Feel thirsty after returned to SG from Jap so meet up with buddies for dinner with some wines. My friend suggested Spizzico, a nice and cozy Italian restaurant. Service was good and the Boss and staffs were really friendly. The food was not bad and the price is very reasonable.
Spizzico – pizza topped with Parma ham, Parmesan cheese n wild rocket.
Those who love rocket, this is a must try!
We also ordered Pizza Daviola, a pizza topped with pepperoni salamis and chilli. IMHO, compared to the Spizzico, this is so so.
Rich and thick but the white truffle oil was weak. My friend said this is not the usual standard, after checked we known that the main chef was not around. That explained.
Dessert :: The Tiramisu was ok, both Ice Creams was really good.
Wines and TNs::
2002 Domaine Laporte Sancerre Le Grand Rochoy le Domaine du Rochoy(France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre)
- Alcohol :: 12.5%
Med golden core. Old world kind of aromas, spicy, smoky oak, citrus and green grass. Creamy mouth feel and spicy with earthy tones, the acid still sharp and a bit austere. alcoholic finish due to the serving temp is rather warm? When serve cold the heat is less obvious and with time, the acid became rounder, very good food wine though not really refined.
2000 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
- Alcohol :: 13.5%
From a half. Aromatic, complex nose of super ripe fruits core with garrigue, earth, kir royale along with dried herbs and spicy BBQ meat. Good mid palate intensity and delineation with great freshness. The perfume floral filled up in the mouth with creme de cassis and blackcurrant liquor, spices and mineral nuances that linger to the long intensely juicy finish. Drinking at it’s peak now. Some tannin present which add more depth and grip. The best bottle of the 3 that I had.
2006 Château Fonrazade (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru)
- Alcohol :: 12.5%
Merlot based of sweet ripe core with leathery, earthy and green dried herbs tones. Austere, tannic, oaky and the fruits is framed by the wood that is quite dusty with fine grained tannin with dry, bitter cocoa finish. Still young and when the oak and tannin mellow down and integrated, the drinking pleasure will surely improve. Only thing to worry is will the fruits dry out before the oak fully integrated?
1994 Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Wachenheimer Goldbächel Riesling Beerenauslese (Germany, Pfalz)
- Alcohol :: 10%
Deep dark gold that blossom with deep botrytis spice, honey raisin, dried apricot with hint of kerosene and nuttiness. Very rich and concentrated, thick but never come across cloying thanks to the ripe acidity that keep the wine in good shape with good grip with lots of botrytis sweetness, honey plum, red apple and spiciness. The minerality giving the sense of elegance and added more depth. The finishing is good but lack a bit of power to carry on with the strong, complex mid palate but this clearly delivered for the priced.