Monday, March 09, 2009

Benjamin Button Wine

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
Manchuela, Spain
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
Points 17

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