For me this Fathers Day was the perfect day. Reading an article in James Halliday’s Wine Companion ‘Best Ever Reds’ with a bottle of an outstanding Pinot Noir… this to me is the perfect Sunday afternoon.
Yesterday some mates and I did a big run through the Australian Blue Mountains, some serious climbs and I swear I saw dinosaurs at one point, it was a brutal yet enjoyable run. So I had earnt the day I was about to have.
Sunday started by being woken up by the kids and a super excited 2 years old slapping me on the face saying “dad I am awake! Happy fathers day!”, followed by bacon and eggs, catching up with Conrad and his family, then mowing the lawn, cleaning the pool and washing the car (joy :().
Then I got a one hour window of opportunity… sat on the deck watching the kids actually playing (without trying to kill each other), reading James’ wise words wishing I had the opportunity to drink those simply amazing wines, while my beautiful wife cooked roast pork (exceptionally well).
Main Ridge Estate Half Acre Pinot Noir is one of ‘those’ wines and is described as…..”The most sensual, perfumed and elegant of Victorian Pinot Noir, this deep, alluring and long-living wine typically builds in structure and depth of flavour with time in the bottle.” …extract from the Australian Wine Annual 2010, Jeremy Oliver.
However for me… I describe it as perfectly balanced with a slightly smokey forest floor, dry savory flavors which made it simply one of my most memorable wines EVER… (maybe because I got an hour to actually appreciate it 🙂 )
I hope all fathers had an amazing day….
And enjoyed it just as much as I have…
(I just opened a Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir, to compare…happy days)