Thursday, October 30, 2014

WINE GALA TASTING BY PENFOLDS

Hello peeps! Today, I just wanna share to you about my awesome night, called it "A Evening of Wines". And last week, I was invited to come and enjoy the wines from Penfolds at Jimbaran Lounge, InterContinental Jakarta Midplaza. And here's some photos from me to you! :)


Before going into the main event, I would like to explain a little about Penfolds to you, so you can enjoy a little journey of mine, hehe. Penfolds is an Australian wine producer that was founded in Adelaide in 1844 by Christopher Rawson Penfold, an English physician who emigrated to Australia, and his wife, Mary Penfold. It is one of Australia's oldest wineries, and is currently part of Treasury Wine Estates. And as I know, Penfolds is one of Australia's oldest and most iconic wineries with a history and heritage that reflects the country's journey from colonial settlement to the modern era. And Penfolds also has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia and across the world.


And on Nov 22nd, 2014, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) was announce a new partnership with global wine company, Treasury Wine Estates, to offer a premium selection of wine from award-winning Australian marque Penfolds at more than 65 InterContinental hotels and resorts across Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA).

The collaboration will bring a great new selection of fine wines to hotel dinner tables and bars, enhancing dining experiences across the region. InterContinental guests also can expect exciting new programmes and events specially tailored for the wine connoisseur in them, including exclusive wine flights, access to rare and limited wines and a bespoke wine list to match every dining occasion in each hotel.

Mr. Simon Cant (Penfolds Ambassador)

Here's Mr. Simon Cant, as the Penfolds Ambassador. He just give us a little speech in the opening tonight! He was a friendly and funny person, anyway I'm so glad to meet and chat with him. So, it's time to enjoy some tapas and barbecue which is provided by InterContinental Jakarta Midplaza's Team.



Haha! I just found spaghetti here and I choose with tomato sauce, because I hate chilli! It was good enough and I grab cheese to put it on the top, a little melted cheese that I got! *cheers*


And let's move to barbecue area! There's a chef who help us to grill some foods. Are you feel like in the jungle? HAHA! Of course not, this location is a bit behind as part of the park in Jimbaran Lounge. Love to play with nature :)


This is some of the food I've tasted in a barbeque area, including grilled shrimp, grilled chicken, roasted potatoes, and grilled fish! And everything is cooked to perfection!


Look at the beautiful yet a sexy bottles from Penfolds, which also decorated with red roses around it. Make this night more warm with a touch of roses.


This is the one provided for us to taste by Penfolds, Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz. Bin 8 has been crafted in the traditional Penfolds style. Ripe, balanced fruit flavors are supported by softly integrated oak the resulting in a silky, smooth red wine. It was Introduced in response to an interest in Cabernet Shiraz blends - a classic Australian wine style that caught the attention of the international wine media. Although Bin numbers were originally named after the original binning location after bottling, Bin 8 was given its number Because It uses older oak previously used for Bin 128, Bin 28 and Bin 389 - with '8' obviously providing the common thread. Grape Variety : 57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Shiraz.

After Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz, I moved to Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2012. It reflects Penfolds multi-region, multi- vineyard blending philosophy, which enables winemakers to source the best parcels of fruit to produce consistently high quality wines from each vintage. A light to medium bodied Chardonnay with distinctive primary fruit characters and a subtle underlay of moderate oak. And Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay also mirrors its sister red wines as one of Australia's best value white wines, offering quality at an affordable price. Grape Variety : 100% Chardonnay.


And next, I tasted for Koonunga Hill Autumn Riesling 2012. Some of Penfolds finest Riesling parcels in the early 1970s were bottled under the Autumn label and the Koonunga Hill Autumn Riesling acknowledges the original 1971, by closely adhering to the original packaging with a fitting ‘retro’ label. The Autumn label now sits in the Koonunga Hill tier and like its siblings, it aims to deliver the quality, value and consistency for which Koonunga Hill is renowned. Grape Variety : 95% Riesling and 5% Traminer.

Oh my goodness, there are several wine should I taste for tonight. So, here's I come for Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet 2012. Penfolds Koonunga Hill has always aimed to deliver quality, value and consistency. The original 1976 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet is a legendary wine that is still drinking well today, with numerous bottles still taken to the Penfolds Red Wine Re-corking Clinics by collectors who know of its quality and longevity. In its short ‘contemporary’ history, the Seventy Six label has already enjoyed multiple show successes and the Penfolds Winemaking Team are confident the 2012 vintage reaches the same quality and expectations as its predecessors. Grape Variety : 76% Shiraz and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon.


You can also relax here, looks so spacious and pleasant. And on this night was more relaxed because I accompanied by Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2012 while listening to live acoustic band and the sound of flowing water. Anyway, Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet is very much a reflection of the Penfolds winemaking style and philosophy. Sourced from premium vineyards across South Australia, the wine is known for its full-flavoured style always with impressive Shiraz and Cabernet fruit, firm yet well-rounded structure and balanced oak. Grape Variety : 66% Shiraz and 34% Cabernet Sauvignon.


Look! That night was like a 'sea' of people! More towards the night, more felt fun. We met with new friends and raise up the glass! *cheers*

And again, thank you Penfolds for having me in your awesome night!

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JIMBARAN OUTDOOR LOUNGE
InterContinental Jakarta Midplaza
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav 10-11, MidPlaza
Phone : (021) 2510 888

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