The variations of fruitiness, butteriness
, hints of ginger, toffee, iodine, heather and such are discussed at length in these tastings, the latest of which took place Tuesday evening with brand ambassador Jim Cryle on hand from Longmorn in Scotland representing Chivas Brothers the Century of Malts, the latest of the ultra-premium blended scotches to be introduced in the United States.
SauSage roll Jacob's Creek Classic riesling The lime and green apple are perfect with the butteriness
in the pastry and the richness of the pork.
Four Vines 2010 "Naked" Char-donnay (Santa Barbara County; 02) A basketful of fresh peaches, with a touch of butteriness
and keen balance.
The choice of strain can deliver lots of butteriness
or emphasize tannin intensity, emphasize varietal aromas or simply do a "neutral" conversion of acids.
This robust mix of beans, capsicum, carrot and potato came in a coriander-infused spinach ghee that made the most of the butteriness
without smothering the vegetables' textures and flavours.
Her lemon shortbread lacked butteriness
and had hardly any lemon flavour.
The asparagus spears weren't hugely flavoursome but the sauce was masterful, its hint of vinaigrette cutting through the butteriness
Jerome insists I taste all my food during each step for acidity (too much brandy or wine), saltiness (why you don't add salt to this recipe) and butteriness
The liberal butteriness
, although adding intensity and richness, tended to leave an impression of oily weight which slightly overbalanced the freshness of the fish and vegetables.