St Hugo Wines @ Las Carettas

Its been ages since I visited Las Carettas and the return was a lovely one to experience St. Hugo Wines which has always been known as part of Jacob's Creek. Today, it is now a stand alone brand of its own. Our dinner started off with Jacob's Creek and Wyndham Estate before we savoured the famed St Hugo wines in the good company of Steve Meckiff, Global Wine Ambassador at Pernod Ricard Winemakers, Chris Low and foodie KY

The rainy evening kicks off with easy drinking Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir. This refreshingly crisp and lingering citrus notes is definitely one sparkling wine that I won't mind having anytime of the day and even throughout a whole meal. In this case, the delicate bubbly was paired with mouth watering appetizers of Mille feuille of tuna spread and Baked tartlet of Emmental cheese.
Our first main of baked Norwegian salmon presented on a robust lemon butter sauce perfumed with kaffir lime leaf was paired with George Wyndham Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012. This fruity wine has distinctively lemon and tropical fruitsnote making it easy drinking and certainly went well with the fish. 
A clear favourite for the night was the Crab Meat Chowder that was paired with Jacob’s Creek Reserve Chardonnay 2012. The chowder simmered in root vegetable and thickened with Idaho potatoes with hints of aged sherry is utterly hearty and not a single drop is wasted by any of us. The lovely chowder is easily my comfort food for the night after a long rainy journey to Las Carretas. A nice acidity to this chardonnay with a lingering peach finish to it. 
The main course and the highlight for many of us was the slow cooked grass-fed Australian lamb rack presented with on a ginger and thyme infused sauce. Literally finger licking good because many of us could not resist the rich goodness of the melt in your mouth lamb. The interesting ginger and thyme sauce did well to lighten the richness of the meat. 
Two wines were paired with the lamb rack - St. Hugo Barossa Shiraz 2010 and St. Hugo Connawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. Both were elegant wines of its own but the spiciness, body and oaky shiraz certainly wins my vote especially when it is paired with the hearty red meat. The Cabernet Sauvignon however was the hubster's preference since he prefers the oakiness and the velvety tannins.

For more information on St Hugo wines:
Las Carretas @ USJ Taipan
No 29 USJ 10/1F
47620 Subang UEP
T: +603 5637 3058
Steve Meckiff, Global Wine Ambassador at Pernod Ricard Winemakers with the hubster and I. THANX KY for this pic!

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