I was treated to another birth-year wine (let's face it, it's pretty much expired next year once it hits 30 right?!). This time, a right bank Bordeaux from the Canon Fronsac appellation. We opened it right before drinking, concerned that it might quickly fall flat after opening, but what a pleasant surprise it was! Sure, it had a bit of that "old wine" smell, but the taste was full of classic Bordeaux, dark fruits, soft tannins, cherry jam.
|So old the label's coming off....and what do they say about me?!|
I served hanger steaks with this kale anchovy butter, such a hit! This butter will certainly be heavy in the rotation going forward. We also used it to butter our grilled corn, and I put it on grilled shrimp later in the week, I think it would compliment almost anything!
We had just enough wine left to enjoy our dessert, a peach and blackberry crisp, a perfect pairing indeed.
The best part? The wine was $11.99, found in the bargain bin. Just goes to show, it sometimes pays to take a chance on an oldie!