Saturday, August 6, 2011

Rymill: Week #51

I really love the styling of this label.  That little horse seems so elegant and energetic and the same time.  I hope the wine inside has the same character.

This wine accompanied me on a child-free one-night girls' beach getaway.  My two favorite colleagues helped me polish off the bottle over dinner and hysterics.

Rymill Coonawarra The Yearling - Australia, 2009
14.5% alc./vol.
A word from the wine:
"Fresh from the Rymill Coonawarra stabloe, the Yearling is a gallant one year-old Coonawarra Shiraz.  Made from estate-grown fruit, this spicy and appealing wine is absolutely perfect to enjoy now!"
I like the metaphor connecting the horse to the wine.  And, I really enjoy the exclamation mark!  You don't see a lot of those on wine labels!

This one was really good.  It had a nice hit of pepper, but it still went down nice and smooth.  It was medium bodied and it was soft on the palate.  We each had two glasses and it was gone.

Guest Tester #1: "This horse has galloped into my heart"
Guest Tester #2: "It's like a gentle lover"

(Okay, so I made a voice memo on my phone while we were drinking this, but I somehow didn't save it - or it didn't record in the first place, so I made these up.)

1 comment:

  1. How can 3 people have 2 glasses of wine from a single bottle? Were you drinking from thimbles?