Decanter Leeds | Lifestyle

Saturday, October 17, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky to be invited to attend a wine tasting event at Decanter in Leeds. After a delayed train and a sprint up to the venue I was ready for a drink and oh boy I wasn't disappointed.

Decanter is such a stunning place the decor make it feel so warm and cosy the perfect setting for a romantic date night. The exposed brick work and a bar made out of reclaimed wood make Decanter breathtakingly gorgeous and a place you won't forget any time soon.

Decanter is owned by Alex and Alison and wow they have done themselves proud. Alex took us through the wine tasting on the day, Alison apologising as she was working behind the bar (which there was no need they were both very friendly).

On to the wines. Decanter specialise on wines you won't see down at your local supermarket which is brilliant for discovering different tastes. They serve an array of different types of wines and champagnes to suit the play safe to the more adventurous.

The first drink we got to taste was a Champagne, The Brut Reserve by Palmer and Co. If like me you had never heard of this brand you may be surprised to hear you may have tasted it as Moet have been known to bottle their grapes as their own in the past if they have a shortage.

We then went onto trying 2 different white wines the first a Sauvignon Blanc called Cautros Rayas. This was a dry wine with tropical undertones. It was very pleasant I could easily drink a few glasses with a nice meal.  The second was my favourite of the day and it was Best's Great Western Riesling this has undertones of lime zest, peach and pineapple.  Im not going to lie I did put a bit more of this one in my glass.

We then had a little break which we were presented with a mouth watering Cheeseboard. The cheese and wine went together beautifully and most of it disappeared.

We then went onto the reds now I have to say I'm not a massive Red Wine fine I can drink one or two but its not the wine I would choose to drink. The first was Domaine Eric Louis Pinot Noir and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised I like it. Full of red fruits and hint of vanilla oak I would definitely drink this wine again with a meal. The last red was La Bastide St Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape I found this a little more intense and more a wine I would sip and make last.

We finished the tasting with Fromage Langres AOC, this is a soft cheese but we didn't eat it like you normally eat cheese this was eating with a shot of champagne poured over it and I have to say it was strong but also very yummy.

So thats my review of Decanter and if your ever around Leeds get yourself in there, don't fancy wine don't worry they serve coffees, beers and spirits too. Also if you sign up for an Independent Leeds Card you get a free cheese board with every bottle of wine and there is not limit to how many you get!!

Carrieanne xx

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