I have an array of cookbooks at home and decided I should start putting some of them to use. So I started with Jamie's 30 minute meals and whipped up the Beef Hash, Baked Potatoes, Butter beans & Bacon and goddess salad. All of which I am glad to say come out pretty darn well, with not too much effort and not much longer than 30 minutes - delicious wholesome food!!
Because the evening marked a special occasion we opened a bottle of RED to celebrate and compliment our delicious dinner.
My wine notes below...
WINE: Groot Eiland
PRICE: This bottle we received as a gift
REGION & COUNTRY: Breedekloof, South Africa
GRAPE VARIETY: Cabernet Sauvignon
RECOMMENDED BY: My other half received this wine as a gift at a rugby tournament
PLACE TASTED: At Home. Having a quiet celebration.
APPEARANCE: Dark red, almost dark purple colour
NOSE: Earthy, with a limited dark berry smell. Quite a tart smell that tingles the nose.
TASTE: Definitely medium bodied. Quite earthy, slightly wooded and a good mix of dark fruit flavours. Definitely warms the throat on a cold night.
FINISH: Very smooth. A dry finish, but somehow fruity as well.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: An above average Cab Sauv, very very nice! Very nice balance of fruit and tannins. Lovely wine, we'll have to look out for other wines from this farm.
OVERALL VALUE: 4 out 5
Labels: Groot Eiland, Wine with dinner