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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Millton Estate Chenin Blanc Te Arai Vineyard 2008, Gisborne NZ

Deep shade of golden yellow; ripe guava, anjou pear, flinty, slight salinity and a gentle touch of honey on the nose; savoury tones, minerals, guava, a little feijoa, lime and lime pith on the palate; medium to medium-plus acid and finish. Tasty and good.