Sunday, April 10, 2011
Goundrey Wines 2002 Homestead Cabernet Merlot (Australia)
Sunday night, the work weeks begins anew tomorrow, but tonight it`s about fixing up some comfort food and opening a bottle of something nice. Walked into the cellar and yanked out the first bottle that caught my eye, as it turns out it was a 2002 red blend from Australia. This Goundrey wine should have been well passed its prime (the bottle says to age it 3-4 years), but as luck would have it it was still drinking well now. Smells of dark berries, cedar, anise and red licorice filled the nose, nothing like those fruit bomb-like smells you expect from Australian wines. The palate doled out dried red berries and spice with a lingering flavour of herbed-peppers and spice - quite enjoyable with intriguingly good flavours; not fresh but far from finished.