Malaysian food

All about malaysian food (also international food) from a malaysian point of view. A Petaling Jaya (PJ) boy myself, most of my favorites are in PJ area. You name it, from snacks to gourmet food to hawker to fine dining, I'll try to cover. Even drinks eg. beer, wine, liquor, soft drinks, etc.

Friday, August 20, 2004

Happy hour

Alcohol I have tasted many but never logged before or remembered..... and now is the time to start. Some wines waiting to be popped and reviewed are Emiliana Novas Carmenere Cab Sauvignon (RM49), Maxwell Lime Cave Cab Sauvignon (RM148), Maxwell Frontignac Spatlese (RM53).

To begin with..... (from the latest tastes to the earliest)

Wild Vines Strawberry White Zinfadel (RM23.90) - from USA, a refreshing and fun twist to wine drinking. Great for social gatherings and after-dinner winding down.
Robert Skalli Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 - coming soon
Chateau de Sadran Bordeaux 1997 - coming soon
Maxwell Frontignac Spatlese - this winery is really growing on me. The range has been very satisfactory and impressing so far. This white is fruity and pleasing as the tastes vary thru prolong airing. Medium body and good for RM50.
Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 - coming soon
Carruades De Lafite Pauillac 1994 - coming soon
Canepa Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 - coming soon
Lindemans Limestone Ridge Shiraz Cabernet 1996 - coming soon
Hamilton Shiraz 1997 - typical shiraz, nothing much to shout about.
Bek se ju - traditional wine from Korea with ginseng aroma, great for dinner. Easier than soju. My favorite.
Fragolino from Bottega - red wine from Venice, with strawberry fragrance. Superb party wine. Priceless and difficult to get.
Banrock station 2003 - Australian unwooded chardonnay RM40, suitable for accompanying chinese dinner, not overpowering, light and easy without that oaky/woody taste.

Grahams Ruby Port - after tasting the Maxwell tawny port, this was very weak in character. Tastes like full body red wine, that's about it. Next bottle...

Maxwell Old Tawny Port- beautiful port from Australia, great with cheese and fruits. Recommended. RM64.

Queen Adelaide Cabernet Sauvignon 2003- red wine from Australia, better left in the bottle instead of using the decanter, somehow the latter makes the wine more bland and bitter. When first drinking straight from the bottle with a little glass swirling, the taste was just right, woody/bitter after taste with slight sweetness in the beginning, went very well with my spaghetti and garlic bread. Recommended. RM41.

St.Denise Dark - from Belgium, a nice dark beer, not too bitter, easy going. Comes with those reusable bottle top thingy. Nice.

Hacker-Pschorr - from Munich Germany, very malty and tasty, easy going... reminds me like Guiness Malta. Nice.

Hoegaarden Grand Cru - beer from Brussels, Belgium. Unique taste of malt, refreshing. Nice.

Sileni Sauvignon Blanc - white wine from New Zealand, easy going, slightly sweet and nice for leisure drinking. Recommended with decanter. RM64


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