TUESDAY TIPPLERS TASTING

         October 10, 2006.

 
 
ALL SIX WINES ARE BLENDS.  
THREE WINES ARE OF ONE DOMINANT GRAPE VARIETY,  
AND THREE WINES ARE ANOTHER.  
1) IDENTIFY THE DOMINANT GRAPE VARIETY OF EACH WINE  
2) CAN YOU NAME THE BLENDING GRAPE?  
AND THE ANSWERS ARE:  
     
  wine no. dominant grape variety      blending grape      
           
1 CABERNET shiraz    
           
  2 SHIRAZ   cabernet    
             
  3 CABERNET  merlot    
             
  4 SHIRAZ   mourvedre    
             
  5 CABERNET malbec    
             
  6 SHIRAZ   grenache    
 
THE WINES WERE:  
1 WARRENMAG 2002 BAZZANI   $19.95  
2 SANDALFORD 2004 ELEMENT $15.95  
3 GREG NORMAN 2003 LIMESTONE COAST $21.95  
4 BIN 2   2004 PENFOLDS $20.95  
5 BIN 56   2000 LEASINGHAM $24.95  
6 d'ARRY'S ORIGINAL 2004 D'ARENBERG $19.95  
Also, we shared two PROSECCO DI VALDOBBIADENE BRUT SANTA MARGHERITA @ $19.95,  
and two St STEPHAN'S CROWN 1999 TOKAJI ASZU  3 PUTTONYOS @ $21.95  
The rate of success in identifying the dominant grapes turned out to be very spotty.  
But given the enthusiasm by which everyone proceeded to second guess themselves, the evening was enjoyed by all.
Total encumbrance: $207.50  
Your Humble Scribe,  
Tom.

  

Back to Tasting Notes

Back to Wines Sampled