SUKASASTYLE FAVES FOR YOUR OSCAR PARTY
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A nose that is a mixture of citrus and grass opens to reveal a melon and apple palate that is not as sweet as expected.
The blending of syrah and grenache has been mastered in the Rhône wine region but here is a characteristically bold and powerful Australian take on the blend courtesy of Chief Winemaker Chester d'Arenberg Osborn and Senior Winemaker Jack Walton.
The 2010 has many of the same characteristics: an enticing bouquet, mouth filling taste, tannis that are drying rather than overwhelming with an additional characteristic of fruit forward flavours (that are not over-ripe) underscored by an oak tinge thanks to a year of aging (40% of the time in French and 60% of the time in American oak barrels).
Don’t burn a hole in your wallet by buying a Vintage port and don’t disappoint your taste buds with a tawny. LBVs are the sweet spot and this iteration scores high on the QPR.
And, FINALLY, for your Oscars Party!
After you have purchased your delicacies, controlled your temperature and shucked safely with no injuries you will need the right pairing. Here are SukasaStyle’s suggestions based on first hand experience but remember to trust your own palate as what worked for us may not for you.