Posts by Tom Plant
With the help of Wine Pleasures, not only did we taste exceptional Cavas, visit remarkable places, meet unforgettable people and taste divine food, we came home with memories that will last a lifetime.
The fruit simply exploded from the glass. I thought this was an exceptional wine. Ken called it “luscious all the way through.” Sue called it the perfect Merlot.
Al gave it a perfect five-star rating for both taste and value. Ken called it “big, hey there, slap you in the face.” Chris liked the earthy nose with big dark berry fruit and long, creamy, lingering finish.
Brian said “Inky & slinky. This is terrific for $12. Reminds me of my schoolboy days.” Jan liked the nose, but was disappointed with the taste.
Karsten prepared a roasted butternut squash soup with citrus /mint/chili pesto to pair with the wine. The nose was modest, but on the palate it was crisp with notes of lemon and grapefruit.
Fried chicken and waffles is their best seller. Mark tried out a brand new special on us. With Thanksgiving approaching he gave us a waffle made from stuffing with mashed potatoes and gravy, turkey and cranberry sauce.
This was a flawed wine, scoring 11.5 points out of a possible 60. Comments ranged from “Yuck! Toss it!” to “I get burning tyres. (Brian is British) And the mailman’s used rubber bands. Actually not nice.”