(1) Domaine Carras (Château Porto Carras )
-Greece, Côtes de Meliton
-Vintage 2001 (DRINK OR HOLD)
-L.C.B.O. PRICE: $20.95
Let me be perfectly clear: this wine is from Greece; it is not Retsina,
and it is extremely well done! With soft fruit and very pleasing scents
(though a tiny bit loose on the palate), this is a lovely wine. Though
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, because it was extracted from Greek soil,
there is noticeable (and delightful) nuances of unique flavours and
distinctive aromas. Seek this wine out if you can.
PAIRING SUGGESTION: Pasta with meat sauce --- enjoy!
(2) José Maria da Fonseca Vinhos (Domini Plus)
-Vintage 2001 (DRINK NOW OR HOLD)
-L.C.B.O. PRICE: $25.00
Just as it should be, this wine carries all sorts of unique scents and
flavours, courtesy of Portuguese winemakers' commitment to taking
advantage of their own high-grade grape varietals - in this case, four!
Contains lots of berries and a really clean mouthfeel - I really
enjoyed this wine; nicely done.
PAIRING SUGGESTION: High-quality steak --- enjoy!