Monday 9th May & how fast time flies. Who knows where the wine… goes.
Tonight’s (and the next few day’s) wine is quite the opposite to my usual preference. I typically dislike USA wines which can be jammy (except the expensive ones) - 2020 is much to young - and Zinfandel / Primativo can be very rustic indeed. Don’t get me started on supermarket wines.
A further warning note: aged in Bourbon barrels - that would surely be outlawed in any sensible wine making country,
Except it’s an excellent wine. Nose ISN’T all oak in fact its not much of anything - perhaps a decant would be good?. An explosion on the palate, now the silky oak is apparent, masses of raspberry, very rounded & spicy warm yet avoids the usual new world cliches. I’m pleasantly surprised. Sainsbury’s / Tesco for £12 to £15.
With a potato & beef curry (kind of - this is Monday)