Tuesday, March 25, 2008
If you like the style, you would have loved this one. I remember it being so jammy and full of fruit that I wasn't sure we were going to be able to enjoy it properly with the brisket my sister-in-law (Rachel) was serving. I shouldn't have worried.
The surprise to me was how balanced it was. While the wine was still full of fruit and vanilla, it has lost the sweet (almost cloying) flavors that it had when the wine was still young. It still tasted young and fresh, and I know I could have continued cellaring it. My co-workers know that I would rather drink a wine too soon rather than too late. I'm not English; I don't want to wait until all of the fruit is gone. I like fresh fruit flavors in my wine. I wish I had another bottle to save for another five years, but alas, it was the only one.