GLANGALANG - DRY JANUARY IS OVER!
We’re getting ready for a lockdown party to celebrate the end of Dry January. We have a joint of Sirloin on the bone from Waitrose and other bits and pieces. Mother-in-law is bubbled and will be staying over so we are cooking up a storm and trying to have some fun with it.
This morning I stood up 3 wines as I forgot to earlier in the week. I’ll see who has settled best in time for dinner and decant ~2 hours before we serve the beef:
I was originally planning on the Hermitage for tonight, but having only taken delivery just before Christmas the sediment is still all over the place. I stood it up this morning but I’m doubtful that it will clear in time.
First backup is the '11 Pomerol. This has been on its back since we moved into our house in 2016. Wines from the cellar which have been down for this long have most of the sediment nicely ‘caked’ onto the back and are normally a very clear pour.
Backup is the '08 Weinert Cab. These don’t ever drop much in the way of sediment, but often need a few hours to show nicely so will have to open it early if we go down this route.