food and drink 5.9.2013 02:32 pm

Wines of the day: Case Lots

These are wines that you have to stock up on and buy a case at a time. They offer excellent quality and value. You can enjoy them easily over the next 5 to 8 years.

The wines featured here are chosen according to high point scored and 4 or 5 star value for money. In other words, for the price that you pay for the quality which is in the bottle, you will be well pleased with your purchase. Wines with a five star value offer outstanding quality for the price, four star offer very good quality for the price while a one star value, well, it’s your choice.

 

2008 Waterford Wine Estate Kevin Arnold Shiraz

 

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Black edged maroon. Lovely red berry fruit, slightly smoky/peppery aromas, beautifully polished palate, plush but not overdone, very fine.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Poultry

– Lamb

– Cured Meats

– Cream-based Pasta

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2010 Ataraxia Chardonnay

 

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Very elegant, fine citrus fruit, very dense mid-palate, alcohol 13.5%, harmonious, polished and quietly refined.

Occasions

– Gift

– Elegant Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Poultry

– Shellfish

– Oysters/Sushi

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2009 Silverthorn The Green Man

 

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Green edged pale yellow. Elegant mousse, lovely aged fizz character creamy, baked bread aromas, flavours dry, persitent.

Occasions

– Gift

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Aperitif

Goes With

– Poultry

– Fish

– Shellfish

– Oysters/Sushi

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Is it a good wine?

0 to 50 points: Do not take orally
50 to 60 points: A very ordinary wine
60 to 69 points: Good enough commercial wine
70 to 79 points: Good to very good wine
80 to 89 points: Excellent wine
90 + points: World Class wine

 

 

 

 

 

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