A few weeks ago we decided to have a few bottles of wine after work. The selection was a treat, but two bottles really stood out. The first was a Tuscan entry by producer Michele Satta; a Bolgheri Rosso from the Tuscan region which was an intimate blend of Cabernet (major contribution) blended with varying amounts of Sangiovese, Merlot, Teroldego and Syrah (Shiraz).
This Tuscan would have done well to breathe and mature a bit more, but still displayed outstanding notes of currants, medium tannins and a hint of spices.
The next bottle was a handsomely aged liqueur Muscat from the New South Wales Mudgee region. This bottle, with a simple label (from named producer “Seldom Seen Vineyard”) was bliss, especially when sampled a few days after the initial opening. Intoxicating alcohol levels blended perfectly with a syrupy taste of orange, with a savoury hint of cigar box.