If someone asks me if I love wine? My answer is certainly yes!So I was on cloud nine when I was invited to a closed door wine + chocolate pairing event hosted by Nam Lee Cheong, Malaysia's oldest and largest homegrown importer and distributor of wines and spirits.
After a while, the session started with welcome speech by Mr Leong Keng Mun, Managing Director of WineShop.com.my & Nam Lee Cheong Wines and followed by his guidance as how to expertly pair chocolate with wine, creating new and unique tastes which delight the senses.
"Some say pairing wine with chocolate cannot be done, but if you experiment and take a bit of time to find the right wine to complement the chocolate, the rewards will be well worth it" shared Keng.
"When pairing wine with chocolate, yu will need to keep the wine sweeter than the chocolate or a lighter chocolate with light bodied wine to give you a smooth and full experience in each pairing."
A selection of fine Australian and Chilean wines were carefully selected to accompany six different grades of milk and dark chocolates offered by ROYCE.
|R Chocolat- a creamy milk chocolate is filled with cookie crunch and milk cacao cream, which highlights the flavour of cocoa powder.|
First we have R Chocolat milk cocoa paired with Gossips Sweet Lips Moscato. The combination enhances the body in the mouth by bringing up the flavours of ripe jammy fruits.
|Rumours Pink Moscato|
|Rumours Pink Moscato- vivid rose pink in colour and in the nose scents of freshly harvested strawberries. Hints of cherry with flavours of strawberry in the palate and finishing with light spiritz.|
Next, we have Bar chocolate creamy milk paired with Rumours Pink Moscato. The wine brings out candy flavours with balanced sweetness with acidity in the palate.
|Montes Late Harvest|
What coming next is Nama Chocolate mild cacao paired with Montes Late Harvest. The cocoa from the chocolate intensifies on your palate with the wine. Its cocoa flavours enhanced giving a bite. It finishes strong with an enhanced flavour of dry mandarn orange peel. This gives a strong but sweet bitterness in the palate.
From the start, the Montes Late Harvest pairing with Bar chocolate black brings up the honey flavour in the wine, coupled with an enhanced cocoa flavour. This finishes long with a medley of chocolate and marble syrup. This leaves the palate with a smokey toast at the end.
It was same as above with pure chocolate mild bitter.
Thanks for the wonderful giftt from Nam Lee Cheong!
Well guys, if you are interested with the wine and lazy to go out to shop, why not log on to www.wineshop.com.my to find out more?