NY Wine Salon is proud to present a cinematic taste of Portugal. In Brooklyn. Filmmaker Ken Payton, known for his in-depth and incisive blog Reign of Terroir, will screen his documentary film AÇORES: FROM LAVA TO WINE. Ken Payton will be on hand for this one-hour screening, preceded by a reception of sympatico food and wine, provided by both the filmmaker and Esporão. Don’t miss this New York debut of one of wine’s most authentic voices.
Surprising BDX blanc
Written by Richard Vayda Thursday, 06 October 2011 15:02
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2007 Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France (14%)
$78 at Garnet Wines & Liquors
Don't normally write about pricier wines, but fortunately, celebrations give good excuses to indulge. This Sauvignon Blanc-based gem might have you expecting a bright light fresh white. Not. Yellow gold in the glass, with aromas of apricot, exotic tropical fruit, brown butter and spice. Rich and complex in the mouth, with continuing intense fruit flavors, bitter notes, but brightened with a surprising amount of citrus acidity. Perfect with earthy ripe cheeses or maybe a veal roast with wild mushrooms.