The restaurant is at the westernmost part of the Kings road and famous for its steaks. As I was booking going through the wine list, I found dinner's perfect wine partner, Malbec. Dinner was superb, delicious food, good wine and well presented as you would expect in a Pierre White restaurant.
We left on a high, with that happy feeling of having achieved something, disconnecting from a busy week at work. What a different does it make celebrating your birthday in mid June rather than the usual mid December with some of the coldest and shortest days of the year. We finished dinner and went for a walk on a beautiful summer evening. Thank you Lisa, Neil and Matthew for an amazing dinner, hope all is well and we can catch up again soon.
And the note: cot is the grape that makes Malbec, high in alcohol and tannins. Originary from Cahors in Southern France. Once widely planted around Bordeaux, most vines were lost to the 1956 frost and not replaced. Today it comes to life in Argentina where it's its most planted grape, hugely popular in the US.
Appearance: ruby red colour
Intensity: full bodied, high in alcohol (14.5%)
Flavours: plum with a little blackberry and vanilla (aged in oak for 8 months)
Best enjoyed: with steak or any red meat
Serve: at room temperature
TIP: it can keep for 3-5 years, let it breathe for 30mins to an hour before serving
None of the big supermarkets stock it. Where can you buy it?
The Fine wine company is the most reasonable at £9.48 per bottle buying 6
Drinks Direct at £9.49 per bottle buying 6
Exel wines at £10.23 per bottle buying 6
Great western wine sells at £10.95 per bottle also based on 6
Eclectic tastes at £11 per bottle buying 6