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THE BLOCKS - Penfolds Wine and Studio Toogood, Walsh Bay

the blocks
Lets engage our senses and live through Penfolds wines. Dark, cool and austere with warmth in the center. Mr Barclay and I gravitate towards the warmth to find ourselves in The Oaks surrounded by five strikingly conspicuous wooden totems looming over us. Smell it. We do as the Nose tells us. Number 1 is subtle but somewhat metallic. Number 2 is sweet and cool which pleasantly lingers. Number 3 is raw like meat and sweat. Number 4 is dark and sweet with a bit of spice to it. Number 5 is like ripe strawberries and the sweetness can’t help but ooze out. Suffice to say, our favourites were 2, 5 and maybe 4.
*Funny incident which I forgot add when posting: A friend of Mr Barclay attended the opening night and supposedly someone fell into the large rectangular pool of water dyed red to look like wine! It is quite dark in there so watch your steps people ;)
    penfolds chardonnay
Wine Bracket 2 - Chardonnay Tasting $35 (4x75ml glass)
2010 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Chardonnay ♥♥
2011 Penfolds Bin 311 Henty Chardonnay ♥
2010 Penfolds Cellar Reserve Chardonnay
2007 Penfolds Reserve Bin 07A Chardonnay ♥♥♥
Funnily enough, had we of chosen the wines from the beginning, based on the descriptions we would have chosen Number 4 but we went with our noses and 2 was a good choice.
1: Aromatic Whites - Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Traminer Tasting $35 (4x75ml glass)
2: Chardonnay Tasting $35 (4x75ml glass)
3: Varietal Blends - Shiraz Cabernet, Shiraz Mourvedre, Cabernet Shiraz Tasting $35 (4x75ml glass)
4: Regional - Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Shiraz Mourvedre Tasting $35 (4x75ml glass)
5: Shiraz Tasting $35 (4x75ml glass)
Penfolds Flagship Wines (only realised there was this option when I got home and had a more thorough read of the booklet :( damn.): Tasting $169 (4x75ml glass, excluding Fortified & Grange)
    the blocks food
Mini degustation food spread - Magill Estate, South Australia
We were quite fortunate that there weren’t too many people early in the afternoon as we had a table of 8 all to ourselves underneath the bulbous grape-like lights. There was noticeably more people later in the afternoon around 5pm. Between the two of us we ordered two selections (except for 4, we ordered all three and only one from 5) from each of the five wine bracket food accompaniments.
                      native pepper crab
Wine Bracket 1 - Aromatic Whites: Native pepper crab $12
Tasted like just Singapore chilli crab! Just a few weeks back Mr Barclay and I attended a class courtesy of Sydney Seafood School to make chilli crab and this was just as delicious :) Will blog the recipe soon!

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