You know that feeling when you jump into a pool, then you know when you dive deeper and deeper and deeper, and it’s cold at the bottom of the swimming pool. It’s something like that. Anyway, the coolness relates to the bubbles that you feel on your tongue as you swish the wine in your mouth. And then it leaves a sweet/sour aftertaste after you swallow it; more on the sour side – it just sits in your mouth. It’s like after a fireplace has burnt out, it’s like the ash that sits in the fireplace (the feel of the experience, not the taste of ash!).
Again a wine from a friend so google will be your best friend to find a bottle to buy!
Tried on a date with 9 candles…the bottle described the vineyard the wine originated from in New Zealand as being in-between mountains. It reminded me of the mountains in New Zealand that have the snow and ice on them. When the sun comes out and it warms up, the snow and ice melt. So with this wine, when you put it in your mouth, it’s like the snow and ice melting in your mouth. But then, once it has ‘melted’ in your mouth it has a bitter after-taste; not the bitter taste like a beer, but enough to say “Ahh, that’s a wine.”
You will need to google where to find this wine sorry!
Smooth and a little bit of a tang at the back of the mouth. But with a hearty lot of ribs slightly charred, you don’t know the tang from the wine. It’s also sweet and sour like a warhead, but without the sour cringe on the tongue a warhead gives. Enjoyable & reasonably priced. The little bitterness on the tongue at the end is nothing to worry about.
You can buy this for around $10 according to Vivino, but does not seem to be stocked at Dan Murpheys.
Now this wine was a treat. Brought over for a meal by my brother. This wine wants to be different. For a start it not only brings along the crushed grape juice in the bottle, but also what looks like some ground pepper. You notice the pepper especially towards the end of the bottle – it’s trying to tell you: look I’m different to other wines! It is, it has a soft “tingle on the tongue” feel at the start of the bottle, and when you get towards the end of the bottle it is a definite “tingle on the tongue” as the ground pepper says hello. A treat to be had with red juicy steak, or slow cooked beef cheeks (yum yum).
This wine can be found at your local Dan Murphey’s for $30 (or less when you get it for a bargain on special!)
This white wine is like a person who wants to keep all to themselves as they walk into a room with lots of people for a social occasion. They are trying not to be noticed…even though they are in a room full of people. Someone comes up to them (this is the point you are about to swallow the wine in your mouth) and they come alive and are happy and friendly. The wine is sweet as it goes down and enjoyable with a few small bubbles when served chilled.
I’m trying this wine with a casual dinner of cold roast chicken and coleslaw. Trying the wine first before starting dinner, the first thing I notice is the smell brings back memories of good wines. The first sip reminds me of kite surfing, a hobby I have taken up recently. It reminds me of those days when the ocean is smooth and glassy, fresh in temperature like in winter. It reminds me of smoothness and coolness on the lips. It has a nice little bit of tanginess on the tongue. I think it will go well with many foods. Almost some sourness or bitterness wrapped up in the tang it gives on the tongue.
Trying the wine again after some dinner, it’s interesting. It does have a little sweet aftertaste. It is like you are in a parallel universe. The taste is similar but different. If before food it was like kite surfing on a glassy ocean, then afterwards it’s like doing a small jump, then another quick sip builds the intensity in the mouth like doing a slightly higher jump kite surfing and so on. I think this is a good wine for having with a simple meal at home.
You can buy this wine from your local store for around AUD$8