Friday, 11 September 2009

Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger always annoyed me. They used to show it on Saturday morning TV. It was in black and white, seemed to last forever and even a child could tell Tonto was getting a bum deal. Well, here's a Lone Ranger that didn't disappoint. From the Gimblett Gravels district of Hawkes Bay in New Zealand.

It's a Bordeauxy blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Lot's of plum and licquorice with a deep smokey vanilla nose. It has that lovely sheen good wine gets from good oak. I think. It's a pretty sophisticated drop, far from perfect, but with £4 off, as Cilla might say, "A lorra lorra wine for five ninety-nine".
It screams out for a chargrilled steak. How the hell you char grill in most UK abodes is beyond me. But if you can, do it. Having said that, I drank it just looking at pictures of food. Worked a treat and saved a few calories.

Lone Ranger 2006
Gimblett Gravels Red
New Zealand
Marks and Spencer: just now down to £5.99: what a bargain!

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