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#TWSTaste: Festive Fine Wine, Thursday 5th Dec 8-9pm

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#61

I think it is a bit mustier than that - hence the ‘old’. It doesn’t smell ‘clean’ like acetone.


#62

Two thing I dislike - might be the problem!


#63

Doesn’t smell quite as pronounced as I was expecting but it’s absolutely delicious to taste!


#64

And another!


#65

Old-school zin nose!

Lots of black fruit but some red too, mocha, pepper…


#66

Spot on!


#67

Oh dear! Could it be possible you’ve got a slightly duff bottle? We were thinking more ‘Boom! Alcohol!.. and then the red berries’ - musty doesn’t sound right… :grimacing: If so, feel free to give Member Services a call tomorrow for a credit on your account, and apologies about that!

Shall we taste and see what we think?


#68

Name a red/black fruit and its in there.


#69

This really reminds me of the school library? I think I must have ordered the wrong wine!


#70

Really interesting and having not had much Zinfandel before, very enjoyable. A big hit of black and red fruit but will nice pepper to balance. The fruit still wins though. Definitely see why this might be a Christmas dinner recommendation.


#71

Ah. This sounds corked to me. I had exactly the same with my last corked bottle - I was quite charmed by the smell of old books, until I realised that wasn’t a good sign in a wine. :see_no_evil: Sorry, @BecH! We’ll sort you out with a credit.

For us, the taste is all berries and mocha and chocolate, and it’s silky smooth and rich and loooooooovely. :heart_eyes_cat: Really over-delivers on the nose, for me. I’m in love!


#72

This is proper Zin for me. Black fruit up the wazoo, pepper, chocolate, big ol’ texture and silky smooth.


#73

What’s a wazoo😳


#74

Goodness me, this is intense! Needs air and a warmer temperature than my faulty boiler is capable of providing tonight, but there’s a lot going on and none of it is holding back. Sweet and sour cola-cube flavour alongside all the black fruit, a big lick of mocha and many shakes of the pepper pot on the finish


#75

Yep classic zin and utterly delicious but needs food as rich and high in alcohol.
Can a screwcap wine be corked?


#76

Ahh - fortunately we bought three bottles so we can try another at a later date. We’ve been caught out twice by falling in love with a wine at these tastings and then finding it has sold out - so we’ve started taking precautions.


#77

Would you serve this with turkey? Or something else? I’m wondering about venison…


#78

We can recommend veggie haggis. Lovely


#79

They can definitely be faulty as we found last year in Australia. Had too many that tasted corked even though that was impossible


#80

It can indeed. TCA can picked up from winery equipment too :slight_smile: