We’re very excited about this new arrival! Castillo Ygay is an iconic Rioja made by the oldest estate in the region Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta.
This is their flagship wine produced only in great vintages with each release being highly anticipated and praised. 95 Points Wine Enthusiast, 94 Points Wine & Spirits … you get the idea! The fruit comes from 85 year-old vines from a single vineyard. The Tempranillo is aged in American oak, and Mazuelo in new French oak for 30 months and another 3 years in bottle (minimum oak time is 2 years for Gran Reserva, and 3 years in bottle before release). This vintage was released “early” in late 2013 in response to unyielding demand and an early sellout of ’04.
Though Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta are a historical producer, their Rioja is not done in an old, oxidative style (which for most modern-day drinkers is a good thing). It’s still considered youthful (as most Riojas at this end of the market will age for decades) but completely drinkable now with some oxygenating.
Rioja lovers will not want to miss this! Expect a wine that is full-bodied with fleshy pure fruit, savoury notes and aromatic red and black cherry fruit. Smoke and spice back it up with enormous depth and great balance.
August 12-18 is Sausage Fest. A celebration of all things Sausage! A bruhaha for the Banger! A Frankfurter fiesta!
At Obladee we are no stranger to the sausage and to show our extra love of the link we offer the following special:
– “Fire in the Belly” board $15*!
– Pair with a pint of any local craft beer on tap $20!
* pick any 3 local spicy sausages. Comes with all the regular fixin’s of pickles, olives, baguette & 2 accompaniments!
Obladee wins SILVER at the 2013 Halifax Chamber of Commerce Awards for New Business of The Year!
(Yes, we’ve seen better pictures of ourselves. But, no matter!)
There are important people to thank:
Halifax Chamber of Commerce – thank you for the recognition, and the important work you do in promoting this city and celebrating entrepreneurial spirit.
Customers – thank you for appreciating what we do and for your remarkable appetite for wine, cheese and charcuterie. Thank you for being curious and for spreading the word, and for hugging the staff when you’ve really, really enjoyed yourself.
Mentor – thank you Peter Smit of happinez wine bar, for your time, patience, guidance and support. We wouldn’t be quite the Obladee we are today without you.
Staff – Justin, Andrew, Stefan, Meriah, Melissa, Rankin, Martin, Amy. Thank you for staying up late, for memorizing obscure grape blends and unpronouncable cheeses, for being the reason why people come back, and for genuinely caring about our little spot.
We’re very proud of our award. A big congratulations to our fellow finalists and winners!
A big congrats to our Cheesy Poetry Contest winner: Harold David Rennie! Enjoy your 2 tickets to Neptune’s Lost – A Memoir and a $50 Gift Card from us!
2nd place goes to @MrWordsWorth! A complimentary 2-glasses of wine & cheese/charctuterie board for you!
Thanks to everyone who participated. We had so many creative entries! We’ll be following up by email to offer you all a little thank-you treat!
E pur si move Harold David Rennie 1st Place
After he recanted, Galileo may have gone home and settled down to a bit of wine and cheese. Perhaps he saw the planets of Asiago, Caciocavallo, Mascarpone,and Castelmagno orbiting his cup of sunny wine. A Copernican with Falernian, he knew That it was true.
Evenings, in a local wine bar, The going home postponed, Decanting, not recanting, our concern. We know that orbits change quite often and holes in cheese lead to other worlds. Sunset-orange cheeses gravitate with us to sunny glasses of red and white against the night.
Untitled Mr Words Worth 2nd Place
Perhaps this is full of holes any way you choose to slice you can grill me all you want but i still think cheese is nice