The other day I was talking to a mate, who likes his wine, and the discussion went a bit like this.
Me: “I tried a really good Barbera the other day.”
My mate: “Barbera? Never heard of it.”
My ‘wine snob’ response was, “Really?” (coupled with that stupid quizzical look on my face)
My mate: “Have you ever tried Appleton Estate”
Me: “Are they a new Tassie vineyard?”
My mate: “It’s a Caribbean Rum! (There’s a reality check for me) What’s this Barbera like then?
Me: “Well, it’s a young wine so, fruit forward with plenty of fresh berries on the nose. When you get to your favourite part, drinking it, it’s medium bodied, mainly dark berries, a bit of oak and tannin giving you plenty to think about long after you swallow it. It’s pretty bloody good. How does that sound?”
My mate: “Sounds pretty good to me! Right up my alley (nodding his head).
Me: “It’s right up everyone’s alley I reckon”.
Region: Orange, NSW Price: $26 Source: Sample