Monthly Archives: February 2013

  • An Ode upon Lorca Gran Poetico 2007

    Posted by Botrytis in Wines February 27, 2013

    Oh, Lorca Gran Poetico 2007!
     
    A premium wine from Argentina
    Land of silver, steer and lofty viña
    Dark and dry, a brooding beast
    Of bramble fruit, a structured feast
    Tannin full yet fine, a viscous balm
    A dance of puissant grip and velvet charm
     
    Twelve months it dwells in oaken barrel
    Where it dons fine-grained apparel
    A vanilla robe, laced with coffee
    A regal guest…

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  • A Shiraz by any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet

    Posted by Balthazar in Wines February 8, 2013

    Cold January weather always brings thoughts of the warmer days of my early adult years in the Southern Hemisphere sunshine. Sunny days spent surfing and fishing around the glorious beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula, were usually followed by grabbing a bottle or 2 from one of the many local wineries in McLaren Vale. The BBQ…

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