Saturday, December 15, 2007

2003 Dolc De L'Obac

Last evening, I attended a work holiday party and brought a few special wines. Our host put on an incredible spread, including some delicious desserts. Creme Brulee, Fruit Trifle and Pavlova Cake. Everything was home-made and very appealing.

To accompany dessert, I brought a bottle of 2003 Dolc De L'Obac (500ml $90). This is a wine I had shipped to me from the winery in Spain. You can read out my visit to the Costers del Siurana winery in a prior post. They make some incredible wines and this dessert wine is one of their exceptional ones.

The 2003 Dolc De L'Obac is a blend of 80% Garnacha, 10% Syrah, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is aged for about a year in French oak and has a 16% alcohol content. The wine has a very dark, almost inky color, and a nose of sweet, dark berries. On the palate, the wine has an intriguing and mild sweetness that avoids being cloying. It has a taste of ripe blueberries, blackberries and plum. It is a lush, rich wine with a long, lingering finish. It has a nice complexity that will cause you to pause and ponder over its flavors.

This wine was a great success and everyone who tasted it thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved its subtle sweetness and lushness. This was a superb wine and certainly worth its high price for a special occasion. Even those who do not generally like dessert wines are likely to enjoy this.

And it paired perfectly with the yummy desserts.

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