In this 2nd part of our Sangiovese, we taste two more Sangiovese wines but this time Chiantis, that red wine made so famous by Dr Hannibal Lecter played by Anthony Hopkins in the film Silence of the Lambs.
The first Chianti we try comes across very light when “sniffed” but had a great taste of cherry, but the taste had very little length. a great table wine to enjoy with food or as a quaffing wine.
The second Chianti had a little splash of Cabernet Sauvignon as well which John hoped will add a little bit more fruit. On the nose, the 2nd wine had obvious notes of leather and oak. The taste was, John felt, one dimensional. John L prefered this wine to the first although accepted the length was a little lacking.
In the last part of this episode which is based on my visit to Barnardos Winery in San Diego and the wines, I tasted there.
In this part of the episode, we taste a bottle of Zinfandel that Rocco Francica so very kindly purchased as a gift for me to bring back to good old Blighty so John and I could taste together – our sincere thanks, Rocco.
This wine certainly did not disappoint a great powerful nose that did not disappoint when we tasted it.
A very complex wine with unusual characteristics for a Zinfandel but not in a bad way.
If you ever get the chance pop into the Winery it is well worth the visit.
In the 2nd part of this episode, where we taste some wines while we are on holiday, so made on the hoof, so please excuse some of the visual and sound quality!
While we were there we tasted their great Zinfandel and a fantastic glass of their 50-year-old port generously paid for by Rocco who we met whilst visiting the winery. Rocco and Marco taste the port with us and Linda, the Winery’s Lead Wine Steward gives us the history of this port.
In this episode we taste, bearing in mind that Christmas is just around the corner when publishing this video, the wine most used to celebrate something special – Champagne!
In this first part, we taste one of the best-known Champagne brands -Moet and Chandon.
This champagne is at the lower end of the price range for Champagnes, which is still, of course, quite expensive compared to “Normal” wines.
So is the price worth it, we taste to decide!