LoHud Wine of the Week
Thorn-Clarke Shiraz Shotfire 2010: Fat cherry fruit aromas are backed up by cacao, herbs, and cracked pepper. Chewy in the mouth, with medium acidity. It’s perfect with the Easter feast. Region: Barossa Valley, Australia. Price: $15.99. Goes with: Lamb Roast, Baked Ham, Meat Lasagna. Why I chose it: For me, recommending an untamed Aussie Shiraz is going out on a limb; But this one just really nails it, with its balance and charm. Recommended by: Michael Koehler of Suburban Wines & Spirits in Yorktown Heights.
This is Bottle No. 3 in our fifth series. More recommendations: food.lohudblogs.com/category/mixed-case.
To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case by Aries Wine & Spirits, White Plains.
Mixed Case by Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.
Mixed Case from Wine Geeks in Armonk
Mixed Case from Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry.
Meet our expert here:
For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case chosen by Michael Koehler of Suburban Wines & Spirits in Yorktown Heights.