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!

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™‚