The Melbourne Underground iYellow Wine club & Wine Australia
Never having been to Airship 37 before I was very impressed by the space. People quickly started to pour through the doors, so after a quick tour of the ice cream lounge
I make my way to the Aussie wine room to start the sampling. Out of the 25 wines sampled I have chosen a few of my favorites to share with you.
Five Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 is complex with blackberries and cassis, and with aromas of mocha and coffee its very well-rounded.
Pyrenees Ridge 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon has a hint of eucalyptus on the nose, richly flavoured throughout, with a light mineral finish.
Tar and Roses Heathcote Shiraz 2010 is intense and packed with spice and berry flavours.
Melba ‘Lucia’ 2008 reminds me of biting into a piece of dark chocolate; Windy Peak Pinot Noir inhaled is fragrant like walking through a forest on a crisp summers day; Deen ‘ Vat10’ Pinot Noir is silky with strawberries and cherry.
Db Family Selection Traminer Riesling is divine. If you love a crisp and slightly sweet cool refreshing white, go to your local wine store and grab a bottle because this stood out the most amongst a sea of wine.
Midway through I had to stop and refuel. Tonight Berkeley Events is serving smoky shrimp skewers dressed with parsley, garlic and olive oil. Spicy lamb kabobs are moist and richly seasoned. And last, veggie kabobs splashed with parsley, olive oil, and balsamic.
Moving on to Emeri Pink Moscato is lively and sweet with strawberry and aromas of roses – perfect for a liquid desserts.
The Blackjack Block 6 Shiraz is luscious, and the Major’s Line Shiraz is peppery with a long finish. And my favorite, Blackjack’s Cabernet Merlot 2009: on the nose herbs and red berries, in the mouth velvety blackberry with a lengthy finish.
My last standout wine is wonderful on so many levels. Ladies Who Shoot their Lunch 2009 Shiraz is deep purple in colour with aromas of spice on the nose. Additionally, the label is adorable and perfect for a collector.
Finishing the night with a pass through the cheese station; red and black pepper goat cheese rolled in herbs, smooth sliced Asiago, and creamy cubed gouda is served alongside black and red currents, a pear and leek compote, a strawberry rhubarb sauce, and shelled pistachios and candied walnuts.
Nearing the end of the event Jolene Aiello’s beautiful photographs of the Melbourne Underground are raffled off to a few lucky guests – unfortunately I was not one of them :(.
Overall the event was a pretty spiffy, and I look forward to the next one. Cheers!