It was a hectic night last night. Firstly, we conducted a wine event on behalf of Accenture’s Wine Society. This was closely followed by watching the developments of our Union unfold on the gogglebox through the wee hours. Having one foot in Scotland as it were – my Mother is from East Lothian – has meant these last few weeks have been stressful to say the very least. Suffice to say that the ‘Hannibals’ and the ‘Browns’ are relieved it is all over and that both sides of the family can get back to relative normality.
Back to our Accenture tasting. Some of you may know this international firm of managem ent consultants, based slap-bang in the middle of the city, next to the ‘walkie-talkie’. What you may not know is that their employees have an enormous appreciation for good wine and a real capacity to sponge up as much info as they can.
Last night, having tasted 3 whites, 3 reds and a rose, their preferences were clear – The Evolution 3rd Edition Red struck an impressive chord. This is an organically produced ‘bonkers’ blend of no less than 3 red grape varieties and 9 white ones! For those of us who prefer lighter reds (that includes me), this wine was a winner.
Next most favoured was a 2009 Chianti Classico. It was extraordinary… having decanted the wine (not because it throws a sediment, but because it needs lots of aeration), everyone appreciated the extra bottle age. So developed, the wine just melted in the mouth and left us all wanting for an awful lot more. Sadly, I was driving!
Finally, Chilean Winery of the Year award winner Casas del Bosque stunned everyone once again with their ‘to-die-for’ Carmenere Reserva. I never tire of the way this wine punches you between the eyes, all the way lining your insides with the most exquisite juicyness.
Thank you, Accenture Wine Society – you were a great audience and a pleasure to meet.
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