(1) Kay Brothers ('Hillside')
-Vintage 2003 (DRINK NOW OR HOLD)
-L.C.B.O. PRICE: $56.15
a lesser-known estate in the premium winegrowing region of McLaren
Vale, Australia, Kay Brothers produces some seriously delicious Shiraz,
with densely-layered fruit and lovely chocolate and floral scents.
Quality is extremely high, and prices are (accordingly) not
unreasonable. The 2003 'Hillside' Shiraz should make an outstanding
gift for people who appreciate wonderful, mouthfeeling Aussie Shiraz.
It is a damn fine wine!
PAIRING SUGGESTION: Steak --- enjoy!
(2) Podere Collelungo
-Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
-Vintage 2001 (DRINK NOW OR HOLD)
-L.C.B.O. PRICE: $49.00
Before I tried this wine several weeks ago, I had never before actually
heard of the estate. On tasting it, however, I was seriously impressed
at its quality; with beautiful wild cherries and light wood, this would
make a wonderul gift to any person who adores Italian wine, especially
considering the price.
PAIRING SUGGESTION: Pasta with herbed tomato sauce and ground sausage --- enjoy!