The new Brad Pitt film.....'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'...without saying too much..is about someone born old who gets younger. Strange that this wine followed a viewing...
Finca Sandoval 2003
A mix of Syrah 84%, Monastrell 9% & Bobal 7%
Deep colour with purple tinges..legs galore....a lovely ripple of sweet raspberry exhudes from the glass...enticing....as it developed..cigar-box Bordeaux-like..then ground pepper.. and some liquorice....on the palate..quite smooth..layers of fruit..and seems almost ready.....but after an hour..the velvety tannins seemed to become more aggressive..so after half a bottle..I decided a 24-hour wait was on the cards..and the next day the wine was very port-like..slightly harsh....so..as I said.. a Benjamin Button of a wine..first impression..points 17.5.
but on reflection..only