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Wine Of the Day

Friday, 30 November 2007

This wine has been chosen as the perfect accompaniment to chocolate with the spicy Shiraz complementing the richness of the chocolate. 

Name: Colonial Vineyard L'Explorateur Shiraz  
Producer:  Jonathan Maltus
Price: €24.50
Available: Cellars Big Wine Warehouse Naas Rd, Deveneys Dundrum, Jus De Vine Portmarnock, McCabes Blackrock, Lynchs Glanmire, Bradleys Supermarket Cork
Vintage:  2003
Country Region:  Australia  Barossa Valley
Grape: Variet     Shiraz

Tasting Notes:Dense plum/crimson colour. Sweet berry fruit with lovely nutty toasty uplift of oak on the nose.  Lingering flavor some finish

Why this wine was chosen for this dish: You may think this is a usual combination but wait till you try it with chocolate. Sexy spicy Shiraz will complement the richness of the truffles. 

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