porterhouse steak salad and cosmo red

Raw porterhousePan seared porterhousePorterhouse Steak SaladMillton Estate Cosmo Red 2010pak’n save had some really good deal today – 4 porterhouse steaks + 6 fresh eggs + 1 onion + 1 bag of fries for NZD13. So that’s how I turned a raw piece of porterhouse steak into a salad for dinner tonight, accompanied by the remaining Cosmo Red by Millton on the side: clear, dark cherry red core with a thin meniscus; perfumed, spice, oak, liquorice, macerated ripe dark berries on the nose; juicy black doris, tart red berries, cinnamon, cloves, oak, dark chocolate on the palate; medium to medium-plus acid; medium-plus finish; smooth, satin-like tannin. slightly bitter and spicy aftertaste introduced an extra dimension of complexity to the wine. For just NZD17, this was really really tasty!

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Kusuda Riesling 2011, Martinborough NZ

Kusuda Riesling 2011Another cult producer in Martinborough who commands similar prices as Dry River. This has a bright straw-yellow core; delicate floral notes, ripe limes and subtle honeyed tones on the nose. The presence of sulphides were evident but not overwhelming. Dry, limes, lime pith on the palate. Medium-plus acid; medium to medium-plus finish with a spicy bite towards the end. A little Mosel-like and I actually liked it. Can’t say it’s a complex wine right now but only time can tell if it has that capacity to grow and mature. Only 3600+ bottles produced.

Shotberry Chardonnay 2010 Millton Estate, Gisborne NZ

Shotberry Chardonnay 2010 Millton EstateBright lemon-yellow core; slightly flinty, fresh ripe peaches, lemon peel on the nose; similar palate with good intensity of flavours, a tinge of bitterness and spiciness. Medium to medium plus acidity, med finish. An excellent saturday afternoon drink. Saving some for my pan-seared salmon salad later đŸ™‚