This Saturday was the ever popular and highly awaited "Supper Club" week. You see, we have a group of friends (hard to imagine me with one friend, let alone a group of them, eh?) that meet once a month to enjoy an evening of food and laughs over inappropriate dinner conversation. Each
This week's selection is Yellow Tail - I did have this one before and remembered liking it, but no other details. A good friend also mentioned this as a tasty choice (although her bottle was 1/2 the price of mine!! Damn American prices!!!), and I've been thinking about her this week, so I picked it up.
I enjoyed a glass of Copper Moon at a restaurant on Friday evening. It was as tasty as I remembered, but I wasn't happy with the $7/glass price tag when I know for a fact the whole bottle is $10.99.
Yellow Tail (Australia, 2009)
I didn't take a picture. Here is one from the inter-web:
A word from the wine:
I remember being intrigued by the mention of vanilla on the back of the bottle. Also there was something about a roaring fire and not taking things too seriously...
You see, this is the problem with drinking socially. I forget to take pictures, I leave the bottle at the host's home, and I don't write down the label notes. This blog gig is really better suited for drinking alone.
This was really enjoyable. Yellow Tail is very approachable, smooth, but not rich or overly spicy. It does have quite a dry aftertaste - perhaps a bit lip smacking, but nothing jarring. For the taste and body, it surprised me for a 2009 - it is definitely a bit richer than the $10 of the same year, but it is also more expensive so keep that in mind. The only real downside was despite the 13.5%, I was not feeling any buzz and I had at least half the bottle. My "Sister is Shiraz" and fellow supper club member agreed that it was tasty and easy to drink, but lacked the tipsy-factor.
Me: "So, husband, what do you think?"
Helpful Husband: "About what?"
Me: exasperated sigh
Helpful Husband: "Oh, the wine? It's good"