An Ordinary Chilean Sauvignon OK with a Tired Tagine

As indicated previously, (see 15th October 2011), we were entertaining guests this evening and had cooked Chicken and Orange Tagine in advance.  After freezing and reheating, the citrus and spice flavours became somewhat muted.  The dish was still tasty, but not as distinctive.  This dumbing down of flavours was also present in the wine we drank with it – Isla Negra Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2011 from Tesco.  This is a Chilean white, slightly off-dry with pleasant citrus fruitiness.  However, there are much more vibrant and exciting Chilean Sauvignons around than this example.  An acceptable pairing though.

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