It’s once again an Australia Time Friday! It’s FRIDAY!!!!
I’m really liking this song… “We are the 99%” and “stick your vaccine passports up your arse!”… (Um, F-Finger warning… NSFW…)
Opal Hill shoulder lamb chops, fried in a cast iron skillet about 4 minutes to the side as they are thinner.
Side Vegetable to be determined later. I’ll be having the stems of some Swiss Chard where we had the leaves a bit ago (but the spouse doesn’t like the stems).
I think I’ll have some potatoes cut in fries and pan fried.
The starter will be a “Bag-O-Salad” of “American” (i.e. lettuce, carrot bits, sliced radish, and some shreds of purple cabbage) with a dressing of Olive Garden Creamy Italian.
For desert, a selection of cheese cakes (Safeway assortment) with optional French Vanilla Ice Cream.
Paid a bit more this time. About $12 at the Bargain Market (so likely sells for more in upscale stores). Saltram Wines Barossa S.A. Mamre Brook South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon. 2012. Yup, a 10 year old.
The oak aroma is strong as you open the bottle, the color an inky dark red at the edges, opaque in the middle of the glass. Flavor is rich and full. A bit tannic alone in the glass, a nibble of Havarti cheese wakes it up nicely. This ought to be Very Nice once dinner is served ;-)
Smooth and rich, it could likely take a couple of more years of bottle age, but is nice just as it stands. Rich cherry like notes to the fruit, and a bit of fruit in the nose as well. This is one nice wine!
Do not waste it on light flavor meals (fish, chicken, Alfredo noodles) as this wine wants a rich flavorful meaty dish to accompany it. We’re talking end cut prime rib (or center cut for those less interested in pepper crusty bits ;-) or BBQ. Even a nice strong Lasagna Al Forno with lots of spicy sausage in it.
I may have to go back and buy a bunch more of them off the shelf…
Looks like Prince Andrew has had a meeting with Her Majesty Mum, and after whatever was said in private, got stripped of titles and ranks.
So a Plaintiff in Australia, a defendant in England, and the trial in New York… This ought to be fun… /sarc;