Father's Day is around the corner and every year we do the same, leaving the choice of the perfect gift for the last time. Luckily there is internet and thanks to it we don't need to move more than a finger to get home that bottle of wine you want to give to dad (or, even better, to get it directly delivered at his address, why not?).
Probably within a week we will be invited to a dinner with our parents on the occasion of celebrating this day, so let's be proactive and generous in choosing the gift, because then probably with a little luck, we'll also enjoy it ourselves ( you just have to have a little nerve).
As perfect gift for Father's Day I always suggest a bottle of wine. This time, I encourage you to go for Salitre 2009. The reasons are several, and you will certainly agree with me (especially when you taste it). But as I know you like to get some details in advance I would just say that the production is very limited, no more than 1,800 bottles, and the harvest is done manually, after an exhaustive selection of the clusters.
If you prefer to be a little more original and you are looking for a non conventional gift for Father's Day, you can hit the mark with a bottle of white wine (Yes! Quite original, ain't it?). Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 1998 is a delight for the palate, and I can ensure you that also like red wine drinkers love it so for sure your father will be very happy because this is a very good wine, with the added value of coming from one of the oldest wineries in the Rioja, which still produces all its wines in the traditional manner.
Although, whatever they say, a classic is a classic, and the typical tie looks better if it comes together with a bottle of brandy, am I right or not? My proposal sets aside all those expensive cognacs, we already know that they are there and that they are good, and goes along the lines of an affordable gift, a nice detail that your father will appreciate. Martell V.S. is a harmonious cognac with a long tradition behind it, one hundred and fifty years of history that give character to its fresh and velvety flavour in which you can easily recognize the wooden notes.
More suggestions? Here you are:
Brandy Soberano 1L
Diemersfontein Pinotage 2011