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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fuzion 2010 Shiraz/Malbec Great Wine Cellar Starter!

wine and gobletsJim Truswell,local wine aficionado, has been writing about wine for over half a decade, sharing his knowledge of wines in a down-to-earth humorous manner on his blog. Jim has kindly offered this article for our enjoyment.

Starting Your Wine Cellar

Featured Author: Jim Truswell Wine Columnist
Ready to start a cellar, or have your modest cellar grow a bit? Here is a possibility for your consideration:

Fuzion 2010 Shiraz/Malbec

Flavour and Suggested Pairings

Fuzion 2010 Shiraz/Malbec is a very inexpensive Argentinean red blend that has a decent medium body and
exhibits good fruit. This wine offers enough red cherry to make it a good candidate to pair with wild game,such as  venison, boar, etc,, or red meat, a nice roast beef , or a strong cheese, or even a simple pasta and tomato sauce. You will also notice some plum notes, but not a whole lot of complexity at this point. Although the winemaker suggests in the tasting notes, that the wine offers notes of  'other red fruits and spices', my guess is, this was a suggestion from his marketing department.

Ageing Tips

The wine exhibits a decently lingering finish, with enough tannins to promise something good could come of it in a few years when they smooth out. Although a tad harsh at this stage, they are not unpalatable. While completely drinkable now, you will probably want to cellar this wine for another 2-5 years. However, since this is a 2010 vintage, and this review is being written in 2011,  odds are this wine hasn’t see any oak, or if it did it was from a distance – so don’t expect any radical improvement, or earth-shattering complexity, when you blow the dust off the bottle in 2015.

Summary

At the price, I would suggest you put a couple of bottles or even a half-case in your cellar, as a good drinkable wine -ready at a moment’s notice to serve unexpected guests. Frankly, it would also make a decent gift if you are invited to dinner, and don’t want to show up offering the hosts a bag of Cheetos you picked up at the Gas Station … again.
Available at LCBO.
Recommendation: Buy
About the Author:
Jim Truswell- Local wine lover, blogger, photographer, and computer ‘expert’ who is searching perhaps in vain for someone to pay him to drink wine, blog rude comments, take photographs, and play on the computer. Failing this, he would be happy to accept unclaimed winning lottery tickets, and/or return bottles for the deposit.
Will blog for a free meal ... or even leftovers. Will drink wine ... no reason required. Will blog ... for kicks and giggles. Will photograph at the drop of a hat ... especially if women are involved. Will play on the computer ... in his sleep. Pity him ... and give him a nice glass of wine.  You can catch more of Jim's Wine Reviews on his blog: Jim's Random Mostly Wine Ramblings & Babblings

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