crew beacuse the crew be all that."