Treasury Wine Estates’ Memorable Tasting.

This wine company staged an unmatched repertoire of international wine brands a few weeks ago for the media, and trade in the afternoon.

The public was offered an opportunity to taste all the wines in the evening, and place orders for the wines they liked best.

In all, 75 wines were offered from Italy, New Zealand, Australia and California (Napa Valley and Sonoma County).

I tasted all and recommend the following:

Chardonnay Belle Terre Vineyard, 2008, Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma County – pear/apple aromas waft out of the glass. In the mouth the wine displays power and a smooth texture. The finish is long and memorable.


St. Henri Shiraz, 2006, Penfolds, South Australia – dark berry aromas greet the nose, followed with a balanced, powerful flavour of smoke. Although high in alcohol, the extract is high enough to balance the wine.


RWT Shiraz, 2006, Penfolds, South Australia – offers complexity with ripe black berries, spice, cocoa and nuances of tobacco.


Cinq Cepages, 2004, Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma County – blended using cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, shiraz and carignan, this stylish wine offers depth, extraordinary fruit and long aftertaste.


Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz, 2005, W. Blass, South Australia – full aromas of red berries with subtle hints of wood in the mouth dominate in this complex wine. This full-bodied wine is ready to drink and enjoy with steaks, roast rib of beef (medium-rare), game stews, or roast rack of moose. Outstanding long finish.


Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007, Stag’s Leap, Napa Valley – this winery always produces outstanding wines due to its meticulously chosen vineyards in the Stag’s Leap district of the Napa Valley. This great wine achieves perfect harmony between fruit, alcohol and tannins and barrel aging. In the mouth it offers layers of flavours and refinement.


Ne Cede Malis Petite Syrah, 2007, Stag’s Leap Winery, Napa Valley – a dark red wine exuding ripe berry aromas. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, balanced, with mature tannins and extremely long aftertaste.


Pinot Noir, 2007, Beringer, Napa Valley California’s Napa valley is famous for its cabernet sauvignon, but the valley’s southern part hugging the pacific ocean is cool and very well suited to growing pinot noir.

This pinot noir is refined, caresses the tongue with outstanding smoothness. The exuberant berry aromas are tantalizing.


Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Merlot, 2005, Beringer aromas of plums waft out of the glass of this dark red, well balanced, full bodied wines. In the mouth layers of flavours are perceptible.

Excellent finish


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