Eight Wines To Try & Delight

Cossetti Gavi AED 57

Another great little Italian wine, has great citrus fruits and crisp acidity. Beautifully balanced with a Sauvignon Blanc appeal.

Food -Chili prawns     Drink – Now

Madfish Semillon Sauvignon Blanc AED 69

This is a great wine with incredibly intense flavours of citrus and grassy fruits, balanced with a rich mouth feel and a creamy texture that over delivers on price and quality.

Food – Rocket and spinach salad with parmesan     Drink – Now

Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay AED 87

Often voted one of the best Chardonnay’s in the New World, wild fermented wines are notoriously difficult to produce and incredibly labour intensive. Errazuriz seems to be able to do it better than most and certainly better than anything else we have tried at this price point.

Food – Roast chicken     Drink – Now-3 years

St Hallett Poachers Blend AED 45

This is the same blend as the Madfish but rather than being bold and brash it is elegant and subtle. The wine still delivers a concentration of flavour that we expect from Australia but is a little more sophisticated.

Food – Thai chicken salad     Drink – Now

Zonin Bardolino AED 36

The balance of tomatoes, basil and rich mozzarella cheese perfectly integrated on a thin wood fired base is hard to beat. Add a glass of Bardolino and well, it’s impossible to beat!

Food – Pizza     Drink – Now

St Hallett Gamekeepers Shiraz AED 45

Think Australian wine and it shouldn’t take too long to think of the Barossa Valley and ultimately Shiraz. A marriage made in heaven that delivers on taste (vibrant dark fruits with hints of pepper and spice) and on price…

Food – Roast pork with apple sauce     Drink – Now

Pascal Jolivet Attitude Pinot Noir AED 87

The Attitude Pinot Noir exhibits all the hallmarks of great Pinot Noir. It’s not red Burgundy, but it is French – this time coming from the other place in France that makes Pinot Noir, the Loire Valley.

Food – Twice cooked roast duck     Drink – Now

Robert’s Rock Cabernet Merlot AED 32

A medium bodied wine from Paarl in South Africa. It’s extremely well structured and even better priced.

Food – Spaghetti bolognese     Drink – Now

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  • Roger
    Thursday 29th December 2011 3:46 pm

    Are these prices inclusive of Duty ?

    If not it is a misleading advertisement

    • Grapevine
      Thursday 5th April 2012 7:18 pm

      All prices are quoted without tax. Buying in Dubai you should add 30%, in RAK there is no tax.

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