Wine review: Nugan Estate Durif

10 11 2012

This is the first Wine review blog at reijosfood.com. Because Restaurant reviews would become too long if wine reviews included, decided to write about the wines separately.

Attracted to Nugan Estate Durif during game dinner at restaurant Blue Peter. Durif as a grape is really unknown to me but match with the game food was excellent. Therefore decided to review it separately. Compared to red wines sold in Alko, this one is at the higher price level but not so expensive as Grand Cru French red wines or for instance Amarone.

Reviewed following areas:

Appearance – Dark red, also when glass is almost empty (this is not goal anyway)

Aroma – Almost like Tempranillo (could bet for Tempranillo), boysen berries but not the sweetest ones

Sensation/Taste – Well balanced, some acidity and spices but does not dry mouth afterwards

Facts and figures:

Alcohol: 14,5% by volume
Extract: 36 g/l
Acidity: 6,6 g/l
Energy: 90 kcal/100 ml (390 kJ/100 ml)
Closure: natural cork

REVIEW: OVERALL GRADE 4/5 – BANG FOR THE BUCK ++ /+++

Be careful of cream of tartar, best to use wine decanter in order to avoid uncomfortable feeling in the mouth after last sip.

Confirmed that quite suitable wine for meats and especially for game food. Australian wineyards produce quality wines in overall.

More info about Nugan Estate http://www.nuganestate.com.au/default.aspx?p=1

and grape http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durif


Actions

Information

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: