Sunday, February 19, 2006

Dégustasion février

This time, We've tasted 4 bottles of Italian wine because of the Torino olympic.

Soave 1997. Usually, It's said that people drink Soave casually, as daily wine. But the organizer has dared to keep it for ages. Very nice smell, marvelous. little acidy, flower, fruit, and little acerbity and little toasted bread? I liked this.

Barolo 1992. It seems like that this winary's Barolo was very popular in Japan before. I didn't know that though. about the smell, it's interesting. At the first, It smelt like Ume(Japanese plum) and Katsuobushi(it's a Japanese traditional ingredient, boiled and dried bonito flesh), After minutes, it smelt like Japanese brown sugar lump(it's made in Okinawa. it's a little unique and different with common sugar.), then I could smell Chinese rice wine(we call "Shoukoushu"). some people said that it's too aged. but A interesting thing happened. After the tasting, we ate the some foods whose the organizer's mother had cooked. She cooks some Japanese foods every time, This is the other fun to us. There was a Japanese seafood dish, boiled sardine and turnip, it's a "Nimono". We ate the Nimono with this Barolo. They went togeter! We had an interesting combination of the dish and red wine. you know, people hardly eat fish dishes with red wine. The people who didn't like this wine was enjoying this combination. it's very interesting! We've found another possibility of red aged wine. I wanna try this again, "Japanese seafood with little too aged red wine". this wine made me fun much.

Chianti Classico 1997. It smelt like Japanese distilled spirit, "Shouchu".

This wine was made with Robert Mondavi. I've heard of his name here or there, but don't know his wines, well, it will be expensive.. It's nice wine, very balanced. this wine was the second bottle. there is the other one, and it's expensive, the organizer has said.

This is walnut oil made in Anjou, Loire, the north of France. it's very tasty.

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