Bohemian Rhapsody with Wine
Thank you so much to everyone that joined us for our screening of 'Bohemian Rhapsody with Wine' at The Electric on Sunday afternoon.
Read on for details on all the wines from the evening, our gallery of photos, and bunch of trivia.
As promised, these are the wines we enjoyed ...
Wines fit for Queen
Pol Guyot Champagne, Sainsbury’s £16
This Champagne has a pinkish hue due to the prominence of red grapes in the blend over white. Pinot Meunier, then Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Brioche and baked apple on the nose, ready with apple and peach on the palate. It might not be Cristal but we think Freddie would approve!
Glace de Rocher Fendant, Valais, Switzerland, Aldi £8.99
Freddie would spend thousands importing Saint Saphorin Swiss wine from Laveaux and not much of it makes it's way to the UK now.
This, however, is Fendant from Valais, a rich white wine imported by Aldi. Baked pear and nougat on the nose, off dry with low acidity on the palate. A bargain at £8.99 a bottle.
Thierry Delaunay 'Le Manoir' Rosé, Touraine, Loire Valley, Majestic £11.99
(£7.99 as part of a mixed case of six)
Touraine is amous for it's Loire Sauvignon Blanc but also awesome rosé.
This a Gamay (Brian Ga-May) with some Cabernet Franc & Malbec.
Red fruits on the nose, mineral, peach, raspberry and strawberry on the palate Would go great with goats cheese but perfect on it's own with some sunshine.
Deakin Estate Shiraz, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia, £9.99 All about Wine
John Deacon / Deakin Estate .. sorry.
This Shiraz, or Syrah as it's known in France or New Zealand, delivers a bouquet of spicy fruit, ripe berry and plum. There's more fruit on offer as you taste it, coupled with hints of vanilla, oak and trademark Shiraz black pepper.
Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2017, Douro, Portugal, Waitrose £16.99
Late Bottled Vintage was developed as an alternative to Vintage Port for more informal occasions. Produced from wines from a single harvest, it shares the heritage and the complex rich fruity character of a classic Taylor Vintage. However, the longer time spent in large oak vats means that it is ready to drink when bottled and needs no decanting.
Blackcurrant, strawberry and plum on the nose. On the palate, lusciously intense fruity flavours and a long finish.