My parents invited us to lunch and we were served Roast Pork and Roast Turkey. The turkey was moist and flavoursome, the pork less so. We opened two bottles of wine – a white and a red, both Australians from the Sunday Times Wine Club. We tried The Buttercup Unoaked Organic Chardonnay 2009 first. Very pleasant, fresh, fruity flavours with a buttery edge that complemented the pork and turkey well.
We then tried the Westend Private Bin Oak-aged Shiraz 2006 that I had discovered in my wine “cellar” the day before, which was a pleasant surprise because I had thought It had been consumed long ago. Just as well I found it because it was approaching its drink-by date. We enjoyed the restrained vanilla red fruits and smooth tannins with the meal.