Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Reisling, Merlot, Shiraz.
There are plenty of wines to sip, sniff and savour. While we may want to try multiple wines, given that most of the premium wines are available only by the bottle, it acts as a deterrant for our palate to venture out to try multiple wines.
But not anymore. The Den at PVR Directors Cut, Vasant Kunj has come up with a great news for all wine enthusiasts. With a swanky wine dispenser at disposal, The Den is able to store opened wine bottles for much longer. The enomatic dispenser keeps the wines oxidised and ensures that flavour & the aroma of it remains intact. Hence, having a glass of wine from a bottle in the new-age dispenser would come across as having a glass of wine that is out from the bottle itself.
The dispenser accomodates 12 bottles and has both, red and white wines, ranging from full bodied to medium and lower bodied ones.
But what is the news?
You can get three pours of 90mL of any wine from the selection in just Rs. 1499++.
Now if that’s not a steal deal, I don’t know what is!
Below are the wines that I tried:
1. Marchesi di Barolo Gavi DOCG 2010: This Italian wine has pale green tints, with a delicate nose of dried leaves and grass. Being high in acidity, the wine was fresh and crisp on the palate. The wine would pair well with lightly seasoned poultry and seafood.
2. Marchesi di Barolo Barbaresco 2013: Another old world wine that I relished, this Italian red wine had balanced tannins, making it a beautiful medium bodied wine, that would pair beautifully with red meats. With a deep crimson red colour, the wine had the nose of berries along with spicy notes.
3. d’Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2014: The piece de resistance of my visit at The Den, this new world wine hails from Australia with 14% Alcohol content. This complex wine had higher tannins than the barbaresco, and thereby, was aching towards a fuller body. The nose was replete with spices, making this intense purple-hued red wine a perfect accompaniment to flavourful red meats.
PS– With Christmas just around the corner and the dipping mercury, you know where you have to head on to!