March 24, 2014

Three cheers!

I didn't finish all of these. 

The Charcuterie Board + Cheese + Nuts + Bruschetta 

I had the loveliest evening.
Sunday night family dinner!


Started off with this one.

Fell in love with the deep red color. So nice.

One word: BALANCED

Fruity and sweet but I can detect a bit of tartness. Like  toasted cherries and grapes perhaps. It's a medium-bodied red wine with a good grip. Not-too-striking acidity but it was juicy.

Really Juicy.

I wish we could've chilled it a little, a bit cooler.


Now my sisters just loved this! They're biased with white wines but I have to agree. This is fantastic!

Just look at it. GORGEOUS.

Right from the start I knew I should expect some citrus and melon but didn't really expect it to be...mineral? Fizzy?

Should have another bottle of this for like a brunch in the garden or something like that...

My, a salad with cheese and caramelised walnuts and ham slices...

:) Happy
Last but certainly not the least! My fave for the night!


Oh, the nose.

This forever.


The only Italian wine for the night. I shall say that kind of red can only be described as seductive. Something that pleasantly surprised me is that it is very lively! A great symphony of fruits and spices! Layer upon layer of cherries and berries made it so fresh and vibrant.

This would go great with meat and even seafood!

P.S. Perfect bottle shape

March 18, 2014

Sol de Chile Merlot 2011

Last night, I was in the mood to drink something easier (but with great character, of course). I'm completely biased with red wine from Europe (especially Spain) just because they're my first love but I know I could be knocked out after a glass since I had an exhausting day. I really didn't need that. Decided to try out something different from SA. 

Different is definitely good.

Sol De Chile Merlot 2011

First off, the color is just gorgeous! Not too deep but almost like velvet. Like little girls singing Whitney Houston songs. Beautiful! Not the most intense voice but you want to listen again, you get me? 

It is smooth and fruity but also has an earthy tone. There's a bit of bitterness and some bite but nothing really harsh or sharp. I deemed it worthy to linger on my tongue for a little while longer. 

Made an odd pair for tonight. Ate some truffle noir cheese, walnuts, bread, and raisins. Wish I had some ham slices or manchego for this. I would be glad for any kind of hard cheese or something with a sharper taste. That would be perfect! 

Lovely red wine last night to just relax after a tiring day <3 

oh, Merlot! ;)